SEC lands 16 prospects on NFL Network analyst's ranking of top 50 NFL Draft prospects
The SEC landed 16 players on Daniel Jeremiah’s ranking of the top 15 players in the NFL Draft, including 3 of the top 10 players overall.
The NFL Network analyst made the ranking ahead of the 2022 NFL Draft, which will take place in Las Vegas from April 28-30.
Jeremiah had Michigan pass rusher Aidan Hutchinson at No. 1, followed by N.C. State offensive tackle Ickey Ekwonu, Notre Dame safety Kyle Hamilton and Cincinnati cornerback Sauce Gardner in his top 4.
The SEC has been at the top of the conference pecking order in sending talent to the NFL for years.
Last year, the SEC topped its own record with 65 picks in the NFL Draft, which edge the previous year’s mark of 63 picks. It was a steady stream that started with 15 first-round draft picks, the most of any conference.
Look for more of the same this year.
Here are the SEC players and their ranking:
5. Evan Neal, Alabama OT
8. Nakobe Dean, Georgia LB
10. Travon Walker, Georgia EDGE
14. Treylon Burks, Arkansas WR
15. Derek Stingley Jr. LSU CB
17. Jordan Davis, Georgia DT
21. Kenyon Green, Texas A&M OG
24. Charles Cross, Mississippi State OT
27. Jameson Williams, Alabama WR
29. Devonte Wyatt, Georgia DT
34. Matt Corral, Ole Miss QB
36. Isaiah Spiller, Texas A&M RB
40. Quay Walker, Georgia LB
43. DeMarvin Leal, Texas A&M DT
44. Christian Harris, Alabama
50. Kaiir Elam, Florida CB
Notably, Jeremiah wrote that these players dropped out:
Phidarian Mathis, DT, Alabama (No. 37); Trey McBride, TE, Colorado State (No. 42); Jalen Tolbert, WR, South Alabama (No. 43); Roger McCreary, CB, Auburn (No. 45); Isaiah Likely, TE, Coastal Carolina (No. 46); Max Mitchell, OT, Louisiana (No. 48); Lewis Cine, S, Georgia (No. 50).