2014 NFL Draft picks by college, conference, state and recruit rating

Former LSU WR Odell Beckham Jr., the first of nine Tigers to be picked. - Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

As is custom, SEC schools and their recruiting grounds dominated the opening rounds, but members of the ACC, Big Ten, Mountain West, and Pac-12 had strong weekends as well. Among schools, LSU led the way.

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By school

Despite Johnny Manziel's tumble, Texas A&M still claimed its expected three first-rounders, along with Louisville, which saw Teddy Bridgewater sneak in at No. 32 and Marcus Smith make a surprise entry. The early leaders were followed by the Aggies' new SEC West rivals Alabama and Auburn, along with Ohio State.

In the second and third rounds, Notre Dame and LSU joined the top, and that big cluster carried through to the end.

First round Picks First-third Picks All rounds Picks
Louisville 3 LSU 5 LSU 9
Texas A&M 3 Notre Dame 5 Alabama 8
Alabama 2 Florida State 4 Notre Dame 8
Auburn 2 Louisville 4 Florida State 7
Ohio State 2 Ohio State 4 Ohio State 6
Buffalo 1 Alabama 3 Stanford 6
Clemson 1 Auburn 3 Baylor 5
Florida 1 Texas A&M 3 Clemson 5
Florida State 1 Clemson 2 North Carolina 5
LSU 1 Colorado State 2 UCLA 5
Michigan 1 Fresno State 2 Wisconsin 5
Michigan State 1 Iowa 2 Arkansas 4
NIU 1 Michigan 2 Auburn 4
North Carolina 1 Missouri 2 Boston College 4
Notre Dame 1 Nebraska 2 Florida 4
Oklahoma State 1 North Carolina 2 Louisville 4
Oregon State 1 Oregon State 2 Missouri 4
Pitt 1 UCLA 2 Oklahoma 4
South Carolina 1 USC 2 Oregon 4
TCU 1 Washington 2 Arizona 3
Tennessee 1 West Virginia 2 Arizona State 3
UCF 1 Wisconsin 2 Boise State 3
UCLA 1 Arizona State 1 Georgia Tech 3
Virginia Tech 1 Arkansas 1 Iowa 3
Washington State 1 Boise State 1 Miami 3
Buffalo 1 Michigan 3
BYU 1 Nebraska 3
Cal 1 Penn State 3
Colorado 1 Pitt 3
Eastern Illinois 1 Tennessee 3
Florida 1 Texas A&M 3
Georgia Southern 1 USC 3
Georgia Tech 1 Vanderbilt 3
Indiana 1 Virginia 3
Kent State 1 Virginia Tech 3
Maryland 1 Ball State 2
Miami 1 Cal 2
Michigan State 1 Coastal Carolina 2
Minnesota 1 Colorado State 2
Mississippi State 1 Florida Atlantic 2
Nevada 1 Fresno State 2
NIU 1 Georgia 2
North Dakota State 1 Georgia Southern 2
Oklahoma State 1 Indiana 2
Ole Miss 1 Louisiana Tech 2
Oregon 1 Minnesota 2
Penn State 1 NIU 2
Pitt 1 Oregon State 2
Pittsburg State 1 Purdue 2
Rice 1 San Diego State 2
South Carolina 1 San Jose State 2
Southern Miss 1 SMU 2
Stanford 1 South Carolina 2
Syracuse 1 Syracuse 2
TCU 1 Tennessee State 2
Tennessee 1 Texas Tech 2
Texas Tech 1 UCF 2
Towson 1 UConn 2
UCF 1 Utah 2
Vanderbilt 1 Utah State 2
Virginia 1 Washington 2
Virginia Tech 1 West Virginia 2
Washington State 1 Western Kentucky 2
Wyoming 2
Arkansas State 1
Bloomsburg 1
Buffalo 1
BYU 1
Colorado 1
Concordia-St. Paul 1
Duke 1
Eastern Illinois 1
Furman 1
Georgia State 1
Illinois State 1
Iowa State 1
Kansas State 1
Kent State 1
Kentucky 1
Liberty 1
Lindenwood 1
Maine 1
Marist 1
Marshall 1
Maryland 1
McGill 1
Memphis 1
Michigan State 1
Middle Tennessee 1
Mississippi State 1
Montana 1
Murray State 1
NC State 1
Nevada 1
North Dakota State 1
Northwest Missouri State 1
Ohio 1
Oklahoma State 1
Ole Miss 1
Pittsburg State 1
Portland State 1
Princeton 1
Rice 1
Saginaw Valley State 1
South Dakota 1
Southern Miss 1
TCU 1
Towson 1
Tulane 1
UMass 1
USF 1
Wake Forest 1
Washington State 1

