Which college has the most first-round picks in a single NFL Draft?

The two schools at the top should be no surprise for fans
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Whenever the NFL Draft rolls around, there's always bragging rights for college programs to see how many of their guys can hear their names called. Obviously, this also includes the first round.

Sending one player from your school in the first round of the NFL Draft is an amazing achievement, so to hear that not one, but two schools were able to have six of their players drafted in the first round - that is a historic feat. Two big-time teams, the 2004 Miami Hurricanes and the 2021 Alabama Crimson Tide both had six players get picked in the first round. That's absolutely unreal.

Alabama and Miami both have had six first-round picks in different NFL Drafts

Can you imagine the caliber of players that these teams were producing? These six picks in '04 and '21 counted for almost 20 percent of all the picks in the first round. And that's just one school! Could there ever be a school that puts out seven? Probably not, but then again, people probably said the same about six before Alabama and Miami got things done.

Miami's 2004 team was just built differently. They had nine players drafted in all, with six of them going in the first round. The first player was legendary safety Sean Taylor, who was drafted No. 5 overall. The very next pick was stud tight end Kellen Winslow II. At pick No.12, the Jets drafted one of the better linebackers to play the game in Jonathan Vilma while his running mate D.J. Williams was drafted No.17 by the Broncos. Versatile offensive lineman Vernon Carey came off the boards two picks later at 19. And of course, the future Hall of Fame defensive tackle himself, Vince Wilfork, was drafted at No. 21 by the New England Patriots.

Then, 17 years later Alabama produced some top talent of their own and tied the record for most players drafted by a single team in Round 1. Jaylen Waddle went No. 6 to the Dolphins and has been a deadly duo with Tyreek Hill so far. One of the best corners in the league already, Patrick Surtain II was drafted by the Denver Broncos at No. 9. Their college teammate Devonta Smith went one pick later to the Philadelphia Eagles at No. 10 and has been lighting it up with AJ Brown. After that Mac Jones, Alex Leatherwood and Najee Harris were also selected in the first round.