The 2017 NFL Draft has wrapped up, and there's 253 new pros that are celebrating this weekend and representing the college football teams and conferences they played in during 2016.
Finishing with a good haul in the NFL Draft is a good look for teams and conferences looking to make a splash on a big football weekend for fans across the country. This year, Michigan was a big headliner with 11 selections, a new school record.
11 picks in this year's #NFLDraft. That's a Michigan record. #ThisIsMichigan#GoBlue #ProBlue #NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/zI4nAJN8mA— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) April 29, 2017
Here's the final breakdown of conferences, highlighted by the SEC setting a new record with 21 players drafted in the first two rounds. The SEC has now led the NFL Draft count among conferences for 10 straight years.
Big 10: 35
Big 12: 14
Conference USA: 9
Mountain West: 8
Sun Belt: 5
And now the 2017 NFL Draft by college, leading with Michigan's record haul, which was one better than Alabama. All teams with multiple draft picks listed.
Ohio State: 7
North Carolina: 6
Five each: Pittsburgh, Texas A&M, UCLA, USC, Washington
Four each: Auburn, Colorado, Florida State, Iowa, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Virginia Tech
Three each: Arkansas, California, Houston, Louisiana Tech, NC State, San Diego State, South Florida, Temple, Toledo, Western Michigan, Wisconsin
Two each: Boise State, Boston College, Eastern Washington, Kansas State, Louisville, Michigan State, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Ohio, Oklahoma State, Oregon State, Stanford, Vanderbilt, Villanova, West Georgia, West Virginia, Western Kentucky, Wyoming, Youngstown State
One each: Alabama State, Albany State, Arizona State, Ashland, Baylor, Bucknell, Buffalo, BYU, Central Florida, Charlotte, Chattanooga, Cincinnati, Coastal Carolina, Connecticut, Drake, East Carolina, East Central Oklahoma, Eastern Michigan, Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Georgia, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Georgia Tech, Grambling State, Illinois, Indiana, Kutztown, Lamar, Louisiana-Lafayette, Memphis, Minnesota, Mississippi State, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina A&T, NIU, Penn State, Purdue, San Diego, South Alabama, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech, Troy, Tulane, Utah State, UTEP, Wake Forest, Washington State