Nice pipeline you got there.

I don’t know if you’ve been following Jon Solomon’s series about which schools over the last decade have generated the most talent by position group that’s succeeded on the next level (I linked to his piece on the defensive line, which had Georgia at #1).  Here’s his final tally:

There’s only one national championship in the bunch, and even that one (Texas) is a bit of a stretch in that the game was played in January, 2006.

While it’s certainly attractive for schools to boast of their prowess in getting their kids to excel in the NFL, as a gauge of ultimate success for college programs, it’s not exactly the strongest metric.


Filed under The NFL Is Your Friend.

5 responses to “Nice pipeline you got there.

  1. WarD Eagle

    It’s a testament to team sport, coaching, competition, getting the ball to bounce your way, and the difference between college & NFL. How many years did Coach K have incredible Duke teams only to have so-so NBA talent, while just down the road Carolina was a pipeline to the NBA?


  2. HVL Dawg

    Metro Miami’s MSA is slightly larger than Metro Atlanta’s and Miami’s high school football is also very well coached. While there is plenty of recruiting competition from other schools, the local kids still think of the U as the defending 5 time national champion and it’s obviously a good ticket to the NFL.

    Miami’s been obviously under-coached for a good while. This will be a very good test for ….you know who.


    • W Cobb Dawg

      The U really loaded up on the high skill/athleticism positions. How are they not kicking a$$ in the acc? Err, acc teams other than gtu.