SEC, Alabama dominate top 50 most talented players in college football

Well-respected analyst Daniel Jeremiah evaluated the top 50 players in college football, and the SEC dominated the list with 19 players. Specifically Alabama had more players on the list (eight) than seven other conferences.

After a record-setting NFL Draft this past spring, some whispered that the SEC was losing so much talent that it would take a step back in the near future – but with 38 percent of the top players, don’t expect any letdown in 2013.

No other conferences besides the SEC and the Pac-12 came in with double digits.

The SEC owns three of the top five players, along with seven of the top 20:

1. Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina
4. Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama
5. CJ Mosley, LB, Alabama
6. Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, Alabama
7. Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M
11. TJ Yeldon, RB, Alabama
15. Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia
22. Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M
23. Marcus Roberson, CB, Florida
24. Loucheiz Purifoy, CB/WR, Florida
26. AJ McCarron, QB, Alabama
29. Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M
31. Anthony Johnson, DT, LSU
36. Gabe Jackson, OG, Mississippi State
37. Antonio Richardson, OT, Tennessee
39. Daniel McCullers, DT, Tennessee
40. HaHa Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama
43. Adrian Hubbard, LB, Alabama
50. Ed Stinson, DE, Alabama

Breakdown by conference:
SEC: 19
Pac-12: 12
ACC: 6
AAC: 3
Big Ten: 3
Independent: 3
Mountain West: 2
Big 12: 1
MAC: 1

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