There's a new 2013 mock NFL draft out there every day now, and it's always fascinating to see the different opinions on the players going into the next season.
Andrew Perloff of SI.com unveiled his mock draft on Tuesday, and he has Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson going No. 1 overall to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Several analysts felt that Wilson might have gone in the latter part of the first round had he come out this year.
Of Perloff's top-five players for the 2013 draft, three are from the SEC. He has Texas A&M offensive tackle Luke Joeckel going No. 2 overall to the Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray going No. 4 overall to the Oakland Raiders.
All told, Perloff has 16 SEC players going in the first round, which would be a record.
Here's a rundown of the SEC players he projects to go in the first round:
No. 1: Arkansas QB Tyler Wilson to the Jacksonville Jaguars
No. 2: Texas A&M OT Luke Joeckel to the Indianapolis Colts
No. 4: Tennessee QB Tyler Bray to the Oakland Raiders
No. 11: Mississippi State CB Johnthan Banks to the St. Louis Rams
With all this 2013 mock draft talk, I'll pass along a programming note for later this week on the SEC blog. I've reached out to coaches, scouts and analysts for input, including ESPN's Mel Kiper, and will come up with our own list of the top 16 NFL draft prospects from the SEC for next year.
That's how many SEC players went in the first three rounds this year -- nine in the first round, five in the second round and two in the third round.