We grade 122 draftable prospects from the Big 10, a conference likely to place dominant talent into the early part of round one next April.  The league looks to be heavy at offensive tackle, defensive back and defensive tackle in the early rounds.

Big 10

Rnd Full Name Pos School Notes
1st Bradley Roby CB Ohio State Tremendous cornerback with a dominant game. Stands out in every single way and helps out on coverage units. Top five pick if he enters the draft in 2014, which I fully expect.
1st Taylor Lewan T Michigan King sized left tackle with solid movement skills and flexibility. May be better off on the right side but comes with a large upside. Fourth offensive tackle selected had he entered the 2013 draft.
2nd Darqueze Dennard CB Michigan State Dynamite man/bump and run corner. Smart, tough and possesses outstanding ball skills. Struggles a bit in zone but has next level starting ability.
1-2 Donovan Smith T Penn State Potential star in the making. Big, dominant left tackle with tremendous size and movement skills. Annihilates opponents at the point of attack. Needs work (does not make good use of angles) and stands to develop a nasty streak (too passive at times). First round prospect if he continues to improve.
2-3 Kurtis Drummond S Michigan State Developing safety with a terrific game. Tough and stout against the run. Solid ball skills and shows a feel for coverage. Nice athlete. Could make a big move up boards if he improves on 2013.
2-3 Brandon Scherff T Iowa Large but stiff left tackle better off on the right side. Strong but must improve his use of angles, body positioning and overall game.
3rd DaQuan Jones DT Penn State Enigma. Looks the part and occasionally plays to it but disappears for stretches. Moves well on his feet and offers potential in a variety of systems but must elevate his game and consistently play at a high level.
3rd Ra’Shede Hageman DT Minnesota Explosive lineman that can play tackle or be used as a two-gap end. Quick, moves well and relatively strong. Must improve his playing balance and develop more moves with his hands.
3-4 Andrew Norwell G Ohio State Thick, powerful lineman that can line up at guard or right tackle. Dominant run blocker and solid in pass protection. Lacks great footwork and lateral slide skills.
3rd Dezmen Southward S Wisconsin In my mind one of the most underrated players moving towards the 2014 draft. Hard hitting safety who displays a complete game. Needs to polish his cover skills but can start in the right system.
3-4 Braxton Miller QB Ohio State Athletic quarterback with a large upside. Elusive runner and rips off big yardage. Big arm with the ability to make all the passes. Inconsistent throwing mechanics and accuracy. If he matures on the field he can develop into a big time read-option signal caller.
4th Jack Mewhort T Ohio State Technically sound left tackle who may be better off inside at guard. Does the little things well and, though not pretty, gets the job done.
4th Max Bullough ILB Michigan State Aggressive run defending linebacker that shows a good head for the ball. Average athlete with limited playing lateral speed and ineffective outside the box. Two-down defender and really struggles in coverage.
4-5 Corey Brown WR Ohio State Reliable, underneath receiver who also lends a hand in the return game. Does not present himself as a vertical threat yet a potential 4th wideout on the NFL level.
4-5 Christian Bryant S Ohio State Underrated safety with a complete game. Aggressively defends the run, displays terrific range and solid ball skills. Potential centerfielder that can also line-up over the slot receiver.
5th Josh Campion G Minnesota Athletic college right tackle effective blocking in motion. Extremely quick, explosive at the point and easily redirects to linebackers on the move. Comes with a lot of upside.
5th Spencer Long G Nebraska Large, nasty guard with terrific power at the point and solid movement skills. Has an upside and could move into the draft’s top 100 picks.
5th Bruce Gaston DT Purdue Quick, mobile defensive tackle who can occupy the gaps or make plays behind the line. Strong, goes hard and shows a degree of suddenness in his game. Possible 3-technique tackle and second man on the depth chart.
5th James Morris ILB Iowa Tough, run defending linebacker that shows ability in pursuit or making plays outside the box. Very instinctive and constantly around the action.
5th C.J. Fiedorowicz TE Iowa Big strong tight end in a tackles body. Dominates opponents, even defensive linemen, at the point of attack. Adequate pass catching hands but nothing more than a short range target.
5th Jared Abbrederis WR Wisconsin Tough, wide out that consistently comes away with the ball. Finds ways to get open and always makes the tough reception. Slightly quicker version of former Ohio State receiver Brian Hartline.
5th Ryan Groy G Wisconsin Size prospect that can line up at guard or tackle. Mauls opponents and controls them at the point. A bit one dimensional and ineffective outside a small area. Loved by scouts.
5th Andrew Donnal G Iowa Large, powerful guard who dominates opponents. Showed flashes as a sophomore in 2012 and comes with a large upside.
