Ten Year NFL Draft Case Study: ACC

SUCCESS/BUST RATE

Below, not only do we see how many total players were drafted from each school, but also how many players were out of the league by the 2011 season. If a player even participated in training camp in 2011, he was counted as being in the league.

For each team, the first number you see is players out of the league by 2011, then the total number of players drafted. Under, I broke down the players out of the league by round drafted.

In total, there are 81 players drafted from the ACC no longer in the leauge. 81/323 players drafted gives a 25.1% percent no longer in the league.

It’s not the best way to determine a “bust” rate, because we’re looking at a nine season span here, but it does tell which schools/conferences have the most long standing players. 74.1% of ACC players drafted still in the league actually seems like a very high percentage. We’ll see how other conferences stack up over the next few weeks.

Virginia perhaps had the most surprisingly high “bust” rate, especially since there was a pretty even distribution of players across rounds no longer in the league.

Miami may be past it’s prime in churning out players, and this study didn’t count their strong 2003 or 2004 classes, but their players still stick around in the league for a long time.

Florida State: 16/47 – 34%
-1 1st Round Pick
-2 2nd Round Picks
-2 3rd Round Picks
-5 4th Round Picks
-4 5th Round Picks
-2 7th Round Picks

Total All Pro/Pro Bowl appearances: 15

**Miami: 4/41 – 9.76%
-1 3rd Round Pick
-2 4th Round Picks
-1 5th Round Pick

Total All Pro/Pro Bowl appearances: 24

Clemson: 11/36 – 30.6%
-2 1st Round Picks
-1 2nd Round Pick
-3 3rd Round Picks
-1 4th Round Pick
-3 5th Round Pick
-2 7th Round Picks

Total All Pro/Pro Bowl appearances: 2

**Virginia Tech: 9/35 – 25.7%
-2 3rd Round Picks
-1 5th Round Pick
-1 6th Round Pick
-5 7th Round Picks

Total All Pro/Pro Bowl appearances: 2

NC State: 7/29 – 24.1%
-1 3rd Round Pick
-1 4th Round Pick
-2 5th Round Picks
-3 6th Round Picks

Total All Pro/Pro Bowl appearances: 8

UNC: 5/28 – 17.9%
-3 4th Round Picks
-1 5th Round Pick
-1 7th Round Pick

Total All Pro/Pro Bowl appearances: 2

Virginia: 12/27 – 44.4%
-2 3rd Round Picks
-2 4th Round Picks
-2 5th Round Picks
-4 6th Round Picks
-2 7th Round Picks

Total All Pro/Pro Bowl appearances: 7

Georgia Tech: 3/23 – 13%
-2 4th Round Picks
-1 7th Round Pick

Total All Pro/Pro Bowl appearances:4

Maryland: 4/23 – 17.4%
-1 4th Round Pick
-3 7th Round Picks

Total All Pro/Pro Bowl appearances: 9

Wake Forest: 8/20 – 40%
-3 4th Round Picks
-2 5th Round Picks
-1 6th Round Pick
-2 7th Round Picks

Total All Pro/Pro Bowl appearances: 3

*Boston College: 1/13 – 7.69%
-1 6th Round Pick

Total All Pro/Pro Bowl appearances: 2

Duke: 1/1 – 100%
-1 7th Round Pick

Total All Pro/Pro Bowl appearances: 0

*Boston College entered the ACC in 2005
**Miami and Virginia Tech entered the ACC in 2004

Total ACC All Pro/Pro Bowl appearances: 78

YEAR BY YEAR BREAKDOWN: A full breakdown of the last ten drafts from an ACC perspective. (Page 2)

POSITIONAL BREAKDOWN: Which positions in the ACC get picked early? (Page 3)

SUCCESS/BUST BREAKDOWN: Which schools produce the most busts? (Page 4)

NCAA SCHOOL BREAKDOWN: Which schools perennially produce the top prospects? (Page 5)

NFL TEAM BREAKDOWN: Which NFL Teams like prospects from the ACC? (Page 6)

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Tags: ACC, Ras-I Dowling, Ten Year Conference Case Study

4 Responses to “Ten Year NFL Draft Case Study: ACC”

  1. Prefectly Smart says:

    James, Nice work. As someone who has compiled similar data, I’m not sure everyone will appreciate the amount of effor that goes into such an undertaking.

    How did you treat players taken in the Supplemental draft? For example, Tony Hollings, RB from Georgia Tech, taken in the second round of the 2003 Supplemental draft by the Texans. Not that overlooking a few players is going to make any drastic shifts in the data, but in Holllings’ case it would erase the goose egg up on the board for GT in the 2003 draft.

  2. Patriots Draft Guru says:

    Patriots really haven’t had much luck from the ACC.

  3. John M says:

    How long will it take for Ochocincho jerseys to go on sale for $9.99 at Marshalls or TJ Max?



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