The start of the college football season is just over two months away. Before California and Hawaii open the season on August 26th in Australia, we’ll take a look at the top NFL Draft prospect from each of the 128 FBS programs.
First up is the American Athletic Conference. While the AAC isn’t a member of the power five conferences, it has produced top-level NFL talent. A total of eight prospects from the conference have been selected in the first round of the NFL Draft over the past three years. William Jackson III out of Houston and Paxton Lynch from Memphis are the latest to join that group.
Will the AAC be able to extend that streak of multiple first-round picks to four years in-a-row in 2017? There are about three or four prospects who have a shot, but there’s still a lot of football and testing to take place. Which players are in the running? Here’s a look at the top prospect from all 12 AAC schools.