Coming into the 2016 NFL Draft, there was no doubt that Ohio State would run the weekend. This has been a scheduled to-do for the Buckeyes since last year, when it was clear almost the entirety of a national championship team was returning. And, yep, NFL teams confirmed this as Ohio State's draft class.
Draft grades here, UDFA tracker here, and every pick here:
The Buckeyes didn't break the all-time record for the most picks (14, set by ... Ohio State in 2004), but they did do some other cool stuff along the way:
- Two picks in the first four, a first since Oklahoma's 2010,
- New record for the most picks in the first three rounds, with 10,
- No. 3 pick Joey Bosa announcing his Chargers' pick of another Buckeye, thus creating a reverberating chamber of Ohio State echoing throughout the draft,
- Having at least one player at every major position group selected (holy crap, y'all),
- And completely dunking on Michigan, at one point having 10 more picks than the Wolverines and finishing with nine more.
Full standings by college:
|North Dakota State||2|
|San Jose State||2|
|South Carolina State||2|
|Grand Valley State||1|
|North Carolina Central||1|
|Sam Houston State||1|
|William & Mary||1|
And two different ways of looking at the conference standings.
The raw numbers and the average per school, since conferences have varying numbers of teams. I've also decided to treat all non-FBS levels and countries as big groups. Any objections to this decision may be forwarded to my publicist, who does not exist.