By Matt LaPan
The final three teams in the top 10 are Florida, Florida State and Penn State, all having sent nine players to the NFL in the first round.
The most successful first rounders to come from Florida have been primarily offensive linemen, especially centers. Florida produced two All Pro-caliber centers in Maurkice and Mike Pouncey in consecutive years. They have also delivered an elite receiver in Percy Harvin.
The Gators also had their share of first round disappointments earlier in the decade, particularly with Rex Grossman (2003) and Derrick Harvey (2008).
Best Picks: Percy Harvin (2009), Maurkice Pouncey (2010), Mike Pouncey (2011)
Worst Picks: Rex Grossman (2003), Derrick Harvey (2008), Tim Tebow (2010)
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Well there are plenty of other QB's that didn't work out but as 1st rounders from Florida goes, Rex is on the list of worst picks. He was at the helm of some successful teams, but was he the reason for the success? I don't think so.
Really Rex Grossman was a worst pick? Sure he is not the greatest QB to play the game, but he did throw for over 3,000 yards in two seasons and took a team to the NFC championship. There are plenty of other "bust QBs" who have done worse. Just the fact that the guy has stayed on a roster for 10 years is something of a success point when you consider how many players just plain don't make it at the top level of the game.