5th Desmond Morgan ILB Michigan Fierce, three down defender that constantly makes plays and shows consistent improvement. Much more than a in the box/downhill two down defender. Scheme diverse.
4th Ricardo Allen CB Purdue Athletic cornerback who shows solid ball skills and man coverage ability. Has a tendency to fall asleep and disappear on occasion.
5th Jake Ryan OLB Michigan Versatile linebacker with a multi-dimensional game. Overachieves and makes a lot of plays with his head and heart.
6th Brent Qvale T Nebraska Underrated tackle with good size, athleticism and upside. Solid pass protector and blocks with effective fundamentals. Must improve his run blocking strength but has the tools to play in the NFL.
5-6 James White RB Wisconsin Swift, elusive ball carrier with the ability to create his own yardage. Nice situational player for the next level.
5th Chris Borland ILB Wisconsin Tough, instinctive linebacker that goes hard to make plays. Effective outside the box and also up the field. Three down defender. Insiders tell me injuries may red flag him.
6th Thomas Gordon S Michigan Underrated safety with a sound game. Good against the run and pass. Similar to former Wolverine Steve Brown though not as big. Eight DB on a next level roster.
5-6 Rob Havenstein T Wisconsin Solid offensive tackle prospect with next level skills. Large but moves relatively well and shows a degree of agility. Back-up at the next level who could start in the right system.
6th Ameer Abdullah RB Nebraska
6th Fou Fonoti T Michigan State Relatively athletic lineman returning from injury. Sized well and solid movement skills. Needs to improve his balance and complete his game. Late rounder that can play tackle or guard.
6th Carlos Hyde RB Ohio State Straight line, downhill ball carrier with power. Terrific blocker as well but limited running around the corner.
5-6 Raymon Taylor CB Michigan Developing corner with a solid game. Effective in zone or with his back to the ball.
6th Antonio Marshall CB Indiana Junior college transfer who showed flashes of great skill last season. Solid size, athleticism and ball skills. Big season will push him up draft boards.
6th Michael Schofield G Michigan Large, strong lineman with growth potential. Offers possibilities at both guard and tackle yet needs to improve his playing balance and finish his game.
6th Kenny Bell WR Nebraska Quick, nimble receiver that shows skill running after the catch. Possible slot wide out for the next level.
6th Denicos Allen OLB Michigan State Small yet explosive one gap linebacker that goes sideline to sideline and makes plays in every direction of the field. Potential 8th linebacker/special teams demon. Draftable.
6th Mike Hull OLB Penn State Instinctive linebacker that makes plays in the box or out to the flanks. Athletic enough to pass defend in zone coverage.
6th Jonathan Brown OLB Illinois Undersized middle linebacker with a nose for the football. Goes sideline-to-sideline making plays. Really watched his game slide off last season.
6-7 Dan France T Michigan State Mechanically sound college left tackle with a great feel for blocking. Does the little things well and really understands the position. Average athlete and better off on the strong side, possibly inside at guard.
6-7 Jeremiah Sirles T Nebraska Large, rumbling offensive lineman best in a small area. Solid size and head for the position.
6th Kevonte Martin-Manley WR Iowa Reliable underneath receiver who competes to make the reception. Potential 5th receiver on the NFL level.
6th Chance Carter DT Northwestern Smallish yet quick, penetrating defensive lineman. Potential 3-technique tackle/two-gap end at the next level. Has size limitations but offers a nice game.
6-7 Fitzgerald Toussaint RB Michigan Quick, ball carrier that also excels catching the ball out of the backfield. Instinctive and a nice combination of vision and run instincts. Returning from a tough injury.
6-7 Jamal Turner WR Nebraska
6-7 Miles Dieffenbach G Penn State Strong small area mauler on the inside. Better in a small area and offers potential as a back-up in the NFL.
7th Marcus Hall G Ohio State Strong, small area blocker who flashes athleticism. Overpowers defenders, opening holes for the running game and anchoring in pass protection. Must learn to do the little things well; atrocious using his hands and does not sink his butt at the line.
6-7 Shilique Calhoun DE Michigan State Tall, lanky defensive end who flashed skill in 2012. Game could take off this season.
7th Brad Rogers FB Iowa Terrific lead blocker that opens up big holes for the ball carrier at the line of scrimmage or on the second level.
7th Ciante Evans CB Nebraska Solid corner who can line up over opposing receivers on the flanks or in the slot. Possesses solid ball skills and decent speed but must step up the consistency of his game.
7th Jacob Pedersen TE Wisconsin Reliable pass catching tight end that gives effort in all areas yet lacks great physical skills. Potential move tight end/H-back in the NFL.
