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As It Turns Out, The B1G Wasn’t That Good

April 27, 2012

Thursday’s NFL Draft results proved one thing that we pretty much all knew.  The Big Ten was not very good last year.

Iowa’s Riley Reiff was the 1st player from the league chosen at # 23 by the Detroit Lions.  That was the lowest a league player had been chosen since 1968.  Three players followed in the 1st round: ILL DE Whitney Mercilus (#26 Texans) & WR AJ Jenkins (#27 49ers),  WIS G Kevin Zeitler (#30 Bengals).

More shocking was that no players from Ohio State, Michigan or Nebraska were taken Thursday.  And for the 1st time since 1980, no selections were made from Florida, Florida St and Miami (FL) in the opening round.

As expected the SEC dominated with 9.  The Big 12 followed with 5 and then Big 10 and Pac-12 finished with 4 each.

It was an entertaining 1st round considering it was completed the fastest in history at 3 hours and the amount of trades which occured (a record 8).

As a Rams fan, I am looking forward to Friday as they have 3 of the first 13 picks in the 2nd round.  STL will likely trade down again with the first pick of the day.

You happy or unhappy with your teams results after day one??

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