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).