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1knspv.Em.156.jpgThe Badgers continued their remarkable two-year run of success on and off the field over the weekend at the 2012 NFL Draft. Six UW players were chosen, one in each of the first six rounds. Another six players have signed NFL free agent deals and will take part in training camp.

In addition, OL Josh Oglesby has a physical scheduled with the Washington Redskins and indications are that if he passes that physical, the team will sign him to a free agent deal. Also, LS Kyle Wojta was invited to the Chicago Bears mini-camp in May.

To catch up on all the Badgers moving on to the NFL, check out our 2012 NFL Draft Central page.

We've put together some fascinating notes on the Badgers' NFL Draft success:

* The Badgers were the only team in the country to have at least one player drafted in each of the first six rounds of the 2012 NFL Draft.

* Wisconsin tied for the Big Ten lead and tied for fourth in the country with six players drafted in the 2012 NFL Draft. Only Alabama, Georgia and Oklahoma had more players picked.

* In the last 14 years (since 1999), Wisconsin has had 12 players picked in the first round of the NFL draft. That is second-best in the Big Ten and tied for 10th-best in the country.

Big Ten First Round Draft Picks Since 1999
1.    Ohio State - 20
2.    Wisconsin - 12
3.    Penn State - 10
4.    Michigan - 9
5.    Iowa - 6
6.    Illinois - 5
       Michigan State - 5
8.    Nebraska - 4
9.    Purdue - 3
10.  Minnesota - 2
       Northwestern - 2
12.   Indiana - 0

Most NFL Draft First Round Picks Since 1999
1.    Miami - 27
2.    Ohio State - 20
3.    USC - 19
4.    Florida State - 15
       Texas - 15
       Florida - 15
7.    Alabama - 14
       Georgia - 14
9.    Tennessee - 13
10.   Wisconsin - 12
       Oklahoma - 12

* UW also has three first-round selections in the past two years, which is tied for third-best in the country.

NFL Draft First Round Picks last two years
1.    Alabama - 8
2.    Baylor - 4
3.    Wisconsin - 3
       LSU - 3
       USC - 3
       Illinois - 3

* Bucky Brooks from NFL.com has two Badgers (LT Ricky Wagner and RB Montee Ball) listed among his top 20 players eligible for the 2013 NFL Draft. LSU and USC are the only other teams with multiple players in the top 20.

* Wisconsin has had 11 players drafted in the last two years. That is tied for second-best among Big Ten teams and tied for sixth nationally.

Big Ten draft picks last two years
1.    Iowa - 12
2.    Wisconsin - 11
       Nebraska - 11
4.    Ohio State - 9
5.    Illinois - 8
       Michigan State - 8
7.    Penn State - 6
8.    Michigan - 5
9.    Purdue - 3
10.   Northwestern - 2
       Indiana - 2
12.   Minnesota - 0

Most Draft Picks by School last two years
1.    Miami - 14
2.    Alabama - 13
      Georgia - 13
4.    Iowa - 12
       USC - 12
5.    Wisconsin - 11
       LSU - 11
       Nebraska - 11
       North Carolina - 11
      Oklahoma - 11

* Of the five Wisconsin offensive linemen who started in the 2010 Rose Bowl, two were drafted in the first round (Gabe Carimi, Bears, 2011 and Kevin Zeitler, Bengals, 2012), one in the second round (Peter Konz, Falcons, 2012) and one in the third round (John Moffitt, Seahawks, 2011). The other starter, Ricky Wagner, enters his senior season as a leading candidate for the Outland Trophy.

* Wisconsin has had five offensive linemen drafted in the last two seasons. That is the most in the country. Georgia is second with four. Among Big Ten teams, no school other than Wisconsin has had more than three o-linemen drafted over the last two years.

* Over the last two years, Wisconsin has had seven players drafted among the first 75 picks. That is tied for second-best in the country, trailing only Alabama (9).

NFL Draft picks among the top 75, last two years
1.    Alabama - 9
2.    Wisconsin - 7
       LSU - 7
       Illinois - 7
5.    North Carolina - 6
6.    California - 5
       Clemson - 5

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