ESPN NFL Draft guru Todd McShay – you know, the guy you love to hate – projects 15 players from the SEC to be selected in the first round in April. That would shatter the SEC’s previous record in 2007 with 11.
And 12 of the 15 projections are underclassmen.
Here’s a rundown of the SEC players in McShay’s first round:
No. 2 – Texas A&M DE Damontre Moore (Jacksonville Jaguars)
No. 4 – Texas A&M OT Luke Joeckel (Philadelphia Eagles)
No. 6 – LSU DE Barkevious Mingo (Tennessee Titans)
No. 7 – Alabama CB Dee Milliner (Detroit Lions)
No. 10 – Alabama OG Chance Warmack (Cleveland Browns)
No. 13 – Georgia OLB Jarvis Jones (New Orleans Saints)
No. 14 – LSU DE Sam Montgomery (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
No. 15 – Texas A&M OT Jake Matthews (New York Jets)
No. 17 – Georgia LB Alec Ogletree (Cincinnati Bengals)
No. 21 – Georgia DT John Jenkins (Pittsburgh Steelers)
No. 22 – Tennessee WR Justin Hunter (Seattle Seahawks)
No. 23 – Missouri DT Sheldon Richardson (Chicago Bears)
No. 25 – Mississippi State CB Johnthan Banks (New York Giants)
No. 26 – Auburn DE Corey Lemonier (Baltimore Ravens)
No. 29 – Florida DT Sharrif Floyd (San Francisco 49ers)
Fifteen first-round picks is absolutely ludicrous. I assume the anti-SEC talking heads will make up some silly statement about how Todd McShay is now guilty of pumping up the SEC, too.
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