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College Football Programs That Produced the Most NFL Draft Picks

Alex CallosCorrespondent IApril 29, 2012

College Football Programs That Produced the Most NFL Draft Picks

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    The three-day event that is the NFL draft has come and gone. In all, 253 players were selected in the seven-round marathon.

    Those players came from 106 different schools, ranging from big-name programs to smaller-level institutions and even a college in Canada.

    Out of the 106 programs that had players drafted, 53 of them had multiple players selected.

    So which college football programs produced the most talent in this year's NFL draft?

    Here are the 52 schools that produced more than one player selected in 2012.

Western Michigan (Two Players Selected)

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    In somewhat of a surprise toward the end of the draft, Western Michigan had two players selected in the seventh round.

    The first of those players was wide receiver Jordan White who was taken No. 244 overall by the Buffalo Bills. White had nearly 2,000 yards and 17 touchdowns on 140 receptions last season, having one of the most prolific seasons in college football history for a wide receiver.

    Just seven picks later, the Buffalo Bills took kicker John Potter at No. 251 overall. Potter was one of the best kicker prospects in the draft and one of the few selected.

Northwestern (Two Players Selected)

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    Like Western Michigan, Northwestern also had two players selected in the seventh round, only theirs were a little higher.

    The first of the two Wildcats to be selected was tight end Drake Dunsmore who was taken No. 233 overall by Tampa Bay. He is a prototypical B1G tight end at 6'2" and 241 pounds.

    Just two picks later, the New England Patriots took wide receiver Jeremy Ebert at No. 235. Ebert will likely have a chance to make the squad on special teams.

Kentucky (Two Players Selected)

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    The Kentucky Wildcats are the next team on the list with two players selected, both in the sixth round.

    Defensive back Guy Winston was the first taken in round six at No. 181 overall to Seattle. He is a physical player who lacks speed and athleticism, but will likely be able to contribute on special teams.

    Seven picks later at No. 188, Denver selected outside linebacker Danny Trevathan. Even though he is slightly undersized, he tackles anything and could also contribute on special teams next season.

Colorado (Two Players Selected)

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    Colorado also had two players taken in the draft, both on the final day.

    Big offensive guard Ryan Miller was the first to go off the board. The 6'7" 321-pound guard has the potential to move outside to tackle at the next level and the Browns drafted him in the fifth round at No. 160 overall.

    Later on in the seventh round, the Pittsburgh Steelers took wide receiver Toney Clemons at No. 231 overall.

TCU (Two Players Selected)

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    TCU had two very productive players taken on the third and final day of the NFL Draft.

    The first of those players to be selected was inside linebacker Tank Carder. Carder was taken in the fifth round, No. 147 overall by the Buffalo Bills. The 6'2" 235-pound linebacker was a force at the collegiate level and should have no problem translating that to the NFL.

    In the seventh round, the Bears took cornerback Greg McCoy at pick No. 220 overall.

Purdue (Two Players Selected)

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    The B1G is known for producing a lot of talent along the offensive line and the Purdue Boilermakers had two players selected from the offensive line on the final day of the draft.

    In the fifth round, the Philadelphia Eagles selected tackle Dennis Kelly at pick No. 153 overall.

    Following that up in the sixth round, the Houston Texans took 6'6" 304-pound tackle Nick Mondek at No. 194 overall.

Florida (Two Players Selected)

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    Florida is usually a team that has a lot of players taken every year. 2012 was a little different as the Gators had to wait until the final day to hear one of their players go off the board.

    The first of those selected was defensive tackle Jay Howard. Howard was taken in the fourth round at No. 114 overall by Seattle in another pick that seemed like a stretch for the Seahawks.

    In the fifth round at No. 159 overall, the Pittsburgh Steelers took speedy running back Chris Rainey at No. 159 overall. The 5'8" 180-pound Rainey will contribute immediately on special teams.

Washington (Two Players Selected)

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    Washington had two big linemen taken on the final day of the draft and both of them have a chance to contribute with their new teams.

    In the fourth round, the Pittsburgh Steelers traded up to select Alameda Ta'amu at No. 109 overall. The 6'3" 348 pound defensive tackle is one of the largest players in the draft.

