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April 28, 2011, 10:12 AM
Other teams may have the most players drafted to the NFL, other teams have the most drafted in the first round, but where it really counts is which players make it.

As expected the big dogs are at the top. This may be suprising to some but the numbers don't lie.

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April 28, 2011  10:24 AM ET

Most draft picks

1. Ohio State 73
2. USC 69
3. Miami 67
4. Georgia 61
5. Tennessee 60
6t. Florida 59
6t. Florida State 59
8. LSU 55
9. Virginia Tech 52
10t. Michigan 49
10t. Oklahoma 49

Most first-rounders

1. Miami 26
2. Ohio State 16
3. USC 15
4t. Florida State 14
4t. Texas 14
6t. Florida 12
6t. Oklahoma 12
6t. Tennessee 12
9. Georgia 11
10. Penn State 10

April 28, 2011  10:26 AM ET

Above info 2000-2010 Draft results.

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April 28, 2011  11:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Greetings CenLa. My knee-jerk response would have been that all NFL teams have the same number of players.

And you would have been correct. Good catch!

I went to a southern public school, sorry.

April 28, 2011  12:16 PM ET

I see UF had the most drafted last year, 9.


Sure sux for this year, doesn't it...

April 28, 2011  12:42 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I see UF had the most drafted last year, 9. Sure sux for this year, doesn't it...

Not for UGA and USCe.....

But seriously, UF has had 3-4 top 5 recruiting classes in a row, they should be just fine on talent alone, if the new staff can mesh it together at all.

April 28, 2011  12:45 PM ET

Notre Dame has and always will have produced the most NFL draft picks in the history of the game.
Further more,year after year the ND grad rate in one the highest in the land.

April 28, 2011  12:51 PM ET
QUOTE:

As expected the big dogs are at the top. This may be suprising to some but the numbers don't lie.

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Greetings CenLA,

I see that LSU has the most active players in the NFL. However, I don't think that is a fair comparison.

After four years playing for Les, LSU players all tend to run on the field for last second field goals, which artificially increases their count. :)

April 28, 2011  01:51 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Notre Dame has and always will have produced the most NFL draft picks in the history of the game.Further more,year after year the ND grad rate in one the highest in the land.

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April 28, 2011  01:56 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Notre Dame has and always will have produced the most NFL draft picks in the history of the game.Further more,year after year the ND grad rate in one the highest in the land.

Graduation rates? Who gives a damn about graduation rates? You can always go back to college. You only have a limited time to play in the NFL.

These players don't play college football to graduate, they play to get into the league despite what they say for the cameras.

BTW, ND was a very significant team in the past but hasn't been lately. LSU wasn't a significant team in the past but are now. It's the age old controversy of "what have you done for me lately" as compared to "we were the best, once upon a time". Six of one, half a dozen of the other. If you look closely at the second post you will see that this thread covers 2000-2010. Heck, Harvard and Yale "used to be" dominant teams.

I guess we need to throw in Michigan having the most wins despite how bad they have sucked the last few years?

April 28, 2011  01:58 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Greetings CenLA,I see that LSU has the most active players in the NFL. However, I don't think that is a fair comparison. After four years playing for Les, LSU players all tend to run on the field for last second field goals, which artificially increases their count. :)

Ha! You know that's right!

April 28, 2011  02:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Graduation rates? Who gives a damn about graduation rates? You can always go back to college. You only have a limited time to play in the NFL. These players don't play college football to graduate, they play to get into the league despite what they say for the cameras.

Ask any of the players on 121 teams if they would rather graduate or play in the NFL.

I would imagine the response would be one sided.

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April 28, 2011  02:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Ask any of the players on 121 teams if they would rather graduate or play in the NFL.I would imagine the response would be one sided.

Yeah that sure worked out for the once great Jamarcus Russell. I hear his mansion on the hill is in foreclosure, the NFL is a crap shoot.

April 28, 2011  02:42 PM ET

We're catching up! 10 years of being down now we're back babeeeee! I think we just missed the top 10 by a few spots.

April 28, 2011  02:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Yeah that sure worked out for the once great Jamarcus Russell. I hear his mansion on the hill is in foreclosure, the NFL is a crap shoot.

But he had a great time pissing away 50 mil on purple drank.

April 28, 2011  03:26 PM ET

Yes, these #'s can make for pride in a fan, but... they can also kill ya. In the 2009 draft USC had their entire defense, specially LB's (B Cushing, C Mathews, Rey Maualuga, Kaluka Maiava), 3 in the 1st or high 2nd. 8 gone from Defense. Not to mention that Sanchez went 5th overall forcing MB to start as a true freshman.

Point is, is it any wonder the 2009 Trojans had their worst season under Pete Carroll not counting 2001)? Their D was decimated, still trying to recover.

April 28, 2011  04:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

But he had a great time pissing away 50 mil on purple drank.

LOLOLOL!!

I see what ya did there, "pissing away $ on purple drank" -- eggzelent.

April 28, 2011  04:48 PM ET

I looked at the list and wonder how many more Georgia could have had IF they were not in jail.

 
April 28, 2011  07:04 PM ET

I believe of all-time USC has the most, correct? Than Notre Dame? Not exactly sure though.

Can't believe that Miami has the most first rounders since 2000. But they did have quite a class after they lost in the NCG to tOSU.

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