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Sporting News names Miami the best NFL draft school ever

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I mean, we all knew this. Today's article is just extra confirmation.

Ed Reed is among the players the propelled Miami to the top of the list of Best Draft Classes from a single school.
Ed Reed is among the players the propelled Miami to the top of the list of Best Draft Classes from a single school.
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It's list season, and the Sporting News just put one out that Canes fans will certainly enjoy.

In their estimation, The Sporting News listed the Miami Hurricanes' 2002 and 2004 draft classes as the best in NFL draft history from a single school.

In those 2 draft classes, the Canes had 20 (!!!) players drafted, 11 in 2002 and 9 in 2004. That includes a still-record 6 first round picks from Miami in the 2004 NFL draft (the class that SN ranked #1 of all-time).

When you add the 2003 class to the list, a class which itself had another 8 picks, there were a total of 39 draft picks and 15 of those were first rounders.

And, all of those players mentioned in the above paragraph were on the greatest College Football Team ever: the 2001 Miami Hurricanes.

Bruh.

Just a quick look back at those draft classes, in case you've forgotten.

Miami Hurricanes Draft Classes: 2002-2004
2002 #2 all-time 2003
2004 #1 all-time
Round/Pick Name Team Round/Pick Name Team Round/Pick Name Team
1 / 7 OT Bryant McKinnie Vikings 1 / 3 WR Andre Johnson Texans 1 / 5 S Sean Taylor Redskins
1 / 14 TE Jeremy Shockey Giants 1 / 15 DE Jerome McDougle Eagles 1 / 6 TE Kellen Winslow II Browns
1 / 17 CB Phillip Buchanon Raiders 1 / 23 RB Willis McGahee Bills 1 / 12 LB Jonathan Vilma Jets
1 / 24 S Ed Reed Ravens 1 / 25 DT William Joseph Giants 1 / 17 LB D.J. Williams Broncos
1 / 26 CB Mike Rumph 49ers 3 / 89 DE Andrew Williams 49ers 1 / 19 OT Vernon Carey Dolphins
2 / 51 RB Clinton Portis Broncos 4 / 131 DE Jamaal Green Eagles 1 / 21 DT Vince Wilfork Patriots
4 / 116 G Martin Bibla Falcons 5 / 150 DE Matt Walters Jets 7 / 213 LB Darrell McClover Jets
4 / 135 RB Najeh Davenport Packers 7 / 241 QB Ken Dorsey 49ers 7 / 215 DB Alfonso Marshall Bears
6 / 183 S James Lewis Colts 7 / 254 OT Carlos Joseph Chargers
7 / 226 WR Daryl Jones Giants
7 / 227 OT Joaquin Gonzalez Browns

I mean, WOW. Just look at that chart. And remember, ALL THOSE GUYS PLAYED ON THE SAME TEAM IN 2001!!! That's still insane to think about. And, even more insane to watch.

Ah. Memories.

Anyways, thanks to the Sporting News for keeping it real and recognizing that Miami is NFLU.

Go Canes!