By the Numbers: ND in NFL Draft

Bob Davie, Tyrone Willingham and Charlie Weis – spanning 13 years – had three first-round draft choices. Ronnie Stanley will be Brian Kelly’s fifth in six years.

63: Total number of Notre Dame players selected in the first round of the NFL draft since a draft system was implemented in 1936.

9: Number of projected draft choices from Notre Dame in this week’s annual NFL draft, which would be the most since…

10: Number of Notre Dame NFL draft picks in 1994, the most since the draft was reduced to seven rounds.

1977: Last year Notre Dame did not have a player selected in the draft. The following year, the Irish had nine, including three first-rounders – TE Ken MacAfee, DL Ross Browner and DB Luther Bradley.

1: Fewest number of Notre Dame draft picks in a year since 1977. 2012 -- TE Kyle Rudolph (2nd round); 2009 -- S David Bruton (4th round); 2000 – QB Jarious Jackson (7th round); 1998 -- CB Allen Rossum (3rd round).

4: Number of first-round draft choices under Lou Holtz in his first six years.

5: Number of Notre Dame first-round draft picks in Brian Kelly’s first six years when OT Ronnie Stanley is chosen in the first round Thursday. It’s unlikely injured LB Jaylon Smith will be No. 6, but he would have been pre-injury.

4: Most Notre Dame first-round NFL draft choices in a year. It’s happened twice – 1946 (QB Frank Dancewicz, QB Johnny Lujack, T George Connor, HB Emil Sitko) and 1993 (QB Rick Mirer, FB Jerome Bettis, CB Tommy Carter, TE Irv Smith).

12: Number of NFL first-round draft choices produced by Ara Parseghian (1964-74) – SE Jack Snow, OG Paul Seiler, DE Alan Page, OG Tom Regner, DE Kevin Hardy, OT George Kunz, SE Jim Seymour, DT Mike McCoy, DE Walt Patulski, DB Clarence Ellis, DT Mike Kadish, DT Mike Fanning.

5: Number of first-round draft choices produced by Dan Devine (1975-80) – DT Steve Niehaus, TE Ken MacAfee, DT Ross Browner, DB Luther Bradley, RB Vagas Ferguson.

4: Number of first-round draft choices produced by Gerry Faust (1981-85) – LB Bob Crable, TE Tony Hunter, RB Greg Bell, DE Eric Dorsey.

12: Number of first-round draft choices produced by Lou Holtz (1986-96) – WR Tim Brown, OT Andy Heck, CB Todd Lyght, TE Derek Brown, QB Rick Mirer, FB Jerome Bettis, CB Tommy Carter, TE Irv Smith, DT Bryant Young, OG Aaron Taylor, FS Jeff Burris, DL Renaldo Wynn.

3: Number of first-round draft choices produced by Bob Davie (1997-2001), Tyrone Willingham (2002-04) and Charlie Weis (2005-09) combined. Under Davie, it was OT Luke Petitgout (1999). Under Willingham, it was C Jeff Faine (2003). Under Weis, it was QB Brady Quinn (2007).

2007: Last year Notre Dame had a quarterback chosen in the first round (Brady Quinn).

1993: Last year Notre Dame had a running back chosen in the first round (Jerome Bettis).

2012: Last year Notre Dame had a wide receiver chosen in the first round (Michael Floyd).

2013: Last year Notre Dame had a tight end chosen in the first round (Tyler Eifert).

2014: Last year Notre Dame had an offensive lineman chosen in the first round (Zack Martin).

1997: Last year Notre Dame had a defensive lineman chosen in the first round (Renaldo Wynn).

1982: Last year Notre Dame had a linebacker chosen in the first round (Bob Crable).

1993: Last year Notre Dame had a cornerback chosen in the first round (Tommy Carter).

2012: Last year Notre Dame had a safety chosen in the first round (Harrison Smith).


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