Dienhart: Check out Nebraska's 10-year NFL draft snapshot

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Dienhart: Check out Nebraska's 10-year NFL draft snapshot

Few Big Ten schools can match the production that Nebraska has had in the NFL draft the last 10 years.

The Cornhuskers have had 37 picks—almost four per draft. And the program also has had four first-rounders.

The most prolific position has been defensive back with 11 selections. The offensive line and linebacker (each with seven picks) also have been production positions for producing pros in Lincoln.

Nebraska will add to its impressive array of NFL draftees April 30-May 2, with end Randy Gregory projecting as a high first-round pick. Other Cornhuskers who should be selected are wideout Kenny Bell, running back Ameer Abdullah, guard Jake Cotton and defensive back Corey Cooper, among others.

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Here is a breakdown of how Nebraska has fared in the last 10 NFL drafts.

NEBRASKA DRAFT (2005-14)

Highest pick: No. 2 overall, DT Ndamukong Suh, 2010/Lions

Most fertile draft: 2011, seven picks

Total first-round picks: 4

Total picks: 37

Position breakdown:

  • Defensive back: 11
  • Linebacker: 7
  • Offensive line: 7
  • Defensive line: 5
  • Running back: 3
  • Receiver: 2
  • Punter: 1
  • Kicker: 1

2005

First round: CB Fabian Washington, Raiders

Second round: LB Barrett Ruud, Buccaneers

Second round: FS Josh Bullocks, Saints

Third round: G Richie Incognito, Rams

2006

Second round: SS Daniel Bullocks, Lions

Sixth round: P Sam Koch, Ravens

Sixth round: DT LeKevin Smith, Patriots

Seventh round: DT Titus Adams, Jets

2007

First round: NT Adam Carriker, Rams

Second round: RB Brandon Jackson, Packers

Third round: LB Stewart Bradley, Eagles

Fourth round: LB Jay Moore, 49ers

2008

Fifth round: CB Zack Bowman, Bears

Fifth round: G Carl Nicks, Saints

Sixth round: LB Bo Ruud, Patriots

2009

Fifth round: LB Cody Glenn, Redskins

Sixth round: G Matt Slauson, Jets

Seventh round: T Lydon Murtha, Lions

2010

First round: DT Ndamukong Suh, Lions

Fourth round: LB Phillip Dillard, Giants

Fifth round: DB Larry Asante, Browns

2011

First round: CB Prince Amukamara, Giants

Fourth round: RB Roy Helu, Redskins

Fourth round: K Alex Henery, Eagles

Fifth round: DB DeJon Gomes, Redskins

Fifth ronud: WR Niles Paul, Redskins

Sixth round: G Keith Williams, Steelers

Seventh round: DB Eric Hagg, Browns

2012

Second round: LB Lavonte David, Buccaneers

Fourth round: DE Jared Crick, Texans

Seventh round: CB Alfonzo Dennard, Patriots

Seventh round: OT Marcel Jones, Saints

2013

Sixth round: RB Rex Burkhead, Bengals

Seventh round: SS Daimion Stafford, Titans

2014

Second round: CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste, Saints

Third round: G Spencer Long, Redskins

Sixth round: WR Quincy Enunwa, Jets

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