As chosen by the current NFL players, the most recent version of the NFL’s top 100 players has just been released: usatoday.com
USC placed only two players in the top 100: #71 — Denver DT Jurrell Casey and #78 — Dallas OT Tyron Smith.
Overall, the Pac-12 placed 13 players. Both Stanford and Cal had three each (including Cardinal RB Christian McCaffrey at #6). Washington placed two like USC, while Oregon, Colorado and UCLA each had one.
Big surprise: the SEC placed a whopping 30 players, led by Alabama (7), LSU (6), Mississippi State (5) and Texas A&M (4).
Twenty came from Big Ten country and Ohio State led the way with six. So only two conferences combined, the SEC and the Big Ten, generated one-half the top 100.
The ACC only supplied 10 elite NFLers, but they included #1, QB Lamar Jackson (Louisville), #3, DT Aaron Donald (Pittsburgh), #8, WR DeAndre Hopkins (Clemson), #15, OLB Chandler Jones (Syracuse), #20, QB Deshaun Watson (Clemson) and #21, RB Dalvin Cook (Florida State).
Amazingly I would say, Texas and OU each had only one player selected, and the entire Big 12 put only a measly five on the list.
Notre Dame, whom USC won’t play this season for the first time since the days of World War II, placed five Golden Domers, three of whom are offensive linemen (Quentin Nelson, Zack Martin and Ronnie Stanley).
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