2021 NFL Draft: College Football Conference Rankings. How Did The Leagues Do?

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2021 NFL Draft: College Football Conference Rankings. How Did The Leagues Do?

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2021 NFL Draft: College Football Conference Rankings. How Did The Leagues Do?

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Which college football conference won the 2021 NFL Draft? Where do they all rank when it comes to sending players to the next level?


2021 NFL Draft: College Conference Rankings

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2021 NFL Draft: Team Analysis Picks 
AFC East Buffalo | Miami | NY Jets | New England
AFC North Baltimore | Cincinnati | Cleveland | Pitt
AFC South Houston | Indy | Jacksonville | Tenn
AFC West Denver | KC | Las Vegas | LA Chargers
NFC East Dallas | NY Giants | Phil | Washington
NFC North Chicago | Detroit | Green BayMinn
NFC South Atlanta | Carolina | New Orleans | TB
NFC West Arizona | LA Rams | San Fran | Seattle

How did all the college football conferences do in the 2021 NFL Draft?

Who gets the big bragging rights and which conference were lagging behind a bit?

A conference gets 7 points for each first round draft pick, 6 for a second, 5 for a third, 4 for a fourth, 3 for a fifth, 2 for a sixth, and 1 for a seventh round selection.

12. Sun Belt (8 points)

A conference gets 7 points for each first round draft pick, 6 for a second, 5 for a third, 4 for a fourth, 3 for a fifth, 2 for a sixth, and 1 for a seventh round selection.

TOTAL PICKS BY ROUNDS
1st 0, 2nd 0, 3rd 0, 4th 0, 5th 1, 6th 2, 7th 1
NFL Draft Conference Rankings
2020: 11, 2019: 11, 2018: 11

Team Winner: Appalachian State, 1 player, 3 points
5 (178) Green Bay – CB Shemar Jean-Charles

T2 Coastal Carolina 2
T2 Louisiana 2
4 South Alabama 1
T5 Arkansas State 0
T5 Georgia Southern 0
T5 Georgia State 0
T5 Texas State 0
T5 Troy 0
T5 ULM 0

11. Mountain West (11 points)

A conference gets 7 points for each first round draft pick, 6 for a second, 5 for a third, 4 for a fourth, 3 for a fifth, 2 for a sixth, and 1 for a seventh round selection.

TOTAL PICKS BY ROUNDS
1st 0, 2nd 0, 3rd 0, 4th 2, 5th 1, 6th 0, 7th 0
NFL Draft Conference Rankings
2020: 8, 2019: 9, 2018: 7

Team Winner: Boise State, 2 players, 7 points
4 (124) Washington – TE John Bates
5 (183) Atlanta – CB Avery Williams

2 San Diego State 4
T3 Air Force 0
T3 Colorado State 0
T3 Fresno State 0
T3 Hawaii 0
T3 New Mexico 0
T3 Nevada 0
T3 San Jose State 0
T3 UNLV 0
T3 Utah State 0
T3 Wyoming 0

T9. MAC (17 points)

TOTAL PICKS BY ROUNDS
1st 0, 2nd 1, 3rd 1, 4th 0, 5th 2, 6th 0, 7th 0
NFL Draft Conference Rankings
2020: 11, 2019: 8, 2018: 10

Conference Winner: Western Michigan, 2 players, 9 points overall
Seattle 2 (56) Seattle – WR D’Wayne Eskridge
San Francisco 5 (155) San Francisco – OG Jaylon Moore

2 Buffalo 5
3 Miami University 3
T4 Akron 0
T4 Ball State 0
T4 Bowling Green 0
T4 Central Michigan 0
T4 Eastern Michigan 0
T4 Kent State 0
T4 Miami University 0
T4 Northern Illinois 0
T4 Ohio 0
T4 Toledo 0

T9. Conference USA (17 points)

A conference gets 7 points for each first round draft pick, 6 for a second, 5 for a third, 4 for a fourth, 3 for a fifth, 2 for a sixth, and 1 for a seventh round selection.

TOTAL PICKS BY ROUNDS
1st 0, 2nd 0, 3rd 1, 4th 3, 5th 0, 6th 0, 7th 0
NFL Draft Conference Rankings
2020: 9, 2019: 10, 2018: 8

Team Winner: Louisiana Tech, 1 player, 5 points
3 (73) Philadelphia – DE Milton Williams

T2 UAB 4
T2 North Texas 4
T2 Marshall 4
T5 Charlotte 0
T5 Florida Atlantic 0
T5 FIU 0
T5 Middle Tennessee 0
T5 Old Dominion 0
T5 Rice 0
T5 Southern Miss 0
T5 UTEP 0
T5 UTSA 0
T5 WKU 0

8. FCS, non-FBS (36 points)

A conference – and in this case, a whole level of college football – gets 7 points for each first round draft pick, 6 for a second, 5 for a third, 4 for a fourth, 3 for a fifth, 2 for a sixth, and 1 for a seventh round selection.

TOTAL PICKS BY ROUNDS
1st 1, 2nd 1, 3rd 2, 4th 2, 5th 1, 6th 0, 7th 2
NFL Draft Conference Rankings
2020: 9, 2019: 10, 2018: 8

Team Winner: North Dakota State, 2 players, 13 points
1 (03) San Francisco – QB Trey Lance
2 (53) Tennessee – OT Dillon Radunz

2 Northern Iowa 9
3 Wisconsin-Whitewater 5
4 Central Arkansas 4
5 Central Missouri 3
T6 Charleston (WV) 1
T6 Concordia-St. Paul 1

NEXT: 2021 NFL Draft Conference Rankings No. 7

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