The 2013 mock NFL drafts are coming out at a dizzying pace now, and ESPN's Todd McShay has pegged Alabama offensive tackle D.J. Fluker as the SEC's top selection next April.
McShay has Fluker going No. 5 overall to the Jacksonville Jaguars, one of eight SEC players McShay projects to be drafted in the first round.
Obviously, so much can change between now and next April. For example, in McShay's mock draft this time a year ago, six of the draft-eligible players he picked to go in the first round decided to return to school. There were also six players that he pegged as first-rounders that weren't drafted at all.
So look at this as an early gauge.
Here are the other seven SEC players that McShay has going in the first round:
No. 8: Georgia OLB Jarvis Jones to the Miami Dolphins
No. 9: LSU DE Barkevious Mingo to the New York Jets
No. 10: LSU DE Sam Montgomery to the Arizona Cardinals
No. 13: Mississippi State CB Johnthan Banks to the Tampa Bay Bucs
No. 22: LSU S Eric Reid to the Dallas Cowboys
No. 23: South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore to the Detroit Lions
No. 29: Texas A&M OT Luke Joeckel to the Green Bay Packers