Ranking College Football Teams in the NFL Draft Since 2005

Pete Carroll era helping USC stand strong

A decade is a long time in college football. Dynasties begin and end. Conferences ebb and flow. National champions are crowned and de-throned.

 

Even as the SEC as a conference replaced USC as the sport’s dominant figure over the last decade, the Trojans remained the prominent team for the NFL draft through the last 10 years.

 

The Trojans have churned out more NFL Draft picks in the last 10 cycles than any other team, despite the SEC’s status as the powerhouse conference of the era.

 

Make no mistake, the SEC is a force on draft day. Alabama has produced more first-round picks than any other team in the last 10 years. Of the top 10 college teams in the NFL from 2005-14, four are from the SEC.

 

The SEC has sent more total players (466) and first-round picks (93) to the draft that any other league by a wide margin.

 

But as far as a single school in the last 10 drafts, USC is still on top.

Athlon Sports has looked at each power conference in the NFL Draft in the last 10 seasons. We’ve collected the top 25 teams here.

For a more in-depth look at each team in each power conference, we’ve collected them here:

ACC

Big 12

Big Ten

Pac-12

SEC

 

We've also collected the draft numbers for every active coach.

 

College Football's Top Teams in the NFL Draft

2005-2014

 

  School Total Picks First Round 2004-13 Record
1. 68 14 89-27 (.767)
2. 63 14 104-27 (.794)
3. 57 9 105-28 (.789)
4. 55 7 94-37 (.718)
5. 54 13 80-40 (.667)
6. 53 16 80-30 (.727)
7. 52 13 92-24 (.793)
8. 47 11 94-36 (.723)
9. 46 6 75-50 (.600)
10. 42 6 96-35 (.733)
T11. 41 9 99-30 (.739)
T11. 41 5 85-44 (.659)
T13. 40 6 68-57 (.544)
T13. 40 5 78-48 (.619)
T13. 40 3 99-35 (.739)
16. 39 4 76-50 (.603)
T17. 36 4 84-46 (.646)
T17. 36 4 84-39 (.682)

T17.

36 4 98-30 (.766)
20. 35 9 67-58 (.536)
T21. 34 9 92-37 (.713)
T21. 34 7 48-60 (.444)
T21. 34 6 77-49 (.611)
T21. 34 5 83-44 (.654)
25. 33 2 73-52 (.584)

FBS Conferences in the NFL Draft

2005-14

 

Conference Total Picks First Round
466 93
403 63
382 54
342 38
233 37
134 6
120 9
67 5
53 0
44 2

*in their current lineups

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