Total NFL Draft Picks by University

BY MARTIN KICH

Here are the schools with the most NFL draft picks between 1996 and 2015:

USC: 69

LSU: 63

Oklahoma: 57

Georgia: 56

Florida State: 54

(tie) Alabama: 53

(tie) Ohio State: 53

Miami: 46

Florida: 45

Wisconsin: 42

(tie) Clemson: 41

(tie) Texas: 41

(tie) California: 40

(tie) Notre Dame: 40

(tie) Virginia Tech: 40

Iowa: 39

Nebraska: 37

Penn State: 36

Oregon: 35

(tie) Auburn: 34

(tie) Michigan: 34

(tie) North Carolina: 34

(tie) South Carolina: 34

(tie) Tennessee: 34

 

Here are the universities with the most players selected in the NFL draft since its inception in 1936, down to those universities that have produced at least 25 drafted players (so, to be clear, any university with fewer than 80 players selected in the draft has averaged fewer than one player per draft):

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Here are the conferences that produced the most players selected in the NFL Draft from 2005-2015:

NFL Draft Picks by Conference 2005-2015

 

And here is a list of the universities that produced the most players on the NFL rosters for week 1 of the 2015 season:

LSU: 40

Miami (Fla.): 37

USC: 35

(tie). Alabama: 34

(tie). Georgia: 34

(tie). Florida: 31

(tie). Florida State: 31

Oklahoma: 30

Notre Dame: 29

Clemson: 28

 

251 colleges were represented on NFL rosters in week 1 of the 2015 season.

The SEC has the most NFL players with 309. The ACC is next with 239 players, followed by the Big Ten and Pac-12 (221 apiece), Big 12 (134) and AAC (96).

The non-Power 5 conference school (plus Notre Dame) with the most players on the NFL was Connecticut with 17 players.

A school that hasn’t fielded a football team since 1974 had a player on an NFL roster. Wisconsin-Milwaukee, which eliminated its football program in 1975, produced Kansas City Chiefs tight end Demetrius Harris, who played basketball and club football at the university. [Source: Jim Reineking, NFL website]

 

 

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