Iowa Has Been the Big Ten's Top NFL Feeder Program in the 2010s

By DJ Byrnes on May 1, 2014 at 11:00a

I knew Ohio State had been lean in producing NFL talent in recent years, but I did not expect this. 

From The Gazette:

Iowa 19 (3 first-rounders): The Hawkeyes had six players taken in ‘10, ‘11 and ‘12.

Ohio State 17 (1): OSU had five first-rounders in 2006.

Wisconsin 16 (4). Thirteen of the those 16 players were on offense. Another was a punter.

Illinois 16 (3): The Illini had six players taken in the first two rounds over 2011 and 2012.

Actually, I don't know what is more surprising. Iowa leading the charge or Illinois seemingly winning four B1G games in the 2010s with a plethora of NFL talent on their roster.

Hopefully Ohio State retakes the top spot after this year's draft. 

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