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Nick Saban The Best Developer Of Talent In College Football, Per NFL.com

Alabama head coach Nick Saban tops many "best of..." lists, when it comes to college football. Today, NFL.com put him at No. 1 on another, naming him the best college coach at developing talent. Chase Goodbread made the rankings as part of the 16 for '16 series, which has also ranked college football's most "freakish" athletes, offensive and defensive players that will excel at the next level, and college football's most versatile players.

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16 CFB coaches who are best at developing NFL talent

1. @AlabamaFTBL's Nick Saban
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Saban's combination of recruiting skills, NFL experience and a pro-style offense make him predictably hard to beat on draft day. He's placed at least one first-round pick in the draft for eight consecutive years, and produced multiple first-rounders over five straight drafts from 2010-2014. He's had 39 draft picks over the last five years, the most of any coach listed here. As for an example of his ability to develop talent, he switched former walk-on Rashad Johnson from running back to safety when he arrived at Alabama in 2007, and Johnson is entering his eighth NFL season as a defensive back.

The Alabama head coach is followed by his closest competitor for the title of "best college coach," Ohio State's Urban Meyer. Jimbo Fisher, Mark Dantonio, Bob Stoops, Dabo Swinney, and Charlie Strong are also among the coaches on the list. For the full top 16, visit NFL.com.

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