Now that the NFL Combine is over, many analysts are releasing their updated mock drafts.’s Daniel Jeremiah has updated his first-round projections, and now he has revised the number of Big Ten players he thinks will be hearing their names called on day one.

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As you can see below, Jeremiah has five former B1G stars going early in this year’s draft:

  • No. 2 — Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State — New York Giants
  • No. 8 — Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State — Chicago Bears
  • No. 23 — Josh Jackson, CB, Iowa — Los Angeles Rams
  • No. 25 — James Daniels, OL, Iowa — Tennessee Titans
  • No. 30 — Billy Price, OL, Ohio State — Minnesota Vikings

The most-notable absence from the list is former Michigan DL Maurice Hurst, who left the combine after discovering a heart condition. He is undergoing further tests with the hopes of returning to the field soon.

Hurst (if cleared) and others will have a chance to work their way back into the first round at their schools’ pro days, but they’ll have some work to do.