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Crunching the draft numbers: How Pac-12 schools have fared

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With the 2015 NFL Draft safely in the books, we decided to take a look at the "Power Five" conferences and see how each did in the draft. Here is the Pac-12.

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» The Pac-12 had 39 players selected this year, third-most among the conferences.

» Three schools were shut out in this draft: Arizona, California and Colorado. USC had the most players selected, with six.

» There were nine first-rounders, tied for most among the conferences with the ACC.

» Position of interest: The Pac-12 had six cornerbacks and six defensive ends drafted. The league also had three of the seven quarterbacks selected in this draft.

School-by-school look at the Pac-12 in the draft in the 2000s:

Arizona

Players drafted in 2000s: 33
First-round picks: Two (most recent CB Antoine Cason in 2008)
The buzz: Arizona had zero draftees for the second time in three years. And of the Wildcats' 33 picks in the 2000s, just seven have gone earlier than the third round.


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Arizona State

Players drafted in 2000s: 45
First-round picks: Six (most recent S Damarious Randall this year)
The buzz: The Sun Devils had four players selected in this draft, the most in one draft since 2008 and just the third time the school has had that many in one draft since 2000.

California

Players drafted in 2000s: 54
First-round picks: 10 (most recent DE Cameron Jordan in 2011)
The buzz: Cal's streak of having at least one player taken in every draft since 1986 came to an end.

Colorado

Players drafted in 2000s: 35
First-round picks: Four (most recent OT Nate Solder in 2011)
The buzz: Colorado had zero draftees for the second time in six years. The school has had two or fewer players selected in eight of the past nine drafts.

Oregon

Players drafted in 2000s: 56
First-round picks: Seven (most recent DL Arik Armstead and QB Marcus Mariota this year)
The buzz: Oregon had two first-round picks for the second time in three years. The Ducks also had four players taken in the first three rounds; that's the best showing in school history.

Oregon State

Players drafted in 2000s: 42
First-round picks: Three (most recent WR Brandin Cooks in 2014)
The buzz: Just eight of the Beavers' 42 draftees this century have gone earlier than the third round.

Stanford

Players drafted in 2000s: 56
First-round picks: Four (most recent OT Andrus Peat this year)
The buzz: Stanford had six players drafted this year (including five in the first three rounds) and has had 12 selected in the past two years; that's the best two-year stretch for the school since it had 12 in 1974-75.

UCLA

Players drafted in 2000s: 43
First-round picks: Four (most recent LB Anthony Barr in 2014)
The buzz: LB Eric Kendricks was the first Bruin selected this year, in the second round. The last time an offensive player was the first Bruin selected was 2006, with TE Marcedes Lewis.

USC

Players drafted in 2000s: 94
First-round picks: 20 (most recent WR Nelson Agholor and DL Leonard Williams this year)
The buzz: USC has had at least two first-rounders in two of the past four drafts and four times in the past 10 drafts.

Utah

Players drafted in 2000s: 40
First-round picks: Three (most recent DT Star Lotulelei in 2013)
The buzz: Utah hasn't had a skill-position player taken before the fifth round since Alex Smith went first overall in 2005.

Washington

Players drafted in 2000s: 32
First-round picks: Seven (most recent CB Marcus Peters, DT Danny Shelton and LB Shaq Thompson this year)
The buzz: Washington had three players selected in the first round, more than any other school this year. Incredibly, the Huskies hadn't had more than two players taken in a single draft since 2004.

Washington State

Players drafted in 2000s: 22
First-round picks: One (most recent SS Deone Bucannon in 2014)
The buzz: Washington State had two players drafted. It's the first time since 2005 that the school has had more than one player selected in a single draft.

Mike Huguenin can be reached at mike.huguenin@nfl.com. You also can follow him on Twitter @MikeHuguenin.

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