    In the fifth round, the Arizona Cardinals took Senio Kelememte at No. 151 overall. He is also 6'3", but only weighs 307. Either way he is another big body who is NFL ready.

Montana (Two Players Selected)

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    Montana is another in a long line of non-BCS schools to have multiple players taken.

    There were a lot of talented cornerbacks from non BCS schools and one of the best was Trumaine Johnson out of Montanta. He was selected at the beginning of the third round at pick No. 65 by the St. Louis Rams.

    Johnson wasn't the only draft pick produced by Montana. Inside linebacker Caleb McSurdy was taken in the seventh round at pick No. 222 by the Dallas Cowboys.

Louisiana-Lafayette (Two Players Selected)

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    Louisiana-Lafayette was one of the smaller schools who had multiple players selected over the weekend.

    The first of those players taken off the board was cornerback Dwight Bentley. The 5'10" 182-pound defensive back was taken 85 overall in the third round by the Detroit Lions.

    Toward the beginning of the fourth round, the San Diego Chargers selected Ladarius Green at No. 110 overall. At 6'6" and 238 pounds he has the size to play on Sundays.

Vanderbilt (Two Players Selected)

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    Vanderbilt is not known to produce a lot of NFL talent, but they had a successful bowl season in 2011 and it was certain that some of that talent would move on to the next level.

    Among that talent is cornerback Casey Hayward. Hayward was taken No. 62 overall in the second round. He was a second-team all-SEC selection and one of the best corners in the draft.

    The other Commodore selected was Tim Fuggar. The 6'3" 248-pound defensive end was taken No. 214 overall by the Indianapolis Colts in the seventh round.

Arizona State (Two Players Selected)

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    Arizona State was one of the more talked about teams during the second round of the draft as anticipation built while Brock Osweiler was waiting to be selected.

    The 6'7" 242-pound quarterback was eventually taken by the Denver Broncos at No. 57 overall in the second round. He will have a chance to learn and develop while backing up Peyton Manning over the next few years. 

    In the fourth round, the Broncos once again selected a Sun Devil when they took cornerback Omar Bolden at No. 101 overall.

Syracuse (Two Players Selected)

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    Syracuse was one of the few Big East teams to have a player selected in the first round and the New England Patriots traded up to get their man.

    Defensive end Chandler Jones was taken off the board at No. 21 overall. The 6'5" 247-pound defensive end should see immediate playing time for the Patriots as a rush end in 2012.

    The other Orange player that was selected was guard Andrew Tiller. Tiller was drafted by the Saints in round six at No. 179 overall.

North Carolina (Two Players Selected)

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    North Carolina only had two players selected, but they were both taken relatively high within the first two rounds of the draft.

    The first of those players taken was defensive end Quinton Coples. Coples was selected in the first round, No. 16 overall by the New York Jets. There are not many players in the draft with more potential than Coples. 

    In the second round, linebacker Zach Brown was taken No. 52 overall by the Tennessee Titans. The 6'1" 244-pound linebacker has potential to be a starter in 2012.

Texas (Three Players Selected)

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    There were eight teams who had three players selected in the NFL draft and starting off that list is the Texas Longhorns.

    The first Texas player selected was outside linebacker Keenan Robinson. Robinson was drafted by the Washington Redskins at pick No. 119 overall in the fourth round.

    Fellow outside linebacker Emmanuel Acho was taken by the Browns at No. 204 overall in the sixth round.

    In the seventh round, defensive tackle Kheeston Randall was taken by the Dolphins with the 215th overall pick.

Michigan (Three Players Selected)

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    Michigan certainly did not have the high draft selections that they have grown accustomed to over the years, but by the end of the draft they did have three players taken.

    The only one of those players taken before the final round was defensive tackle Mike Martin who was taken in the third round by the Tennessee Titans at pick No. 82.

    In the seventh round, center David Molk was taken by the San Diego Chargers at No. 226 overall. Molk was one of the best centers in college football last season and it will be interesting to see how that translates to the NFL.

    Also in the seventh round, wide receiver Junior Hemingway was taken No. 238 overall by the Kansas City Chiefs.

Arizona (Three Players Selected)

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    Arizona was another of the teams who had three players taken and a few were taken a little later than expected.

