The Texas football program is obviously an elite-level BCS program, but few might realize it’s a top three school for sending players to the NFL level. Currently there are 40 former Longhorns on NFL rosters throughout the league, a figure that only trails Miami (42) and USC (41). They are also the only Big 12 school listed among the top 10.
As for specific positions, Texas is tied for the most cornerbacks and most defensive tackles sent to the NFL level, which likely gives them a big boost in recruiting not only elite players for ones for those specific positions. As for the best conference, the SEC has four schools in the top 10.