Monday, April 29, 2013
SEC sets record with 63 draft selections
By Chris Low
The SEC's 63 NFL draft selections was a record for any league and blew away every other conference this year.
The next closest was the ACC with 31 draft picks. In fact, the SEC's East produced 32 draft picks and the SEC West 31. The old record for the most draft picks for one conference was 55, set by the Pac-10 in 1983.
The SEC had 32 players selected in the top three rounds. That compares to 16 a year ago. The next closest conference in the top three rounds was the ACC with 12 players selected.
The only school in the SEC that didn't have a player taken in this year's draft was Ole Miss.
Alabama and LSU tied for the most draft picks this year in the SEC. Each had nine. Florida State was tops in the country with 11.
Here's the rundown by SEC team:
- Alabama: 9
- LSU: 9
- Florida: 8
- Georgia: 8
- South Carolina: 7
- Texas A&M: 5
- Arkansas: 4
- Tennessee: 4
- Mississippi State: 3
- Missouri: 2
- Vanderbilt: 2
- Auburn: 1
- Kentucky: 1
And here's a link to the round-by-round listing of all 63 SEC players drafted.