    The first Wildcat to go off the board was quarterback Nick Foles. Foles was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the third round at No. 88 overall. He will serve as a backup to Michael Vick in the coming years.

    In the fifth round, the Oakland Raiders chose wide receiver Juron Criner at No. 168 overall.

    Later on in round seven, the Browns took cornerback Tevin Wade at No. 245 overall. This was considered a great value pick as the 5'10" 192-pound Wade could have been selected higher.

Temple (Three Players Selected)

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    Temple was one of the few teams from the Mid American Conference with multiple players drafted.

    The first of those was running back Bernard Pierce. The Baltimore Ravens took Pierce in round three at No. 84 overall.

    The second Owl taken was tight end Evan Rodriguez. Rogriguez was selected by the Chicago Bears in the fourth round at No. 111 overall.

    The third and final Temple player drafted was outside linebacker Tahir Whitehead who the Detroit Lions took in the fifth round at No. 138.

Utah State (Three Players Selected)

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    Surprisingly, Utah State had a lot of talent last year and it showed during the NFL Draft.

    The first Aggie that was selected was inside linebacker Bobby Wagner. The 6'0" 233-pound bruiser was drafted in the second round by the Seattle Seahawks at No. 47 overall.

    Seattle took another Aggie in the fourth round when they selected running back Robert Turbin at No. 106 overall.

    The final player taken was Michael Smith, also a running back. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at No. 212 overall in round seven.

Virginia Tech (Three Players Selected)

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    Virginia Tech once again had another solid draft, which included three players selected in all.

    The first of those players was running back David Wilson. Wilson was the final pick of the first round, No. 32 overall by the New York Giants.

    In the third round, the Giants once again took a Hokie at No. 94 overall when they selected cornerback Jayron Hosley to help sure up their secondary.

    The final Hokie taken was wide receiver Danny Coale. Coale was selected by the Cowboys in the fifth round at No. 152 overall.

West Virginia (Three Players Selected)

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    The West Virginia Mountaineers have a lot of talent coming back and will likely have more players selected in 2013, but the 2012 draft was not too bad either.

    In one of the biggest surprises in the draft, defensive end Bruce Irvin was taken No. 15 overall in the first round by the Seattle Seahawks.

    In round five inside linebacker Najee Goode was drafted by the Tampa Buccaneers at pick No. 140.

    The Buccaneers once again went back to Morgantown in the sixth round, drafting cornerback Keith Tandy with pick No. 174.

Mississippi State (Three Players Selected)

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    Mississippi State was just another of the SEC teams who had multiple players selected during the draft.

    Fletcher Cox was the first Bulldog selected when the Eagles took him in the first round at No. 12 overall. The big 6'4" 298-pound defensive tackle will help bolster a strong Eagles defensive front.

    In the fifth round, the Colts took running back Vick Ballard at No. 170 overall.

    The final Bulldog selected was strong safety Charles Mitchell who was drafted by the Falcons in the sixth round at No. 192 overall.

Oklahoma State (Three Players Selected)

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    Oklahoma State only had three players selected in the NFL Draft, but two of them went in the first round.

    The first of those selections was wide receiver Justin Blackmon who was chosen No. 5 overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

    Later on in the first round, the Cleveland Browns selected quarterback Brandon Weeden No. 22 overall.

    The final Cowboy drafted was free safety Markelle Martin who the Tennessee Titans selected in round six at No. 190 overall.

USC (Three Players Selected)

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    USC is the final team with three players selected and the first to have two players taken in the first round.

    The first of those players was offensive tackle Matt Kalil who was drafted No. 4 overall by the Minnesota Vikings. Minnesota went heavy on offense to get more weapons for second-year quarterback Christian Ponder.

    The other Trojan drafted in the first round was defensive end Nick Perry who was taken No. 28 overall by the Green Bay Packers.

    The final Trojan drafted was fullback Rhett Ellison. The 6'5" 251-pound Ellison was drafted in the fourth round, No. 126 overall, also by the Minnesota Vikings.

Nevada (Four Players Selected)

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    There were 16 schools with four players drafted, more than any number except one. The Nevada Wolfpack are the first team with four players taken, all on the final day of the draft.

