Three former SEC players lead NFL rookie jersey sales

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Newly drafted former SEC stars Johnny Manziel, Michael Sam and Jadeveon Clowney lead all rookies in jersey sales.

Johnny Manziel leads everyone in jersey sales, and Manziel sold nearly as many jerseys over the weekend as Robert Griffin III, Andrew Luck and Tim Tebow combined over the same time period.

Think about that.

Do you think the people in Cleveland are stoked about Manziel coming to town? My cousin’s three year-old daughter was throwing up the “Cash Out” money sign on Thursday night.

Former SEC Defensive Player of the Year Michael Sam is No. 2 in jersey sales, and his jersey went on sale 48 hours later than first-round picks; it’s indicative of the support for Sam.

“This is unprecedented for a Day 3 pick, let alone a seventh round pick, to crack the top five rookies sold following Draft weekend,” said NFL spokesperson Joanna Hunter told OutSports.com.

Jadeveon Clowney is No. 3 in jersey sales for obvious reasons as the draft’s No. 1 overall pick. Vikings’ quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and Jaguars’ quarterback Blake Bortles round out the top five.

Photo Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

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  • If these people also buy tickets then what does that say about the value of their rookie year appearances on Sundays? For example, a washed up old pro with a big name sometimes keeps his job just because people buy tickets to see him keep playing.

    • also, two of the three top jersey sales came from the SEC’s new brothers. This makes the SEC voters who said yes to this expansion proposal look smarter and smarter all the time. By the way did you see what happened to the old big 12-4+2 draft numbers? Let’s check the rank of those jersey sales.