Pro Football Focus is an analytics site that tracks every NFL player, and they set out to find which college team had the most players go into the league and grade out at the top of their position.
They went back to the dawn of the “PFF era” (PFF launched in 2007-2008), and gave each school a point for every season they had a player rank as elite.
The end result of that?
The colleges who have the most #1 graded NFL players at their position in the PFF era 1 Texas A&M: 9 2 UT: 8 3 OSU: 7 pic.twitter.com/KVwnlRYE8I
— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) June 28, 2015
According to 24/7 Sports, Ohio State received credit for Panthers tight end Ben Hartsock (2013), Jets center Nick Mangold (2008, 2009, 2014) and Vikings corner Antoine Winfield (2008, 2010, 2012).