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Schools with the most players drafted in 2019

Schools with the most players drafted in 2019
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Schools with the most players drafted in 2019

Unlike previous years, the 2019 NFL Draft held a reasonable amount of suspense leading into the first overall pick. The Arizona Cardinals had not gone public about that team’s intent to draft Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Kyler Murray and were yet to find a trade partner for last year’s first-round quarterback selection Josh Rosen (10th overall). The Cardinals ultimately took Murray in what marked the second consecutive year a Heisman Trophy-winning Oklahoma quarterback was taken with the first overall selection. Now, the Cardinals hope to yield the type of returns the Browns saw in 2018 with Baker Mayfield. Rosen was later sent to the Miami Dolphins.

It’s no secret that NFL offenses are moving toward wide-open, collegiate-style offenses; so it only makes sense that quarterbacks with pedigrees like Mayfield and Murray are now what all franchises in need of signal-callers seek.

Oklahoma continues a run of producing top-of-the-draft talent. But the need to combat offenses that emphasize speed and versatility means schools that are well-known for their tendencies to churn out top-level defensive talent saw many of their players turn pro by weekend’s close.

In total, 102 schools had at least one player selected on draft weekend. While the draft board was dominated by perennial powerhouse programs, there was still room for some lesser-known schools to have their moment. Houston’s Ed Oliver (ninth overall to the Bills) and Alabama State’s Tytus Howard (23rd overall to the Texans) were each taken in the first round and hail from schools outside of the “Power Five” conferences.

To break it all down, Stacker has ranked schools by the number of players selected during the 2019 NFL Draft. To make it into this gallery, schools had to have had four or more players drafted.  Ties were broken by the highest draft pick.  Read on to find out which schools top the list—and which teams those players picked will now call their own.

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#26. University of Oregon
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#26. University of Oregon

- Number of players drafted: 4
- Players drafted:
--- S Ugochukwu Amadi (Seattle Seahawks, round 4, #132 overall pick)
--- LB Justin Hollins (Denver Broncos, round 5, #156 overall pick)
--- WR Dillon Mitchell (Minnesota Vikings, round 7, #239 overall pick)
--- DE Jalen Jelks (Dallas Cowboys, round 7, #241 overall pick)

#25. University of South Carolina
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#25. University of South Carolina

- Number of players drafted: 4
- Players drafted:
--- OT Chuma Edoga (New York Jets, round 3, #92 overall pick)
--- CB Iman Marshall (Baltimore Ravens, round 4, #127 overall pick)
--- S Marvell Tell III (Indianapolis Colts, round 5, #144 overall pick)
--- LB Cameron Smith (Minnesota Vikings, round 5, #162 overall pick)

#24. University of Wisconsin
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#24. University of Wisconsin

- Number of players drafted: 4
- Players drafted:
--- G Michael Deiter (Miami Dolphins, round 3, #78 overall pick)
--- LB Ryan Connelly (New York Giants, round 5, #143 overall pick)
--- LB Andrew Van Ginkel (Miami Dolphins, round 5, #151 overall pick)
--- OT David Edwards (Los Angeles Rams, round 5, #169 overall pick)

#23. University of Maryland
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#23. University of Maryland

- Number of players drafted: 4
- Players drafted:
--- S Darnell Savage Jr. (Green Bay Packers, round 1, #21 overall pick)
--- DT Byron Cowart (New England Patriots, round 5, #159 overall pick)
--- RB Ty Johnson (Detroit Lions, round 6, #186 overall pick)
--- OT Derwin Gray (Pittsburgh Steelers, round 7, #219 overall pick)

#22. North Carolina State University
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#22. North Carolina State University

- Number of players drafted: 4
- Players drafted:
--- C Garrett Bradbury (Minnesota Vikings, round 1, #18 overall pick)
--- LB Germaine Pratt (Cincinnati Bengals, round 3, #72 overall pick)
--- QB Ryan Finley (Cincinnati Bengals, round 4, #104 overall pick)
--- WR Kelvin Harmon (Washington Redskins, round 6*, #206 overall pick)

#21. Boston College
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#21. Boston College

- Number of players drafted: 4
- Players drafted:
--- G Chris Lindstrom (Atlanta Falcons, round 1, #14 overall pick)
--- DE Zach Allen (Arizona Cardinals, round 3, #65 overall pick)
--- S Will Harris (Detroit Lions, round 3, #81 overall pick)
--- TE Tommy Sweeney (Buffalo Bills, round 7, #228 overall pick)

