Which School Had the Most First-Round NFL Draft Picks?

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Joey Bosa led off the four Buckeyes picked in the first round. (Getty)

Ohio State led the NCAA in 2016 first-round NFL draft picks, with five players going on the draft’s opening night. Defensive end Joey Bosa led the Buckeyes off, going third to the San Diego Chargers. Running back Ezekiel Elliot immediately followed as the fifth selection and will be a Dallas Cowboy. Cornerback Eli Apple went to the Big Apple as the Giants’ 10th pick, with defensive tackle Taylor Decker headed to Detroit after his selection as the 16th pick. Outside linebacker Darron Lee made it the fifth first-rounder for Ohio State in 2016, going 20th to the Jets.

The five selections tie the record for most first-round selections in one draft set by the 2001 Miami Hurricanes, widely considered the most talented team of all time.

Here’s a list of schools by first-round selections in 2016:

School Total Players
Ohio State 5 Joey Bosa, Ezekiel Elliott, Eli Apple, Taylor Decker, Darron Lee
Ole Miss 3 Laremy Tunsil, Laquan Treadwell, Robert Nkemdiche
Florida 2 Vernon Hargreaves III, Keanu Neal
Notre Dame 2 Ronnie Stanley, Will Fuller
Alabama 1 Ryan Kelly
Baylor 1 Corey Coleman
Cal 1 Jared Goff
Clemson 1 Shaq Lawson
Florida State 1 Jalen Ramsey
Georgia 1 Leonard Floyd
Houston 1 William Jackson
Louisville 1 Sheldon Rankins
Memphis 1 Paxton Lynch
Miami 1 Artie Burns
Michigan State 1 Jack Conklin
North Dakota State 1 Carson Wentz
Oregon 1 DeForest Buckner
TCU 1 Josh Doctson
West Virginia 1 Karl Joseph
UCLA 1 Kenny Clark
Stanford 1 Joshua Garnett
Louisiana Tech 1 Vernon Butler
Texas A&M 1 Germain Ifedi