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2016 Notre Dame National Football League Draft Recap

May 3, 2016

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May 3, 2016

NOTRE DAME, Indiana — The University of Notre Dame had seven former players selected in the 2016 NFL Draft this past weekend. In fact, all seven players were picked in the first four rounds, which equaled the school record for players selected in the top four rounds of the draft.

Rank Total Value School
1. 117,499,008 Ohio State
2. 51,251,888 Notre Dame
3. 39,218,233 Alabama
4. 38,718,582 Florida
5. 37,782,517 Clemson
Notre Dame First-Round NFL Draft Picks
1995-2011 (17 drafts) 4
2012-2016 (5 drafts) 6
Rank School First Round Draft Picks since 2012
1. Alabama 11
2. Florida State 7
  Florida 7
  Ohio State 7
  Texas A&M 7
6. Notre Dame 6
Picks School No. 1 Picks First-Rounders First-Rounders (2010s)
493 USC 5 79 5
492 Notre Dame 5 66 6
429 Ohio State 3 76 6
378 Oklahoma 3 43 5
357 Nebraska 3 33 2
Rank School Top-Two Round Draft Picks since 2012
1. Alabama 21
2. Florida State 15
3. Ohio State 14
4. LSU 12
5. Notre Dame 11
Player Pos. Team Round (Overall) – Draft
George Kunz OT Atlanta Falcons 1st (2) – 1969
Art Hunter C Green Bay Packers 1st (3) – 1954
George Connor OT New York Giants 1st (5) – 1946
Ronnie Stanley OT Baltimore Ravens 1st (6) – 2016
Frank Varrichione OT Pittsburgh Steelers 1st (6) – 1955
Frank Szymanski C Detroit Lions 1st (6) – 1945
Player Pos. Team Round (Overall) – Draft
Tim Brown WR Oakland Raiders 1st (6)
Jack Snow WR Minnesota Vikings 1st (8)
Jim Seymour WR Los Angeles Rams 1st (10)
Michael Floyd WR Arizona Cardinals 1st (13)
Will Fuller WR Houston Texans 1st (21)
Player (Hometown) Pos. TeamPlayer Round (Overall) – Draft
Rick Mirer (Goshen) QB Seattle Seahawks 1st (2) – 1993
Luther Bradley (Muncie) CB Detroit Lions 1st (11) – 1978
Zack Martin (Indianapolis) OG Dallas Cowboys 1st (16) – 2014
Tyler Eifert (Ft. Wayne) TE Cincinnati Bengals 1st (21) – 2013
Vagas Ferguson (Richmond) RB New England Patriots 1st (25) – 1980
Jaylon Smith (Ft. Wayne) LB Dallas Cowboys 2nd (34) – 2016
Anthony Johnson (South Bend) FB Indianapolis Colts 2nd (36) – 1990
Nick Martin (Indianapolis) C Houston Texans 2nd (50) – 2016
Derrick Mayes (Indianapolis) WR Green Bay Packers 2nd (56) – 1996
Player Pos. Team Round (Overall) – Draft
Joe Staley OT San Francisco 49ers 1st (28) – 2007
Connor Barwin DL Houston Texans 2nd (46) – 2009
Troy Niklas TE Arizona Cardinals 2nd (52) – 2014
KeiVarae Russell CB Kansas City Chiefs 3rd (74) – 2016
C.J. Prosise RB Seattle Seahawks 3rd (90) – 2016
Bennett Jackson CB New York Giants 6th (187) – 2014
Jason Kelce C Philadelphia Eagles 6th (191) – 2011

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