The Wisconsin Badgers had two players drafted in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, as the Pittsburgh Steelers selected linebacker T.J. Watt with the 30th overall selection and the New Orleans Saints took offensive tackle Ryan Ramczyk with the 32nd pick, the last pick in the first round.
The last time the Badgers had two first round draft picks? 2011, when defensive end J.J. Watt went No. 11 to Houston and offensive lineman Gabe Carimi went No. 29 to the Chicago Bears.
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Ironically, this time it's also a Watt and an offensive lineman, in that exact same order.
The Badgers also had a pair of first-round draft picks in 2000 (Ron Dayne and Chris McIntosh) and 2001 (Jamar Fletcher and Michael Bennett)
Watt became the Badgers' first selection in the opening round since running back Melvin Gordon was selected by the San Diego Chargers with the 15th pick in 2015.
He also becomes the third Watt in the NFL, joining J.J. and fullback Derek, who was drafted by the Chargers to block for Gordon in 2016.
T.J. will get his start in Pittsburgh in "linebacker heaven" and will actually face his oldest brother, J.J., when Pittsburgh plays Houston on Christmas Day.
Ramczyk, meanwhile, will have the chance to play with one of the best quarterbacks in the game, as he has a chance to start immediately for the New Orleans Saints and help Drew Brees try to get back to the Super Bowl.
Watt and Ramczyk mark the 14th and 15th first-round picks for the Badgers since 2000.