NFL Teams Ranked by Number of Buckeyes Drafted

Remy's picture
May 8, 2014 at 7:50p
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Ever wonder how many Buckeyes your favorite NFL team has drafted? My team, the Seahawks, have drafted the same amount of Ohio State players as the Browns (4). How does your team rank?

Trivia:
How many teams have selected at least one Buckeye in every decade?

Below you will find the teams ranked in order from the most to least Ohio State players selected in the NFL Draft (1936 through 2013).

The Bears

 

The Bears lead all teams with 30 Buckeyes drafted.

Buckeye Draft Picks by Decade:
1930s:  1
1940s:  8
1950s:  4
1960s:  3
1970s:  5
1980s:  3
1990s:  2
2000s:  4
2010s: 
 

 

 

A.J. Hawk

 

The Packers rank second with 23 Buckeyes drafted.

Buckeye Draft Picks by Decade:
1930s:  1
1940s:  5
1950s:  5
1960s:  1
1970s:  3
1980s:  1
1990s:  2
2000s:  5
2010s:

 

 

 

Orlando Pace
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The Rams are third and have selected 21 Buckeyes.

Buckeye Draft Picks by Decade:
1930s: 
1940s:  4
1950s:  4
1960s:  1
1970s:  4
1980s:  1
1990s:  2
2000s:  4
2010s:  1

 

 

 

 

Team Total '10s '00s '90s '80s '70s '60s '50s '40s '30s
NFL Teams Ranked by Number of Buckeyes Drafted
Bears 30   4 2 3 5 3 4 8 1
Packers 23   5 2 1 3 1 5 5 1
Rams 21 1 4 2 1 4 1 4 4  
Giants 20 1   3 2 2 2 5 4 1
Steelers 19 4 2 3 1 2 2 4 1  
Colts 18   5 1 5 3 4      
Bills 17   5 2   3 7      
Bengals 15 2   3 2 7 1      
Eagles 13 2 1 2 6 1       1
Jets 13   4   1 4 4      
Redskins 13       1 1 6 3 2  
Dolphins 12 1 2 1 7 1        
Saints 12   6 1 1 4        
Cowboys 11   5 1 2 3        
Lions 11       3 2 2 4    
Chargers 10   2 2 4   2      
Falcons 10   2 2 3 3        
Vikings 10 1 2 2 2 3        
Chiefs 9   1 1   3 4      
Raiders 8 1 3 1   3        
49ers 8   2   1 1 1 3    
Broncos 7   1 3   2 1      
Patriots 7 1   2   2 2      
Cardinals 5   2 2 1          
Oilers 5     2 1   2      
Browns* 4*   2 1   * 1      
Panthers 4   3 1            
Seahawks 4   1 2 1          
Buccaneers 3   1   1 1        
Texans 2 1 1              
Titans 2   2              
Ravens 1   1              
Jaguars 0                  

*The Browns selected Tom Skladany (P) in the 2nd round of the 1977 draft, but it is not recorded in The 2013 Ohio State Football Team Guide.

Trivia
How many teams have selected at least one Buckeye in every decade?

Answer: Zero, so far. If the Bears or Packers select a Buckeye before 2020 they will have selected at least one Buckeye in every decade of the NFL Draft. 

Information in this article came from The 2013 Ohio State Football Team Guide.

Comments

Hovenaut's picture

The Packers were my first guess, would have never thought Chicago.

Great stuff Remy...definitely an off season pick me up.

"Success...it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes

+1 HS
Remy's picture

Thanks Hovenaut. The good news is that we are past the halfway point of the off-season.

"I'm sick of following my dreams. I'm just going to ask them where they're goin', and hook up with them later." ~ Mitch Hedberg

+1 HS