8Noah Fant, tight end, Iowa
The impressive trend of Iowa tight ends is poised to continue with Noah Fant. He will be the ninth Hawkeyes player from the position to hear his name in the NFL draft since 2000. After snaring 30 passes for 11 touchdowns last season, he scored seven times with career-high marks of 39 catches and 519 yards. Fant earned first-team All-Big Ten status this season. Fortunately for the Hawkeyes, they can overcome his absence in the Outback Bowl and lean on sophomore stud T.J. Hockenson. In all likelihood, he’ll continue the Iowa pipeline next year.