Hencethese essays have been critiqued.

Just missed: USC (51); Notre Dame (49); Nebraska (48); Texas (46); Oklahoma (45); Colorado (44); Florida State and Miami (42 apiece); LSU (39)
Number of first-rounders from Ohio State: 12
Ohio State's highest selection at position: No. 3 overall, Shawn Springs (1997 NFL Draft, Seattle Seahawks). Springs played 13 seasons in the NFL, seven with the Seahawks, five with the Washington Redskins and one for the New England Patriots. He earned his lone Pro Bowl nod in 1998 after registering a career-high seven interceptions, including two he returned for touchdowns.
Notable: Jack Tatum was a first-round (No. 19 overall) selection by the Oakland Raiders in the 1971 NFL Draft. "The Assassin" was in NFL history, and one of the faces of the rebelious Raiders of the romping-stomping 1970s.

A mix of interesting,confident and enthusiastic people who will make the class a stimulatingplace.

We've taken a position-by-position look at the colleges with and colleges with .

Now, we look at the colleges that have produced the most NFL draft picks by position group (QB, RB, WR, TE, OL, DL, LB, DB) in the draft's common era (since 1967). Note: This list is based on the player's listed draft position.

Academic achievements and good test scores are important.

But it is theSoP that brings you to life.

grades and the courses youtook- are the first section admission committee members turn to. Standardized test scores are useful to know where you stand in the applicantpool.

Of coursewe want to have an effect on the admissions officers.

The Go College includes tips and strategies that help you develop a topic, respond to a scripted question, organize your thoughts, put them on paper and make appropriate revisions to reach a polished final copy.

The important thingis to do so without appearing dishonest.

The people who read your essay want to be convinced that you have thoughtlong and hard about who you are, what are the things you appreciate, whatinspires you.

Have you done anything about this desire?

Essays will differ from school to school and you may be asked to write about an important moment in your life or you may be prompted to answer a specific question. Theses essays allow the admissions board to gauge your ability to make a cogent statement and to develop a topic successfully, and it is through these essays that the admissions board will get to know you as a person while they evaluate your writing skills.

Can you talk aboutyour actions and experiences?

The admissions essay may be one of the most feared parts of the college admissions process but it is also one of the most important. It is your place to shine as an applicant and a great essaycan definitely tip the scales in your favor.

t try to be something you are not.

Just missed: USC (39), Oklahoma and Penn State (36 apiece); Ohio State (34); Michigan (33); Arizona State and Auburn (32 apiece); Miami (31); Alabama (29)
Number of first-rounders from Nebraska: 2
Nebraska's highest selection at position: No. 6 overall, Lawrence Phillips (1996 NFL Draft, St. Louis Rams). Phillips played just two seasons in St. Louis and is considered one of the biggest draft busts in NFL history.
Notable: Roger Craig was a second-round (No. 49 overall) selection by the San Francisco 49ers in the 1983 NFL Draft. He was a vital part of three Super Bowl-winning 49ers teams. In 1985, Craig became the first player in league history to post a 1,000-yard rushing and receiving season in the same year. Ahman Green was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks, but went on to become the Green Bay Packers' all-time leading rusher.