7th Jeremy Gallon WR Michigan Consistent underneath receiver with a terrific feel for the position. Does the little things well and finds ways to get open. Not a vertical threat. Potential 5th WR in the NFL.
7th Venric Mark RB Northwestern Quick, explosive situational back/return specialist. Creates yardage, makes several defenders miss and a terrific receiver out of the backfield. Also a game impacting punt returner. Has size limitations. Lesser version of Darren Sproles.
7th Caleb Bak G Minnesota Quick, mobile zone blocking guard who plays with terrific fundamentals. Needs to get stronger yet has an upside.
7-FA Ryan Shazier OLB Ohio State Athletic weak-side linebacker prospect best in pursuit or chase and run. Offers skills in coverage but must improve his strength.
7th Jordan Fredrick WR Wisconsin Solid game and nice size. Developing. Potential 3rd/4th receiver at the next level as of now but has an upside.
7-FA Devin Smith WR Ohio State
FA Kevin Pamphile T Purdue Former defensive lineman that’s shown flashes at the tackle spot. Athletic, quick and agile. Needs a lot of work on his overall game (hand usage is awful) and plays surprisingly passive for a former defender, yet has an upside.
FA Gabe Holmes TE Purdue
FA Jon Davis TE Illinois Smallish move tight end effective as a blocker and pass catcher. Potential third TE at the next level.
FA Isaiah Lewis S Michigan State Swift, quick safety that shows toughness against the run and skill in coverage. Slightly undersized but has an upside.
FA Anthony Hitchens OLB Iowa Smallish but quick weak-side linebacker that flies to the play. Best in pursuit and shows skill in coverage.
FA Adrian Amos CB Penn State Solid corner with questionable playing speed. Zone defensive back/special teamer at the next level.
FA Kofi Hughes WR Indiana Nice sized receiver who consistently comes away with the difficult grab. Battles opponents, plays big and reliable. Not a vertical threat and limited to underneath routes.
FA Kyle Carter TE Penn State Solid tight end with an all-around game. Plays and looks bigger than his listed measurables. Solid pass catcher and gets the job done as a blocker.
FA Quinton Alston OLB Iowa Undersized yet explosive, weakside linebacker who stands out in pursuit.
FA Allen Robinson WR Penn State Reliable underneath receiver who consistently finds a way to get open. Possesses minimal speed and gets lazy with his fundamentals.
FA Mark Weisman FB Iowa Hard working ball carrier that’s a great story yet not a great NFL prospect.
FA Peyton Eckert T Indiana Solid right tackle prospect with a decent upside. Best run blocking and strong at the point.
FA Stanley Jean-Baptiste S Nebraska
FA Alex Lewis G Nebraska
FA C.J. Barnett S Ohio State Strong, run defending safety best playing downhill.
FA Joel Stave QB Wisconsin Tall, strong armed passer with a large upside. Can make all the throws but needs to throw to the proper target.
FA Donovonn Young RB Illinois
FA David Cooper OLB Indiana Small but swift linebacker who goes sideline to sideline and is effective in pursuit.
FA Zach Zwinak FB Penn State Powerful, grind it out downhill ball carrier who does the little things well. Limited speed and quickness. Pittsburgh Steelers short yardage ball carrier or fullback at the next level.
FA Carl Davis DT Iowa Big bodied athlete that can impose his will when he wants to. Has a lot of tools to work with and a great amount of upside yet needs a lot of work.
FA Christian Kirksey OLB Iowa Explosive and athletic linebacker with size limitations. Game did not take off in 2012 as we thought possible.
FA Greg Heban S Indiana Heady, tough safety who gets the most from his ability. Constantly around the action and does not make mental errors. 3rd safety/special teamer at the next level.
FA Quincy Enunwa WR Nebraska Well sized receiver with an unpolished game.
FA Bennie Fowler WR Michigan State Nice sized receiver rough around the edges. Flashes skill and very effective as a downfield blocker but needs a lot of work on his game. Practice squad worthy.
FA Taylor Richards S Purdue Undersized safety with solid cover skills. Goes sideline to sideline and possesses solid ball skills. Tough against the run as well.
FA Brian Wozniak TE Wisconsin
FA Landon Feichter S Purdue Former walk-on who has developed into a solid run defending safety. Limited range but offers potential as a traditional strong safety/special teams player in the NFL.
FA Andrew Green CB Nebraska One time highly rated corner whose game has not developed. Looked like a world beater as a sophomore but has since leveled off.
