The SEC has long been a conference that produces great running backs and defensive players who experience successful NFL careers.

Now it looks like we can throw in another position group too.

The NFL’s top three receiving leaders at the midway point of the season — Cincinnati’s A.J. Green, Atlanta’s Julio Jones and Oakland’s Amari Cooper — all hail from the SEC.

Green played at Georgia from 2008-2010, while Alabama’s Julio Jones and Amari Cooper entered the NFL in 2011 and 2015, respectively. For a conference that always recruits top-end athletes, it’s no surprise to see former SEC receivers flourishing in the NFL.