These students wouldn’t lie to you.
A recent study by the Emory Sports Marketing Science Initiative at Goizueta Business School suggests Kentucky is the place to go if you want to fulfill your NFL dreams. No, really. They said that.
It’s all backed up by a statistical analysis of draft picks versus college recruiting rankings. They took the number of draft picks by school and then divided by the number of elite recruits by school to find the conversion rate of college recruits to drafted players. Then they did some other mathematical stuff to determine that Kentucky is the best at turning four and five star recruits into NFL players.
It makes perfect sense!
Here’s a fun stat: Over the last six seasons, Kentucky has had more NFL draft picks than elite recruits.
Boom! What up, Alabama? Roll that!
This graph should be on the cover of every UK recruiting folder, handbook, manual, binder, book, DVD case, and anything else that has a cover. Show the kids how awesome UK is at converting high school talent to NFL talent. So what if the study is slightly ridiculous? Look at how much higher UK’s bar goes on the graph!!!
Emory University gets it.