NCAA Football Colleges with the most active players are in the NCAA final
DThe best programs in the NCAA, which are the most active players in the NFL face tonight to define the champion of the nation, when Alabama and Ohio State meet at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.
Crimson Tide enters engagement undefeated with 11-0 record in regular season within the SEC West, where they finished in first place. In the semifinals they beat Notre Dame with a resounding 31-14.
For its part, Ohio State is coming off an extremely difficult road. The Big Ten conference decided to postpone the start of their season until October but there were rumors that it would be played in the spring which would have deprived the Buckeyes of participating in the national championship. With just six regular-season games and three games canceled, the Buckeyes finished first in the Eastern Division. In a semi-final where they were not favorites, they gave a dominant performance against the university of Clemson and beat them 49-28.
With a total of 76 players on NFL rosters At the end of the 2020 season, Crimson Tide is the most represented program currently in the league. Historically, with 388, it is in seventh place in universities that send players to be professionals and a total of 8 inducted into the Hall of Fame , according to data from Pro Football Reference.
Derrick Henry RB: selected in the second round with the 45th pick in 2016. According to Pro Football Focus, he is the best running back in the league and just look at he has been the running back with the most yards in the last two seasons. In 2020 he passed the 2,000 yard barrier to become the eighth in history to do so.
Minkah Fitzpatrick FS: Selected in the first round with the overall pick 11 in 2018. Voted twice to the Pro-Bowl and selected this season as an All-Pro. Sgn PFF is 4th in his position in the entire league.
Julio Jones WR: selected in the first round with the overall pick 6 in 2011. He has been selected two times as All-Pro and seven times called to the Pro-Bowl. He was part of the team of the decade and in seven seasons he has surpassed a thousand yards.
Marlon Humphrey CB: selected in the first round with the overall pick 16 in 2017. In such a short time he was called up to the Pro-Bowl twice and once was selected as an All-Pro. In his two seasons as a starter (19 and 20) he has less than 60% complete passes and less than 85 pass rating when they attack his coverage.
Amari Cooper WR: selected in the first round with the overall pick 4 of 2015. The wide receiver has been a four-time Pro-Bowl selection. He has surpassed 1,000 yards in five of his six seasons.
Josh Jacobs RB: selected in the first round with the 24th overall pick in 2019. Jacobs has proven to be one of the best running backs in the league when healthy. Despite not having completed the seasons, he surpassed a thousand yards in both seasons.
Jonathan Allen DT: selected in the first round with the 17th overall pick in 2017 by Washington. He is one of the best defensive front-ends and is top-15 in quarterback pressure according to Pro Football Focus.
Eddie Jackson FS– Selected in the fourth round in 2017 by Chicago. A player of fear for opposing offenses, a latent danger of interceptions and pick-six.
Jedrick Wills OT: selected in the first round with the overall pick 10 of 2020. A formidable contribution to Cleveland’s offensive line. In regular season he only allowed one catch in 958 snaps played.
Dre Kirkpatrick, CB: selected in the first round with the 17th overall pick in 2012 by Cincinatti. Key piece of the Cardinals’ defense improvement of the 2020 season.
With 67 athletes on the NFL rosters, the Buckeyes are the second university to send more players to go pro. A total of 499 that has the third place in history, according to data from Pro Football Reference.
Chase Young DE: Selected in the first round with the overall pick 2 in 2020. In his rookie season he was chosen as All-Pro and according to Pro Football Focus he is fourth in his position. He recorded 7.5 sacks, 44 total tackles and 32 solo.
Cameron Hayward DE: selected in the first round with the 31st overall pick in 2011. With three Pro-Bowl nominations and two-time All-Pro selection.
Michael Thomas WR: selected in the second round with the pick 47 of 2016. He has been called up three times to the Pro-Bowl, was selected in two years as All-Pro and the 2019 season was awarded as the offensive player of the year. From 2016 to 2019 he exceeded a thousand yards in all campaigns.
Joey Bosa DE: selected in the first round with the overall pick 3 of 2016. With three Pro-Bowl selections and winning the defensive rookie of the year he is one of the best in his position. He has a total of 240 tackles and 47.5 sacks at quarterback.
Ezekiel Elliott RB: selected in the first round with the overall pick 4 of 2016. With three calls to the Pro-Bowl, once selected to the All-Pro and in all his seasons he has surpassed 970 yards.
Nick Bosa DE: selected in the first round with the overall pick 2 in 2019. He was the defensive rookie of the year and was also selected to the Pro-Bowl, this season a cruciate ligament injury kept him out all year.
Marshon Lattimore CB: selected in the first round with the pick of 11 overall in 2017. He was also defensive rookie of the year. With three Pro-Bowl selections he is one of the references to the Saints defense.
Malik Hooker FS: selected in the first round with the 15th overall pick in 2017. With 124 total tackles and his versatility, he has added explosiveness to the Indianapolis defense.
Terry McLaurin WR: selected in the third round with pick 76 in 2019. Despite not having a good quarterback, McLaurin has passed 900 yards in his seasons and has been a reference to Washington’s attack.
From Bell FS: Selected in the second round with pick 61 in 2016. In recent seasons with the Bengals he has been the most remarkable in terms of defense.