Takin' over Tampa: SEC boasts NFL success with billboards around Super Bowl city
The SEC is taking advantage of its championship and NFL Draft success in recent years with billboards around the Tampa Bay area this weekend as the Super Bowl is played between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
As the NFL world shifts to the NFL Draft shortly after the Super Bowl, the SEC is promoting some of the best numbers the league has collected in recent years, including the conference having the most draft picks in the country for 14 years.
Last year, the SEC’s number of a record-setting picks at 64 topped the last two years, which had 53 each in 2018 and 2017. Three years ago, the conference led the country with 51 picks, and in 2015, the SEC had 54 players drafted.
The depth is also a point of pride for the SEC. Last year, for example, Alabama, expectedly, had the most players picked with 10, but eight teams had at least four draftees, including six from Ole Miss, five from Mississippi State and four from Kentucky.
Some of the best Super Bowl players from SEC schools in recent years have been Von Miller, Eli Manning, Peyton Manning and Hines Ward.
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— Southeastern Conference (@SEC) February 5, 2021