Florida football is among the nation's best at producing NFL draft picks

Players that get drafted from the Gators tend to fare very well in the pros
Dec 10, 2023; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts (8) celebrates after a
Dec 10, 2023; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts (8) celebrates after a / Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Florida football may be going through a bit of a slump in terms of its on-field performance, but that doesn't change how effective it is at putting talent into the NFL.

The Gators are one of the most storied programs in all of college football, and there have been tons of elite players who have gone through The Swamp on their journey to NFL stardom.

Florida not only produces a high amount of first-round draft picks, but the guys that do get drafted out of UF have long, sustainable, and productive careers as opposed to being busts in the league.

Over the last ten years, the Gators have been one of the best schools at sending players to the league who have turned into long time contributors.

Florida football: The best of the best

You can find the full study on the last 10 years of the draft here.

Since 2014, 83% of the players who have been drafted in the first round out of the University of Florida are still playing in the NFL today. That's the 4th-highest percentage in the whole NCAA over that span.

Granted, the Gators don't have the highest number of first-round picks in that span. That title belongs to no other school than Alabama.

But being No. 4 in the country at producing players who are able to sustain long, healthy careers is something that makes the Gators' program even more attractive.

First-round picks have earned an average of $34,683,891 on the field during their career. So if you're a recruit looking for a school that could earn you those types of numbers, why wouldn't you give the Gatrors a look?