ACC pre-draft notes
April, 26, 2012
By Matt Fortuna | ESPN.com
You all know what tonight is. And if you don't, you're probably lost. As a primer, the ACC was kind enough to share some notes regarding its recent history in the NFL draft. And we, in turn, are kind enough to share some with you.
- Among the first 60 selections last year, 15 came from ACC schools, five more than the next-closest conference, the SEC. (Boom.)
- The ACC has led or tied for the lead in NFL linebackers in each of the past three seasons.
- The conference has 63 players graded by the NFL for this year's draft, third-most. (SEC 75, Pac-12 65).
- Since 2006, the ACC has the second-most first round picks of any conference and the second-most total picks, behind only the SEC in both categories. (46-37 in first-rounders, 237-214 in total picks.)
- Miami has had a player selected in 37 consecutive drafts, since 1974. Florida State and Virginia each have an active streak of 28 drafts.
- FSU has also had a player taken in the first three rounds in each of the past 24 seasons, since the 1988 draft. The Seminoles have had 30 first-round selections during that span.
- Miami's 108 players drafted since 1993 trail only Ohio State's for the nation's lead. (The Buckeyes have 114.) FSU has 107.
- In 2006, the ACC set records for both first-round (12) and total selections (51).