#20. University of Iowa
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#20. University of Iowa

- Number of players drafted: 4
- Players drafted:
--- TE T. J. Hockenson (Detroit Lions, round 1, #8 overall pick)
--- TE Noah Fant (Denver Broncos, round 1, #20 overall pick)
--- DE Anthony Nelson (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, round 4, #107 overall pick)
--- S Amani Hooker (Tennessee Titans, round 4, #116 overall pick)

#19. University of Miami
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#19. University of Miami

- Number of players drafted: 5
- Players drafted:
--- S Sheldrick Redwine (Cleveland Browns, round 4, #119 overall pick)
--- CB Michael Jackson (Dallas Cowboys, round 5, #158 overall pick)
--- DE Joe Jackson (Dallas Cowboys, round 5, #165 overall pick)
--- CB Jaquan Johnson (Buffalo Bills, round 6, #181 overall pick)
--- RB Travis Homer (Seattle Seahawks, round 6, #204 overall pick)

#18. West Virginia University
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#18. West Virginia University

- Number of players drafted: 5
- Players drafted:
--- QB Will Grier (Carolina Panthers, round 3*, #100 overall pick)
--- OT Yodny Cajuste (New England Patriots, round 3*, #101 overall pick)
--- WR Gary Jennings Jr. (Seattle Seahawks, round 4, #120 overall pick)
--- TE Trevon Wesco (New York Jets, round 4, #121 overall pick)
--- LB David Long Jr. (Tennessee Titans, round 6, #188 overall pick)

#17. Stanford University
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#17. Stanford University

- Number of players drafted: 5
- Players drafted:
--- WR JJ Arcega-Whiteside (Philadelphia Eagles, round 2, #57 overall pick)
--- LB Bobby Okereke (Indianapolis Colts, round 3, #89 overall pick)
--- RB Bryce Love (Washington Redskins, round 4, #112 overall pick)
--- P Jake Bailey (New England Patriots, round 5, #163 overall pick)
--- TE Kaden Smith (San Francisco 49ers, round 6, #176 overall pick)

#16. University of Utah
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#16. University of Utah

- Number of players drafted: 5
- Players drafted:
--- S Marquise Blair (Seattle Seahawks, round 2, #47 overall pick)
--- LB Cody Barton (Seattle Seahawks, round 3, #88 overall pick)
--- P Mitch Wishnowsky (San Francisco 49ers, round 4, #110 overall pick)
--- K Matt Gay (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, round 5, #145 overall pick)
--- OT Jackson Barton (Indianapolis Colts, round 7, #240 overall pick)

#15. University of Florida
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#15. University of Florida

- Number of players drafted: 5
- Players drafted:
--- OT Jawaan Taylor (Jacksonville Jaguars, round 2, #35 overall pick)
--- LB Jachai Polite (New York Jets, round 3, #68 overall pick)
--- S Chauncey Gardner-Johnson (New Orleans Saints, round 4, #105 overall pick)
--- LB Vosean Joseph (Buffalo Bills, round 5, #147 overall pick)
--- RB Jordan Scarlett (Carolina Panthers, round 5, #154 overall pick)

#14. Mississippi State
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#14. Mississippi State

- Number of players drafted: 5
- Players drafted:
--- DT Jeffery Simmons (Tennessee Titans, round 1, #19 overall pick)
--- DE Montez Sweat (Washington Redskins, round 1, #26 overall pick)
--- S Johnathan Abram (Oakland Raiders, round 1, #27 overall pick)
--- C Elgton Jenkins (Green Bay Packers, round 2, #44 overall pick)
--- DE Gerri Green (Indianapolis Colts, round 6, #199 overall pick)

#13. University of Michigan
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#13. University of Michigan

- Number of players drafted: 5
- Players drafted:
--- LB Devin Bush (Pittsburgh Steelers, round 1, #10 overall pick)
--- DE Rashan Gary (Green Bay Packers, round 1, #12 overall pick)
--- DE Chase Winovich (New England Patriots, round 3, #77 overall pick)
--- CB David Long (Los Angeles Rams, round 3, #79 overall pick)
--- TE Zach Gentry (Pittsburgh Steelers, round 5, #141 overall pick)

