All elite college football recruits dream of the day they rise to become top NFL prospects and eventually earn life changing money. Based on the salary figures per school for the upcoming NFL season, it’s no surprise to see Georgia land so many elite high school recruits that envision their talents taking them to the NFL.
Based on the data broken down by Spotrac.com, Georgia ranks at the top of the list when it comes to NFL earnings for the 2019 season. In fact, Georgia is nearly $70 million ahead of the school currently ranked second on the list (Cal with 2019 NFL earnings at $718,957,586 — thanks to Aaron Rodgers). According to this research, Alabama and LSU will have more players in the NFL but Georgia ranks higher than either program thanks in part to Matt Stafford’s contract that is scheduled to pay out close to $30 million in 2019.
Ole Miss surprisingly ranks high on this list while Auburn ranks below the likes of South Carolina and Tennessee. While Gus Malzahn isn’t paid to get high school players to the NFL, this doesn’t exactly help his reputation as a college coach that can develop players into NFL prospects. The Tigers did not have a player selected in the 2019 NFL Draft until the third round and Auburn has not produced a first-round pick since 2014.
Here is the full dataset from the research done by Spotrac.com: