Tom Dienhart, BTN.com Senior Writer, April 22, 2016
The best way to describe Northwestern?s NFL draft success the last 10 years? Modest.
The Wildcat have produced just 10 picks-with no first-round selections. Six times in the last 10 years, NU has failed to have a pick: 2007-09, 2011, 2013-14. That belies the success Pat Fitzgerald has enjoyed in that span, taking the Wildcats to six bowls.
Superback Dan Vitale is the Wildcat most likely to get drafted. Defensive end Dean Lowry also could be tabbed. Neither figures to be a high selection-if picked.
Here is a look at NU in the last 10 drafts.
NORTHWESTERN DRAFT 2006-15
Highest pick: Corey Wootton, 109th overall, 2010, Bears
Most fertile draft: 2006, 2010, three selections
Total first-round picks: 0
Total picks: 10
Defensive line: 2
Defensive back: 2
Offensive line: 1
Tight end: 1
Year by Year
4 NT Barry Cofield, Giants
7 OT Zach Strief, Saints
7 LB Tim McGarigle, Rams
4 DE Corey Wootton, Bears
4 QB Mike Kafka, Eagles
5 DB Sherrick McManis, Texans
7 TE Drake Dunsmore, Buccaneers
7 WR Jeremy Ebert, Patriots
4 SS Ibraheim Campbell, Browns
7 QB Trevor Siemian, Broncos
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