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    This is not my list. It was on NFL Network the other day. Many of you have probably seen it as well. Basically it was the top 10 Football Factories of all time in college football. If we're talking currently, a couple of these programs don't belong, and a couple should be lower, but we'll get into that. So, here's NFL Networks list. As a side note, I don't remember the exact order other than the top 5 and #10, but I'm pretty sure this is close:

    10.Tennessee
    9.The MAC (which is stupid)
    8.Syracuse
    7.Penn State
    6.Alabama
    5.Michigan
    4.Ohio State
    3.Notre Dame
    2.Miami
    1.USC


    So at first blush, if we're talking about today, Syracuse shouldn't be on the list, grouping the MAC is a little weak, and ND is too high (IMO). All time I can understand. So let's look at these teams recently. I'm not including the MAC. It's a little unfair to have an entire conference on the list. This is over the last 10 seasons (1999-2008), not including this draft yet obviously. I'll likely update after the draft this weekend.

    EDIT:I only got as far as Alabama before I had to head out. I'll do the last three later.

    Tennessee
    Players Drafted (1999-2008)-59 players
    First Rounders-10 players
    Active Players-33
    Drafted First Team All Pro-4
    Drafted Pro Bowlers-8

    Syracuse
    Players Drafted-23 players
    First Rounders-4 players
    Active Players-12
    Drafted First Team All Pro-2 (Keith Bulluck(1), Dwight Freeney(2))
    Drafted Pro Bowlers-4 (Donovan McNabb(5), Keith Bulluck(1), Dwight Freeney(4), David Tyree(1))

    Penn State
    Players Drafted-35 players
    First Rounders-8 players
    Active Players-24
    Drafted First Team All Pro-1
    Drafted Pro Bowlers-2

    Alabama
    Players Drafted-32 players
    First Rounders-3 players
    Active Players-18
    Drafted First Team All Pro-2 (Shaun Alexander(1), Le'Ron McClain(1))
    Drafted Pro Bowlers-4 (Shaun Alexander(3), Chris Samuels(6), DeMeco Ryans(1), Le'Ron McClain(1))

    Michigan
    Players Drafted-48 players
    First Rounders-8 players
    Active Players-41
    Drafted First Team All Pro-2 (Tom Brady(1), Steve Hutchinson(4))
    Drafted Pro Bowlers-6 (Tom Brady(4), Ian Gold(1), Steve Hutchinson(6), Cato June(1), Braylon Edwards(1), Jake Long(1))

    Ohio State
    Players Drafted-70 players
    First Rounders-17 players
    Active Players-36
    Drafted First Team All Pro-1
    Drafted Pro Bowlers-6

    Notre Dame
    Players Drafted-48 players
    First Rounders-3 players
    Active Players-26
    Drafted First Team All Pro-1
    Drafted Pro Bowlers-1

    Miami
    Players Drafted-65 players
    First Rounders-27 players
    Active Players-43
    Drafted First Team All Pro-6
    Drafted Pro Bowlers-18

    USC
    Players Drafted-56 players
    First Rounders-13 players
    Active Players-29
    Drafted First Team All Pro-2
    Drafted Pro Bowlers-3
    Last edited by ironman4579; 05-16-2009, 04:26 PM.



    Originally posted by Jakey
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  • #2
    The date parameters you set are very unfair to Syracuse, who had the arguably the greatest RB of NFL History come out of their school.



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    • #3
      Originally posted by neko4 View Post
      The date parameters you set are very unfair to Syracuse, who had the arguably the greatest RB of NFL History come out of their school.
      Of course, which is why they were on the NFL networks list at #8. However, I'm looking at recent history. Even if I go back 20 years it doesn't help Syracuse that much. Recent football factories would not include guys drafted in the 70's or earlier, I'm sorry. Syracuse would not be on a list of current football factories.



      Originally posted by Jakey
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      • #4
        Don't mean to sound like a homer but there's no way FSU shouldn't be on that list.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by BuddyCHRIST
          Don't mean to sound like a homer but there's no way FSU shouldn't be on that list.
          You're a homer until you provide data to contradict what's listed in the OP.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by ironman4579 View Post
            Michigan
            Cornerbacks who have won the Heisman- 1
            Everyone else- 0
            Eat it, *******!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by BuddyCHRIST View Post
              Don't mean to sound like a homer but there's no way FSU shouldn't be on that list.
              I was a little surprised that NFL network left both FSU and Florida off the list. But IMO there's not much question that Miami should be on there over either of them. And again, it was an all time list. How else to explain Syracuse?



              Originally posted by Jakey
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              • #8
                As a side note, part of the point of the post was to get some discussion going and to see some peoples lists of who they think are the current/recent top football factories. As for the FSU data, with just a quick look, I'd say it supports them being in the top 10 currently.

                Florida State
                Players Drafted-59
                First Rounders-13
                Active Players-33



                Originally posted by Jakey
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                i am literally gonna kick a baby to death!

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                • #9
                  I think Texas needs to be on that list as well.

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                  • #10
                    Texas is the only college to have a player drafted in every draft since its creation.

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                    • #11
                      I'm going to go ahead and admit that I'm a homer, but in the past 10 years I don't see anybody being above Michigan other than Miami.

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                      • #12
                        Wow - pretty shocked to see SU on there but if you consider their history they definitely should be on the list.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Texas Homer View Post
                          I think Texas needs to be on that list as well.
                          I think if I was doing current (without looking at the number of players drafted, All Pro's etc.) my top 8, in no order, would have something like:

                          Miami
                          USC
                          Michigan
                          Ohio State
                          Texas
                          LSU
                          Florida State
                          Tennessee (I wouldn't have included them until looking at the above numbers)


                          Other teams you could make a case for to be in the top 10:

                          Virginia Tech (23 active players)
                          UCLA (20)
                          Purdue (20)
                          Penn State (24)
                          Notre Dame (26)
                          North Carolina (20)
                          Nebraska (26)
                          Michigan State (20)
                          Maryland (20)
                          Iowa (21)
                          Georgia (30)
                          Florida (32)
                          Cal (25)
                          Auburn (28)
                          Last edited by ironman4579; 04-24-2009, 05:57 AM.



                          Originally posted by Jakey
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                          i am literally gonna kick a baby to death!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Apriori View Post
                            I'm going to go ahead and admit that I'm a homer, but in the past 10 years I don't see anybody being above Michigan other than Miami.
                            If you're going by quality over quantity, then yeah you have an argument. However, Ohio State and USC churn out good/great NFL prospects like, well, "factories".
                            I'm a state.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Michigan View Post
                              If you're going by quality over quantity, then yeah you have an argument. However, Ohio State and USC churn out good/great NFL prospects like, well, "factories".
                              I don't know if you can really say that though, when despite having more players drafted over the last 10 years (Ohio State alot more), they both have less players actually still in the NFL, less/same amount of All Pros, and less/same amount of pro bowlers. To me a good/great NFL prospect sticks around the NFL and isn't out of the league in a few years.



                              Originally posted by Jakey
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                              i am literally gonna kick a baby to death!

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