    The first of those players taken was inside linebacker James-Michael Johnson who was taken by the Browns in round five at No. 120 overall.

    The next Nevada player taken was outside linebacker Brandon Marshall. He was selected in round five at pick 142 overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

    Cornerback Isaiah Frey was taken in round six at No. 184 overall by the Chicago Bears.

    The final and perhaps most well known Wolfpack player taken was wide receiver Rishard Matthews. Matthews was drafted by the Dolphins in the seventh round at No. 227 overall.

Florida State (Four Players Selected)

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    Florida State did not have any players selected on the first two days of the NFL Draft which was rather surprising, but did have four taken on the final day.

    The first of those players was outside linebacker Nigel Bradham. Bradham was drafted in round four by the Buffalo Bills at No. 105 overall.

    In the fifth round, the Bills also went back to the Florida State pool to take offensive tackle Zebrie Sanders at pick No. 144.

    Cornerback Mike Harris was the next Seminole taken as the Jacksonville Jaguars selected him in the sixth round at No. 176 overall.

    The final Seminole taken was 6'6" 315-pound offensive tackle Andrew Datko who was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the seventh round, No. 241 overall.

Wake Forest (Four Players Selected)

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    Like the two previous teams before them, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons had four players selected on the final day of the draft.

    The first of those players was wide receiver Chris Givens. Givens was the first pick of round four, number 96 overall by the St. Louis Rams. 

    Later on in round four, the Dallas Cowboys selected outside linebacker Kyle Wilber at No. 113 overall.

    The San Francisco 49ers then took guard Joe Looney four picks later at No. 117 overall in the fourth round.

    The final Demon Deacon selected was safety Josh Bush who was taken by the New York Jets in round six at No. 187 overall.

SMU (Four Players Selected)

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    SMU may not have been the best team in Conference USA last season, but they had the most players drafted over the weekend.

    The first Mustang taken was guard Josh LeRibeus who the Washington Redskins took in the third round at No. 71 overall.

    In the fifth round, big tight end Taylor Thompson was drafted by the Tennessee Titans at No. 145 overall. The 6'6" 259-pound Thompson is one of the biggest tight ends in the draft who played strictly defensive end in college.

    Another Mustang was taken by the Washington Redskins in round seven as defensive back Richard Crawford was drafted No. 213 overall.

    The final SMU player taken was offensive tackle Kelvin Beachum who the Steelers took in the seventh round at No. 248 overall.

San Diego State (Four Players Selected)

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    San Diego State has produced a lot of talent on both sides of the ball over the years and the 2012 NFL Draft was no different.

    The first player taken was one of the most talented running backs in the draft. The Denver Broncos took Ronnie Hillman in the third round, No. 67 overall. 

    Outside linebacker Miles Burris was the next Aztec selected. The Raiders chose him in the fourth round at pick No. 129 overall.

    In the sixth round, quarterback Ryan Lindley was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals at No. 185 overall.

    The final Aztec drafted was defensive tackle Jerome Long who was drafted in round seven by the Kansas City Chiefs at No. 218 overall.

Arkansas (Four Players Selected)

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    Arkansas was known for their talented receiver trio and all three were taken in the fourth round of the NFL Draft, but none of them were the first Arkansas player off the board.

    The New England Patriots took defensive end Jake Bequette in the third round with the 90th overall selection.

    In the fourth round, all three receivers were selected, starting with Joe Adams. The Carolina Panthers took Adams No. 104 overall.

    He was followed by Jarius Wright who the Minnesota Vikings took No. 118 overall and then Greg Childs who was also taken by the Vikings No. 134 overall.

    Childs and Wright were high school teammates before playing together at Arkansas and now will join the Vikings.

Oregon (Four Players Selected)

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    The Oregon Ducks had an explosive offense last season and three players from that offense were selected during the 2012 NFL Draft.

    The first of those players taken was running back LaMichael James. James was taken in the second round, No. 61 overall by the San Francisco 49ers and former Stanford head coach Jim Harbaugh.

    The second Duck drafted was linebacker Josh Kaddu. The slightly undersized linebacker was drafted in the fifth round by the Miami Dolphins at No. 155 overall.

