Georgia Smashes Record for Most NFL Draft Selections in a Single Year

Georgia holds the record for most NFL draft selections by a college in a single year since the NFL draft became seven rounds in 1994, setting the mark at 15 players in 2022.

Here’s a complete breakdown of the most NFL draft selections by colleges:
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No. of Players
School
Year
First-Rounders
Highest Player (OVR)

15
Georgia
2022
5
DE Travon Walker (1)

14
Ohio State
2004
3
DE Will Smith (18)

14
LSU
2020
5
QB Joe Burrow (1)

13
Michigan
2024
1
QB J.J. McCarthy (10)

12
Alabama
2018
4
S Minkah Fitzpatrick (11)

12
Ohio State
2016
5
DE Joey Bosa (3)

11
Miami
2002
5
OT Bryant McKinnie (7)

11
Oklahoma
2005
2
OT Jammal Brown (13)

11
Southern California
2006
2
RB Reggie Bush (2)

11
Southern California
2009
3
QB Mark Sanchez (5)

11
Florida State
2013
3
QB EJ Manuel (16)

11
Florida State
2015
2
QB Jameis Winston (1)

11
Michigan
2017
2
S Jabril Peppers (25)

11
Texas
2024
2
DT Byron Murphy II (16)

10
Notre Dame
1994
3
DT Bryant Young (7)

10
Colorado
1995
2
WR Michael Westbrook (4)

10
Florida State
1995
3
DE Derrick Alexander (11)

10
Penn State
1996
2
G Jeff Hartings (23)

10
Washington
1998
0
WR Jerome Pathon (32)

10
Tennessee
2002
3
DT John Henderson (9)

10
Southern California
2008
4
DT Sedrick Ellis (7)

10
Louisville
2015
1
WR Devante Parker (14)

10
Alabama
2017
4
DE Jonathan Allen (17)

10
Ohio State
2020
3
DE Chase Young (2)

10
Michigan
2020
1
C Cesar Ruiz (24)

10
Alabama
2021
6
WR Jaylen Waddle (6)

10
Ohio State
2021
1
QB Justin Fields (11)

10
Alabama
2023
3
QB Bryce Young (1)

10
Georgia
2023
3
DL Jalen Carter (9)

10
Washington
2024
3
QB Michael Penix Jr. (8)

10
Florida State
2024
1
EDGE Jared Verse (19)

10
Alabama
2024
3
OT JC Latham (7)

NFL draft notes

  • 2004 Miami tied 2021 Alabama for the record for most first-round picks at six. The Hurricanes finished with nine total selections.
  • Before the seven-round NFL draft, the previous leaders were 1984 Texas at 17 selections, 1946 Notre Dame at 16 selections, 1945 Notre Dame at 15 selections and 1953 Southern California at 15 selections.
  • The Fighting Irish hold the record for most players drafted into the NFL in a three-year span at 44 from 1944-1946.

Stan Becton joined NCAA.com in 2021 and has since served as an FCS, track and field, cross country and HBCU beat reporter. He has covered numerous NCAA championship events, including the FCS Championship, DI Track & Field Championships and Men’s Frozen Four. Additionally, he has covered the 2022 College Football Playoff’s Peach Bowl and HBCU sporting events like the Celebration Bowl and Legacy Classic. Stan graduated from Carnegie Mellon University, earning a degree in Professional Writing and playing football as a five-year letterman. You can follow him on Twitter @stan_becton.

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2024-04-27 23:57:30
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