FA Donnell Kirkwood RB Minnesota Quick, somewhat elusive ball carrier that also does a solid job catching the ball out of the backfield. More or a situational runner and does not play to the 220lbs he’s listed at.
FA Tim Kynard OLB Illinois College defensive end who projects to LB at the next level. Fast off the edge and shows some pass rushing skill. Needs to start making more plays.
FA Chi Chic Ariguzo OLB Northwestern Athletic, weak side linebacker prospect who covers a lot of area on the field. Marginal instincts and makes to many plays after the fact.
FA Brett Van Sloten T Iowa Terrific prospect with a high upside. Lines up at right tackle yet shows the footwork and movement skills necessary to slide out and protect the edge. Quick and effective blocking in motion. Needs to improve his finishing strength yet has a lot of tools to work with.
FA Drew Dileo WR Michigan Undersized yet tough pass catcher who competes to make the reception. More quick than fast and a timing receiver with potential in a WCO.
FA Shane Wynn WR Indiana Smallish WR/RB/RS with playmaking ability.
FA Corey Linsley C Ohio State Quick, heady center with potential as a zone blocker.
FA Ryan Russell DE Purdue Smallish yet athletic defensive end who flashes skill but must really step up his game.
FA Courtney Avery CB Michigan Adequate college cornerback best facing the action. Lacks long speed and struggles making plays with his back to the ball.
FA Stephen Obeng-Agyapong S Penn State Hard working safety with poor speed. Plays heads up football and defends the run but shows little ability to close or recover and can be a liability down the field.
FA Jibreel Black DT Michigan Slightly undersized yet high intensity defensive lineman. Penetrator who fires off the snap with a great first step and finds ways to make plays. Lacks great upside.
FA Ed Olson T Minnesota Solid pass protecting left tackle who may also get consideration at guard. Quick, explosive and blocks with solid fundamentals.
FA Evan Wilson TE Illinois Athletic tight end that showed flashes yet must develop a complete game. Missed 2012 with injury and took a redshirt season.
FA Tyler Hoover DT Michigan State Hard working, gap occupier who could be an inexpensive back-up in the NFL.
FA Ibraheim Campbell S Northwestern
FA Quinton Washington DT Michigan Big, imposing lineman who flashes dominance. Looks relatively athletic and moves well on his feet. Has an upside but must take his game to the next level in a hurry.
FA Tanner Miller S Iowa Solid straight line safety best between the numbers. Marginal-to-poor ball skills.
FA Glenn Carson ILB Penn State Tough, two down linebacker with limited playing speed.
FA Stephen Houston RB Indiana Smooth, gliding ball carrier with terrific size. Outstanding pass catcher out of the backfield. Shows limited speed and quickness. Plays soft at times and does not always run like a bigger back.
FA Jeff Heuerman TE Ohio State Technically sound tight end that holds his own as a blocker and pass catcher. Dependable rather than solid. Potential third man on an NFL depth chart.
FA Ted Bolser TE Indiana Solid all around tight end with limited upside. Adequate in all areas yet does nothing great.
FA B.J. Lowery CB Iowa Potential zone corner that will primarily be a special teams player in the NFL.
FA Devin Gardner QB Michigan Marginal college quarterback who displayed average skill at receiver when lined up on the flank.
FA Andrew Maxwell QB Michigan State Strong armed passer with a streaky game. Fires passes into receivers and possesses a quick release. Must improve his reads, decision making and overall timing.
FA Damien Proby ILB Northwestern Quick, relatively athletic linebacker. Gives effort but not a stout run defender and struggles in coverage.
FA Cole Pensick C Nebraska Smallish dink and dunk passer with limited NFL potential.
FA Tyler Dippel DE Wisconsin Slightly undersized yet high motor defender. May have a place as an 8th DE/special teamer.
FA Kain Colter QB Northwestern Option quarterback best making plays with his legs or as a pass catcher. Slated for a position change in the NFL.
FA Trevor Foy T Purdue Tall, quick left tackle who plays with solid fundamentals. Agile, moves well on his feet and can slide in pass protection. Practice squad prospect.
FA Dominic Alvis DE Iowa
FA Cameron Gordon OLB Michigan Solid weakside linebacker prospect who shows flashes. Plays sideline-to-sideline and effective in pursuit. Needs to elevate his game.
FA Taylor Martinez QB Nebraska
FA Christian Jones WR Northwestern Nice sized receiver who flashes ability yet must elevate his game.
FA Nathan Scheelhaase QB Illinois Solid college quarterback with marginal size and skill for the next level.
FA Danny O’Brien QB x-Wisconsin Amazing how this one time highly rated prospect has fallen. Reclamation project at this point; great physical skills but no confidence whatsoever.