Tom Dienhart, Senior Writer, April 14, 2016

Iowa has seen a lot of success in the last 10 NFL drafts-especially along the trenches. And that success should continue in this year?s draft.

Offensive tackle Brandon Scherff added to the impressive list of Hawkeye blockers drafted, going fifth overall last year. He joined fellow ex-Hawkeye linemen Riley Reiff and Bryan Bulaga as first-round picks in the last 10 years. (Robert Gallery was a first-rounder in 2004.) Austin Blythe may be the next Iowa offensive lineman drafted. Other Hawkeyes who are most likely to get tabbed are free safety Jordan Lomax, kicker Marshall Koehn and maybe defensive end Drew Ott. Had cornerback Desmond King entered he draft after winning the Thorpe Award in 2015, he may have been a first-rounder.

Iowa has had a lack of offensive skill talent picked of late. To wit: Just one Hawkeyes quarterback has been selected since 1992-Ricky Stanzi in 2011. C.J. Beathard may change that in 2017. And the last Iowa wideout to catch a pass in the NFL? It was Tim Dwight in 2006. The only Hawkeye receiver picked in the last 10 years was a converted quarterback in Marvin McNutt. And for a school with a rep for ground-pounding attacks, just one running back has been selected from 2006-2015: Shonn Greene in 2009.

Here is a look at Iowa over the last 10 NFL drafts.

IOWA DRAFT (2006-15)
Highest pick: OT Brandon Scherff, No. 5 overall/Redskins, 2015
Most fertile draft: 6 picks in 2012, 2011, 2010
Total first-round selections: 6
Total picks: 37

Position breakdown
1. Offensive line: 10
2. Defensive back: 7
3. Defensive line 6
4. Tight end: 4
5. Running back: 1

Year by Year

1st round LB Chad Greenway, Vikings
3 LB Abdul Hodge, Packers

3 OT Marshal Yanda, Ravens
4 TE Scott Chandler, Chargers
7 G Mike Elgin, Patriots

3 FS Charles Godfrey, Panthers
4 DE Kenny Iwebema, Cardinals
6 LB Mike Humpal, Steelers

3 RB Shonn Greene, Jets
3 CB Bradley Fletcher, Rams
4 G Seth Olsen, Broncos
6 TE Brandon Myers, Raiders

1 OT Bryan Bulaga, Packers
2 LB Pat Angerer, Colts
3 SS Amari Spievey, Lions
3 TE Tony Moeaki, Chiefs
4 LB A.J. Edds, Dolphins
7 G Kyle Calloway, Bills

1 DE Adrian Clayborn, Buccaneers
4 DT Christian Ballard, Vikings
5 QB Ricky Stanzi, Chiefs
5 DT Karl Klug, Titans
5 G Julian Vandervelde, Eagles
6 S Tyler Sash, Giants

1 OT Riley Reiff, Lions
4 DE Mike Daniels, Packers
5 G Adam Gettis, Redskins
5 CB Shaun Prater, Bengals
6 WR Marvin McNutt, Eagles
7 CB Jordan Bernstine, Redskins

5 CB Micah Hyde, Packers

3 TE C.J. Fiedorowicz, Texans
3 LB Christian Kirksey, Browns
4 LB Anthony Hitchens, Cowboys

1 OT Brandon Scherff, Redskins
3 DT Carl Davis, Ravens
4 OT Andrew Donnal, Rams