Tom Dienhart, Senior Writer, April 26, 2017

The 2017 NFL Draft begins on Thursday in Philadelphia. And, many Big Ten players will be selected. After surveying the mock draft of, here is a ranking of the Top 50 Big Ten NFL draft prospects.

The top seven players all have a good shot to be picked in the first round. And-who knows?-maybe Michigan?s Jabrill Peppers will sneak into Round 1.

Speaking of Peppers, it?s interesting to note that Michigan has 17 players among Top 50. No other Big Ten team comes close to matching that total.

Ohio State has seven in the Top 50, but three of those should go in the first round and six could go in the first two rounds. Alas, OSU didn?t win the East. In the 2016 draft, the Buckeyes had five first-round picks and also failed to win the East in 2015.

The team that won the Big Ten East in 2016, Penn State, has three in the Top 50. Big Ten West champ Wisconsin has five players in the Top 50 with two likely first-round selections. Each school except Rutgers has at least one player in the Top 50.

1. Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State
2. Malik Hooker, S, Ohio State
3. Ryan Ramczyk, OT, Wisconsin
4. Taco Charlton, DE, Michigan
5. Gareon Conley, CB, Ohio State
6. T.J. Watt, LB, Wisconsin
7. Malik McDowell, DT, Michigan State
8. Jabrill Peppers, SS, Michigan
9. Chris Wormley, DT, Michigan
10. Curtis Samuel, WR, Ohio State
11. Raekwon McMillan, LB, Ohio State
12. Chris Godwin, WR, Penn State
13. Dan Feeney, G, Indiana
14. Pat Elflein, C, Ohio State
15. Jourdan Lewis, CB, Michigan
16. Desmond King, FS, Iowa
17. Jake Butt, TE, Michigan
18. Jaleel Johnson, DT, Iowa
19. Amara Darboh, WR, Michigan
20. Jalen Myrick, CB, Minnesota
21. George Kittle, TE, Iowa
22. Anthony Walker, LB, Northwestern
23. Delano Hill, FS, Michigan
24. Vince Biegel, LB, Wisconsin
25. Ryan Glasgow, DT, Michigan
26. Ben Gedeon, LB, Michigan
27. Carroll Phillips, LB, Illinois
28. Dawuane Smoot, DE, Illinois
29. Erik Magnuson, OT, Michigan
30. Corey Clement, RB, Wisconsin
31. Noah Brown, WR, Ohio State
32. C.J. Beathard, QB, Iowa
33. Channing Stribling, CB, Michigan
34. Ben Braden, G, Michigan
35. Jeremy Clark, CB, Michigan
36. Montae Nicholson, SS, Michigan State
37. Hardy Nickerson, LB, Illinois
38. Prescott Line, FB, Michigan State
39. William Likely, CB, Maryland
40. Garrett Sickels, DE, Penn State
41. Brandon Bell, LB, Penn State
42. Cethan Carter, TE, Nebraska
43. Riley Bullough, LB, Michigan State
44. Jehu Chesson, WR, Michigan
45. Matthew Godin, DT, Michigan
46. Ifeadi Odenigbo, DE, Northwestern
47. Dymonte Thomas, SS, Michigan
48. De?Veon Smith, RB, Michigan
49. DeAngelo Yancey, WR, Purdue
50. Dare Ogunbowale, RB, Wisconsin