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13 Days to the Draft: Big men on campus

Do you know the best NFLer to walk the halls of USC? How about S.D. State? You will

Originally Published: April 12, 2009
By Alvin Chang | Special to Insider

ESPN Stats & Information has ranked all NFL players drafted in the modern draft (1967 to 2008) based on their performance during their NFL careers, regardless of how they fared with the team that drafted them.

For a short explanation of the ranking system, click here, or, for a more detailed rundown of how the system was developed, click here.

If the careers of NFL players weren't so public, 20-year reunions would be awkward.

"Is that you, Mike Vick? I remember you were incredible back in college. What have you been up to for the past 20 years?"

Or how about, "Maurice? Maurice Clarett? Please tell me everything about your pro career." See? Awkward.

Sure, it's nice to have been the best player at your college. But it's also nice to be able to go back to that proverbial 20-year reunion and say you had the best NFL career out of everyone who went to your school.

So this is that list: the best NFL player from each school.

But what about this year's top prospects? Do any of them have a decent shot at appearing on this list in 20-some years?

To find out where Aaron Curry, Jason Smith, Michael Crabtree, B.J. Raji, Matthew Stafford and Mark Sanchez may each rank on his school's list and to see the best NFL draftee from your school, you must be an ESPN Insider. Insider

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