#12. University of Kentucky
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#12. University of Kentucky

- Number of players drafted: 5
- Players drafted:
--- DE Josh Allen (Jacksonville Jaguars, round 1, #7 overall pick)
--- CB Lonnie Johnson Jr. (Houston Texans, round 2, #54 overall pick)
--- S Mike Edwards (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, round 3*, #99 overall pick)
--- RB Benny Snell Jr. (Pittsburgh Steelers, round 4, #122 overall pick)
--- OT George Asafo-Adjei (New York Giants, round 7, #232 overall pick)

#11. Auburn University
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#11. Auburn University

- Number of players drafted: 6
- Players drafted:
--- CB Jamel Dean (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, round 3, #94 overall pick)
--- QB Jarrett Stidham (New England Patriots, round 4, #133 overall pick)
--- WR Darius Slayton (New York Giants, round 5*, #171 overall pick)
--- LB Deshaun Davis (Cincinnati Bengals, round 6*, #210 overall pick)
--- RB Chandler Cox (Miami Dolphins, round 7, #233 overall pick)
--- DT Dontavius Russell (Jacksonville Jaguars, round 7, #235 overall pick)

#10. Penn State
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#10. Penn State

- Number of players drafted: 6
- Players drafted:
--- RB Miles Sanders (Philadelphia Eagles, round 2, #53 overall pick)
--- G Connor McGovern (Dallas Cowboys, round 3, #90 overall pick)
--- DE Shareef Miller (Philadelphia Eagles, round 4*, #138 overall pick)
--- CB Amani Oruwariye (Detroit Lions, round 5, #146 overall pick)
--- QB Trace McSorley (Baltimore Ravens, round 6, #197 overall pick)
--- S Nick Scott (Los Angeles Rams, round 7, #243 overall pick)

#9. Ole Miss
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#9. Ole Miss

- Number of players drafted: 6
- Players drafted:
--- OT Greg Little (Carolina Panthers, round 2, #37 overall pick)
--- WR A. J. Brown (Tennessee Titans, round 2, #51 overall pick)
--- WR D. K. Metcalf (Seattle Seahawks, round 2, #64 overall pick)
--- TE Dawson Knox (Buffalo Bills, round 3*, #96 overall pick)
--- C Javon Patterson (Indianapolis Colts, round 7, #246 overall pick)
--- CB Ken Webster (New England Patriots, round 7*, #252 overall pick)

#8. Notre Dame
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#8. Notre Dame

- Number of players drafted: 6
- Players drafted:
--- DT Jerry Tillery (Los Angeles Chargers, round 1, #28 overall pick)
--- WR Miles Boykin (Baltimore Ravens, round 3, #93 overall pick)
--- CB Julian Love (New York Giants, round 4, #108 overall pick)
--- LB Drue Tranquill (Los Angeles Chargers, round 4, #130 overall pick)
--- RB Dexter Williams (Green Bay Packers, round 6, #194 overall pick)
--- TE Alizé Mack (New Orleans Saints, round 7, #231 overall pick)

#7. Clemson University
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#7. Clemson University

- Number of players drafted: 6
- Players drafted:
--- DE Clelin Ferrell (Oakland Raiders, round 1, #4 overall pick)
--- DT Christian Wilkins (Miami Dolphins, round 1, #13 overall pick)
--- DT Dexter Lawrence (New York Giants, round 1, #17 overall pick)
--- CB Trayvon Mullen (Oakland Raiders, round 2, #40 overall pick)
--- DE Austin Bryant (Detroit Lions, round 4, #117 overall pick)
--- WR Hunter Renfrow (Oakland Raiders, round 5, #149 overall pick)

#6. Texas A&M University
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#6. Texas A&M University

- Number of players drafted: 7
- Players drafted:
--- C Erik McCoy (New Orleans Saints, round 2, #48 overall pick)
--- TE Jace Sternberger (Green Bay Packers, round 3, #75 overall pick)
--- DT Kingsley Keke (Green Bay Packers, round 5, #150 overall pick)
--- DT Daylon Mack (Baltimore Ravens, round 5, #160 overall pick)
--- RB Trayveon Williams (Cincinnati Bengals, round 6, #182 overall pick)
--- S Donovan Wilson (Dallas Cowboys, round 6*, #213 overall pick)
--- RB Cullen Gillaspia (Houston Texans, round 7, #220 overall pick)

