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Pac-12 NFL draft class by the numbers

5/12/2014

Spring practice is over, and so is the NFL draft.

Now, the wait begins -- 107 days, to be exact. That's when Arizona State (vs. Weber State), Utah (vs. Idaho State) and Washington State (vs. Rutgers) open their 2014 seasons.

But before we look forward, we'll take another look back at how the Pac-12 fared in the NFL draft.

One word sums it up pretty well: average.

Headed into this year's draft, the conference had averaged 29.8 selections since 2000, which equated to 2.9 per team factoring in Utah and Colorado's arrival in 2011. The 34 selections this year obviously brings that total average up slightly, but it's also a hair under the per-team average (2.84).

Same thing with first-round picks. There were 55 first-round picks during that time period (3.9 per year), which means the three that went in the first round this year was close to status quo.

When Washington State safety Deone Bucannon became the last of those three picks, he snapped the Cougars' first-round drought that dated to 2003. That streak had been tied for the longest in the conference with Arizona State, which counts Terrell Suggs as its last first-rounder.

The conference finished behind the SEC (49) and ACC (42) at No. 3 with players picked in the draft, ahead of the Big Ten (30) and Big 12 (17) among the power five.

In January, Kevin Gemmell outlined who will be replacing the players who left early from the North and South divisions. The total list included 26 players. Nine of those players went undrafted: Cal's Brendan Bigelow, Kameron Jackson, Viliami Moala and Chris McCain; Oregon's Colt Lyerla; USC's Dion Bailey, George Uko and Xavier Grimble; and Utah's Jake Murphy.

There were 19 NFL teams that selected Pac-12 players: Vikings (3), Bears (2), Cowboys (2), Eagles (2), Jets (2), Saints (2), Steelers (2), Packers (2), Seahawks (2), 49ers, Buccaneers, Cardinals, Chiefs, Jaguars, Patriots, Raiders, Redskins, Texans, Titans.

Here's the conference draft tally:

Stanford: 6

UCLA: 5

Oregon: 4

Arizona: 3

Arizona State: 3

USC: 3

California: 2

Oregon State: 2

Utah: 2

Washington: 2

Colorado: 1

Washington State: 1

Round-by-round:

First round

9. OLB Anthony Barr, UCLA: Minnesota Vikings

20. WR Brandin Cooks, Oregon State: New Orleans Saints*

27. Deone Bucannon, Washington State: Arizona Cardinals

Second round

1. OG Xavier Su'a-Filo, UCLA: Houston Texans

6. TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Washington: Tampa Bay Buccaneers*

7. WR Marqise Lee, USC: Jacksonville Jaguars*

13. WR Paul Richardson, Colorado: Seattle Seahawks*

15. LB Trent Murphy, Stanford: Washington Redskins

22. RB Bishop Sankey, Washington: Tennessee Titans

Third round

6. C Marcus Martin, USC: San Francisco 49ers*

8. DE Scott Crichton, Oregon State: Minnesota Vikings*

18. DT Will Sutton, Arizona State: Chicago Bears

22. WR Josh Huff, Oregon: Philadelphia Eagles

34. TE Richard Rodgers, Cal: Green Bay Packers*

Fourth round

8. DE Cassius Marsh, UCLA: Seattle Seahawks

15. WR Shaq Evans, UCLA: New York Jets

16. CB Keith McGill, Utah: Oakland Raiders

17. RB Ka'Deem Carey, Arizona: Chicago Bears

21. LB Carl Bradford, Arizona State: Green Bay Packers*

24. RB De'Anthony Thomas, Oregon: Kansas City Chiefs*

26. LB Khairi Fortt, California: New Orleans Saints*

40. OT Cameron Fleming, Stanford: New England Patriots*

Fifth round

1. DE Taylor Hart, Oregon: Philadelphia Eagles

5. OG David Yankey, Stanford: Minnesota Vikings*

17. CB Shaquille Richardson, Arizona: Pittsburgh Steelers

22. S Ed Reynolds, Stanford: Philadelphia Eagles*

34. OLB Devon Kennard, USC: New York Giants

Sixth round

16. LB Jordan Zumwalt, UCLA: Pittsburgh Steelers

25. RB Marion Grice, Arizona State: San Diego Chargers

28. RB Tyler Gaffney, Stanford: Carolina Panthers

36. LB Marquis Flowers, Arizona: Cincinnati Bengals

Seventh round

16. DE Ben Gardner, Stanford: Dallas Cowboys

18. OLB Trevor Reilly, Utah: New York Jets

39. CB Terrance Mitchell, Oregon: Dallas Cowboys*

*Left with eligibility remaining

By conference (FBS only)

SEC: 49

ACC: 42

Pac-12: 34

Big Ten: 30

Big 12: 17

Mountain West: 16

Conference USA: 9

Independents: 9

MAC: 8

Sun Belt: 4