Published April 24, 2013 - 11:50amNEW: Follow on facebook -
With the draft looming Thursday, the SEC should set a record with 13 players selected in the first round, breaking the ACC’s record of 12 in 2006. Get your mind right in preparation.
We’ve already looked at the biggest SEC-NFL factories over last five years. Now, let’s stretch it all the way back to a decade’s worth of data from 2003-2012.
|Team||# Draft Picks||1st rd picks|
- The SEC has produced 401 total picks and 75 first-round picks in the last decade, and that doesn’t include newcomers Texas A&M or Missouri.
- Georgia leads the SEC with 57 players picked in the last 10 years, followed closely by LSU with 56.
- LSU also leads with 12 first-round picks, with Bama right on their heels with 11. The Tide didn’t have a first-round pick from 2003-2007, but from 2008 through 2012, Alabama had 11.
- The one thing that stands out about this list is that Georgia, though having the most draft picks, still has yet to win a national championship during that time.
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