#5. Georgia University
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#5. Georgia University

- Number of players drafted: 7
- Players drafted:
--- CB Deandre Baker (New York Giants, round 1, #30 overall pick)
--- WR Mecole Hardman (Kansas City Chiefs, round 2, #56 overall pick)
--- WR Riley Ridley (Chicago Bears, round 4, #126 overall pick)
--- LB D'Andre Walker (Tennessee Titans, round 5, #168 overall pick)
--- C Lamont Gaillard (Arizona Cardinals, round 6, #179 overall pick)
--- TE Isaac Nauta (Detroit Lions, round 7, #224 overall pick)
--- WR Terry Godwin (Carolina Panthers, round 7, #237 overall pick)

#4. University of Washington
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#4. University of Washington

- Number of players drafted: 8
- Players drafted:
--- OT Kaleb McGary (Atlanta Falcons, round 1, #31 overall pick)
--- CB Byron Murphy (Arizona Cardinals, round 2, #33 overall pick)
--- TE Drew Sample (Cincinnati Bengals, round 2, #52 overall pick)
--- S Taylor Rapp (Los Angeles Rams, round 2, #61 overall pick)
--- DT Greg Gaines (Los Angeles Rams, round 4, #134 overall pick)
--- LB Ben Burr-Kirven (Seattle Seahawks, round 5, #142 overall pick)
--- CB Jordan Miller (Atlanta Falcons, round 5*, #172 overall pick)
--- RB Myles Gaskin (Miami Dolphins, round 7, #234 overall pick)

#3. University of Oklahoma
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#3. University of Oklahoma

- Number of players drafted: 8
- Players drafted:
--- QB Kyler Murray (Arizona Cardinals, round 1, #1 overall pick)
--- WR Marquise Brown (Baltimore Ravens, round 1, #25 overall pick)
--- OT Cody Ford (Buffalo Bills, round 2, #38 overall pick)
--- OT Bobby Evans (Los Angeles Rams, round 3*, #97 overall pick)
--- G Dru Samia (Minnesota Vikings, round 4, #114 overall pick)
--- G Ben Powers (Baltimore Ravens, round 4, #123 overall pick)
--- K Austin Seibert (Cleveland Browns, round 5, #170 overall pick)
--- RB Rodney Anderson (Cincinnati Bengals, round 6*, #211 overall pick)

#2. Ohio State
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#2. Ohio State

- Number of players drafted: 9
- Players drafted:
--- DE Nick Bosa (San Francisco 49ers, round 1, #2 overall pick)
--- QB Dwayne Haskins (Washington Redskins, round 1, #15 overall pick)
--- WR Parris Campbell (Indianapolis Colts, round 2, #59 overall pick)
--- DT Dre'mont Jones (Denver Broncos, round 3, #71 overall pick)
--- WR Terry McLaurin (Washington Redskins, round 3, #76 overall pick)
--- CB Kendall Sheffield (Atlanta Falcons, round 4, #111 overall pick)
--- G Michael Jordan (Cincinnati Bengals, round 4*, #136 overall pick)
--- OT Isaiah Prince (Miami Dolphins, round 6, #202 overall pick)
--- RB Mike Weber (Dallas Cowboys, round 7, #218 overall pick)

#1. University of Alabama
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#1. University of Alabama

- Number of players drafted: 10
- Players drafted:
--- DT Quinnen Williams (New York Jets, round 1, #3 overall pick)
--- OT Jonah Williams (Cincinnati Bengals, round 1, #11 overall pick)
--- RB Josh Jacobs (Oakland Raiders, round 1, #24 overall pick)
--- TE Irv Smith Jr. (Minnesota Vikings, round 2, #50 overall pick)
--- RB Damien Harris (New England Patriots, round 3, #87 overall pick)
--- LB Christian Miller (Carolina Panthers, round 4, #115 overall pick)
--- S Deionte Thompson (Arizona Cardinals, round 5, #139 overall pick)
--- G Ross Pierschbacher (Washington Redskins, round 5, #153 overall pick)
--- LB Mack Wilson (Cleveland Browns, round 5, #155 overall pick)
--- DT Isaiah Buggs (Pittsburgh Steelers, round 6, #192 overall pick)

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