Iowa football is slowly turning into one of college football's best pipelines for professional talent.

ESPN 's Mark Schlabach wrote an article titled "SEC not alone in elite NFL talent ," in which he mentions that the SEC had 49 players selected in the 2010 NFL Draft.

That fact prompted a crew of ESPN writers to find out which college football team produced the best NFL pipeline over the past three decades.

The writers conducted a survey of NFL drafts from 1979 to 2009 to find the most prolific teams sending talent to the pros. The survey"awarded one point for each player who was named NFL most valuable player, defensive player of the year, offensive player of the year, or All-Pro (first- or second-team), and one point for each Pro Bowl appearance."

The SEC found six of its membersamong...

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