14 SEC players included in Pro Football Focus' second mock draft
The 2017 NFL Draft figures to be SEC-heavy in the first round. With some of college football’s top pro prospects hailing from the conference, many mock drafts project SEC players to be called early and often.
Pro Football Focus is no different. Steve Palazzolo released his second mock draft for the site on Sunday, and 14 SEC players are included. Eight teams are projected to have players picked in the first round, and Alabama leads the way with four.
Here’s how it breaks down.
No. 1 (Cleveland): Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M
No. 3 (Jacksonville): Jonathan Allen, DT, Alabama
No. 4 (Chicago): Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee
No. 6 (Tennessee): Jalen Tabor, CB, Florida
No. 8 (New Orleans): Reuben Foster, LB, Alabama
No. 13 (Indianapolis): Tim Williams, DE, Alabama
N0. 14 (Buffalo): Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU
No. 16 (Baltimore): Carl Lawson, DE, Auburn
No. 20 (Miami): Zach Cunningham, LB, Vanderbilt
No. 24 (Atlanta): Charles Harris, DE, Missouri
No. 25 (Pittsburgh): Jamal Adams, S, LSU
No. 29 (Kansas City): Tre’Davious White, CB, LSU
No. 30 (Oakland): Jarrad Davis, LB, Florida
No. 31 (New England): O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama
The SEC has been the best conference at putting players into the NFL in recent years, and this one is shaping up to be no different. Nearly half of the first round is projected to be comprised of SEC talent.