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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 their 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 (and Rosen was sent to the Miami Dolphins) 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.

NFL offenses are moving toward wide-open, collegiate-style offenses, and coordinators are increasingly beginning to favor dual-threat options; so it only makes sense that quarterbacks with pedigrees like Mayfield, Murray, Lamar Jackson, and Josh Allen are what franchises in need of signal-callers seek.

While Oklahoma continues a run of producing top-of-the-draft talent, the need to combat offenses that emphasize speed and versatility means schools well known for churning out top-level defensive talent saw many of their players turn pro.

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 DT Ed Oliver (ninth overall to the Bills) and Alabama State OT 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 now call their own.

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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)

Though the Ducks produce top talent every year in Eugene, their four draft picks have yet to leave their mark on the league. While Ugo Amadi has seen action in all 10 Seahawks games, he’s recorded just seven solo tackles. Justin Hollins, meanwhile, got his first sack in Week 9 but got off to a rough start in general at linebacker.

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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)

Gamecock alum Chuma Edoga has already factored into the struggling Jets offensive line, starting several games at left tackle for Kelvin Beachum. Cornerback Iman Marshall, after suffering an injury in camp, was just added to the Ravens active roster. Safety Marvell Tell III got his first career start in Week 11 and leads the team with five passes defended.

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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)

Guard Michael Deiter has already seen playing time for a beleaguered Miami Dolphins team, even subbing in at left tackle in place of an injury—showing Miami’s confidence in the Badger. Ryan Connelly, part of the Giants’ thin linebacker corps, ended his season in September after tearing his ACL.

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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)

Despite the Packers’ shaky defense—they rank 28th in total yards—safety Darnell Savage has proven worthy of his #21 selection. Though he was injured in Week 5, he looked like a future mainstay of the Green Bay offense right off the bat. In eight games, he has 36 total tackles—29 solo—one interception, and a forced fumble.

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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)

Most notably among drafted players from North Carolina State, Bengals quarterback Ryan Finley has started in place of Andy Dalton since Week 10. Cincinnati has not produced many positives in an 0-10 season, and despite Finley’s lackluster early reps, the Bengals will stick with him for now.

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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)

After joining fellow Boston College alum Matt Ryan on the Atlanta Falcons, first-round guard Chris Lindstrom was able to protect his quarterback for just one game before hitting the injured reserve in early September. His absence has only worsened the picture for a beat-up O-line struggling for answers after an offseason upgrade.

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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)

Rookie first-round tight ends T.J. Hockenson (pick #8 overall) and Noah Fant (#20) have both made waves in the first year with the Lions and Broncos; the former has 26 receptions for 349 yards and two touchdowns in Detroit, and the latter has 27 catches for 360 yards and two touchdowns in Denver.

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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)

Despite five 2019 draft selections, Miami Hurricane picks have barely seen the field this season. Browns' safety Sheldrick Redwine has one tackle in 41 total defensive snaps; Cowboys DE Joe Jackson has four tackles and one quarterback hit in five games, and corner Jaquan Johnson has only appeared on special teams.

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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)

Despite a prolific career at quarterback for the Mountaineers, third-rounder Will Grier has watched as Kyle Allen stepped in for the injured Cam Newton in Carolina. Patriots third-rounder Yodny Cajuste started the season on IR and likely won’t debut until 2021.

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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)

Second-round receiver JJ Arcega-Whiteside has been brought along extremely slowly (three catches in 27% of offensive snaps) in Philadelphia despite a dearth of talent and health at the position. Linebacker Bobby Okereke is off to a solid start, recording 25 solo tackles and a fumble recovery in 10 games for Indianapolis.

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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)

Notably, both punter Mitch Wishnowsky and place-kicker Matt Gay (20-of-23 FG) have earned starting roles for the 49ers and Buccaneers. Safety Marquise Blair, meanwhile, from the vaunted Utah Utes defensive factory, has only started three games for Seattle and played in just 31% of defensive snaps in eight games—though he did have a standout performance against Atlanta with nine tackles and a forced fumble.

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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)

Jawaan Taylor, the Gator selected 35th, has started all 10 games for the Jaguars and appears to be Jacksonville’s right tackle of the future. Chauncey Gardner-Johnson has recorded 13 solo tackles and three for a loss in his three starts at safety for the Saints. On the other end of the spectrum, however, the Jets cut linebacker Jachai Polite in September after taking him in the third round.

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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)

The 26th overall pick, Montez Sweat, has left a major impact so far. The Washington pass-rusher has started all 10 games and racked up 2.5 sacks, six QB hits, 34 combined tackles, and four tackles for loss. Abram, on the other hand, ended his season in Week 1 when he injured his shoulder on a hit for which he was later fined.

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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)

Linebacker Devin Bush has started nine of the 10 games in which he’s appeared, racking up two interceptions, four fumble recoveries (tied for the league lead) with one for a touchdown, and five tackles for loss. A pleasant surprise, third-rounder Chase Winovich has outperformed first-round DE Rashan Gary, recording 4.5 sacks and eight QB hits to go along with a touchdown he returned off a blocked punt.