    Guard Mark Asper was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the sixth round at pick No 178 overall.

    The final Duck selected was tight end David Paulson at No. 240 overall in the seventh round by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Nebraska (Four Players Selected)

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    Nebraska had four players drafted, three of them on the defensive side of the ball.

    The first of those players was outside linebacker Lavonte David. The Tampa Buccaneers took David with the 58th overall pick in round two.

    The next Nebraska player off the board was defensive tackle Jared Crick. Crick was taken by the Houston Texans with the 126th overall pick in the fourth round.

    Two Cornhuskers were taken in the seventh round, including cornerback Alfonzo Dennard who was drafted by the New England Patriots at No. 224 overall. Dennard has had some legal trouble in recent weeks and that dropped his draft stock considerably.

    The final Cornhusker taken was 6'6" 320-pound offensive tackle Marcel Jones who the New Orleans Saints took No. 234 overall.

Penn State (Four Players Selected)

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    Penn State always has a solid defense and the 2012 NFL Draft showed just how talented that group was last season.

    The first Nittany Lion selected was defensive tackle Devon Still. The 6'5" 303-pound space eater was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in round two at pick No. 53 overall.

    The second Penn State player off the board was guard Johnnie Troutman. Troutman was selected in the fifth round by the San Diego Chargers at No. 149 overall.

    Just a few picks later, defensive end Jack Crawford was drafted by the Oakland Raiders at No. 158 overall.

    The final Nittany Lion drafted was outside linebacker Nathan Stupar. The Raiders also took Stupar with the 230th overall pick in the seventh round.

Ohio State (Four Players Selected)

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    The Ohio State Buckeyes usually have a larger number of players selected and the four they had chosen showed why they struggled so much last season.

    The first Buckeye taken was 6'7" 323-pound offensive tackle Mike Adams. The Steelers chose him No. 56 overall in the second round. 

    Wide receiver DeVier Posey was then selected by the Houston Texans in round three at pick No. 68.

    Running back Dan Herron was drafted in the sixth round by the Cincinnati Bengals at No. 191 overall.

    The final Buckeye taken was safety Nate Ebner who played almost exclusively on special teams for the Buckeyes. The Patriots took him in round six at No. 197 overall in one of the more intriguing picks of the draft. 

Clemson (Four Players Selected)

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    Clemson had a solid draft with four players selected within the first four rounds.

    Leading the way was defensive end Andre Branch. Branch was taken in the second round, No. 38 overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

    The next Tiger selected was tight end Dwayne Allen who heard his name called in the third round at pick No. 64 by the Indianapolis Colts.

    Defensive tackle Brandon Thompson was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals at No. 93 overall in the third round.

    The final Clemson player taken was cornerback Coty Sensabaugh who the Tennessee Titans selected in the fourth round, No. 115 overall.

Cincinnati (Four Players Selected)

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    The Cincinnati Bearcats had another solid draft and for the first time in school history, had two players selected in the top 50.

    The first of those players taken was defensive tackle Derek Wolfe. The 6'5" 295-pound Wolfe was a two-time All-American who the Denver Broncos selected in the second round at No. 36 overall.

    Running back Isaiah Pead was next to go as the Rams selected the do-it all back at No. 50 overall in the second round.

    In the third round defensive tackle John Hughes was selected higher than anticipated by the Cleveland Browns at No. 87 overall.

    The fourth and final Bearcat taken was tight end Adrien Robinson who the New York Giants took in the fourth round at No. 127 overall.

Texas A&M (Four Players Selected)

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    Texas A&M had one player taken on the first day of the draft and three more taken on the final day.

    Quarterback Ryan Tannehill was drafted in the first round, No. 8 overall by the Miami Dolphins, making him the third quarterback selected overall.

    On the final day of the draft, the Houston Texans selected kicker Randy Bullock with the 161st pick in the fifth round.

    In the sixth round running back Cyrus Gray was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs with pick 182.

    The final Aggie chosen was cornerback Terrence Frederick who the Pittsburgh Steelers took in the seventh round at No. 246 overall.

Illinois (Four Players Selected)

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    Despite losing six games in a row to end the regular season, Illinois was certainly not short on talent.

