NFL Draft: College Haves, Have-Nots

**  There were exactly 20 colleges which had four or more players drafted  by the NFL in 2016.  Not surprisingly, all 20 were from Power Five conferences.

Rank      School              Draftees
1    Ohio State                     12
2    Clemson                          9
3    U.C.L.A.                           9
4    Alabama                         8
.     Florida                            8
.     Notre Dame                   8
7    Baylor                             6
8    Arkansas                         5
.     Georgia                           5
.     Louisiana State              5
.     Michigan State               5
.     Mississippi                      5
.     Penn State                      5
.     Stanford                          5
.     Texas Christian              5
.     West Virginia                  5
17  California                        4
.     Nebraska                         4
.     Oklahoma                       4
.     Southern California       4

**  There were three FCS schools with more than one draftee (2 each):
.          North Dakota State
.          South Carolina State
.          Southern Utah

**  There were five Group of Five schools with three draftees:
.          Boise State                 Mountain West
.          Houston                      American Athletic
.          Louisiana Tech           Conference USA
.          Temple                        American Athletic
.          Western Kentucky      Conference USA

**  There were 46 NCAA Division I schools which had no draftees.  That’s 36% of the 128 schools.
**  There were only seven Power Five conference teams with no draftees.  That’s 11% of the 64 schools.
**  The Big Ten is the only conference in which every member school had at least one player drafted.  (Conference runner-up Iowa had only one and almost had none!  Center Austin Blythe went to Indianapolis at #248, deep in the last round.)
**  The SEC had 51 players drafted, the most of any conference.  The Sun Belt had just three draftees, the fewest of any conference.  Among Power Five conferences the ACC had the fewest draftees with 26, an average of  less than two per team.  Clemson had nine of the 26 draftees, which is more than one-third!

**  Here are the 46 teams with no draftees, by conference:
Atlantic Coast
Duke
North Carolina   (This is the second most surprising school on this list.  Number One?  Tennessee.)
Wake Forest
Big 12
Iowa State
Kansas
Big Ten
.     (none)
Pac-12
Colorado
SEC
Tennessee    (The Vols have been young.  Could 2016 be their year?)
Independents
Army
American Athletic
Central Florida
Connecticut
East Carolina
South Florida
Southern Methodist
Tulane
Tulsa
Conference USA
Charlotte
Florida Atlantic
Florida International
Marshall
North Texas
Old Dominion
Rice
Texas-El Paso
MAC
Ball State
Bowling Green
Buffalo
Kent State
Miami (Ohio)
Northern Illinois
Ohio
Toledo
Mountain West
Air Force
Fresno State
Hawaii
Nevada
New Mexico
U.N.L.V.
Wyoming
Sun Belt
Arkansas State
Georgia State
Idaho
Louisiana-Lafayette
New Mexico State
South Alabama
Texas State
Troy
**  The only three teams in the Sun Belt to have 2016 draftees were Appalachian State, Georgia Southern and Louisiana-Monroe  –  and they each had just one!

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