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 Pac-12 had 34 players selected, third-most among the conferences.
» Every Pac-12 school had at least one player selected, led by Stanford with six.
» There were three first-rounders, fifth-most among the conferences.
» Position of interest: The Pac-12 had eight outside linebackers drafted, along with five running backs and five wide receivers.
School-by-school look at the Pac-12 in the draft in the 2000s:
» 36 draftees, three first-rounders (most recent DT Star Lotulelei in 2013) | Utah draft history
The buzz: Utah had six players taken in the 2010 draft; it has had just seven taken in the past four drafts, including two this year. The Utes haven't had a skill-position player taken before the fifth round since Alex Smith went first overall in 2005.