Carnage report: SEC shatters multiple 1st-round NFL Draft records
Some things just never change. The SEC dominated the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft Thursday night.
The previous record — tied by the SEC twice and the ACC once — for the most first round picks was 12; however, the SEC racked up an impressive 15 picks. It all started with Joe Burrow going No. 1 to the Cincinnati Bengals, and it didn’t really slow down from there either. In fact, LSU had bookend picks with Burrow and Clyde Edwards-Helaire going No. 32 to the Kansas City Chiefs.
The SEC set an NFL Draft record with 6 of the first 10 picks and 10 of the first 20 picks. It also set a record as the only conference in history to have 2 quarterbacks picked in the top 5.
Below is a breakdown by conference:
- SEC: 15
- Big 12: 5
- Big 10: 5
- Pac-12: 3
- ACC: 3
- Mountain West: 1
Below are all the SEC first-round picks:
- No. 1: Joe Burrow, QB, LSU (Bengals)
- No. 4: Andrew Thomas, OL, Georgia (Giants)
- No. 5: Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama (Dolphins)
- No. 7: Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn (Panthers)
- No. 9: CJ Henderson, CB, Florida (Jaguars)
- No. 10: Jedrick Wills, OL, Alabama (Browns)
- No. 12: Henry Ruggs, WR, Alabama (Raiders)
- No. 14: Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina (49ers)
- No. 15 Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama (Broncos)
- No. 20: K’Lavon Chaisson, Edge, LSU (Jaguars)
- No. 22: Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU (Vikings)
- No. 28: Patrick Queen, LB, LSU (Ravens)
- No. 29: Isaiah Wilson, OL, Georgia (Titans)
- No. 30: Noah Igbinoghene, CB, Auburn (Dolphins)
- No. 32: Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, LSU (Chiefs)
The LSU Tigers led all SEC teams with 5 first-round picks, while the Alabama Crimson Tide finished with 4. Georgia and Auburn finished with 2 each. Florida and South Carolina had 1 player drafted in the first round.