Want to get drafted in the first round? Go to Alabama

Not only has Alabama won three national championships since 2011, it seems they’ve also had the most first round NFL draft picks – which may explain the championships. This year, it looks like players such as linebacker Reggie Ragland and defensive lineman Jarran Reed projected to go high in the first round, adding to Saban’s recruiting elevator speech.

In terms of conferences, the SEC could nearly field an NFL roster of first-round picks as 49 first-round picks over that same time frame. Second-place was the ACC with 26, followed by the Pac 12 with 24, the Big 12 with 20, and the Big Ten with 18.

As you can tell from the list below, ‘Bama has twice as many as the next schools, Florida State and Texas A&M.

Alabama: 14
Florida State: 7
Texas A&M: 7
Florida: 6
LSU: 6
North Carolina: 5
USC: 5
Washington: 5
Wisconsin: 5
Auburn: 4
Baylor: 4
Clemson: 4
Georgia: 4
Louisville: 4
Missouri: 4
Notre Dame: 4
Oregon: 4
Illinois: 3
Iowa: 3
Ohio State: 3
Oklahoma State: 3
South Carolina: 3
Stanford: 3
West Virginia: 3
Boise State: 2
Boston College: 2
Central Florida: 2
Colorado: 2
Miami: 2
Michigan State: 2
Mississippi State: 2
Pittsburgh: 2
Syracuse: 2
Tennessee: 2
Texas: 2
UCLA: 2
Virginia Tech: 2
Arizona State: 1
Buffalo: 1
BYU: 1
California: 1
Central Michigan: 1
Connecticut: 1
Duke: 1
Houston: 1
Kentucky: 1
Memphis: 1
Michigan: 1
Nebraska: 1
Northern Illinois: 1
Oklahoma: 1
Oregon State: 1
Purdue: 1
TCU: 1
Temple: 1
Utah: 1
Wake Forest: 1
Washington State: 1

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