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2018 B1G NFL Draft Results

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Four first-rounders highlight this year’s draft crop

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Normally we try to be pithy and clever but right now we’re feeling very much like a developmental pick. The motor has never been lower to call any further attention to the three-day theatrical production the NFL Draft has become, but it’s the end of April, there’s nothing else going on, and we gotta keep churning that #content. So without further ado:

First Round

Pick 2, New York Giants - Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State

Pick 4, Cleveland Browns - Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State

Pick 21, Cincinnati Bengals - Billy Price, C, Ohio State

Pick 24, Carolina Panthers - D.J. Moore, WR, Maryland

Second Round

Pick 39, Chicago Bears - James Daniels, C, Iowa

Pick 42, Miami Dolphins - Mike Gesicki, TE, Penn State

Pick 45, Green Bay Packers - Josh Jackson, CB, Iowa

Pick 52, Indianapolis Colts - Kemoko Turay, DE, Rutgers

Pick 64, Indianapolis Colts - Tyquan Lewis, DE, Ohio State

Third Round

Pick 73, Miami Dolphins - Jerome Baker, LB, Ohio State

Pick 77, Cincinnati Bengals - Sam Hubbard, DE, Ohio State

Pick 97, Arizona Cardinals - Mason Cole, C, Michigan

Fourth Round

Pick 101, Carolina Panthers - Ian Thomas, TE, Indiana

Pick 102, Minnesota Vikings - Jalyn Holmes, DE, Ohio State

Pick 106, Denver Broncos - Josey Jewell, LB, Iowa

Pick 109, Washington Redskins - Troy Apke, S, Penn State

Pick 111, Los Angeles Rams - Brian Allen, C, Michigan State

Pick 113, Denver Broncos - Daesean Hamilton, WR, Penn State

Fifth Round

Pick 140, Oakland Raiders - Maurice Hurst, DT, Michigan

Pick 143, New England Patriots - Ja’Whaun Bentley, LB, Purdue

Pick 148, Pittsburgh Steelers - Marcus Allen, S, Penn State

Pick 156, Denver Broncos - Troy Fumagalli, TE, wisconsin

Pick 161, Carolina Panthers - Jermaine Carter, LB, Maryland

Pick 164, New Orleans Saints - Natrell Jamerson, S, wisconsin

Pick 168, Seattle Seahawks - Jamarco Jones, OT, Ohio State

Sixth Round

Pick 182, Arizona Cardinals - Christian Campbell, CB, Penn State

Pick 193, Dallas Cowboys - Chris Covington, LB, Indiana

Pick 195, Los Angeles Rams - Sebastian Joseph, DT, Rutgers

Pick 202, Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Jack Cichy, LB, wisconsin

Pick 203, Jacksonville Jaguars - Tanner Lee, QB, Nebraska

Seventh Round

Pick 230, Jacksonville Jaguars - Leon Jacobs, DE, wisconsin

Pick 251, Los Angeles Chargers - Justin Jackson, RB, Northwestern

So there you have it. Ohio State again leads the pack with seven draft selections, though Penn State was right on their heels with six and also had the first B1G pick off the board in Saquon Barkley.

Every team in the conference except Minnesota and Illinois had at least one draft selection. Michigan, Michigan State, and Nebraska each maintained their streaks of having one player taken in each draft since the NFL/AFL merger.

Overall, the conference’s dearth of high-level passing games showed up in the pro draft results. Only two wide receivers (albeit including a first-round choice in D.J. Moore) and just one QB - Tanner Lee of all people - from our conference came off the board in 256 picks. Conversely, plenty of trench players flew off the shelves, including four centers in the first four rounds. The conference had a total of 31 players have their names called over the weekend.

There have already been many, many free agent signings announced among the conference’s undrafted players, so once that activity settles we will aggregate that info for your consideration.