Scouting the Big Ten: Grading & Rankings the Prospects

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Tony Pauline

Draft Analyst Writer

Ratings and rankings of 158 potential next-level prospects from the Big Ten. As expected, and as has been the case in recent years, Ohio State fills most of the early slots.

Big Ten Prospects

Rnd

Grade

Full Name

Pos

School

Yr

1st

4.09

Sam Hubbard

DE

Ohio State

4Jr

1st

4.09

Dre'Mont Jones

DT

Ohio State

3So

1st

4.08

Saquon Barkley

RB

Penn State

3Jr

1-2

4.00

Jerome Baker

OLB

Ohio State

3Jr

1-2

3.99

Billy Price

C

Ohio State

5Sr

1-2

3.98

Mason Cole

C

Michigan

4Sr

1-2

3.96

Mike Weber

RB

Ohio State

3So

2nd

3.94

Torrence Brown

DE

Penn State

4Jr

2nd

3.90

Godwin Igwebuike

S

Northwestern

5Sr

2nd

3.88

Ryan Bates

G

Penn State

3So

2nd

3.86

L.J. Scott

RB

Michigan State

3Jr

2nd

3.85

Carlos Davis

DT

Nebraska

3So

2nd

3.84

Michael Gesicki

TE

Penn State

4Sr

2nd

3.83

Maurice Hurst

DT

Michigan

5Sr

2nd

3.82

Jalyn Holmes

DE

Ohio State

4Sr

2nd

3.81

Robert Landers

DT

Ohio State

3So

2nd

3.79

Denzel Ward

CB

Ohio State

3Jr

3rd

3.77

Josey Jewell

ILB

Iowa

5Sr

3rd

3.74

Michael Mccray

ILB

Michigan

5Sr

3rd

3.73

Chris Worley

OLB

Ohio State

4Sr

3rd

3.69

James Daniels

C

Iowa

3Jr

3rd

3.66

Tyquan Lewis

DE

Ohio State

5Sr

3rd

3.65

Wilton Speight

QB

Michigan

3Jr

3rd

3.64

Rashard Fant

CB

Indiana

5Sr

3rd

3.63

Tanner Farmer

G

Nebraska

4Jr

3-4

3.59

Anthony Nelson

DE

Iowa

3So

4th

3.58

Joshua Kalu

CB

Nebraska

4Sr

4th

3.57

Nick Gates

G

Nebraska

4Jr

4th

3.56

Troy Fumagalli

TE

Wisconsin

5Sr

4th

3.55

Christopher Jones

CB

Nebraska

4Sr

4th

3.55

Clayton Thorson

QB

Northwestern

4Jr

4th

3.54

Brandon Snyder

S

Iowa

4Jr

4th

3.53

Simmie Cobbs Jr.

WR

Indiana

4Jr

4th

3.52

Jason Cabinda

ILB

Penn State

4Sr

4th

3.52

T.J. Edwards

ILB

Wisconsin

4Jr

4th

3.51

Mick Stoltenberg

DT

Nebraska

4Jr

4th

3.50

Stanley Morgan Jr.

