The 2022 version of college football free agency arrived Monday, which was the first of a 45-day period in which players can submit their names into the NCAA transfer portal.

There will still be plenty of movement over the next month and a half, with some decisions likely to be made after bowl season concludes. But through just 2 days, there’s already plenty of action in the Big Ten.

Most of those in the portal remain undecided as to what their next step will be, though Michigan quarterback Cade McNamara has already announced he’ll be going to Iowa. McNamara entered the season as Michigan’s starter before JJ McCarthy usurped him, then underwent season-ending surgery for a knee injury.

Here’s a look at the biggest names to dive into the portal from each team — so far.

Illinois: N/A

Thus far, Bret Bielema has only lost a couple of players who were recruited by Lovie Smith and never played a game for the Illini. Which should tell you something about Lovie Smith’s recruiting.

It seems inevitable this will change at some point, but there’s a lot of excitement around Illinois about its upcoming ReliaQuest Bowl (nee: Outback Bowl) appearance. Perhaps Bielema convinced prospective portalers to hold off until the game is played.

Indiana: Edge Dasan McCullough, TE AJ Barner

McCullough was one of the few bright spots for the Hoosiers this season, and now he’s gone. The life of an Indiana football fan is not for the faint-hearted.

McCullough, a Bloomington South graduate, stayed home and was the highest-rated recruit to ever sign with Indiana last year. He had 49 tackles and 4 sacks as a freshman.

Barner would be one of the Big Ten’s most dominant tight ends if he wasn’t stuck playing with Indiana quarterbacks. Now he will have that opportunity. He had 29 receptions for 199 yards and 3 touchdowns.

One can’t help but wonder if the Ohio native caught the attention of the Buckeyes’ coaching staff this season.

Iowa: WR Keagan Johnson, WR Arland Bruce IV

Surprise, surprise. After watching former teammate Charlie Jones reinvent his career at Purdue, another pair of Hawkeyes receivers are making a business decision of their own.

Johnson, limited to 2 games this year due to injuries, had 18 catches for 352 yards as a freshman last season. And like Jones, he may well stay within the Big Ten West — Johnson is a Nebraska native.

Bruce finished with 44 catches for 396 yards in his 2 seasons at Iowa. Lance Leipold’s explosive Kansas offense would certainly have appeal for the Kansas native.

Maryland: DB Isaiah Hazel

Hazel, who spent 4 years in the program, will play his final season elsewhere as a graduate transfer. He appeared in all 12 games this year, recording 15 tackles and 2 tackles for loss.

Michigan: TE Erick All

All’s entry into the transfer portal was considered a shocker.

He was one of Michigan’s captains, but his season ended early when he underwent a spine procedure after the Week 3 game against UConn. All indicated a beef with someone, albeit someone unnamed, factoring into his departure.

Might a reunion with McNamara be in the works? For as much criticism as Iowa’s offense gets, Kirk Ferentz’s reputation for developing NFL tight ends is second to none.

Michigan State: DL Dashaun Mallory

Mallory, a natural defensive tackle who played end much of this season due to roster attrition, is moving on as a graduate transfer. He recorded 44 tackles and 5 TFL in 27 career games as a Spartan.

Minnesota: DB Flip Dixon

Dixon was Minnesota’s starting nickelback, and seemed assured of repeating that role or earning a starting spot at safety next season. The Georgia native is likely to have wide-ranging interest after playing for the nation’s No. 8-ranked pass defense.

Nebraska: LB Ernest Hausmann

Portal movement is inevitable any time there’s a coaching change, but Hausmann’s departure is a disappointment for Nebraska fans.

Hausmann, who was born in Uganda but adopted and raised in Nebraska, came on strong in his freshman season. He finished 6th on the team with 54 tackles.

Northwestern: CB AJ Hampton

Hampton, an honorable mention all-B1G selection in 2021, was sidelined by injuries for most of this season after getting hurt in the season opener against Nebraska.

This marks the second straight offseason the Wildcats are losing their best defensive back to the portal. Safety Brandon Joseph left for Notre Dame prior to this season.

Northwestern fans should have serious concerns about their team’s ability to compete in the NIL era.

Ohio State: LB Teradja Mitchell

Mitchell, who spent 5 years in Columbus, will exercise his COVID-related year of extra eligibility elsewhere. He was a starter at the beginning of 2021, but was eventually surpassed on the depth chart. He’ll surely have a chance to start at many programs.

Penn State: QB Christian Veilleux

Veilleux’s future was pretty clear: back up rising freshman Drew Allar for another couple seasons or move on. He’d like to play, so he’s choosing the latter.

Veilleux completed 15 of 24 passes for 235 yards and 3 touchdowns in a relief appearance against Rutgers in 2021.

Purdue: N/A

Like Illinois, Purdue has yet to see a player who earned significant playing time enter the portal. But things may change in a big way if Louisville is able to lure native son Jeff Brohm to its coaching vacancy.

Rutgers: WR Taj Harris

Harris, who was expected to be the focal point of Rutgers’ passing game after transferring from Syracuse, was targeted just once in the season opener. He left the team for “personal reasons” after that, so his departure has been in the works for quite some time.

Wisconsin: RB Isaac Guerendo

Internet speculation has swirled around Braelon Allen, but turns out it’s Wisconsin’s other running back who is leaving Madison. Which should probably make Badgers fans feel better about the odds of Allen sticking around.

Guerendo would be starting at plenty of other places. He was second on the team with 943 all-purpose yards — 443 returning, 385 rushing and 115 receiving. Guerendo is among the 8 Big Ten players who had at least 3 all-purpose plays longer than 50 yards this season.

Quarterback Graham Mertz is the bigger name in the portal, but Wisconsin will miss Guerendo far more.