The college football season is over, pro days are set and the 2021 NFL Draft is a little less than two months away. analysis and breakdowns are starting to heat up regarding this year’s draft class.

Recently, Pro Football Focus went through the task of ranking the Top 10 players at every position in this year’s draft. More than a dozen of those players came out of the B1G, with the conference landing 16 names total on the lists.

Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan and Northwestern all had multiple players land on the list. Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Purdue each had one player crack a spot on one of the lists.

You can view PFF’s complete breakdown here. Below are where the 16 B1G players fell for their respective position groups:


No. 3: Justin Fields, Ohio State

Running back

No. 9: Trey Sermon, Ohio State

Wide receiver

No. 4: Rashod Bateman, Minnesota

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No. 5: Rondale Moore, Purdue

Tight end

No. 2: Pat Freiermuth, Penn State

Offensive tackle

No. 2: Rashawn Slater, Northwestern

Interior offensive lineman

No. 2: Wyatt Davis, Ohio State

No. 5: Jalen Mayfield, Michigan

No. 8: Kendrick Green, Illinois

Interior defensive lineman

No. 7: Tommy Togiai, Ohio State

No. 8: Daviyon Nixon, Iowa

Edge defender

No. 1: Kwity Paye, Michigan

No. 2: Jayson Oweh, Penn State


No. 1: Micah Parsons, Penn State

No. 6: Justin Hilliard, Ohio State


No. 5: Greg Newsome II, Northwestern