By conference

In the first round, the race was for second place. And second place went to the other Southern(ish) conference. The SEC finished with 11, one short of the record set by the ACC in 2007 and tied by the SEC in 2013.

(We're counting Louisville as an AAC team, since its players left before the Cardinals actually played any ACC games.)

The Big Ten and Pac-12 made strong pushes on Friday, with the ACC and SEC taking over on Saturday.

First round picks First-third Picks All rounds Picks
SEC 11 SEC 23 SEC 49
ACC 5 Big Ten 16 ACC 42
American 4 ACC 15 Pac-12 34
Big Ten 4 Pac-12 14 Big Ten 30
Pac-12 3 Independents 6 Big 12 17
Big 12 2 Mountain West 6 Mountain West 16
MAC 2 American 5 American 12
Independents 1 Big 12 5 Conference USA 9
MAC 3 Independents 9
Conference USA 2 MAC 8
CAA 1 Ohio Valley 4
MIAA 1 Sun Belt 4
Missouri Valley 1 Big South 3
Ohio Valley 1 MIAA 3
SoCon 1 Missouri Valley 3
SoCon 3
Big Sky 2
CAA 2
Great Lakes 1
Ivy 1
Northern Sun 1
Pioneer 1
PSAC 1
RESQ 1

By high school state

No surprises at all. The states at the top regularly produce the country's best prospects and feed into most of college football's best programs. Florida also produced three of the draft's top five (Blake Bortles, Sammy Watkins, and Khalil Mack).

First round Picks First-third Picks All rounds Picks
Florida 8 Florida 20 Florida 44
California 4 California 12 California 37
Georgia 4 Texas 11 Texas 25
Texas 4 Georgia 6 Georgia 17
Alabama 3 Louisiana 5 Ohio 11
Louisiana 2 Alabama 4 Louisiana 10
Arizona 1 Illinois 4 Virginia 10
Indiana 1 Ohio 4 Missouri 8
Maryland 1 Maryland 3 North Carolina 8
New York 1 Missouri 3 Alabama 7
North Carolina 1 Virginia 3 New York 7
Pennsylvania 1 Washington 3 South Carolina 7
South Carolina 1 Arizona 2 Illinois 6
Minnesota 2 Pennsylvania 6
Mississippi 2 Arizona 5
New York 2 Maryland 5
North Carolina 2 Massachusetts 4
Pennsylvania 2 Minnesota 4
South Carolina 2 New Jersey 4
D.C. 1 Mississippi 3
Indiana 1 Tennessee 4
Kansas 1 Washington 3
Michigan 1 Wisconsin 3
Nebraska 1 Connecticut 2
Nevada 1 Michigan 2
Utah 1 Oregon 2
Massachusetts 1 Arkansas 1
D.C. 1
Idaho 1
Indiana 1
Iowa 1
Kansas 1
Montana 1
Nebraska 1
Nevada 1
Oklahoma 1
Quebec 1
Utah 1

By recruit rating (based on the 247 Sports Composite)

Only 15 blue-chips in the whole first round? Recruiting ratings are a sham!

(Let's remember that thousands more players earn two-, three-, or zero-star ratings from recruiting services than earn four- or five-stars. Based on probability and championship history, a blue-chip rating is still a valid predictor of college and NFL success.)

First round Picks First-third Picks All rounds Picks
Five 5 Five 9 Five 17
Four 10 Four 36 Four 64
Three 15 Three 39 Three 104
Two 2 Two 11 Two 23
Not rated 0 Not rated 5 Not rated 48
Average 3.56 Average 3.28 Average 2.73

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