What the NFL Gets From Each Power-5 Conference

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Sep 5, 2015; Berkeley, CA, USA; California Golden Bears quarterback Jared Goff (16) looks to throw the ball against the Grambling State Tigers during the first quarter at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Bottom Line

Now you can see why certain players get picked over others in the draft just because of where there from. It doesn’t always happen but personnel people don’t just bet on the players they’re picking. They’re also betting on the coaching in the programs they came from so they know the foundation of fundamentals they have.

They’re also betting on the recruiting coordinators and coaches for their eyes for talent. Along with that, these collegiate programs have identities just like the NFL teams have or are trying to have. So when a team is looking for or trying to maintain their identity, they go to these programs for what they need.

If you want a good linebacker, receiver or edge-rusher, you have a good chance to find one in the ACC. If your franchise is in need of a quarterback or left tackle, the Pac 12 has the best of both. The SEC has put out some good receivers lately and they are close to being the best place for interior defensive lineman.

But if you want to know what conference put out the best NFL prospects period, its the Pac-12. They have more 1st-round picks, Pro Bowl Players, All-Pros and Hall of Fame Players than any other conference. So those of you that assume the SEC is where the best prospect come from, think again.

That’s how you come with Trent Richardson.

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