OK, everyone has had a few days to digest how their favorite pro team fared in the draft. We decided to take a look at the "Power 5" conferences and see how they did.
Included is a listing of each "Power 5" school's number of draftees in the 2000s and their most recent first-round pick. If a player is designated with an asterisk (*), it means he was the earliest selection from a school that had multiple first-round picks that year.
LSU led the way with nine draftees this year. Alabama and Notre Dame had eight each, and national champion Florida State had seven. Auburn, which fell to FSU in the national title game, had four draftees.
» The Big 12 had 17 players selected, fifth-most among the conferences and just one more than the Mountain West. The Big 12 trailed the leading conference, the SEC, by 32 selections.
» Eight league schools had at least one player selected, led by Baylor with five. Two schools didn't have a player selected. Kansas was one of them. The other, shockingly, was Texas.
» There were two first-rounders, tied for sixth-most (with the Mid-American) among the conferences.
» Position of interest: The Big 12's most popular position was cornerback, with four selected. There were no quarterbacks and no defensive linemen.
School-by-school look at the Big 12 in the draft in the 2000s:
» 55 draftees, 15 first-rounders (most recent S Kenny Vaccaro in 2013) | Texas draft history
The buzz: Texas was shut out in the 2014 draft, the first time the Longhorns didn't have at least one player selected since 1937.