Miami Football 21st Century’s Best NFL Talent Producer


The Miami Hurricanes football program has struggled with inconsistencies since winning the 2004 Orange Bowl. In spite of that Miami Football has produced the most NFL Talent since the 2000 NFL Draft.

NFL.Com’s Chase Goodbread a writer for the site’s College Football 24/7 examined the top five draft picks from each the 30 schools that produced the most draft picks since 2000. Miami football is at the top of the list.

The players were ranked based on an intricate points formula. Players were awarded based on accomplishments. Some of these included how many times a player played in the Pro Bowl or earned first team All-Pro.

The top five players from each school drafted since 2000 were examined. The Hurricanes depth of talent in the draft since the turn of the century is unparalleled.

Miami had over 50 points more than second place Michigan. The Hurricanes finished with 205.3 points to the Wolverines 148.

The points system they created is below:

"The Formula: MVP (7 points), Offensive/Defensive Player of the Year (6 points), first-team All-Pro selection (5 points), Offensive/Defensive Rookie of the Year (4 points), Pro Bowl selection within first two years of career (3 points), other Pro Bowl selections (1 point). In some cases, bonus points were granted for career longevity or outstanding play.Draft multiplier: Total points for first-round picks x 1.1; second-round picks x 1.2; third-round picks x 1.3; fourth-round picks x 1.4; fifth-round picks x 1.5; sixth-round picks x 1.6; seventh-round picks x 1.7.Tiebreaker: Ranking edge to a lower-drafted player within same round."

The list did not include specialists and they devalued other players like fullbacks. Goodbread’s examination of Miami said:

"Picks since 2000: 104 (second most)Best picks since 2000 (points): 1. S Ed Reed (47.3); 2. WR Devin Hester (21.5); 3. WR AndreJohnson (20.9); 4. TE Jimmy Graham (14.3); 5. TE Jeremy Shockey (14.3).Skinny: Miami ran away with the team rankings in large part due to the deepest field of honorable mentions in the 30-school series. While some schools didn’t even have five players who earned points in the formula, the Hurricanes had 18 ranked outside the top five.Former Baltimore Ravens S Ed Reed, whose induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame should be just a matter of time, was a runaway as the No. 1 player.Devin Hester will go down as the one of the best, if not the best, return specialists the NFL has ever seen, and WR Andre Johnson will make a strong Hall of Fame case, as well.Each of UM’s top five players was among the elite players in the game at their position, some for more years than others, as were several honorable mentions. In short, this group is loaded like no other."

The honorable mentions of Miami Football alums could dwarf other schools top five. Several potential future Hall of Fame showed up on the Miami honorable mention list. Reggie Wayne, Vince Wilfork, Frank Gore, Willis

Reggie Wayne, Vince Wilfork, Frank Gore, Willis McGahee and Bryant McKinnie are on some spectrum of being considered for the Hall of Fame within the next five to ten years.

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The future at Miami looks like more of the same. In spite of the struggles on the field for most of the last decade, the talent has still been at the U. Nine Miami football players were selected in the 2017 NFL Draft. With the nation’s number recruiting class for 2018 Miami’s place atop this list should continue.