Alabama has been the most dominant CFB program in the NFL draft since 2010
Since Nick Saban took over the Alabama football program, he has rewritten the record books and achieved all sorts of unprecedented accolades in Tuscaloosa. Everyone knows that Saban has been a recruiting machine, as well as a seven-time national champion, but it’s his ability to send players to the NFL that makes the Crimson Tide such an enticing school to play for.
Dating back to 2010, the Crimson Tide have had a staggering 40 players selected in the first round of the draft. Ohio State, which is second, has had 21 players taken during that span, just over half as many as Alabama.
If you include the second round of the draft, the Tide have had 63 players go in the first two rounds, 28 more than any other program. It isn’t the fact that Nick Saban and Alabama are beating these schools in terms of draftees, it’s the wide margins that make it noteworthy. To have nearly double the amount of first-round picks compared to the second team is unfathomable.
The Tide will continue to add to this list this evening as Bryce Young, Will Anderson Jr., Brian Branch and Jahmyr Gibbs are all projected first-round picks.
The SEC as a whole has been dominant in the draft with 11 of the last 26 No. 1 overall picks, including two of the last three. This will also likely increase as Bryce Young is the heavy-betting favorite to be the top selection for the Panthers tonight.
Alabama has had 40 players selected in the 1st round since 2010. That's nearly double the amount of players than the next closest school – Ohio State 21. In addition, Alabama has had 63 players taken in the first two rounds in that span, that's 28 more than any other school…
— Chris Fallica (@chrisfallica) April 27, 2023
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