College football fans often look to their favorite program's success at placing players in the NFL as a point of pride. There's certainly no shortage of pride running around college football these days, but with the 2013 NFL draft on the horizon, we thought it might be a good idea to look back at which programs not only see their players drafted, but drafted early on Day 1.
There has been a draft of sorts going all the way back to 1936, when the University of Chicago's Jay Berwanger was selected by the Eagles as the first overall pick in the very first draft.
But in the nearly eight decades that have followed, college programs from around the nation have developed into pro player factories as others waned, or—like Chicago—gave up football altogether.
Attending a school that spits out first-rounders is by no means a guarantee of success at the next level, but pro scouts have learned to pay close attention to the talent at the programs appearing on our power ranking list of schools with the most first-round picks in the NFL draft.