It took 51 tries, but the Big Ten finally has its first quarterback off the board. Penn State signal-caller Christian Hackenberg was just selected by the New York Jets with the 51st overall pick in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft. He was taken ahead of both Michigan State's Connor Cook and Ohio State's Cardale Jones.
Hackenberg was once thought of as a sure-fire first round talent, but declining statistics his final two years at Penn State hurt his stock.
">@nyjets select QB Christian Hackenberg! pic.twitter.com/GiDsN3GzFD
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— NFL (@NFL) April 30, 2016
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Hackenberg is the fourth quarterback to be selected this year - behind Jared Goff, Carson Wentz and Paxton Lynch. Will it be Cook or Jones next?