The 2015 NFL draft is nearly a year away and doesn't even have a determined location, so why should you get excited about it? Because the Big Ten could have a breakthrough. ESPN's Mel Kiper has produced lists of top prospects at quarterback, defensive end, running back and defensive tackle.
about 1807 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | Ohio State Buckeyes
We're taking snapshots of each position group with each Big Ten team entering the spring. Up next: the linebackers. Illinois: The Illini lose an All-Big Ten player in Jonathan Brown but still have decent overall depth at linebacker.
about 1904 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | Penn State Nittany Lions
We're taking snapshots of each position group with each Big Ten team entering the spring. Up next: the defensive lines. Illinois: This is a significant concern for the Illini, especially after the recent departure of Houston Bates, who started last season at the Leo (defensive end/outside linebacker) spot.
about 1906 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | Penn State Nittany Lions
Forget Matt McGloin and Michael Mauti. Those two could be considered MVPs every week; NittanyNation's venturing outside the box this week. This week's impact player: Bill Belton, sophomore tailback The Boilermakers boast a strong 1-2 punch at defensive tackle with Kawann Short and Bruce Gaston, so running up the middle with Zach Zwinak might no longer be the best option.
about 2392 days ago | Josh Moyer | Penn State Nittany Lions
Earlier today, we revealed a handful of our top freshmen from 2011. Now it's time to unveil the entire Big Ten All-Freshman team from the season. Some positions were easier to find players than others, but this crew should be worth watching in years to come.
about 2716 days ago | Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett | Michigan Wolverines