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  1. A look at the Big Ten in the UFL draft

    Adam Rittenberg

    The United Football League held its 2011 draft Monday night, and three former Big Ten players were selected, along with three Nebraska offensive linemen. The ongoing NFL lockout prevents undrafted players from signing with NFL teams, and the UFL p...

    Blog | May 03, 2011
  2. Big Ten players on Kiper's final Big Board

    Adam Rittenberg

    ESPN NFL draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. has produced his final Big Board for the 2011 draft The Big Ten could have a sizable presence in the first round of this year's draft, as Kiper shows. Kiper lists five Big Ten players among his top 25 and has ...

    Blog | April 27, 2011
  3. Combine results for Big Ten DLs, LBs

    Adam Rittenberg

    The NFL scouting combine wraps up on Tuesday with defensive backs, but more test results are in for defensive linemen and linebackers. Defensive line once again is the Big Ten's highest-rated group entering the 2011 draft, as up to six players -- ...

    Blog | March 01, 2011
  4. Clayborn, Boren lead 2011 BT draft hopefuls

    Adam Rittenberg

    The general belief among college football observers is that the Big Ten will be even stronger in 2010, especially at the top. So will better teams mean better NFL prospects for the 2011 draft? ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. takes an early look, breaking ...

    Blog | January 20, 2010
  5. Huskers' Pelini has Alfonzo Dennard's back

    Adam Rittenberg

    Of the 253 players selected in last month's NFL draft, none has more incentive to stay out of trouble than Nebraska cornerback Alfonzo Dennard. Once projected as a first-round pick, Dennard, the Big Ten's defensive back of the year in 2011, tumble...

    Blog | May 21, 2012
  6. Kiper projects six B1G players in first round

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten had six players selected in the first round of the 2011 NFL draft, doubling its total from 2010. Colleague Mel Kiper Jr. forecasts a repeat performance for the league in April. Kiper's latest mock draft features six Big Ten players...

    Blog | February 15, 2012
  7. Six B1G centers on Rimington watch list

    Adam Rittenberg

    When I look at the Big Ten's strongest position groups for 2011, center ranks pretty high on the list. Quite a few Big Ten teams return multiyear starters at center, and several players will be coveted in the 2012 NFL draft. It's no surprise, t...

    Blog | May 19, 2011
  8. Big Ten NFL draft wrap-up

    Adam Rittenberg

    The 2011 NFL draft is in the books, and it's time to take a look back at how the Big Ten fared in the selections. In case you missed it, check out my breakdown of the six Big Ten players who heard their names called in the first round. All in all,...

    Blog | May 02, 2011
  9. 2012 Big Ten draft sleepers

    Adam Rittenberg

    The 2011 NFL draft kicks off Thursday night at Radio City Music Hall, but colleague Bruce Feldman already is thinking ahead to next year. Feldman breaks down the potential draft sleepers from 2012 , and three Big Ten players made his list of 10: N...

    Blog | April 28, 2011
  10. Big Ten hopefuls on the NFL draft board

    Adam Rittenberg

    As the 2011 NFL draft gets closer, the Scouts Inc. crew has produced comprehensive draft boards for all positions. You can check out the offensive draft board, but I'm going to focus first on the defensive side because, well, that's where most of ...

    Blog | March 23, 2011
  11. Big Ten NFL draft outlook for 2011, 2012

    Adam Rittenberg

    ESPN NFL draft expert Mel Kiper has posted his latest mock draft , and if you're a fan of J.J. Watt or Corey Liuget, you're gonna like what you see. Both Big Ten early entry defensive linemen are soaring up the boards, and Kiper really likes how t...

    Blog | February 17, 2011
  12. Big Ten Senior Bowl wrap-up

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten all-stars at the Senior Bowl didn't come away with a win Saturday -- the South squad beat the North 24-10 -- but several players helped their stock for the 2011 NFL draft. Let's take a quick look back at the game. STATISTICS Iow...

    Blog | January 31, 2011
  13. The Big Ten's draft-bound underclassmen

    Adam Rittenberg

    A record 56 underclassmen declared for the 2011 NFL draft, and now that the list of departures is official, let's look at who the Big Ten will lose. Only seven Big Ten underclassmen opted to forgo their senior seasons and enter the draft. For the ...

    Blog | January 20, 2011
  14. Buckeyes' return a testament to Tressel

    Adam Rittenberg

    The official list of underclassmen entering the 2011 NFL draft will be released at some point today, but no Ohio State players will appear on it. Buckeyes coach Jim Tressel confirmed to The Columbus Dispatch on Tuesday that all of the team's under...

    Blog | January 19, 2011
  15. CB Shaun Prater says he will return to Iowa Hawkeyes for senior y...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Iowa cornerback Shaun Prater will return to school for his senior season rather than enter the NFL draft.

    Story | Conversation | January 11, 2011
  16. Mikel Leshoure makes right call to go pro

    Adam Rittenberg

    Mikel Leshoure made it official earlier Tuesday, announcing that he will enter the 2011 NFL draft after a record-setting junior season at Illinois. There's no debate about whether he made the right decision. Running backs typically don't last l...

    Blog | January 11, 2011