Which School Produces the Most Pro Talent at the NFL Level in 2023?

Which school produces the most next-level talent? How does your team stack up against the rest when it comes to placing players in the NFL?

The National Football League had its first full weekend of regular season action last week, leaving college football fans clamoring over who produced more talent. The answer, as one may have predicted, comes from the SEC. But maybe not the school of immediate thought.

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Alabama Produces Most Players in NFL for 2023

The Alabama Crimson Tide have a healthy lead over their rivals in placing next-level talent, landing with the most players on NFL opening day rosters.

Alabama placed 57 players on Week 1 active rosters as compared to Ohio State (47), Georgia (46), and LSU (43), to name a few. The full list of top-producing schools is below:

1) Alabama – 57
2) Ohio State – 47
3) Georgia – 46
4) LSU – 43
5) Michigan – 38
6) Clemson – 37
6) Notre Dame – 37
8) Florida – 34
9) Penn State – 33
10) Oklahoma – 32
11) Texas – 30
12) Iowa – 29
13) Auburn – 28
14) USC – 26
15) Oregon – 25
15) Stanford – 25
15) Washington – 25
18) Ole Miss – 24
19) Texas A&M – 23
19) Wisconsin – 23
21) Miami (FL) – 22
21) UCLA – 22
23) Tennesssee – 21
23) TCU – 21
25) South Carolina – 20

Alabama has now placed the most active NFL players on opening day rosters for the sixth year in a row. The Crimson Tide led in 2018 (44 players), 2019 (56), 2020 (53), 2021 (54), and 2022 (58).

The NFL’s study took the data a bit further, potentially exploring which schools have the proper claim to be currently called a specific position “U” after all.

Alabama Places Most NFL Players at DB, DT, RB, QB

Breaking it down by position, the Alabama Crimson Tide once again rule their counterparts. The totals, however, are a bit staggering to see how many players each school has placed on active rosters at each position.

Quarterback
Alabama: 3

Running Back
Alabama: 6

Wide Receiver
Ohio State: 8

Tight End
Georgia, Iowa, Notre Dame, Stanford: 5

Offensive Tackle
Florida, Ohio State, Oklahoma: 5

Offensive Guard
Clemson, Michigan, Notre Dame: 5

Center
Arkansas, LSU, Missouri, Ohio State, Washington, Wisconsin: 3

Defensive End
Clemson: 8

Defensive Tackle
Alabama: 10

Linebacker
Georgia: 10

Defensive Back
Alabama: 15

Kicker
Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia Southern, Memphis, Notre Dame: 2

Punter
NC State, Syracuse, Texas: 2

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