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2009 NFL Draft: Big 10 Players Drafted

# Players Picked From Each Big 10 School

Ohio State (7) - Marcus Freeman, Brian Hartline, Malcolm Jenkins, James Laurinatis, Brian Robiskie, Donald Washington, Chris Wells

Penn State (5) - Deon Butler, Aaron Maybin, Rich Ohrnberger, A.Q. Shipley, Derrick Williams

Iowa (4) - Bradley Fletcher, Shonn Greene, Brandon Myers, Seth Olsen

Wisconsin (4) - Travis Beckum (looks like we correctly predicted when he would get January-take that you experts), DeAndre Levy, Matt Shaughnessy, Kraig Urbik

Illinois (3) - Vontae Davis, Will Davis, Xavier Fulton

Michigan (2) - Terrance Taylor, Morgan Trent

Purdue (2) - Alex Magee, Curtis Painter (check out Painter's ranking...)

Michigan State (1) - Javon Ringer


# of Big 10 Players Selected, Last 4 Years

2005: 41

2006: 31

2007: 27

2008: 28


First Round Money...Maybin (left) about to be rolling in a Maybach

Comments and Surprises

Beanie Wells went to Arizona in the first round. Will Beanie the Destroyer and his 240 lb. frame fit in Arizona's Spread Offense?

Deon Butler helped himself considerably this offseason, running 4.3 40 times and dominating pre-draft practices. The Seahawks are going to be extremely happy with their third round selection.

We knew someone would be ripped for choosing Brian Robiskie. That unlucky team is the Cleveland Browns, who scooped up Robiskie in Round 2. He hasn't played a down and is being referred to as having the ceiling of a complimentary receiver. Touche. At least Robiskie (who grew up in Cleveland and played for OSU) won't be far from home.

Somehow Morgan Trent, the five star recruit Michigan cornerback who underperformed at UM, got drafted in Round 6. I know he's fast, but his years at Michigan weren't entirely fruitful.