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 Ten had 30 players selected, fourth-most among the conferences but 13 ahead of the Big 12, which was in fifth place.
» Every Big Ten school except Illinois and Northwestern had at least one player selected. Ohio State had the most, with six draftees.
» There were four first-rounders, tied for third-most (with the AAC) among the conferences.
» Position of interest: The Big Ten's most popular position was wide receiver, with five selected. The league had seven offensive linemen (including four tackles) and four corners drafted.
School-by-school look at the Big Ten in the draft in the 2000s: