History of NFL draftees from the SWAC and MEAC

According to STATS, this was the first year in the NFL’s common draft era, which began in 1967, that no players from the Southwestern Athletic Conference or Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference were selected in the NFL draft. The two leagues, which are comprised of historically black colleges and universities, have produced hundreds of NFL players. Here is a year-by-year breakdown of how many players were drafted from the SWAC and MEAC (combined) each season.

1967 — 20

1968 — 31

1969 — 33

1970 — 30

1971 — 28

1972 — 32

1973 — 25

1974 — 23

1975 — 20

1976 — 25

1977 — ?8

1978 — 15

1979 — ?6

1980 — 15

1981 — 14

1982 — 10

1983 — 12

1984 — ?8

1985 — ?8

1986 — ?8

1987 — ?9

1988 — 15

1989 — 14

1990 — 10

1991 — 12

1992 — 20

1993 — ?7

1994 — 10

1995 — ?9

1996 — 11

1997 — ?9

1998 — ?6

1999 — ?4

2000 — 11

2001 — ?3

2002 — ?2

2003 — ?6

2004 — ?2

2005 — ?5

2006 — ?3

2007 — ?3

2008 — ?2

2009 — ?1

2010 — ?1

2011 — ?4

2012 — ?1

2013 — ?2

2014 — ?0