Big 12 is closer to AAC than any P5 league in drafted defensive players over the last 5 years
This also bolsters the AAC’s claim that the Power 5 should really be a Power 6. Texas had seven defensive draft picks in the 2013-2017 span; UConn had nine.
The fact that the Big 12’s defenses as a whole were worse than the AAC in the S&P+ conference rankings is further proof. The numbers take into account opponent and pace.