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The 10 Colleges With The Most 2016 NFL Draft Picks

The 2016 NFL Draft has come and gone. 

NFL draft logo.

Which CFB programs dominated the draft?

The three days of picking in Chicago included some surprises, some trades, some heartwarming stories (Jaylon Smith) and some concerning ones (ahem, Ole Miss). 

Now that it's over, it's time to look back. 

Which colleges dominated the draft, having the most former players selected? 

Everyone seems to be aware of Ohio State's record-setting draft, but the Buckeyes weren't the only program to have a bunch of former student-athletes taken. 

Here are the 10 college football programs with the most 2016 NFL Draft picks. 

No. 10 >>>

No. 8 (tie) - Arkansas, Georgia, LSU, Michigan State, Ole Miss, Penn State, Stanford, TCU and West Virginia

Number of selections: 5

All nine of these schools had five former players taken over the NFL Draft's seven rounds. 

You can view these nine teams' draft results here: 

Next: No. 7 >>>

No. 7 Baylor

Number of selections: Six

The Bears number was inflated by one thanks to the Bears' basketball team, as former BU forward Rico Gathers was taken late by the Dallas Cowboys. 

Here's Baylor's full recap: 

Baylor players selected in the 2016 NFL Draft.


Next: No. 4 >>>

No. 4 (tie) - Alabama, Florida, Notre Dame

Number of selections: Seven

Like at No. 8, we had a bunch of schools tie for the No. 4 spot on our list - the Crimson Tide, the Gators and the Fighting Irish. 

Alabama's picks. 

Alabama players selected in the 2016 NFL Draft.


Florida's picks. 

Florida players selected in the 2016 NFL Draft.


Notre Dame's picks. 

Notre Dame players selected in the 2016 NFL Draft.


Next: No. 3 >>>

No. 3 - UCLA

Number of selections: Eight

The Bruins had one of their best NFL Draft performances of all-time, getting eight former players selected, by far the most of any Pac-12 program. 

All of their picks: 

UCLA players selected in the 2016 NFL Draft.


Next: No. 2 ??? >>>

No. 2 - Clemson

Number of selections: Nine

Dabo Swinney's got his Tigers' program trending upwards - significantly - and it showed at the NFL Draft this weekend. 

Clemson had more former players selected than every other program but one. 

All of the Tigers' picks: 

Clemson players selected in the 2016 NFL Draft.


Next: No. 1 >>>

No. 1 - Ohio State

Number of selections: 12

You probably already knew this. The Buckeyes dominated the 2016 NFL Draft and you probably couldn't watch more than 10 minutes of coverage without hearing Urban Meyer's program mentioned by someone. 

It could have been even better, too. 

The over/under for total number of selections for Ohio State was 13.5 and many expected it to go over. Early entrants Tyvis Powell and Jalin Marshall both (somewhat surprisingly) went undrafted. The Buckeyes total number could have easily been 14 or higher.

All of the Buckeyes picks:

Ohio State players selected in the 2016 NFL Draft.


Which program will dominate the draft in 2017?

LSU is already projected by one mock draft expert to have seven (!) first round picks.