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 SEC had 49 players selected, most among the conferences. It was the eighth year in a row the SEC had the most draftees.
» Every SEC school had at least one player selected, led by LSU with nine. That was the most of any school.
» There were 11 first-rounders, most among the conferences.
» Position of interest: The SEC had eight wide receivers selected, the most of any league, along with seven defensive ends and six offensive tackles. In all, the SEC had 11 offensive linemen and 10 defensive linemen picked, the most of any league. The flipside: There were just three corners drafted, and two went in the seventh round.
School-by-school look at the SEC in the draft in the 2000s:
Other schools of interest
These teams also had first-round picks in 2014.