    They had two players selected in the first round, including defensive end Whitney Mercilus. The defensive lineman was taken No. 26 overall by the Houston Texans.

    The second player taken in the first round was wide receiver A.J. Jenkins who the San Francisco 49ers took No. 30 overall.

    The Fighting Illini had two more players taken in the second round, including offensive tackle Jeff Allen who the Kansas City Chiefs drafted No. 44 overall.

    Free safety Tavon Wilson was then chosen by the New England Patriots at No. 48 overall.

Notre Dame (Four Players Selected)

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    Notre Dame also had two players selected in the first round and two more chosen on the final day of the draft.

    The first player taken was wide receiver Michael Floyd who the Arizona Cardinals took No. 13 overall.

    Free safety Harrison Smith was the next player off the board as he was selected No. 29 overall by the Minnesota Vikings.

    On day three of the draft, the Vikings once again came calling when they selected cornerback Robert Blanton in the fifth round at No. 139 overall.

    The final Notre Dame player selected was outside linebacker Darius Fleming. He was chosen in the fifth round by the 49ers at pick No. 165.

Stanford (Four Players Selected)

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    For only having four players selected, Stanford had a rather impressive draft and showed why they were so talented on offense last season.

    Quarterback Andrew Luck was the No. 1 overall selection by the Indianapolis Colts.

    Also going in the first round was guard David DeCastro. He was chosen No. 24 overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

    In the second round, two more Cardinal were chosen as the Colts took 6'6" 247-pound tight end Coby Fleener with pick No. 34 overall. Fleener will join one of his best friends, Andrew Luck next season in Indianapolis.

    The final member of the Stanford Cardinal selected was offensive tackle Jonathan Martin who was chosen No. 42 overall by the Miami Dolphins.

North Carolina State (Five Players Selected)

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    Despite not having a player selected in the first 65 picks of the NFL Draft, NC State still managed to get five players drafted, all in the later rounds.

    The first of those players chosen was wide receiver T.J. Graham. Graham was drafted in the third round with pick No. 69 by the Buffalo Bills.

    In round five outside linebacker Terrell Manning was drafted by the Green Bay Packers at No. 163 overall.

    Three former Wolfpack players were drafted in the seventh round, including inside linebacker Audie Cole. The 6'4" 246 pound linebacker was chosen by the Minnesota Vikings at pick No. 210.

    Also going in the seventh round was defensive end J R Sweezy who the Seattle Seahawks took No. 225 overall.

    The final member of the Wolfpack drafted was defensive tackle Markus Kuhn who the Giants took at No. 239 overall.

Baylor (Five Players Selected)

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    The Baylor offense showed why they were so explosive over the weekend when they had five players selected from that side of the ball.

    Leading the way was quarterback Robert Griffin III, chosen No. 2 overall by the Washington Redskins who had traded up to acquire the pick.

    Also selected in the first round was wide receiver Kendall Wright, who the Tennessee Titans took No. 20 overall.

    In round four on the final day of the draft, center Philip Blake was taken by the Denver Broncos at pick No. 108.

    Two more Bears were taken back-to-back by the New York Jets in the sixth round. The first of which was running back Terrance Ganaway. Ganaway was the 202nd overall selection.

    He was followed by 6'6" 335-pound guard Robert T. Griffin at pick No. 203.

LSU (Five Players Selected)

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    LSU is one of a few teams who had two players selected in the first round. They also had three more players chosen, one in each of the following three rounds.

    The first player taken was cornerback Morris Claiborne. The Cowboys took the best cover corner in the draft at No. 6 overall.

    The other first round selection for LSU was defensive tackle Michael Brockers. The St. Louis Rams made him their choice at No. 14 overall.

    In the second round, wide receiver Reuben Randle was No. 63 overall by the New York Giants and a solid value pick.

    Round three saw strong safety Brandon Taylor drafted No. 73 overall by the San Diego Chargers.

    In the fourth round, cornerback Ron Brooks was drafted by the Buffalo Bills at No. 124 overall, giving the Tigers five players in the first four rounds.

Miami (Six Players Selected)

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    Despite not having a player selected in the first two rounds of the NFL Draft, the Miami Hurricanes had six selected in the final five rounds.

