One stat illustrates how much Alabama, Ohio State have dominated first 3 rounds of recent NFL Drafts
It’s no secret that Alabama and Ohio State have been among the best programs in college football in recent years.
However, it’s still surprising to see just how much the Crimson Tide and Buckeyes have been represented in Rounds 1, 2 and 3 of the past 4 NFL Drafts.
On Tuesday, ESPN’s Chris “Bear” Fallica tweeted out a stat that is simply incredible. Per the Bear, 12.8% of the players picked in Rounds 1-3 in the 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 drafts have come from Alabama and Ohio State — 26 from each school:
In the last four years, 407 players have been selected on days 1 and 2 of the NFL Draft. 52 of them (12.8%) have come from two schools – Alabama (26) and Ohio State (26). LSU is next with 13.
— Chris Fallica (@chrisfallica) April 14, 2020
An even more shocking stat is that LSU is No. 3 on the list, but only have half of the players drafted in Rounds 1-3 as the Tide and the Buckeyes.
That domination by Alabama and Ohio State is projected to continue this year, too, as the Tide, in particular, could have around 7 first-round picks alone.