Continuing my series on BCS Conferences 5 star NFL draft reports, today it’s the Big-10. Before getting into the numbers it should be pointed out that the Big-10 has 12 teams in it’s conference (don’t ask!) and thus has less teams than the two previous conferences I have reported on, the ACC with 14 and the SEC with 16. It should also be noted that the Big-12 conference has 10 teams in it which is high grade Tom Foolery but that’s a whole other article at another time.
Getting into the numbers, only four of the Big-10′s twelve teams landed a five star from the 2008-2010 recruiting classes and overall only 10 five stars landed at Big-10 schools during this time period. That is four less than the ACC and 33 less than the SEC which is way out in front of everyone. Of the 10 for the conference, Ohio St. has six of them and has the highest performance total for the conference.
The Big-10 does come in with the highest ratio of draftees out of their 5 star recruits from 2008-2010. 50% of the Big-10 5 star recruits have been drafted compared to 46% of the SEC and 20% of the ACC recruits from the same time period. This is a bit of a skewed stat since some teams may still have 5 stars on their roster.
Once again, here is what I have used for the performance point system:
3 points: If 5 star recruit was drafted in rounds 1 or 2
2 points: If 5 star recruit was drafted in rounds 3 or 4
1 point: If 5 star recruit was drafted later than the 4th round
0 points: If 5 star is still on the school’s roster or if he transferred or dismissed from the team
-1 point: If 5 star recruit was a free agent or undrafted
Here is the 5 star performance chart for the Big-10
|Big 10 NFL Draft Report|
Draft class information was compiled from Rivals.com
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