Big Ten NFL Draft Recap

WNUR’s Ryan Fish (@RyanMFishshows us where the Big Ten alumni ended up in last weekend’s NFL Draft. Unfortunately, no Wildcats ended up on the list, but Kain Colter, Tyler Scott, Jeff Budzien and Rashard Lawrence all signed with NFL teams as undrafted free agents.

Thirty players from Big Ten schools were selected in this year’s NFL Draft, an increase from the 22 players selected from the conference in last spring’s draft. The first former Big Ten player selected—Michigan offensive lineman Taylor Lewan—was picked 11th overall by the Tennessee Titans. Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier (15th overall), Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard (24th) and Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby (31st) were also selected in the first round.

Ohio State led the conference with six players being taken in this year’s draft. Two Big Ten schools—Illinois and Northwestern—did not have any players selected. However, players from across the conference who went undrafted have signed undrafted free-agent deals with various teams.

Here is a breakdown of when and where each team’s players were drafted.

Illinois Fighting Illini– No players selected

Indiana Hoosiers

-WR Cody Latimer (2nd Round, 56th overall), Denver Broncos

-TE Ted Bolser (7th Round, 217th overall), Washington Redskins

Iowa Hawkeyes

-TE C.J. Fiedorowicz (3rd Round, 65th overall), Houston Texans

-OLB Chris Kirksey (3rd Round, 71st overall), Cleveland Browns

-OLB Anthony Hitchens (4th Round, 119th overall), Dallas Cowboys

Michigan Wolverines

First rounder  Taylor Lewan who is now a Tennessee Titan

The first Big Ten player taken in the draft, OL Taylor Lewan is now a Tennessee Titan

-OL Taylor Lewan (1st Round, 11th overall), Tennessee Titans

-OL Michael Schofield (3rd Round, 95th overall), Denver Broncos

-WR Jeremy Gallon (7th Round, 244th overall), New England Patriots

Michigan State Spartans

-CB Darqueze Dennard (1st Round, 24th overall), Cincinnati Bengals

Minnesota Golden Gophers

-DL Ra’Shede Hageman (2nd Round, 37th overall), Atlanta Falcons

-S Brock Vereen (4th Round, 131st overall), Chicago Bears

Nebraska Cornhuskers

-CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste (2nd Round, 58th overall), New Orleans Saints

-OL Spencer Long (3rd Round, 78th overall), Washington Redskins

-WR Quincy Enunwa (6th Round, 209th overall), New York Jets

Northwestern WildcatsNo players selected

Ohio State Buckeyes

-LB Ryan Shazier (1st Round, 15th overall), Pittsburgh Steelers

OLB Ryan Shazier was taken by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round

OLB Ryan Shazier was taken by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round

-CB Bradley Roby (1st Round, 31st overall), Denver Broncos

-RB Carlos Hyde (2nd Round, 57th overall), San Francisco 49ers

-OL Jack Mewhort (2nd Round, 59th overall), Indianapolis Colts

-C Cory Linsley (5th Round, 161st overall), Green Bay Packers

-S Christian Bryant (7th Round, 241st overall), St. Louis Rams

Penn State Nittany Lions

-WR Allen Robinson (2nd Round, 61st overall), Jacksonville Jaguars

-DL DaQuan Jones (4th Round, 112th overall), Tennessee Titans

-OL John Urschel (5th Round, 175th overall), Baltimore Ravens

Purdue Boliermakers

-CB Ricardo Allen (5th Round, 147th overall), Atlanta Falcons

-OL Kevin Pamphile (5th Round, 149th overall), Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Wisconsin Badgers

-S Dez Southward (3rd Round, 68th overall), Atlanta Falcons

-LB Chris Borland (3rd Round, 77th overall), San Francisco 49ers

-RB James White (4th Round, 130th overall), New England Patriots

-WR Jared Abbrederis (5th Round, 176th overall), Green Bay Packers

-DL Beau Allen (7th Round, 224th overall), Philadelphia Eagles

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