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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)

Edge-rusher Josh Allen has lived up to the hype through 10 games. The Kentucky standout has already totaled eight sacks, nine tackles for loss, 16 QB hits, two forced fumbles, and 20 solo tackles. Fellow Wildcat Benny Snell Jr. has been called into service with the injured James Conner, most notably rushing 17 times for 75 yards in Week 6 while playing in 49% of offensive snaps.

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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)

In an unexpected role, Giants fifth-rounder Darius Slayton has filled in admirably in the absence of Golden Tate (for the first four weeks) and the injured Sterling Shepard (for six games). The draft steal from Auburn leads the team—and is tied for the rookie WR lead—with five touchdowns.

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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)

Second-round back Miles Sanders has seen an inconsistent number of snaps depending on the health of Jordan Howard. But the former Penn State Nittany Lion made history in Week 11 when he became the third Eagle to ever gain 1,000 all-purpose yards in his first 10 games.

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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)

The two Ole Miss Rebel rookie receivers, D.K. Metcalf and A.J. Brown have made the biggest impact of the six taken from their school. Seattle’s Metcalf has become a favorite of MVP candidate Russell Wilson, with 64 targets through 10 games for 35 catches, 595 yards, and five touchdowns. Tennessee’s Brown has had to deal with an unclear QB situation as Ryan Tannehill has recently replaced the ineffective Marcus Mariota; still, the rookie has recorded 27 receptions for 446 yards and three scores.

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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)

Fighting Irish stars Jerry Tillery, Drue Tranquill, and Miles Boykin have all made noise in the early going. Chargers DT Tillery has recorded 1.5 sacks and 11 tackles, playing in all 11 games; his teammate, LB Tranquill, already has racked up 43 tackles; and Ravens WR Boykin has two touchdown grabs from just nine catches.

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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)

Clemson is known for its perennially excellent defensive line, and its most recent D-line draft picks have not disappointed: Clelin Ferrell has become a staple up front for a surprise Oakland team, registering 3.5 sacks, 24 tackles, and five passes defended; Christian Wilkins has recorded one sack and 36 tackles in Miami; and Dexter Lawrence already has 2.5 sacks and a forced fumble to his name with the Giants. But two other Raiders, wideout Hunter Renfrow and corner Trayvon Mullen, have found major roles in their first years as well. Renfrow has 33 catches for 365 and two scores, while Mullen picked off his first pass in Week 11.

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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)

Despite seven selections in the 2019 draft, Texas A&M alumni have yet to make major impacts, with the exception of Saints center Erik McCoy, who has been a standout rookie in place of the retired Max Unger. Others who have seen action—Packers DE Kingsley Keke and Cowboys safety Donovan Wilson—are in limited roles. Kingsley has played in eight games and totaled six tackles, and Wilson has played primarily on special teams.

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#5. University of Georgia

- 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)

Chiefs rookie wideout Mecole Hardman has been the standout draft pick from Georgia’s 2019 class and one of the top young offensive playmakers in the NFL. His 19.6 yards per catch are second in the league behind Mike Williams, his five scores are tied for the rookie lead, and his speed and explosiveness jump off the tape and have contributed to Kansas City’s 7-4 record.

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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)

Tackle Kaleb McGary has started all 10 games, becoming a solid piece of the Falcons O-line, most notably holding Saints pass-rusher Cam Jordan in check in their Week 10 upset win. Arizona corner Byron Murphy, meanwhile, has racked up 50 solo tackles, seven passes defended and a pick, while fellow Huskies rookie DB Taylor Rapp has 39 solo tackles and four passes defended playing in 65% of defensive snaps for the Rams.

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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)

Heisman winner and top pick Kyler Murray has shown flashes in the start to his NFL career—14 TD, five interceptions, and 2,703 yards with 418 rush yards for three more scores— though he still has a ways to go as a star quarterback for the three-win Cardinals. Marquise “Hollywood” Brown (30 REC, 477 YDS, 4 TD) has found early chemistry with Ravens signal-caller Lamar Jackson, while Austin Seibert is the Browns starting place-kicker (16-of-18).

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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)

Second overall pick Nick Bosa—the Defensive Rookie of the Year front-runner (7 sacks, 13 TFL, 1 FF, 1 INT)—has been a standout for the NFC West-leading 49ers, whose stout defensive line has led the way to their 9-1 record, tied for the best mark in the NFL. Though Washington’s Dwayne Haskins has struggled mightily in his first experience as a professional QB, one of his targets and former teammates, Terry McLaurin has been a lone bright spot in the nation’s capital: The third-rounder is tied for the rookie lead with five scores, to go along with 35 catches for 566 yards.

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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)

No surprises here that Nick Saban and powerhouse Alabama sent the most players to the NFL in 2019. By far the most significant contribution has been that of Raiders rookie back Josh Jacobs, who has exploded onto the scene with 923 rush yards (fourth-best in the NFL) for seven touchdowns to go with 17 catches and 123 receiving yards. The favorite for Offensive Rookie of the Year has been key to a resurgent 6-4 Oakland team with playoff aspirations. The Jets’ first-round selection Quinnen Williams, on the other hand, has struggled to find his footing along the defensive line, having registered a disappointing 1.5 sacks given his #3 overall label.

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