SEC led all conferences with 49 players drafted, LSU had the most of any team


The numbers weren’t as lopsided as last year’s NFL Draft, where both SEC divisions had as many or more draft picks than any other conference.

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The SEC led the way with 49 draft picks, while the ACC was second with 42. Do you think the South rules college football? These numbers don’t lie. Here’s a breakdown of the major conferences:

  • SEC: 49
  • ACC: 42
  • Pac-12: 34
  • Big Ten: 30
  • Big 12: 17

LSU led the SEC and college football with nine players drafted. Alabama was second with eight. Here’s a breakdown by SEC team:

  • LSU: 9
  • Alabama: 8
  • Arkansas: 4
  • Auburn: 4
  • Florida: 4
  • Missouri: 4
  • Tennessee: 3
  • Texas A&M: 3
  • Vanderbilt: 3
  • Georgia: 2
  • South Carolina: 2
  • Kentucky: 1
  • Mississippi State: 1
  • Ole Miss: 1

Here’s every SEC player drafted by round:

Round 1 (11)

1. Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina (Houston Texans)
2. Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn (St. Louis Rams)
6. Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M (Atlanta Falcons)
7. Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
12. Odell Beckham, WR, LSU (New York Giants)
17. C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama (Baltimore Ravens)
19. Ja’Wuan James, OT, Tennessee (Miami Dolphins)
21. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama (Green Bay Packers)
22. Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M (Cleveland Browns)
23. Dee Ford, DE, Auburn (Kansas City Chiefs)
29. Dominique Easley, DT, Florida (New England Patriots)

Round 2 (7)

42. Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt (Philadelphia Eagles)
44. Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, Alabama (Buffalo Bills)
51. Ego Ferguson, DT, LSU (Chicago Bears)
55. Jeremy Hill, RB, LSU (Cincinnati Bengals)
60. Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri (Carolina Panthers)
63. Jarvis Landry, WR, LSU (Miami Dolphins)
64. Justin Britt, OT, Missouri (Seattle Seahawks)

Round 3 (5)

75. Tre Mason, RB, Auburn (ST. Louis Rams)
76. Travis Swanson, C, Arkansas (Detroit Lions)
81. Gabe Jackson, OG, Mississippi State (Oakland Raiders)
90. Donte Moncrief, WR, Ole Miss (Indianapolis Colts)
92. Trai Turner, OG, LSU (Carolina Panthers)

Round 4 (3)

101. Jaylen Watkins, CB, Florida (Philadelphia Eagles)
106. Bruce Ellington, WR, South Carolina (San Francisco 49ers)
123. Kevin Norwood, WR, Alabama (Seattle Seahawks)

Round 5 (10)

151. Avery Williamson, LB, Kentucky (Tennessee Titans)
155. Arthur Lynch, TE, Georgia (Miami Dolphins)
156. Lamin Barrow, LB, LSU (Denver Broncos)
159. Chris Smith, DE, Arkansas (Jacksonville Jaguars)
160. Ed Stinson, DE, Alabama (Arizona Cardinals)
163. Aaron Murray, QB, Georgia (Kansas City Chiefs)
164. AJ McCarron, QB, Alabama (Cincinnati Bengals)
167. Vinnie Sunseri, S, Alabama (New Orleans Saints)
169. Ronald Powell, LB, Florida (New Orleans Saints)
173. Wesley Johnson, OT, Vanderbilt (Pittsburgh Steelers)

Round 6 (8)

177. Jeoffrey Pagan, DE, Alabama (Houston Texans)
178. Zach Mettenberger, QB, LSU (Tennessee Titans)
179. Jon Halapio, OG, Florida (New England Patriots)
181. Alfred Blue, RB, LSU (Houston Texans)
188. EJ Gaines, CB, Missouri (St. Louis Rams)
193. Zach Fulton, OG, Tennessee (Kansas City Chiefs)
211. Jay Prosch, FB, Auburn (Houston Texans)
215. Daniel McCullers, DT, Tennessee (Pittsburgh Steelers)

Round 7 (5)

216. Andre Hal, CB, Vanderbilt (Houston Texans)
227. Kiero Small, FB, Arkansas (Seattle Seahawks)
228. Zach Hocker, K, Arkansas (Washington Redskins)
239. James Wright, WR, LSU (Cincinnati Bengals)
249. Michael Sam, DE, Missouri (St. Louis Rams)

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  • LSU is NFLU! How about a couple of 3 star athletes out of high school like Alfred Blue and James Wright getting drafted. Impressive showing for my tigers. I wish the juniors would have stayed, but it looks like all of them made good choices except for Freak Johnson. He could’ve used another year. Geaux Tigers! Wish you all well!

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