When you think of NFL factories, the teams that come to mind are Alabama, Ohio State, and LSU. Hardly do you ever hear about Pac-12 teams in that mix, but Oregon football is rapidly changing that narrative.
The Ducks had their best NFL draft showing in six years with five players getting drafted, headlined by Penei Sewell at No. 7 overall to the Detroit Lions.
Oregon saw Jevon Holland go four picks into the second round to the Dolphins, Deommodore Lenoir went in the fifth round and both Brady Breeze and Thomas Graham Jr. went in the sixth round. It was an overall successful draft for the Ducks.
Just how successful was it? Well, it put Oregon in the same conversation as some of the big boys like Alabama and Ohio State.
Stats that prove Oregon football had a huge weekend
There were a number of key statistics that proved Oregon had one of the best weekends of any program in college football.
Like this one, showing they rank 14th in the country in draft picks over the past three years.
This just proves Mario Cristobal is improving the talent level in Eugene.
And then there’s this one that proves Oregon is the premier team in the west. The Ducks, along with BYU, USC, and Stanford, pace the western teams in terms of picks in this year’s draft.
A little Mario Cristobal praise here.
And lastly, there’s this one that shows Oregon is right there with some big names such as Alabama in terms of top 10 picks over the past 10 years. Yes, the Ducks are tied for fifth with Texas A&M and ahead of Georgia.
Only Alabama, LSU, Ohio State, and Clemson have more top-10 draft picks than Oregon over the past 10 years which is actually astounding.
Oregon is trending in the right direction and these stats are only going to help Cristobal in his recruiting efforts.