WR

Nebraska

3Jr

5th

3.49

Kieron Williams

S

Nebraska

3Jr

5th

3.48

Freedom Akinmoladun

DE

Nebraska

4Jr

5th

3.47

Justin Jackson

RB

Northwestern

4Sr

5th

3.47

Dedrick Young II

OLB

Nebraska

3Jr

5th

3.46

Jack Cichy

ILB

Wisconsin

5Sr

5th

3.45

Dante Booker

OLB

Ohio State

3Jr

5th

3.45

Manny Bowen

OLB

Penn State

3Jr

5th

3.43

David Knevel

T

Nebraska

4Jr

5th

3.42

Tegray Scales

ILB

Indiana

4Sr

5th

3.41

Isaiah Wharton

CB

Rutgers

4Jr

5th

3.40

Marcus Allen

S

Penn State

4Sr

5-6

3.39

Ben Niemann

OLB

Iowa

4Sr

6th

3.38

Andrew Nelson

T

Penn State

5Sr

6th

3.36

Tariq Cole

T

Rutgers

4Jr

6th

3.35

Malik Turner

WR

Illinois

5Sr

6th

3.34

Nick Westbrook

WR

Indiana

3Jr

6th

3.33

Khalid Hill

FB

Michigan

5Sr

6th

3.33

Christian Campbell

CB

Penn State

4Sr

6th

3.32

Akrum Wadley

RB

Iowa

4Sr

6th

3.32

Isaiah Prince

T

Ohio State

3Jr

6th

3.31

Jazz Peavy

WR

Wisconsin

5Sr

6-7

3.30

Sean Welsh

G

Iowa

4Sr

6-7

3.30

Micahel Deiter

C

Wisconsin

4Jr

7th

3.29

Rodney Smith

RB

Minnesota

4Jr

7th

3.28

Danny Ezechukwu

OLB

Purdue

5Sr

7th

3.28

Garret Dooley

OLB

Wisconsin

5Sr

7th

3.27

Saeed Blacknall

WR

Penn State

4Sr

7th

3.27

Alec Ingold

FB

Wisconsin

3Jr

7th

3.26

Derrick Tindal

CB

Wisconsin

4Sr

FA

3.25

Vayante Copeland

CB

x-Michigan St

4Jr

FA

3.25

Jesse Aniebonam

DE

Maryland

4Sr

FA

3.24

Brandon Lingen

TE

Minnesota

4Sr

FA

3.23

Christian Dilauro

T

Illinois

4Sr

FA

3.22

Marcus Baugh

TE

Ohio State

4Sr

FA

3.21

Damon Webb

S

Ohio State

4Sr

FA

3.20

Boone Myers

T

Iowa

5Sr

FA

3.19

Nate Wozniak

TE

Minnesota

5Sr

FA

3.19

Beau Benzschawel

G

Wisconsin

4Jr

FA

3.18

Khari Willis

S

Michigan State

3Jr

FA

3.17

Merrick Jackson

DT

Minnesota

5Sr

FA

3.16

Janarion Grant

WR

Rutgers

6Sr

FA

3.15

J.T. Barrett

QB

Ohio State

5Sr

FA

3.14

Nate Hall

OLB

Northwestern

4Jr

FA

3.13

Kiy Hester

S

Rutgers

4Jr

FA

3.11

Donnell Greene

T

Minnesota

4Jr

FA

3.10

Jon Reschke

OLB

x-Michigan State

5Sr

FA

3.09

Cole Herdman

TE

Purdue

4Jr

FA

3.08

Daesean Hamilton

WR

Penn State

5Sr

FA

3.07

Ja'Whaun Bentley

ILB

Purdue

4Sr

FA

3.06

Conor Sheehy

DE

Wisconsin

4Sr

FA

3.05

Matthew Vandeberg

WR

Iowa

6Sr

FA

3.04

Blessuan Austin

CB

Rutgers

3Jr

FA

3.03

Miles Taylor

S

Iowa

4Sr

FA

3.03

Chikwerendu Obasih

DE

Wisconsin

4Sr

FA

3.03

Ty Johnson

RB

Maryland

3Jr

FA

3.02

Jonathan Celestin

OLB

Minnesota

4Sr

FA

3.01

Jonathan Crawford

S

Indiana

3Jr

FA

3.00

Jermaine Carter

ILB

Maryland

5Sr

FA

3.00

Sebastian Joseph

DT

Rutgers

5Sr

FA

3.00

Drew Brown

K

Nebraska

4Sr

FA

3.00

