T4. Florida State, 33 players from 2012 to 2015
This is what Texas A&M is paying Jimbo Fisher $70 million for.
In one of the consistently great runs in college football history, Bobby Bowden put together amazing team after amazing team full of all-time great players. But Fisher took the talent level to another world after he got ahold of the head coaching job.
Only two Noles went in the 2016 Draft – on both ends of the spectrum, Jalen Ramsey and an all-timer second round bust, Roberto Aguayo – but that came after a phenomenal three-year run following a decent 2012 class.
FSU had only four players drafted in 2012, and none in the first 104 picks. Whatever.
That’s because the weapons were stockpiling, with 11 players selected in 2013 including three first rounders and five going in the top 42 overall. Fine, so EJ Manuel didn’t exactly work out for the Bills, and Bjoern Werner was a whiff for Indianapolis, but that group set the tone for what was to come.
Seven FSU Players were elected in the draft after winning the 2013 national championship, led by Kelvin Benjamin and Devonta Freeman, but there were more big-time players waiting for their turn to go to the next level.
Jameis Winston was the first pick of a 2015 Draft that saw 11 Noles get their names called. That means 29 players were taken in a three year span, and that 2013 national title winner sent 18 players to the draft over the following two seasons.