NFL Draft Picks by Conference 2020

By David Hayes
NFL Draft 2020 selections by college football conference leave SEC ahead of the field by a healthy margin.
NFL Draft 2020 selections by college football conference leave SEC ahead of the field by a healthy margin. / Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

NFL Draft Picks by Conference

With the 2020 NFL Draft officially in the books, we finally have some new ammunition to reignite college football conference debates once again for the first time since the end of the 2019-20 bowl season.

After the LSU Tigers reclaimed the SEC's spot atop the college football world with a win over the Clemson Tigers in the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship, to little surprise, the nation's premier NCAAF conference accounted for an astounding 15 of the 32 first-round picks this April.

With that in mind, here's a look at the each college football conference ranked by the total number of 2020 NFL Draft picks produced.

NFL Draft 2020 Picks by Conference

Division I FBS

1. SEC NFL Draft Picks: (63)

SEC NFL Draft First-Round Picks: (15)

2. Big Ten NFL Draft Picks: (48)

Big Ten NFL Draft First-Round Picks: (5)

3. Pac-12 NFL Draft Picks: (32)

Pac-12 NFL Draft First-Round Picks: 3

4. ACC NFL Draft Picks: (27)

ACC NFL Draft First-Round Picks: (3)

5. Big 12 NFL Draft Picks: (21)

Big 12 NFL Draft First-Round Picks: (5)

6. American NFL Draft Picks: (17)

American NFL Draft First-Round Picks: (0)

7. Mountain West NFL Draft Picks: (10)

Mountain West NFL Draft First-Round Picks: (1)

8. Conference USA NFL Draft Picks: (10)

Conference USA NFL Draft First-Round Picks: (0)

9. Independent NFL Draft Picks: (9)

Independent NFL Draft First-Round Picks: (0)

10. Sun Belt NFL Draft Picks: (7)

Sun Belt NFL Draft First-Round Picks: (0)

11. MAC NFL Draft Picks: (2)

MAC NFL Draft First-Round Picks: (0)

Division I FCS

12. Colonial NFL Draft Picks: (2)

Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) NFL Draft First-Round Picks: (0)

13. MVFC NFL Draft Picks: (2)

Missouri Valley Football (MVFC) NFL Draft First-Round Picks: (0)

14. OVC NFL Draft Picks: (1)

Ohio Valley (OVC) NFL Draft First-Round Picks: (0)

15. Pioneer NFL Draft Picks: (1)

Pioneer Football League (PFL) NFL Draft First-Round Picks: (0)

NCAA Division II

16. MIAA NFL Draft Picks: (1)

Round 7 – Pick No. 253 (Minnesota Vikings)
Kyle Hinton, C (Washburn)

17. SAC NFL Draft Picks: (1)

Round 2 – Pick No. 37 (New England Patriots)
Kyle Dugger, S (Lenoir-Rhyne)

NCAA Division III

18. MIAC NFL Draft Picks: (1)

Round 4 – Pick No. 116 (Jacksonville Jaguars)
Ben Bartch, OT (Saint John's, MN)


19. XFL NFL Draft Picks: (1)

Round 5 – Pick No. 152 (Carolina Panthers)
Kenny Robinson, S (St. Louis BattleHawks)

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