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Six Division II teams have better players than 28% of the FBS

One of my favorite things about the NFL Draft is all of the guys from no-name, small-time schools that get drafted. In this year’s draft, 35 Division I FBS schools did not have a player drafted while 14 FCS (DI-AA) schools, six DII teams, and one CANADIAN (CIS) school had at least one player drafted.

Sad FBS Schools (No Players Drafted)

Air Force
Akron
Army
Bowling Green
Central Michigan
Cincinnati
East Carolina
Eastern Michigan
FIU
Hawai’i
Houston
Idaho
Illinois
Kansas
Louisiana–Lafayette
Louisiana–Monroe
Miami (OH)
Navy
New Mexico
New Mexico State
North Texas
Northwestern
Rutgers
South Alabama
Temple
TEXAS!
Texas State
Toledo
Troy
Tulsa
UAB
UNLV
UTEP
UTSA
Western Michigan

Non-FBS Schools w/ at Least One Player Drafted

Team Division
Coastal Carolina DI-AA (FCS)
Eastern Illinois DI-AA (FCS)
Furman DI-AA (FCS)
Illinois State (went 5-6 in 2013) DI-AA (FCS)
Liberty DI-AA (FCS)
Maine DI-AA (FCS)
Marist DI-AA (FCS)
Montana DI-AA (FCS)
Murray State (went 6-6) DI-AA (FCS)
North Dakota State DI-AA (FCS)
Portland State (went 6-6) DI-AA (FCS)
Princeton DI-AA (FCS)
South Dakota (went 4-8) DI-AA (FCS)
Tennessee State DI-AA (FCS)
Towson DI-AA (FCS)
Bloomsburg DII
Concordia-St. Paul (went 5-6) DII
Lindenwood (went 3-6) DII
Northwest Missouri State DII
Pittsburg State DII
Saginaw Valley State DII
McGill (went 3-5) CIS

Non-FBS Teams w/ Most Players Drafted

Team # of Players
Coastal Carolina 2
Tennessee State 2

Highest Picks from Non-FBS Schools

Team Pick Player
Eastern Illinois 62 Jimmy Garoppolo
North Dakota State 67 Billy Turner
Towson 94 Terrance West

FBS Teams w/ Fewer Players Drafted than Coastal Carolina and Tenn St

Arkansas State
Buffalo
BYU
Colorado
Duke (played in the ACC Championship)
Georgia State
Iowa State
Kansas State
Kent State
Kentucky
Marshall
Maryland
Memphis
Michigan State (won the Big Ten Championship AND the Rose Bowl)
Middle Tennessee
Mississippi State
NC State
Nevada
Ohio
Oklahoma State
Ole Miss
Rice
Southern Miss
TCU
Tulane
UMass
USF
Wake Forest
Washington State