We cannot deny the importance and roles of coaches in developing talented players. NFL has shown us a lot of great players so far and will continue to bring in new talented players in future as well. There are some excellent CFB coaches who have played a huge role in preparing players for the NFL. It is a tough task for the coaches to find out a talent at college or university level and train them to compete vigorously in the NFL. However, a great coach has the skills to understand the players and they inspire, support, challenge and lead players by example. Here is a look at 10 CFB coaches who are most effective at developing NFL talents.
- Nick Saban (Alabama)
Nick Saban is an American football coach. He is the head football coach at the University of Alabama since the 2007 season. Saban is well-known for his recruiting skills and it is hard for others to beat him on draft day. He could produce many first-rounder picks over five straight drafts from 2010-2014 and 39 draft picks over the last five years makes him the best coach in the field. None can deny his ability to develop talent and he has offered NFL plenty of talented players already including Rashad Johnson who is entering his eighth NFL season as a DB.
- Urban Meyer (Ohio State)
Urban Frank Meyer is an American college football coach. He is the head football coach at the Ohio State Buckeyes right now. Meyer is a giant when it comes to developing talents. Ohio State could introduce a lot of players in the NFL draft after Meyer appointed as head coach. Meyer has coached four OSU draft classes toting up 26 players. Joe Haden, Percy Harvin, and Pouncey twins Mike and Maurkice are the products of Meyer.
- Jimbo Fisher (Florida State)
John James is an American college football coach and is the head coach at Florida State University now. Fisher has averaged a massive seven draft picks for every year over the last five years and seven were chosen in the first round as well. He is recognized for preparing players mentally and physically strong.
- Mark Dantonio (Michigan State)
Mark Dantonio is an American football coach and is the current head coach at Michigan State University. He could produce 19 draft picks over the last five years. He is celebrated for changing the mindset of players tremendously. DB Darqueze Dennard, DB Trae Waynes and OL Jack Conklin provide Dantonio a lively streak of first-round picks in three successive years.
- Bob Stoops (Oklahoma)
Bob Stoops is an American college football coach. He has been the head coach at the University of Oklahoma since 1999. He is identified for making players motivated and work harder. He has a record for first-round picks in a single draft, that is, four and his 28 players have been chosen over the past five years.
- Mark Richt (Miami Fl.)
Mark Allan Richt is an American football coach. He is the head coach at the University of Miami and was the head football coach at the University of Georgia. In 2013, he could make eight selections. Richt had 27 players chosen from his former school over the previous five years.
- Dabo Swinney (Clemson)
Dabo Swinney is an American football college coach. He is currently the head coach at Clemson. Swinney’s tenure as head coach became fruitful this year as he could deliver nine draft picks. He could make at least one first-round pick every year since 2013 and his draft-pick total since 2012 is 27 players.
- Les Miles (LSU)
Leslie Edwin Miles is an American football coach. He is the head football coach at Louisiana State University (LSU) since January 2005. Miles has developed 13 first-round picks in his term and his best college quarterback was JaMarcus Russell. In 2013-2014 drafts, LSU could make 18 selections.
- Brian Kelly (Notre Dame)
Brian Keith Kelly is an American football coach. He is the head football coach at the University of Notre Dame since December 2009. Kelly deserves credit for preparing talents since he could make eight choices in the 2014 draft and seven this year. During his tenure, he’s turned out six first-round and six second-rounder picks. Kelly has produced 26 picks over the past five years.
- David Shaw (Stanford)
David Shaw is an American football coach. He is the current head coach of the Stanford Cardinal football team. He showed his talent developing skills in five Stanford draft classes and each of which resulted in no less than three selections. Shaw has 17 picks over the last three years thanks to his 10 years of NFL experience.