There aren't any Jayhawks particularly likely to be selected in the 2012 NFL draft this season. However, the University of Kansas has a fairly respectable history of NFL talent.
With the 2012 NFL draft just days away, I've decided to tally up Kansas' historically best position in terms of being drafted into the NFL.
The process will be entirely mathematical. The overall position group will be given seven points for every first-rounder its had drafted, six points for every second-rounder and so on, right down to one point for every seventh-rounder. A half-point will be awarded to every player drafted beyond the seventh round, but only when necessary to serve as a tiebreaker.
Despite the fact that there was a time when many players played multiple positions, with several having an impact on both sides of the ball, each former Jayhawk will only be counted once. These athletes' ultimate positions will be selected primarily based upon their listed positions at Pro Football Reference and NFL.com.
Players drafted more than one time will also count only once. The round in which the athlete was initially drafted will determine the amount of points the draftee contributes to his position group.
Nearly every position also contains a very modest look at Kansas' immediate NFL prospectus at the position, though it is inconsequential to the math and the outcome of the article.
Positions will be numbered in order of the least to the greatest number of points, beginning with...