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NFL Draft 2014: Notre Dame has second best report card, says WSJ

LSU was the only college that produced a better draft class than Notre Dame, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Posted on May 13, 2014 at 3:58 p.m.

Notre Dame produced its deepest class in 20 years in this year’s NFL Draft, but how did the Irish match up against other schools?

According to data compiled by The Wall Street Journal, Notre Dame produced the second best draft class in 2014.

WSJ assigned a point value to each of the 256 draftees, beginning with 256 points for No. 1 pick Jadeveon Clowney, 255 points for No. 2 pick Greg Robinson and so on.

Notre Dame finished with 1,255 points from its eight draft picks, second to only LSU’s 1,268 points from its nine picks.

Team Picks (Pts.) Top Selection
LSU 9 (1,268) WR Odell Beckham (12th, Giants)
Notre Dame 8 (1,255) OT Zack Martin (16th, Cowboys)
Florida State 7 (1,251) WR Kelvin Benjamin (28th, Panthers)
Alabama 8 (1,183) LB C.J. Mosley (17th, Ravens)
Ohio State 6 (978) LB Ryan Shazier (15th, Steelers)
Louisville 4 (879) S Calvin Pryor (18th, Jets)
UCLA 5 (828) LB Anthony Barr (9th, Vikings)
Clemson 5 (748) WR Sammy Watkins (4th, Bills)
Texas A&M  3 (736) OT Jake Matthews (6th, Falcons)
North Carolina 5 (727) TE Eric Ebron (10th, Lions)

The eight former Notre Dame players drafted were Zack Martin, Stephon Tuitt, Troy Niklas, Louis Nix III, Chris Watt, Prince Shembo, Bennett Jackson and T.J. Jones.




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