Parris Campbell

WR

Ohio State

4Jr

FA

3.00

DeAndre Thompkins

WR

Penn State

4Jr

FA

3.00

Ryan Connelly

OLB

Wisconsin

4Jr

FA

3.00

Andrew Dowell

OLB

Michigan State

3Jr

FA

2.99

Bo Bower

OLB

Iowa

5Sr

FA

2.99

Alec James

DE

Wisconsin

5Sr

FA

2.99

Garrett Dickerson

TE

Northwestern

4Sr

FA

2.99

D'Cota Dixon

S

Wisconsin

4Sr

FA

2.99

Derwin Gray

G

Maryland

4Jr

FA

2.98

Demetrius Cooper

DE

Michigan State

5Sr

FA

2.98

Parker Hesse

DE

Iowa

4Jr

FA

2.97

Keith Watkins

CB

Northwestern

4Sr

FA

2.96

Robert Mahon

T

Penn State

5Sr

FA

2.95

Jalen Brooks

OLB

Maryland

5Sr

FA

2.95

Tyler Lancaster

DT

Northwestern

5Sr

FA

2.95

Steven Richardson

DT

Minnesota

4Sr

FA

2.95

Austin Larkin

DE

Purdue

4Sr

FA

2.95

Jared McGee

S

Northwestern

4Jr

FA

2.95

Chasz Wright

T

Penn State

4Jr

FA

2.95

Jacob Robinson

DT

Indiana

3Jr

FA

2.94

Brian Allen

G

Michigan State

4Sr

FA

2.94

Grant Haley

CB

Penn State

4Sr

FA

2.94

Reggie Corbin

RB

Illinois

3So

FA

2.93

Ike Boettger

T

Iowa

5Sr

FA

2.93

Saquan Hampton

S

Rutgers

4Jr

FA

2.92

Trace McSorley

QB

Penn State

4Jr

FA

2.91

Shannon Brooks

RB

Minnesota

3Jr

FA

2.90

Chris Frey

ILB

Michigan State

4Sr

FA

2.88

Richard Lagow

QB

Indiana

5Sr

FA

2.88

Kingsley Opara

DT

Maryland

5Sr

FA

2.88

Curtis Cothran

DT

Penn State

5Sr

FA

2.87

Jaylen Dunlap

CB

Illinois

5Sr

FA

2.86

De'Mornay Pierson-El

WR

Nebraska

4Sr

FA

2.85

Kendrick Foster

RB

Illinois

5Sr

FA

2.85

Shane Cockerille

ILB

Maryland

5Sr

FA

2.85

Koa Farmer

OLB

Penn State

4Jr

FA

2.84

Michael Hill

DT

Ohio State

5Sr

FA

2.83

Kyle Queiro

S

Northwestern

5Sr

FA

2.83

Troy Apke

S

Penn State

4Sr

FA

2.82

Nathan Bazata

DT

Iowa

5Sr

FA

2.81

Leon Jacobs

ILB

Wisconsin

5Sr

FA

2.81

Andrew Stelter

DT

Minnesota

4Sr

FA

2.81

Robert Martin

RB

Rutgers

4Sr

FA

2.80

Cody Poock

ILB

Minnesota

5Sr

FA

2.80

Luke Mcnitt

FB

Nebraska

4Sr

FA

2.80

Montre Hartage

CB

Northwestern

4Jr

FA

2.80

Eddy Wilson

DT

Purdue

3Jr

FA

2.79

Austin Ramesh

FB

Wisconsin

5Sr

FA

2.78

Daletavious Mcghee

S

Minnesota

5Sr

FA

2.77

Garrison Wright

G

Minnesota

5Sr

FA

2.76

Lubern Figaro

S

Wisconsin

4Sr

FA

2.75

Parker Cothren

DT

Penn State

5Sr

FA

2.75

Kemoko Turay

DE

Rutgers

5Sr

FA

2.75

Jamarco Jones

G

Ohio State

4Sr

FA

2.75

Gelen Robinson

DE

Purdue

4Sr

FA

2.75

Xavier Washington

OLB

Northwestern

4Sr

FA

2.73

Natrell Jamerson

S

Wisconsin

4Sr

FA

2.72

Solomon Vault

WR

Northwestern

5Sr

FA

2.72

Travis Mccollum

ILB

Purdue

5Sr

FA

2.65

Mike Dudek

WR

Illinois

4Jr

FA

2.60

Camion Patrick

RB

Indiana

5Sr