California's Goff tops NFL Draft for the Pac-12

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SAN FRANCISCO – The Pac-12 Conference was well represented during the NFL Draft as 32 players heard their names called during the three-day event, but none bigger than CALIFORNIA quarterback Jared Goff when he was taken by the Los Angeles Rams with the overall No. 1 pick.

Goff became the 17th player from a Pac-12 member institution to be the overall No. 1 selection, and first since Stanford’s Andrew Luck was the top pick by the Indianapolis Colts in 2012. Since the NFL’s first draft in 1936, 34 quarterbacks have been selected with the No. 1 overall pick, with 12 coming from the Pac-12 Conference.

Four Pac-12 players were selected in the first round, which is about on par with the average of five players taken in the first round over the last five drafts. In addition to Goff, OREGON defensive end DeForest Buckner, the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year, was taken with the seventh pick by the San Francisco 49ers, UCLA defensive tackle Kenny Clark was taken with the 27th pick by the Green Bay Packers, and STANFORD offensive guard Joshua Garnett was selected by the San Francisco 49ers with the 28th pick.

UCLA led all Pac-12 schools with eight players selected, trailing only Ohio State (12) and Clemson (9) for most selections by one school. Stanford had five players chosen, followed by California and USC with four players each. As a Conference, the Pac-12 was third among all leagues with the 32 selections behind the SEC (51) and the Big Ten (47).

NFL Draft selections by school:  

12 Ohio State
9 Clemson
7 Alabama, Florida, Notre Dame
6 Baylor
5 Arkansas, Georgia, LSU, Michigan State, Ole Miss, Penn State, STANFORD, TCU, West Virginia
4 CALIFORNIA, Nebraska, Oklahoma, USC

NFL Draft selections by conference:

51 SEC
47 Big Ten
32 Pac-12
26 ACC
26 Big 12

2016 NFL Draft – Pac-12 selections

First Round (4)  
1 Jared Goff, QB, CAL Los Angeles Rams
7 DeForest Buckner, DE, ORE San Francisco 49ers
27 Kenny Clark, DT, UCLA Green Bay Packers
28 Joshua Garnett, OG, STAN San Francisco 49ers
Second Round (2)  
5/36 Myles Jack, LB, UCLA Jacksonville Jaguars
22/53 Su’a Cravens, S, USC Washington Redskins
Third Round (4)  
3/66 Max Tuerk, C, USC San Diego Chargers
16/79 Isaac Seumalo, C, OSU Philadelphia Eagles
18/81 Austin Hooper, TE, STAN Atlanta Falcons
30/93 Cody Kessler, QB, USC Cleveland Browns
Fourth Round (2)  
33/131 Blake Martinez, LB, STAN Green Bay Packers
38/136 Devontae Booker, RB, UTAH Denver Broncos
Fifth Round (7)  
9/148 Caleb Benenoch, OT, UCLA Tampa Bay Buccaneers
10/149 Paul Perkins, RB, UCLA New York Giants
12/151 Joe Dahl, OG, WSU Detroit Lions
15/154 Jordan Payton, WR, UCLA Cleveland Browns
22/161 Christian Westerman, OG, ASU Cincinnati Bengals
23/162 Kevin Hogan, QB, STAN Kansas City Chiefs
24/163 Trevor Davis, WR, CAL Green Bay Packers
Sixth Round (4)  
25/200 Kyle Murphy, OT, STAN Green Bay Packers
43/218 Kevon Seymour, CB, USC Buffalo Bills
44/219 Will Parks, S, ARIZ Denver Broncos
45/220 Travis Feeney, LB, WASH Pittsburgh Steelers
Seventh Round (9)  
1/222 Aaron Wallace, LB, UCLA Tennessee Titans
4/225 Devin Lucien, WR, ASU New England Patriots
10/231 Thomas Duarte, WR, UCLA Miami Dolphins
15/236 Dwayne Washington, RB, WASH Detroit Lions
16/237 Daniel Lasco, RB, CAL New Orleans Saints
17/238 Devin Fuller, WR, UCLA Atlanta Falcons
22/243 Kenny Lawler, WR, CAL Seattle Seahawks
29/250 Scooby Wright III, LB, ARIZ Cleveland Browns
30/251 Joe Walker, LB, ORE Philadelphia Eagles
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