12 SEC players drafted during second and third rounds

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Twenty-three former SEC players were drafted through the first three rounds, and 12 of the 23 were from last night’s second and third rounds.

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Vanderbilt’s Jordan Matthews was the SEC’s first player selected in the second round with the Philadelphia Eagles. The biggest surprise of the second-round SEC players may be LSU DT Ego Ferguson, who was projected to be a later-round pick. No running back was taken until a record No. 54 overall pick in Washington’s Bishop Sankey, but LSU’s Jeremy Hill was the first SEC back off the board.

Here’s a look at the seven second-round draftees:

Second Round

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)

Auburn’s Tre Mason highlights the third-round picks, and he’ll team up with former Auburn offensive tackle Greg Robinson in St. Louis, as the Rams took Robinson with the second overall pick. Ole Miss’ Donte Moncrief probably fell a bit farther than many anticipated, and he’ll be a nice complement to the Colts’ receiving corps and Andrew Luck.

Here’s a look at the five SEC third-round picks:

Third Round

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)

The draft concludes today, and several notable names are still on the board. Alabama’s AJ McCarron, Georgia’s Aaron Murray, LSU’s Zach Mettenberger and South Carolina’s Bruce Ellington highlight the best players available, along with Florida defensive backs Marcus Roberson and Loucheiz Purifoy.

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  • Wow shocked moncrief and Jackson went that late. But Moncrief should do well with the Colts. But feel bad for Jackson going to the black hole.

  • I am surprised, no actually I’m shocked that Ealy dropped so far. I am also shocked that Washington, Lucas, and Andrew Wilson were not drafted. I’m sure both are better than Dwayne Bowe or Dwayne Blows is how I refer to him.