Players in the NFL by school

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  1. simply1

    simply1 Well-Known Member

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    NFL Players by College - I - National Football League - ESPN

    I'm curious what other people make of this. Relative to other schools, some surprising ones in there, we're not very well represented. Is this due to a talent issue, player development, or what?

    Some surprising schools to me that have more players in the NFL per this are Montana with 9, Central Michigan with 7, Cincinnati with 15, Colorado State with 7.

    So, what's the scoop?
     
  2. Ry4Cy

    Ry4Cy Well-Known Member

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    Where is Seneca Wallace?
     
  3. ISUAgronomist

    ISUAgronomist Well-Known Member

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    Currently unemployed.
     
  4. simply1

    simply1 Well-Known Member

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    He's not on a roster anymore after the Browns cut him.
     
  5. Ry4Cy

    Ry4Cy Well-Known Member

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    Oh crap I forgot about that.
     
  6. cyclone101

    cyclone101 Well-Known Member

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    Four of the six are from the CPR era. I think that speaks volumes of the direction he could bring us.
     
  7. NATEizKING

    NATEizKING Well-Known Member

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    We'll add to that this year, the question is how many.
     
  8. ZJohnson

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    Not sure where you came up with that number???
     
  9. ArgentCy

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    [TABLE="class: tablehead"]
    [TR="class: oddrow player-28-9737"]
    [TD]Tim Dobbins[/TD]
    [TD]Houston Texans[/TD]
    [TD="width: 33%"]Linebacker[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR="class: evenrow player-28-15336"]
    [TD="width: 33%"]Hayworth Hicks[/TD]
    [TD="width: 33%"]New York Jets[/TD]
    [TD="width: 33%"]Offensive Guard[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR="class: oddrow player-28-15398"]
    [TD="width: 33%"]Leonard Johnson[/TD]
    [TD="width: 33%"]Tampa Bay Buccaneers[/TD]
    [TD="width: 33%"]Cornerback[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR="class: evenrow player-28-14957"]
    [TD="width: 33%"]Kelechi Osemele[/TD]
    [TD="width: 33%"]Baltimore Ravens[/TD]
    [TD="width: 33%"]Guard[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR="class: oddrow player-28-11424"]
    [TD="width: 33%"]Ahtyba Rubin[/TD]
    [TD="width: 33%"]Cleveland Browns[/TD]
    [TD="width: 33%"]Defensive Tackle[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR="class: evenrow player-28-14609"]
    [TD="width: 33%"]David Sims

    So Sims, Osemele, Johnson, and Hicks played under CPR. I believe the other two were both DMac guys.[/TD]
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  10. ZJohnson

    ZJohnson Well-Known Member

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    None of them are CPR recruits...that is what my point is.
     
  11. ArgentCy

    ArgentCy Well-Known Member

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    Well no, Sims actually was in Rhoads first class (Juco) and we know that both Knott and AJ will be there from his first recruiting class. Thats at least 3 players from his first recruiting class. Pretty good.

    I really think its a combination of being able to evaluate talent and then you have to develop them. I think that DMac was a great guy and decent coach but I always thought he was poor at evaluating and projecting talent.
     
  12. cyrocksmypants

    cyrocksmypants Well-Known Member

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    Well no crap? This is his fourth year. He's had three draft classes since he took over, so, if he recruited a freshman before his first year, they played as a freshman and left early as a junior when first eligible to declare, that would have just been this last draft? We're not going to start really seeing his recruits get draft eligible until this next draft (obviously JUCOs are the exception).

    That said, I think WHO recruited them shouldn't matter, it's who develops and teaches them. If a coach recruits the #1 player in the nation, gets fired, and the #1 one player doesn't get drafted after his senior year, who is more at fault, the guy that recruited him or the guy that took his place and couldn't develop him? In the same breath, the person that DOES develop them should get credit for their success.
     
  13. Judoka

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    Serious question: how many schools have two rookies starters right now?
     
  14. SpokaneCY

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    I hate Iowa as much as the next guy, but KF recruits talent, usually gets the most out of that talent, and sees that talent play on Sundays...
     
  15. simply1

    simply1 Well-Known Member

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    I think it also shows that the schools we compete with, and some lower than us, can put more players in the NFL then we definitely can too. You just have to get those guys evaluated and coached up and try to end up with a larger share.
     
  16. NATEizKING

    NATEizKING Well-Known Member

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    Development under Rhoads and Yancy has been great.
     
  17. NATEizKING

    NATEizKING Well-Known Member

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    New football facility can't hurt.
     
  18. awd4cy

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    Also apparently struggles to coach that talent to a bowl game.
     
  19. sfcyclonefan

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    Could the lower level schools having more NFL players be related to partial qualifiers? Isn't there some athletes that don't qualify for certain larger schools and have to go to smaller Fbs schools? I could be wrong.
     
  20. timappelgate

    timappelgate Well-Known Member

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    Wasn't Sims a CPR recruit?
     

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