Early 2017 NFL Mock Draft puts 11 SEC players in first round
The Big Lead produced a way-too-early look at the 2017 NFL Draft, and it had 11 SEC players being selected in the first round.
LSU running back Leonard Fournette is the first SEC player off the board, heading to Cleveland to join the Browns with the No. 2 overall pick. From there, five more players from the conference end up being selected within the first 10 — yet another dominating effort.
There’s a lot of time between now and next April, but it’s still worth a look. Here’s how the SEC fares in total:
2. Cleveland Browns: Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU
3. New Orleans Saints: Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M
4. Tennessee Titans: Da’Shawn Hand, DE, Alabama
6. Jacksonville Jaguars: Cam Robinson, OT, Alabama
8. San Diego Chargers: Jonathan Allen, DE, Alabama
9. San Francisco 49ers: Malachi Dupre, WR, LSU
13. Chicago Bears: Jalen Tabor, CB, Florida
17. Denver Broncos: Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee
22. Oakland Raiders: Ricky Seals-Jones, WR, Texas A&M
27. Indianapolis Colts: Marquis Haynes, OLB, Ole Miss
28. Washington Redskins: Jamal Adams, S, LSU