If you go by the most recent NFL draft [April 28-29, 2007], a quick glance may lead directly to LSU, the only school that had more than 2 players selected in the first round—LSU had 4. But in 2006 Florida St. also had 4 in the first round, and Ohio St. had 5, as did Miami in 2004. Texas is the only school that has had 2 first round selections in each of the last 4 drafts, but no more than 2 in each 1st round. Although top picks are only one criteria for considering the “best producer” of pro talent, it is largely true that the teams which produce top picks also produce the big numbers of overall talent, top-to-bottom. Currently Ohio St. leads in that way with 56 players (including the 2007 draft, but not rookie free agents), with Miami right there at 55, then Michigan and Florida St. each with 50. But LSU is the oncoming school again with 48, and it’s notable that LSU has 11 1st or 2nd rounders from the last 4 drafts, and by current ratings may have 4 more in next year’s draft, and could overtake any other school in regard to total players and total top (1st and 2nd round) picks. All in all, it’s safe to say that the college teams that recruit the best from high school talent also produce the best, and/or the most, talent for the NFL, although often many of the names become shuffled in the intervening years. And these college teams generally remain near the top of the rankings, though there are some hard-to-explain exceptional situations; such as, LSU’s 4 first rounders this year included their starting QB and 2 starting WR’s, yet they lost to Florida and to Auburn, both with offensive blunders late in the games, and thus were knocked from playing for the SEC championship. Also, Texas had 2 DB’s taken in this year’s first round, and another taken in the 5th; yet this team was ranked 99th in pass defense with that same talent, indicating their secondary was not nearly as good as the sum of its parts. Anyway, which school would you rank as the current best producer of NFL talent, and if you will, explain your reasoning for your own criteria for your choice.