Ohio State leads the way among all-time 1st-round picks, Michigan makes Top 10
Both Ohio State and Michigan will head into this year’s NFL Draft among the top programs at producing first-round talent. They’re expected to continue that trend on Thursday night, too.
Heading into Thursday night’s first round, Ohio State leads the way among all-time first-round picks at the college level. The Buckeyes have produced 85 first rounders in their history, two more than USC which sits at 83.
Only one other program, Alabama, has more than 70.
Sneaking into the Top 10 is Michigan, which has had 48 players selected in the first round of the NFL Draft. That total ties for the No. 8 spot, along with LSU.
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Both Ohio State and Michigan are expected to add to their totals in the 2022 NFL Draft. In ESPN’s latest 7-round mock draft, both the Buckeyes and Wolverines are projected to have to players selected.
Out of Michigan, defensive end Aidan Hutchinson and defensive back Dax Hill are both expected to be taken in the first round. For Ohio State, receivers Garrett Wilson and Chris Olave are tagged as Day 1 picks.
The 2022 NFL Draft will begin on Thursday, April 28 at 8 p.m. ET. Coverage will be on ESPN.