LBU

So, David Hale looks at which college programs do the best job of producing NFL-level talent in the BCS era by position group here.  Georgia pops up here and there, but absolutely dominates one.

Linebacker U

1. Georgia
2. Alabama
3. Ohio State
4. USC
5. Penn State
6. Oklahoma
7. Michigan
8. Miami
9. Clemson
10. Florida

No team comes close to producing the NFL talent at linebacker that Georgia has since 1998. In our weighted scale of NFL value, Georgia leads No. 4 USC by a margin that’s as big as the difference between USC and No. 11 Florida State. The litany of stars, including six All-America nods, is impressive: Roquan Smith, Leonard Floyd, Jarvis Jones and Alec Ogletree were all first-round selections, but the roll call also includes Will Witherspoon, Kendrell Bell, Boss Bailey, Odell Thurman, Rennie Curran and Lorenzo Carter.

Judging from the 2020 roster, that ain’t slowing down any time soon, either.

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  1. didntgotheredawg

    Criteria is flawed if metrics factor in post season awards. He mentions that as a reason the dawgs aren’t top five as rbu as well. Pretty tough to win the Heisman when you’re splitting carries with another top draft pick.

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  2. CB

    Thomas Davis, Dannell Ellerbe, and Justin Houston are worth mentioning.

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