Joe Christensen covered Major League Baseball for 15 years, including three seasons at the Baltimore Sun and eight at the Star Tribune, before switching to the college football beat. He’s a Faribault, Minn., native who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1996. He covered Jim Wacker’s Gophers for the Minnesota Daily and also wrote about USC, UCLA and the Rose Bowl for the Riverside Press-Enterprise before getting this chance to cover football again.

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A look back at the Gophers' recent NFL draft history, with Hageman and Vereen up next

Posted by: Joe Christensen under Gophers awards and honors Updated: May 8, 2014 - 10:28 AM

Ra’Shede Hageman will be in New York City tonight, hoping his name gets called during the first round of the NFL Draft. His former Gophers teammate Brock Vereen could get the call Friday, when the second- and third-round picks are announced.

The Strib’s Master Tesfatsion has more on Hageman and Vereen's draft prospects here. The Gophers haven't had a player chosen in the NFL draft since 2010, when the Broncos got a third-round steal in Eric Decker.

Here's a look back at where other Gophers have been selected over the past 10 drafts:

2010

WR Eric Decker (3rd round, Broncos)

LB Nate Triplett (5th round, Vikings)

2008

S Dominique Barber (6th round, Texans)

2007

TE Matt Spaeth (3rd round, Steelers)

2006

RB Laurence Maroney (1st round, 21st overall, Patriots)

NT Anthony Montgomery (5th round, Redskins)

C Greg Eslinger (6th round, Broncos)

G Mark Setterstrom (7th round, Rams)

2005

RB Marion Barber III (4th round, Cowboys)

2004

FB Thomas Tapeh (5th round, Eagles)

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