The B1G stood toe to toe with the SEC on Thursday night, and it was a tie with the NFL Draft picks by conference in the first round in Kansas City.

Alabama, Georgia and Ohio State led the way in picks by college team, with 3 players apiece picked in the first round while Iowa and Clemson each also had 2 players picked.

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The 9 first-round picks for the B1G tied the conference mark set in 1995.

The breakdown that year was 3 Penn State players (Ki-Jana Carter, Kerry Collins and Kyle Brady), 3 Ohio State players (Joey Galloway, Korey Stringer and Craig Powell) and 3 Michigan players (Tyrone Wheatley, Ty Law and Trezelle Jenkins).

Picks by conference and team:

Big Ten (9)
Ohio State — 3
Iowa — 2
Michigan — 1
Illinois — 1
Maryland — 1
Northwestern — 1

SEC — 9
Big 12 — 6
ACC — 4
Pac-12 — 3

Looking ahead to the rest of the NFL Draft, the early prospects to be selected next include Penn State cornerback Joey Porter Jr., Minnesota center John Michael Schmitz, Ohio State tackle Dawand Jones or Northwestern defensive tackle Adetomiwa Adebawore.