Skip to comments.Draft and Combine tidbits
Posted on 02/21/2006 2:51:50 PM PST by MikefromOhio
Over the past 10 drafts, 2,521 players have been selected from 254 schools. 13 schools have had 39 or more players selected.
1. Tennessee -- 64
2. Florida State -- 62
3. Ohio State -- 61
4. Miami (Fla.) -- 60
5. Florida -- 56
6. Nebraska -- 54
7. Georgia -- 51
8. Michigan -- 45
9. Notre Dame -- 44
10. Southern Cal -- 40
11. Texas A&M -- 40
12. Wisconsin -- 40
13. Oklahoma -- 39
These 13 schools account for 26.2 percent of all players drafted (656 of 2,521)
In the past ten drafts, there have been players from 44 different schools selected in the top ten picks of the draft. Texas (7) and Miami (7) have the most of any schools.
If you instead choose to weigh the higher draft picks, you change the results somewhat. If you take and assign a value to those picks as follows:
First 10 picks in draft -- 6 points
Next 20 (11-30) -- 5 points
Next 30 (31-60) -- 4 points
Next 40 (61-100) -- 3 points
Next 50 (101-150) -- 2 points
151-end of draft -- 1 point
then the results change to the following order.
1. Miami (Fla.) -- 60 players -- 205 points
2. Florida State -- 62 players -- 190 points
3. Ohio State -- 61 players -- 176 points
4. Tennessee -- 64 players -- 168 points
5. Florida -- 56 players -- 165 points
6. Georgia -- 51 players -- 149 points
7. Nebraska -- 54 players -- 133 points
8. Michigan -- 45 players -- 126 points
9. Southern Cal -- 40 players -- 121 points
10. Penn State -- 38 players -- 114 points
At the 2006 Combine, 18 schools will have six or more players attend the workouts.
1. Southern Cal -- 14
2. Ohio State -- 12
3. Miami (Fla.) -- 11
4. Auburn -- 9
5. Florida State -- 9
6. Virginia Tech -- 9
7. Georgia -- 8
8. Georgia Tech, LSU, NC State, Penn State, Tennessee and Wisconsin -- 7
14. Alabama, Colorado, Oklahoma, Oregon and Texas -- 6
Most players at Combine by conference
1. Atlantic Coast -- 61
2. Big Ten -- 50
3. Pac 10 -- 49
4. Southeastern -- 47
5. Big 12 -- 37
Players from 106 schools will be at the Combine. 22 of the 106 schools are non-Division 1A schools.
Considering some of the teams that Miami and FSU have had, I think I can agree with the article.
It would be interesting to see where all the players starting for every team came from and where the remaining roster players came from.
NFL Bust, I'd guess.
that would be a LOT of work.
It's interesting to note that quite a few of the best players over the last couple decades didn't come from the power houses, but from small schools. Guys like Shannon Sharpe, Jerry Rice, Marshall Faulk didn't come from places like Oklahoma or Ohio State.....
I think that just means that he will have his own personal workout for the scouts.
The guy is still going in the top 3 unless he takes a header down the stairs or breaks a leg or something....
Everybody was predicting he'd basically skip the combine once he won the BCS anyway. Given what he did in his last game there's nothing he could do at the combine which would improve his stock, he'd only lower it.
"Young will throw for NFL scouts on March 22, at the annual pro day at Texas' Moncrief-Neuhaus Athletic Complex. However, he does not plan on doing any of the other strength and agility drills there."
Young is apparently getting advice to showcase his talents in an environment he can control.
Thanks for this very interesting ping
Do not forget Brian Urlacker, from.... THE University of New Mexico!
Yep him too....
Antwann Randle El came from Indiana....
There are nearly too many to list....
No problem :)
Unfortunately, not all schools list their ex players in the NFL. Two that did:
USC currently has 30 (out of 40?) players on NFL rosters.
Florida State currently has 42 (out of 62) players on NFL rosters
Not enough info to draw any conclusions though. Also without rally digging, you cannot say that the numbers for those teams correlate to the numbers in the original stats. Some players listed my have been drafted more then 10 years ago for example.
Not a lot of Longhorns on that list but they made a big impact in the NFL this season. ( Vasher, Hampton, Tubbs, R. Williams)
"Young said. 'I don't feel like I have to show a lot. I think they understand me, have been watching me for a long time.'"
Somewhere Jeff George is beaming.
I read somewhere that FSU had the most former players in this year's Super Bowl. Something like 6 players between the 2 teams.
The above stats are why FSU, despite coaching problems and several seasons of mediocre results, will not have problems recruiting any time soon. It has been, and will continue to be a farming system for the NFL. And young high school kids looking at schools will remember this.
maybe, but they can't be too careful.
it's about 75% tradition and about 25% what have you done for me lately.
There is a reason why Penn State didn't resurface until this year. They lost their edge in recruiting when they lost their edge on the field. FSU has been teetering the past couple years, but they played well in the Orange Bowl.
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