Fifty-six different Power Five programs had a player selected in the 2017 NFL Draft. Three of the 10 programs that did not have a draft pick also didn't have a draftee in 2016. And one didn't have a selection in 2015 either.
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Kidding. The Jayhawks aren't the answer to every futility- or drought-based question. The longest NFL Draft drought belongs to a Big 12 foe, Iowa State. They are the only one of the 66 Power Five programs without a draft pick each of the last three years. While receiver Allen Lazard — and potentially others — should end the Cyclones' three-year streak, for now they still hold the dubious distinction.
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Kansas and Duke are tied for the second-longest draft droughts, with three and two selections, respectively, in the 2015 drafts. And seven teams have gone just one year without a draftee, among them Arizona, Maryland and South Carolina.
Here is the full list of the 10 longest active NFL Draft droughts among Power Five teams:
|Team||Conference||Last Draft Pick|
|Iowa State||Big 12||2014|