|by Tony Crumpton|
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney was ranked #7 in the nation in developing NFL talent.
"The nine draft picks Clemson delivered this year marked a high for Swinney's tenure as head coach," NFL.com said. "The Tigers have had at least one first-round pick every year since 2013, including Houston Texans star WR DeAndre Hopkins. Swinney's draft-pick total since 2012: 27 players."
The Top 16 coaches developing NFL talent in the rankings were Nick Saban, Urban Meyer, Jimbo Fisher, Mark Dantonio, Bob Stoops, Mark Richt, Dabo Swinney, Les Miles, Brian Kelly, David Shaw, Chris Peterson, Jim Mora, Bobby Petrino, Gary Patterson, Charlie Strong, and Kyle Whittingham.
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