    The first selection was defensive end Olivier Vernon who was drafted No. 72 overall by the Miami Dolphins in round three.

    Linebacker Sean Spence was the next off the board as the Pittsburgh Steelers took him at pick No. 86 in the third round.

    On the final day of the draft the Miami Dolphins traded up to get running back Lamar Miller at pick No. 97 in round four.

    The Cleveland Browns then selected wide receiver Travis Benjamin at pick No. 100 in round four.

    In round six there were two more Hurricanes taken, including wide receiver Tommy Streeter by the Ravens at 198 and guard Brandon Washington at No. 200 by the Philadelphia Eagles.

Michigan State (Six Players Selected)

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    Despite not having a player selected in the first 50 picks of the draft, the Michigan State Spartans still managed to have six overall selections.

    The first man chosen was defensive tackle Jerel Worthy. The big man was chosen No. 51 overall by the Green Bay Packers.

    Next up was a controversial selection on the final day at the beginning of round four. The Washington Redskins took quarterback Kirk Cousins in round four at No. 102 overall, despite having already taken Robert Griffin III No. 2 overall.

    Also going in round four was wide receiver Keshawn Martin, drafted by the Houston Texans at No. 121.

    Two more players were chosen in the sixth round, including free safety Trenton Robinson, a selection of the San Francisco 49ers at No. 180.

    Three picks later, the Miami Dolphins selected wide receiver B.J. Cunningham at No. 183.

    As one of the final picks of the draft, the San Diego Chargers chose running back Edwin Baker at No. 250 in the seventh round.

California (Six Players Selected)

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    Even though they did not have a player taken in the first round, the Cal Golden Bears still managed to have six players drafted.

    The first Bear taken was tackle Mitchell Schwartz who the Cleveland Browns took in the second round at No. 37 overall.

    Also taken in the second round was inside linebacker Mychal Kendricks, who was drafted No. 46 overall by the Philadelphia Eagles.

    Round three saw the first punter go off the board as Bryan Anger was taken No. 70 overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

    There were three more Golden Bears taken on the final day of the draft, including wide receiver Marvin Jones who went No. 166 overall to the Cincinnati Bengals in round five.

    In round seven the Carolina Panthers took free safety D.J. Campbell at No. 216 and the Minnesota Vikings took defensive end Trevor Guyton at No. 219.

Iowa (Six Players Selected)

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    The Iowa Hawkeyes produce a lot more NFL talent than many people may be aware of and the 2012 NFL Draft was no different as six were selected. 

    The lone first rounder was 6'6" 313-pound offensive tackle Riley Reiff. Reiff was taken No. 23 overall by the Detroit Lions.

    No Hawkeyes were taken on day two of the draft, but five selections came on the final day. The first of those was defensive tackle Mike Daniels who the Green Bay Packers took in the fourth round at No. 132.

    He was followed by guard Adam Gettis who the Washington Redskins drafted in the fifth round at No. 141 overall.

    Also selected in the fifth round was cornerback Shaun Prater, drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals with the 156th selection.

    In round six, wide receiver Marvin McNutt was taken by the Eagles No. 194 overall and in round seven, cornerback Jordan Bernstine was drafted by the Washington Redskins at No. 217.

Wisconsin (Six Players Selected)

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    The Wisconsin offense was dominant last season and it showed during the draft as five players were taken from offense and a punter as well.

    The only first round selection was guard Kevin Zeitler who was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals at No. 30 overall.

    Center Peter Konz was taken in the second round by the Atlanta Falcons at No. 55 overall.

    In the third round, quarterback Russell Wilson was selected by the Seattle Seahawks with the 75th overall pick.

    On the final day of the draft, three more Badgers were taken, including wide receiver Nick Toon in round four at No. 122 overall to the New Orleans Saints.

    In round five, the Falcons came calling once again as they drafted fullback Bradie Ewing with the 157th overall pick.

    The final Badger selected was punter Brad Nortman. He was chosen by the Carolina Panthers at pick No 207.

Boise State (Six Players Selected)

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    Boise State had six players drafted and one of them was not Kellen Moore. That speaks volumes for the depth of that team.

