April 26, 2011

By the numbers: NFL draft since 2000

We're two days from the NFL draft, and while turmoil continues to surround negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement, the draft offers some "comfort food" to fans starved for any kind of positive football news.

While fans -- and team officials -- debate over who should go No. 1, an extremely safe bet is that Miami and Ohio State are going to have players selected in the draft.

Miami has had the most players selected in the first round (26, 10 more than Ohio State) since 2000, while Ohio State leads in total draftees (73, four more than USC). Miami CB Brandon Harris and Ohio State DE Cameron Heyward are potential first-round picks this year.

In all, both schools have six or seven likely draftees.

Here are some NFL draft stats this century as it relates to colleges and conference affiliation through last season. This covers the 2000 draft through the 2010 draft.

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
9t. Georgia 10
9t. Penn State 10

Here is a team-by-team look at the players selected in the NFL draft since 2000. (@ - player taken in supplemental draft. * - player was first of multiple picks from that school in first round that year).

SchoolDraft picksFirst-roundersLast first-rounder
Boston College2272009 (DT B.J. Raji)
Clemson2942010 (RB C.J. Spiller)
Duke201992 (QB Dave Brown@)
Florida State59142010 (CB Patrick Robinson)
Georgia Tech2732010 (DE Derrick Morgan*)
Maryland293'09 (WR Darrius Heyward-Bey)
Miami67262008 (FS Kenny Phillips)
North Carolina2942009 (WR Hakeem Nicks)
NC State2852006 (DE Mario Williams*)
Virginia3462009 (OT Eugene Monroe)
Virginia Tech5242008 (OT Duane Brown)
Wake Forest1922009 (LB Aaron Curry)
BIG 12
SchoolDraft picksFirst-roundersLast first-rounder
Baylor912009 (OT Jason Smith)
Colorado2622003 (DE Tyler Brayton)
Iowa State1101973 (RB George Amundson)
Kansas1212008 (CB Aqib Talib)
Kansas State3222009 (QB Josh Freeman)
Missouri1942010 (LB Sean Weatherspoon)
Nebraska4432010 (DT Ndamukong Suh)
Oklahoma49122010 (QB Sam Bradford*)
Oklahoma State1752010 (OT Russell Okung*)
Texas45142010 (S Earl Thomas)
Texas A&M3222003 (DE Ty Warren*)
Texas Tech2012009 (WR Michael Crabtree)
SchoolDraft picksFirst-roundersLast first-rounder
Cincinnati2101971 (DT Bob Bell)
Connecticut1112009 (RB Donald Brown)
Louisville2922009 (C Eric Wood)
Pittsburgh2932008 (OT Jeff Otah)
Rutgers1732010 (OT Anthony Davis*)
Syracuse2432002 (DE Dwight Freeney)
USF1622010 (DE Jason Pierre-Paul)
West Virginia1822005 (CB Pacman Jones)
SchoolDraft picksFirst-roundersLast first-rounder
Illinois2222009 (CB Vontae Davis)
Indiana1001994 (WR Thomas Lewis)
Iowa3942010 (OT Brian Bulaga)
Michigan4992010 (DE Brandon Graham)
Michigan State3342003 (WR Charles Rogers)
Minnesota2022006 (RB Laurence Maroney)
Northwestern1622005 (DT Luis Castillo)
Ohio State73162009 (CB Malcolm Jenkins*)
Penn State44102010 (DT Jared Odrick)
Purdue3322008 (TE Dustin Keller)
Wisconsin4682007 (OT Joe Thomas)
SchoolDraft picksFirst-roundersLast first-rounder
East Carolina1012008 (RB Chris Johnson)
Houston801997 (RB Antowain Smith)
Marshall1222003 (QB Byron Leftwich)
Memphis1012006 (RB DeAngelo Williams)
Rice401980 (RB Earl Cooper)
SMU401986 (CB Rod Jones*)
Southern Miss1901992 (RB Tony Smith)
Tulane922004 (QB J.P. Losman)
Tulsa501977 (OL Steve August)
UAB622005 (WR Roddy White)
UCF1401999 (QB Duante Culpepper)
UTEP1301968 (LB Fred Carr*)
SchoolDraft picksFirst-roundersLast first-rounder
Army101947 (OT Tex Coulter)
Notre Dame4622007 (QB Brady Quinn)
SchoolDraft picksFirst-roundersLast first-rounder
Ball State50None
Bowling Green401961 (WR Bernie Casey)
Central Michigan712007 (OT Joe Staley)
Eastern Michigan401999 (OT L.J. Shelton)
Kent State50None
Miami (Ohio)912004 (QB Ben Roethlisberger)
Northern Illinois712009 (OLB Larry English)
Ohio401936 (T Art Lewis)
Temple601987 (RB Paul Palmer)
Toledo601993 (DE Dan Williams)
Western Michigan512004 (OLB Jason Babin)
SchoolDraft picksFirst-roundersLast first-rounder
Air Force00None
BYU2212000 (LB Rob Morris)
Colorado State1201987 (QB Kelly Stouffer)
New Mexico1312000 (LB Brian Urlacher)
San Diego State1801998 (G Kyle Turley)
TCU2422010 (DE Jerry Hughes)
Utah2922005 (QB Alex Smith)
Wyoming401976 (RB Lawrence Gaines*)
SchoolDraft picksFirst-roundersLast first-rounder
Arizona2422008 (CB Antoine Cason)
Arizona State3552003 (OLB Terrell Suggs)
Cal3892010 (DE Tyson Alualu*)
Oregon3732008 (RB Jonathan Stewart)
Oregon State2922004 (RB Steven Jackson)
Stanford3312003 (OT Kwame Harris)
UCLA2832006 (TE Marcedes Lewis)
USC69152009 (QB Mark Sanchez*)
Washington2122004 (WR Reggie Williams)
Washington State1712003 (CB Marcus Trufant)
SchoolDraft picksFirst-roundersLast first-rounder
Alabama4252010 (LB Rolando McClain*)
Arkansas3062008 (RB Darren McFadden*)
Auburn3862007 (G Ben Grubbs)
Florida59122010 (CB Joe Haden*)
Georgia61102009 (QB Matt Stafford*)
Kentucky1812003 (DT Dewayne Robertson)
LSU5592009 (DE Tyson Jackson)
Mississippi2662009 (OT Michael Oher*)
Mississippi State1801996 (CB Walt Harris*)
South Carolina3042006 (CB Johnathan Joseph)
Tennessee60122010 (S Eric Berry)
Vanderbilt1422008 (OT Chris Williams)
SchoolDraft picksFirst-roundersLast first-rounder
Arkansas State50None
Florida Atlantic10None
Florida International20None
Louisiana-Monroe301971 (RB Joe Profit)
Middle Tennessee40None
North Texas101971 (DB Leonard Dunlap)
Troy1222008 (CB Leodis McKelvin)
Western Kentucky30None
SchoolDraft picksFirst-roundersLast first-rounder
Boise State1322010 (CB Kyle Wilson)
Fresno State2032010 (RB Ryan Mathews)
Hawaii2012002 (WR Ashley Lelie)
Idaho712010 (G Mike Iupati)
Louisiana Tech901999 (WR Troy Edwards)
Nevada601949 (QB Stan Heath)
New Mexico State20None
San Jose State901983 (CB Gill Byrd)
Utah State401970 (DT Phil Olsen)

Mike Huguenin is the college sports editor for Rivals.com. He can be reached at mhuguenin@rivals.com.


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