OSU Offensive Line NFL Draft History Last 20 Years

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April 23, 2012 at 6:13p
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With the NFL draft coming up rather quickly, I decided to look at how many Big 10 offensive linemen have been taken within the first five rounds over the past 20 years.  The numbers are not shocking.  We suck, firmly entrenched in the middle/bottom of the pack, furiously holding off such powerhouses as Indiana and Purdue.  To anyone reading this from Boston College, you've been warned.  Quite the legacy Walrusball leaves.  Here are the numbers:

    Team                      Players taken within 1st 5 rds           Total number of players taken

Wisconsin                                    15                                                 18

SCUM                                          14                                                 20

Penn St                                       12                                                 16

Nebraska                                      11                                                 16

Iowa                                            11                                                 15

Illinois                                           8                                                   11

Michigan St                                   6                                                    9

Purdue                                         6                                                    10

Ohio State                                    6                                                   12

Indiana                                         5                                                    7

Northwestern                                3                                                    5

Minnesota                                     2                                                     5

 

Our guys drafted were Korey Stringer       '95  Rd 1                               Alex Stepanovich   '04  Rd 4        

                                Orlando Pace         '97  Rd 1                               Rob Sims              '06  Rd 4

                                LeCharles Bentley   '02  Rd 2                               Nick Mangold         '06  Rd 1

Other late round draft picks were Jason Winrow '94/Rd 6, Tyson Walter '02/Rd6, Adrien Clark '04/Rd 7, Shane Olivea '04/Rd 7, Doug Datish '07/Rd 6, and Kirk Barton '08/Rd 7.

It's amazing we've had so many stud offensive playmakers over the years.  Now that Bollman's gone, we've got nowhere to go but up, don't we?

 

 

 

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