UM Football and NFL Draft – By The Numbers

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami football team will look to continue its pipeline to the National Football League this week at the 2017 NFL Draft in Philadelphia.

The Hurricanes have a NFL Draft tradition that has been matched by few programs in all of college football. Listed below are some of the eye-popping numbers that Miami boasts leading up to the 2017 NFL Draft.

 
327 – Miami’s 327 overall NFL or AFL selections lead the ACC.

 

251 – Miami has had 251 players chosen in the Modern Era of the NFL Draft (1970-present).

 

95 – The Hurricanes have had 95 draft picks since the start of the 2000 season – a figure that is tied for second among all NCAA teams.
 
63 – Miami has had 63 players taken in the first round of the NFL or AFL Draft.
  
42 – For 42 consecutive years, the Hurricanes have had at least one player selected in the NFL Draft.

 

37 – The Hurricanes have had 37 wide receivers and 37 linebackers picked in the Modern Era of the NFL Draft.
 
29 - Since 2000, Miami has had an NCAA-best 29 players chosen in the first round of the NFL Draft.
 
24 – The Hurricanes have had five or more players taken in the NFL Draft 24 times since 1980.
 
14 – For 14 consecutive seasons (1995-2008), the University of Miami had at least one player selected in the first round of the NFL Draft.
 
11 – Miami has had 11 players chosen in the NFL Draft on three separate occasions (1988, 1991 and 2002).
 
6 – The Hurricanes featured an NFL-record six first round Draft picks in 2004.
 
1 – Vinny Testaverde and Russell Maryland are the Hurricanes’ two No. 1 overall NFL Draft picks in program history.

 

First Round coverage of the 2017 NFL Draft begins Thursday night in Philadelphia and will be aired live on ESPN and NFL Network beginning at 8 p.m.

 

NFL Draft coverage continues on Friday beginning at 7 p.m., with rounds two and three. The NFL Draft concludes on Saturday with rounds four through seven with live coverage beginning at noon. Rounds two through seven also will be aired live on ESPN and NFL Network.


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