It’s shaping up to be a really exciting year in the Big Ten Conference. It looks like that’s going to make for a busy NFL Draft in 2017.
CBS Sports has eight Big Ten players listed in its first round mock draft, including two in the Top 10.
Here are the Big Ten players:
- Michigan LB/DB/do-it-all Jabrill Peppers-No. 4
- Michigan State DL Malik McDowell-No. 6
- Iowa DB Desmond King-No. 13
- Ohio State LB Raekwon McMillan-No. 21
- Illinois DL Dawuane Smoot-No. 22
- Michigan DL Taco Charlton-No. 27
- Michigan TE Jake Butt-No. 29
- Indiana OL Dan Feeney-No. 31
For those keeping count at home, that’s three Michigan players in the first round. It’s probably not too surprising that Peppers is considered the league’s most desired player considering he can star in so many different ways. This past week alone, he recorded 9 tackles, a sack and returned a punt 54 yards for a touchdown in the win against Colorado.
His name: @JabrillPeppers
His (all-around) game: ?
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) September 18, 2016
The Big Ten is clearly loaded this season, and that’s even with many of the league’s top players not even eligible to go pro just yet.