The Kansas City Chiefs selected Jackson State receiver Sylvester Morris with the 20th pick in the 2000 NFL Draft. Two picks later, the Carolina Panthers selected Morris' teammate, cornerback Rashard Anderson with the 22nd pick.
In becoming the program's sixth and seventh all-time first-round draft picks, Morris and Anderson also became the first FCS teammates selected in the first round since Tennessee State's Too Tall Jones and Waymond Bryant went first and fourth overall in 1974. And while Jackson State doesn't have a first-round pick since 2000, they still have more first-rounders than five Power Five programs.
Fifteen active FCS programs have multiple first-round picks, led by Jackson State and Tennessee State, whose seven picks apiece are tied with Duke (and three other Group of Five programs) for 64th among all college football programs. They both have more first-rounders than Oregon State (six), Kansas State (five), Wake Forest (five), Rutgers (three), and Iowa State (one). Side note: Iowa State has fewer first-rounders than seven defunct programs, including Marquette (three).
Despite zero first-rounders since Doug Williams' selection in the 1978 draft, Grambling (five) still has more first-rounders than Rutgers and Iowa State, as does Columbia (four), whose most recent first-round pick was 51 years ago (Marty Domres). Alcorn State and Richmond are tied with Rutgers while nine others have two picks, or more than Iowa State: Duquesne, Eastern Kentucky, Fordham, Idaho, Penn, Southern Illinois, Texas Southern, VMI, and Yale.