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NFL Draft: ACC has most draft picks after four rounds

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The ACC now poses a serious threat to the SEC once again. Months after snapping the SEC’s streak of BCS championships, the ACC is now in the lead with the most NFL Draft picks after the completion fo four rounds in New York City.

Through four rounds, the ACC has now sent 28 players to the NFL with 13 players being selected in the fourth round alone. The ACC snuck by the SEC, which has sent 26 players through the draft through four rounds. Florida State is among the individual school leaders with six players drafted. The Seminoles are tied with Notre Dame. The best way to supplement this trend going on in the draft right now is the fact that Pittsburgh’s Tom Savage and Virginia Tech’s Logan Thomas each were drafted in the fourth round while Alabama’s AJ McCarron, LSU’s Zach Mettenberger and Georgia’s Aaron Murray are still on the board.

While the ACC and SEC are battling for the top spot right now, the Big Ten (20) and Pac-12 (22) are in the conversation as well. The Big 12 has been lagging behind the power conferences with just seven players drafted through the first four rounds.

Here is a breakdown by conference through the first four rounds:

ACC: 28

SEC: 26

Pac-12: 22

Big Ten: 20

Mountain West: 9

Big 12: 7

Independents: 7 (6 from Notre Dame)

American: 5

Conference USA: 3

MAC: 3

Southern: 3


Big South: 1

CAA: 1

Missouri Valley: 1

Ohio Valley:1


Sun Belt: 0

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8 Responses to “NFL Draft: ACC has most draft picks after four rounds”
  1. irishdodger says: May 10, 2014 2:47 PM

    ND had 5 players go in the first three rounds….better than any other school. They added a sixth in the fourth round and there’s a good chance that three more get drafted with TJ Jones, Bennett Jackson & GAIII still available.

  2. themagicfanguy says: May 10, 2014 2:55 PM

    That’s nice dude, FSU has just as many players drafted AND a national championship.

  3. irishdodger says: May 10, 2014 4:21 PM

    That’s nice dude, ND now has 8 guys drafted & plenty more NCs than FSU.

  4. mydixienormus says: May 10, 2014 5:13 PM

    Wouldn’t it make better sense to show this on a percentage basis?

    If all the conferences don’t have the same number of teams, that is the only fair way to look at it.

  5. face21000x says: May 10, 2014 5:17 PM

    Who cares

  6. drummerhoff says: May 10, 2014 6:18 PM

    When you say day 3 of the draft, I think ACC.

  7. 35longmiles says: May 11, 2014 5:55 AM

    For Best comment of the day the winner is………drummerhoff. Well played sir.

  8. classyjacklambert says: May 11, 2014 1:11 PM

    Actually according to the numbers, the SEC dominated day 3… And the B1G dominated the undrafted free agency.

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