12 SEC Players Projected In The First Round Of The NFL Draft

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The NFL Draft is just around the corner, and we all know that’s when former SEC players get to cash in big in the first round of the draft.

This year is unlike any other, dominated by the talk of SEC players who could go in the first round.

Here is the most recent draft projection by Mel Kiper:

No. 4 Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama
Projected: Cleveland Browns

No. 5 Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU
Projected: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

No. 7 Melvin Ingram, DE, South Carolina
Projected: Jacksonville Jaguars

No. 8 Ryan Tannehill QB, Texas A&M (Yeah, I’m claiming him)
Projected: Miami Dolphins

No. 14 Mark Barron, S, Alabama
Projected: Dallas Cowboys

No. 15 Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State
Projected: Philadelphia Eagles

No. 16 Courtney Upshaw, LB, Alabama
Projected: New York Jets

No. 20 Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama
Projected: Tennessee Titans

No. 21 Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina
Projected: Cincinnati Bengals

No. 22 Cordy Glenn, OL, Georgia
Projected: Cleveland Browns

No. 24 Dont’a Hightower, LB, Alabama
Projected: Pittsburgh Steelers

No. 25 Michael Brockers, DT, LSU
Projected: Denver Broncos

It will be fun to watch these guys compete in the league next year and represent the SEC!

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