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Best NFL Draft picks of the century: Top selections by school

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Who are the best draft picks of the century from the most prominent programs in college football? College Football 24/7 set out to answer this question by ranking the top draft picks since 2000 from the 30 schools that have produced the most picks since that year.

Players were ranked through a formula in which they received points for honors they've acquired in their NFL career, including being selected to the Pro Bowl (including as injury replacements) and being selected first-team All-Pro. Players were also rewarded relative to where in the draft they were selected. First-round picks benefited least because a strong career would be expected; seventh-round picks benefited most. In some cases, a bonus for longevity or outstanding play was granted.

The Formula: MVP (7 points), Offensive/Defensive Player of the Year (6 points), first-team All-Pro selection (5 points), Offensive/Defensive Rookie of the Year (4 points), Pro Bowl selection within first two years of career (3 points), other Pro Bowl selections (1 point).

Draft multiplier: Total points for first-round picks x 1.1; second-round picks x 1.2; third-round picks x 1.3; fourth-round picks x 1.4; fifth-round picks x 1.5; sixth-round picks x 1.6; seventh-round picks x 1.7.

Tiebreaker: Ranking edge to lower-drafted player within same round.

Specialists and fullbacks: For players honored primarily as specialists or fullbacks, their total points were devalued. Kickers and punters were not included in this exercise.

The lists will be unveiled in the order of the schools that have produced the most picks since 2000, beginning with the program with the most picks.

See the full schedule below and click the entries below to see each list.

Louisville

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South Carolina

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North Carolina

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Texas A&M

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Michigan State

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UCLA

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Oregon

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Arkansas

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Auburn

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Cal

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Texas

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Iowa

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Stanford

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Penn State

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Clemson

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Nebraska

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Virginia Tech

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Wisconsin

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Notre Dame

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Michigan

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Tennessee

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Oklahoma

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Georgia

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Alabama

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Florida State

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Florida

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LSU

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USC

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Miami

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Ohio State

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