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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Atlanta 7 FINAL
Pittsburgh 5
Miami 5 FINAL
St. Louis 3
Baltimore - LP: K. Gausman 4 FINAL
Detroit - WP: J. Nathan 6
Minnesota 4 FINAL
Boston 5
NY Yankees 5 FINAL
Tampa Bay 6
Philadelphia 1 FINAL
Toronto 4
Cincinnati 13 FINAL
Cleveland 2
Los Angeles 9 FINAL
Chicago WSox 6
Kansas City 3 FINAL
Seattle 0
Seattle 1 FINAL
Milwaukee 15
San Diego 3 FINAL
Arizona 3
NY Mets 8 FINAL
Washington 3
LA Angels 8 FINAL
Chicago Cubs 4
Colorado 3 FINAL
Texas 6
Oakland 6 FINAL
San Francisco 4
Indiana 107 FINAL
Milwaukee 111
Pittsburgh 2 FINAL
Carolina 5
New Jersey 2 FINAL(OT)
Washington 3
Los Angeles 3 FINAL
NY Islanders 2
Arizona 4 FINAL(OT)
Buffalo 3
Anaheim 3 FINAL(OT)
Boston 2
Nashville 3 FINAL
Tampa Bay 2
San Jose 6 FINAL
Detroit 4
NY Rangers 5 FINAL
Ottawa 1
Florida 4 FINAL
Toronto 1
Montreal 2 FINAL
Winnipeg 5
Colorado 4 FINAL
Vancouver 1
Wichita State 70 FINAL
Notre Dame 81
North Carolina 72 FINAL
Wisconsin 79
Evansville 89 FINAL
Louisiana 82
West Virginia 39 FINAL
Kentucky 78
Xavier 60 FINAL
Arizona 68
St Johns 55 FINAL
Villanova 63
NC State 79 FINAL
Temple 80
Missouri 55 FINAL
Michigan 65
Oral Roberts 64 FINAL
Louisiana 65
Duquesne 39 FINAL
West Virginia 60
Ole Miss 70 FINAL
Middle Tennessee 82
Northern Colorado 60 FINAL
UCLA 74
St Marys-CA 77 FINAL
Sacramento St 69

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