These Schools Had the Most First-Round Picks in the 2019 NFL Draft

Seven schools had multiple players drafted in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft on Thursday night, headlined by Alabama, Clemson and Mississippi State with three apiece.

Here’s the full breakdown of which schools and conferences had the most players drafted in the first round, with the schools listed alphabetically. There were 22 schools represented in the first round.

School Number of Picks
Alabama 3
Clemson 3
Mississippi State 3
Iowa 2
Ohio State 2
Oklahoma 2
Michigan 2
Alabama State 1
Arizona State 1
Boston College 1
Duke 1
Florida State 1
Georgia 1
Houston 1
Kentucky 1
Maryland 1
North Carolina State 1
Notre Dame 1
Washington 1
Washington State 1


The complete first round draft results are listed below:

  1. Arizona Cardinals: QB Kyler Murray (Oklahoma)
  2. San Francisco 49ers: DE Nick Bosa (Ohio State)
  3. New York Jets: DT Quinnen Williams (Alabama)
  4. Oakland Raiders: DE Clelin Ferrell (Clemson)
  5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: LB Devin White (LSU)
  6. New York Giants: QB Daniel Jones (Duke)
  7. Jacksonville Jaguars: EDGE Josh Allen (Kentucky)
  8. Detroit Lions: TE T.J. Hockenson (Iowa)
  9. Buffalo Bills: DT Ed Oliver (Houston)
  10. Pittsburgh Steelers (from Denver): LB Devin Bush (Michigan)
  11. Cincinnati Bengals: OT Jonah Williams (Alabama)
  12. Green Bay Packers: DE Rashan Gary (Michigan)
  13. Miami Dolphins: DT Christian Wilkins (Clemson)
  14. Atlanta Falcons: G Chris Lindstrom (Boston College)
  15. Washington Redskins: QB Dwayne Haskins (Ohio State)
  16. Carolina Panthers: EDGE Brian Burns (Florida State)
  17. New York Giants (from Cleveland): DT Dexter Lawrence (Clemson)
  18. Minnesota Vikings: C Garrett Bradbury (NC State)
  19. Tennessee Titans: DT Jeffery Simmons (Mississippi State)
  20. Denver Broncos (from Pittsburgh): TE Noah Fant (Iowa)
  21. Green Bay Packers (from Seattle): S Darnell Savage (Maryland)
  22. Philadelphia Eagles (from Baltimore): T Andre Dillard (Washington State)
  23. Houston Texans: T Tytus Howard (Alabama State)
  24. Oakland Raiders (from Chicago): RB Josh Jacobs (Alabama)
  25. Baltimore Ravens (from Philadelphia): WR Marquise Brown (Oklahoma)
  26. Washington Redskins (from Indianapolis): EDGE Montez Sweat (Mississippi State)
  27. Oakland Raiders (from Dallas): S Jonathan Abram (Mississippi State)
  28. Los Angeles Chargers: DT Jerry Tillery (Notre Dame)
  29. Seattle Seahawks (from Kansas City): DE L.J. Collier (TCU)
  30. New York Giants (from Green Bay, from New Orleans): CB Deandre Baker (Georgia)
  31. Atlanta Falcons (from Los Angeles): T Kaleb McGary (Washington)
  32. New England Patriots: WR N’keal Harry (Arizona State)

Here’s the breakdown of conferences/independents with the most first-round draft picks.

Conference Number of Picks
Big Ten 7
Big 12 3
Pac-12 3
Notre Dame 1



Last year’s national runner-up had three players drafted – two offensive and one defensive – in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft. Defensive tackle Quinnen Williams, who finished eighth in Heisman Trophy voting last season and even received one first-place vote for the award, went No. 3 overall to the New York Jets.

Offensive tackle Jonah Williams was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals with the No. 11 pick and one of the running backs he blocked for the last few seasons, Josh Jacobs, was taken 24th by the Oakland Raiders.



The reigning national champions had three members of its heralded defensive line drafted in the first round. Defensive end Clelin Ferrell was selected at No. 4 by the Raiders, defensive tackle Christian Wilkins went 13th to the Miami Dolphins and defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence went 17th to the New York Giants.


Mississippi State

The Bulldogs finished fourth in the SEC West last year but it wasn’t because of their defense, which ranked second nationally in points allowed per game (13.2). Mississippi State had three defensive players drafted in the first round – defensive tackle Jeffery Simmons at No. 19 by the Tennessee Titans, EDGE Montez Sweat at No. 26 by the Washington Redskins and safety Johnathan Abram at No. 27 by the Raiders.


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