If Kiper is on target, the top half of the first round will be an SEC who's who.
He has Georgia receiver A.J. Green going No. 4 overall to the Cincinnati Bengals, LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson going No. 7 to the San Francisco 49ers, Alabama defensive end Marcell Dareus going No. 8 to the Tennessee Titans, Alabama receiver Julio Jones going No. 11 to the Houston Texans and Alabama running back Mark Ingram going No. 15 to the Miami Dolphins.
That's seven SEC players in the top 15 picks.
Two other SEC players Kiper has going in the first round are Florida center/guard Mike Pouncey to the Seattle Seahawks with the No. 25 pick and Georgia outside linebacker Justin Houston to the Green Bay Packers with the No. 32 pick.
Kiper also has an early look at the 2012 draft and a top 5 at each position. Here are the SEC players that made the cut:
No. 5 Brandon Bolden, Ole Miss
No. 4 Greg Childs, Arkansas
No. 1 Cordy Glenn, Georgia
No. 4 Rokevious Watkins, South Carolina
No. 2 William Vlachos, Alabama
No. 4 Ben Jones, Georgia
No. 5 Jaye Howard, Florida
No. 1. Dont'a Hightower, Alabama
No. 4 Jerry Franklin, Arkansas
No. 5 Chris Marve, Vanderbilt
No. 1 Janoris Jenkins, Florida
No. 4 Casey Hayward, Vanderbilt
No. 5 Brandon Boykin, Georgia
No. 1 Mark Barron, Alabama
No. 1 Blair Walsh, Georgia
No. 2 Drew Butler, Georgia