Miami football 5th all-time in 1st round picks following 2023 NFL Draft

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The Miami football team is fifth all-time with 67 first-round picks following the conclusion of the 2023 NFL Draft. Ohio State is the all-time leader with 90 followed by USC with 85, Alabama with 78 and Notre Dame with 70. Alabama, Ohio State and USC had 2023 first-round picks while Miami and Notre Dame did not.

Alabama and Ohio State had three 2023 first-round picks and USC had one. The Buckeyes and Crimson Tide combined to have four of the first six picks in the 2023 NFL Draft with two each. Cornerback Tyrique  Stevenson was the first Miami player drafted, 56th overall by the Chicago Bears in the second round.

Jaelan Phillips with the 18th overall pick to the Dolphins and Gregory Rousseau 30th to the Buffalo Bills in the 2021 NFL Draft were the last two Miami players selected in the first round. When Byrce Young was selected first overall in the 2023 NFL Draft that set a record of 15 consecutive years with a first-round pick.

Miami previously set the record with a first-round pick from 1995 through 2008. Since setting the record with 14 consecutive years of first-round NFL Draft picks, Miami has had only six players go in the opening round including Phillips and Rousseau. A Miami football player has been selected in 49 consecutive NFL Drafts.

Following the 2023 NFL Draft has had 358 players selected all-time. That ranks 13th. End Bob Masterson was the first player selected from Miami. Masterson was selected 50th overall in the sixth round of the 1938 draft by the Bears. Jim Dooley was the first first-round pick from Miami, eight overall to the Bears in 1952.

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Notre Dame holds the all-time record with 525 players selected in the NFL Draft. The Fighting Irish had only two players selected in the 2023 NFL Draft. Safety Kyle Hamilton was the last first-round pick from Notre Dame, 14th overall to the Baltimore Ravens in 2022. Notre Dame also draftees in 2022.