2011 NFL Draft notes

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With the 2011 NFL Draft in the books, let's take a look at some of the more impressive notes for the Badgers:

• With J.J. Watt going No. 11 to Houston and Gabe Carimi at No. 29 to Chicago, UW was one of just five schools in the country to have multiple first-round picks (Alabama, Auburn, Colorado, Missouri, Wisconsin).

• It was the fourth time in school history and first time since 2001 UW has had multiple first-round selections.

• Wisconsin and Alabama were the only two schools in the country with at least three players drafted among the top 50 (Watt, Carimi and Lance Kendricks).

• Wisconsin's four players taken in the top 75 tied Alabama and North Carolina for the most of any school in the country (Watt, Carimi, Kendricks and John Moffitt).

• The Badgers had four players taken among the top 75 picks for just the second time in school history, matching the 1985 draft.

• UW had four players taken in the first three rounds for the first time since 2001.
Wisconsin's five total draft picks were the most since 2006 (Watt, Carimi, Kendricks, Moffitt and Bill Nagy).

• Wisconsin and Florida were the only two schools in the country with multiple offensive linemen selected (both had three).

• It was just the fourth time in school history and the first time since 1988 UW has had at least three offensive linemen drafted in the same year.

• Wisconsin has had 10 first-round picks in the 2000s, tied for second-most in the Big Ten.

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