Rank 'Em: NFL Pipeline Schools

Created: May 13, 2010, 1:03 PM

Is Tennessee a top-flight pipeline school?

Which schools are the best of the best when it comes to producing NFL talent?

It's all well and good to win a national championship or a Heisman, but many believe the true measure of a quality college program is how well it prepares its top athletes for life at the next level. We asked our bloggers to determine which program is tops in a head-to-head bracket format, but where do you think every school ranks in the grand scheme of things? Do Penn State's slew of linebackers outweigh Tennessee's high-wattage offensive stars? Does Clemson get bonus points for producing Brian Dawkins, or does Georgia outdo them with Champ Bailey? Cast your vote now!

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