CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami football program had nine former players selected in the 2017 NFL Draft in Philadelphia.
The nine Hurricanes chosen in the draft are the most since Miami had nine players selected in 2006. This year's NFL Draft class marks the eighth time in the modern era that the Hurricanes have had nine-or-more players drafted (2017, 2006, 2004, 2002, 1993, 1991, 1990, 1988).
The Hurricanes have now had five or more players taken in the NFL Draft 25 times since 1980.
In addition, Miami has had 336 players (260 in the modern era) selected in the NFL or AFL Draft all time, a figure that leads the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Tight end David Njoku's selection by the Cleveland Browns on Thursday marked the 64th time a Hurricane had been taken in the first round. Miami has now had at least one player taken in the NFL Draft in 43 consecutive seasons.
|MODERN DRAFT ERA (1970-PRESENT)|
|2017 (9)||1||29||David Njoku, TE||Cleveland Browns|
|4||113||Rayshawn Jenkins, DB||Los Angeles Chargers|
|5||152||Corn Elder, DB||Carolina Panthers|
|5||180||Danny Isidora, OL||Minnesota Vikings|
|6||196||Al-Quadin Muhammad, DL||New Orleans Saints|
|6||215||Brad Kaaya, QB||Detroit Lions|
|7||219||Stacy Coley, WR||Minnesota Vikings|
|7||229||Adrian Colbert, DB||San Francisco 49ers|
|7||240||Marquez Williams, FB||Jacksonville Jaguars|