Originally written on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 10/28/14
As players paraded up to the stage at this week's NFL draft, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell rattled off the same schools that fans have grown accustomed to hearing every year – Alabama, Florida, Oklahoma, Notre Dame and the like. These power programs bring in the best talent from the high school ranks ever year, so it makes sense that they're sending the most players to the big leagues. However, if you're an elite recruit with hopes of making it to the NFL, a new study from Emory University suggests you should pass on the bluebloods. According to the Emory research, lower-profile programs such as Oregon State and Kentucky send an outsized number of players to the NFL relative to the number of four- and five-star recruits on their rosters. Put another way: "A player’s draft outcome may be adversely impacted by joining programs with many other highly rated recruits." The researchers added that the only other statistically significant variable for producing...
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