The 2023 NFL Draft is set to kick off in under a week!

Sports Betting in Big Ten Country

There is big news coming to the upcoming 2022-23 Big Ten football season (and NFL season). Ohio online sports betting and Maryland sports betting are on the way.

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Plenty of storylines are floating around a few B1G stars, especially a few from Ohio State such as CJ Stroud and Jaxon Smith-Njigba. On Saturday morning, PFF released an analytically-driven Round 1 mock draft. This puts an emphasis on positional value alongside PFF player grades and statistics.

This projection had 13 B1G stars selected first round, including 3 in the top 10: Stroud, Ohio State OT Paris Johnson and Northwestern OT Peter Skoronski. Ohio State had the most representatives in the mock draft, finishing with 4 drafted in Round 1. Northwestern has 2 going Round 1 according to PFF.

Below is the full list of B1G stars selected in this mock draft:

  • C.J. Stroud, Ohio State – No. 2 overall to the Houston Texans
  • Paris Johnson, Ohio State – No. 9 overall to the Chicago Bears
  • Peter Skoronski, Northwestern – No. 10 overall to the Philadelphia Eagles
  • Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Ohio State – No. 11 overall to the Tennessee Titans
  • Lukas Van Ness, Iowa – No. 12 overall to the Houston Texans
  • Devon Witherspoon, Illinois – No. 14 overall to the New England Patriots
  • Joey Porter Jr., Penn State – No. 16 overall to the Washington Commanders
  • Deonte Banks, Maryland – No. 18 overall to the Detroit Lions
  • Dawand Jones, Ohio State – No. 28 overall to the Cincinnati Bengals
  • Mazi Smith, Michigan – No. 29 overall to the New Orleans Saints
  • Adetomiwa Adebawore, Northwestern – No. 30 overall to the Philadelphia Eagles