FSU Football has had a number of years where the collective group of talent taken by the various NFL teams has been among the best there has been.
In the spring of 1951, the FSU football team became a part of professional football history when a duo of backs – Wayne Benner and Bill Driver – became the first Seminoles to be drafted by a NFL team when both were selected by the Cleveland Browns.
16 years later, Del Williams and Larry Kissam became the first ones picked in the modern draft era when they were selected by the New Orleans Saints and Miami Dolphins respectively – and since then, the Noles have routinely heard the names called of top talent from the program each spring during the annual selection meeting.
While there have been years where a player or two have been picked that have gone on to greatness – Derrick Brooks in 1995, Deion Sanders in 1989 for example – there have been several years where the class of FSU football talent picked as a whole has been second to none.
From a 2000 class that included future Super Bowl participants to a 2015 class that already has a Super Bowl winner on the resume, the list is long and accolade filled – but here are the top three overall FSU football draft classes.