    The first player taken was defensive end Shea McClellin, who the Chicago Bears took in the first round at No. 19 overall.

    Also going in the first round was running back Doug Martin. He was chosen by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at No. 31 overall.

    On day two, defensive end Tyrone Crawford was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in round three at No. 81 overall.

    During the final day, there were three more selections, including free safety Iloka George who was taken by the Cincinnati Bengals in the fifth round, No. 167 overall.

    In round six, the Cleveland Browns took defensive tackle Billy Winn No. 205 overall and in the seventh round, 6'6" 303-pound offensive tackle Nate Potter was drafted No. 221 overall by the Arizona Cardinals.

South Carolina (Six Players Selected)

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    With two first rounders and six players taken overall, the South Carolina Gamecocks had one of the best drafts of any collegiate team

    The first player off the board from South Carolina was cornerback Stephon Gilmore who was selected in the first round, No. 10 overall by the Buffalo Bills.

    Also going in the first round was defensive end Melvin Ingram at No. 18 to the San Diego Chargers.

    In the second round, highly skilled wide receiver Alshon Jeffrey was drafted No. 45 overall by the Chicago Bears.

    On the final day of the draft three more Gamecocks were selected, including offensive tackle Rokevious Watkins drafted in the fifth round by the St. Louis Rams at No. 150.

    In the seventh round two more players were taken, including strong safety Antonio Allen at No. 242 to the New York Jets and defensive tackle Travian Robinson at No. 249 to the Atlanta Falcons.

Georgia (Seven Players Selected)

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    The Georgia Bulldogs seem to always have a lot of players taken on draft day and this year was no different with seven overall selections. 

    The first went off the board at pick No. 41 in the second round when the Buffalo Bills took tackle Cordy Glenn. 

    Fellow offensive lineman, center Ben Jones went No. 99 overall in the fourth round and he was followed in round four by tight end Orson Charles at No. 116 to the Cincinnati Bengals and cornerback Brandon Boykin by the Philadelphia Eagles at pick 123.

    In round six kicker Blair Walsh was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings at pick 175.

    Finishing out the draft in round seven was tackle Justin Anderson who was selected by the Indianapolis Colts at No. 208. 

    He was followed by defensive end Deangelo Tyson, who was taken by the Baltimore Ravens at No. 236.

Oklahoma (Seven Players Selected)

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    The Oklahoma Sooners were one of two teams to have seven players selected despite not having any taken in the first round.

    Perhaps the greatest college receiver of all-time, Ryan Broyles was the first Sooners taken at No. 54 overall in the second round by the Detroit Lions.

    He was followed by tackle Donald Stephenson in round three at No. 74 to the Kansas City Chiefs and cornerback Jamell Fleming to the Arizona Cardinals at No. 80.

    Defensive end Frank Alexander was chosen by the Carolina Panthers in round four, No. 103 overall.

    Later in the fourth round, outside linebacker Ronnell Lewis was also drafted by the Detroit Lions at No. 125.

    Tight end James Hanna went in round six, No. 186 to the Dallas Cowboys and the Lions selected their third Sooner in the seventh round, drafting outside linebacker Travis Lewis No. 223 overall.

Alabama (Eight Players Selected)

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    Needless to say, the Alabama Crimson Tide stole the draft and a pick late in the seventh round put them over the top, giving them more selections than any other team.

    It all started when four went in the first round. The first of those was running back Trent Richardson who was taken at No. 3 by the Cleveland Browns after they traded up to secure him.

    Later in round one strong safety Mark Barron was taken No. 7 overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick was drafted No. 17 overall by the Cincinnati Bengals.

    Rounding out the first round was inside linebacker Dont'a Hightower who the New England Patriots traded up to get at No. 25.

    The Baltimore Ravens took outside linebacker Courtney Upshaw with the third pick of the second round at No. 35 overall.

    He was followed by defensive tackle Josh Chapman who went No. 136 overall to the Indianapolis Colts as the first pick of round five. Later on in round five, the Kansas City Chiefs selected DeQuan Menzie No. 146.

    Toward the end of round seven, tight end Brad Smelly was drafted by the Cleveland Browns with pick 247, capping off one of the best drafts in recent memory.

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