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The SEC record for players selected in the first round of a single NFL draft is 11, which was set in 2007.
The record for any conference is 12 first-rounders, which was set by the ACC in 2006.
As the mock drafts continue to pour out for the 2013 draft, it looks like it could be a record-setting year for the SEC.
The latest mock draft by Daniel Jeremiah of NFL.com has 16 SEC players going in the first round, including four of the top five picks. Jeremiah has Texas A&M offensive tackle Luke Joeckel going No. 1 to the Kansas City Chiefs, Georgia outside linebacker Jarvis Jones going No. 2 to the Jacksonville Jaguars, Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner going No. 4 to the Oakland Raiders and Texas A&M defensive end Damontre Moore going No. 5 to the Detroit Lions.
According to Jeremiah's projections, eight of the first 15 picks will be SEC players.
One of his most interesting picks is Tennessee receiver Cordarrelle Patterson going No. 8 overall to the Buffalo Bills. Patterson only played one season with the Vols and is still extremely raw in terms of route-running and recognition, but was one of the most explosive players in the league with his combination of size (6-3, 210 pounds) and breakaway speed.
Below are the 16 SEC players Jeremiah predicts will go in the first round:
No. 1 -- Texas A&M OT Luke Joeckel, Kansas City Chiefs
No. 2 -- Georgia OLB Jarvis Jones, Jacksonville Jaguars
No. 4 -- Alabama CB Dee Milliner, Oakland Raiders
No. 5 -- Texas A&M DE Damontre Moore, Detroit Lions
No. 8 -- Tennessee WR Cordarrelle Patterson, Buffalo Bills
No. 10 -- Alabama OG Chance Warmack, Tennessee Titans
No. 12 -- LSU DE Barkevious Mingo, Miami Dolphins
No. 15 -- Missouri DT Sheldon Richardson, New Orleans Saints
No. 17 -- Mississippi State CB Johnthan Banks, Pittsburgh Steelers
No. 19 -- Georgia LB Alec Ogletree, New York Giants
No. 21 -- LSU DE Sam Montgomery, Cincinnati Bengals
No. 23 -- Tennessee WR Justin Hunter, Minnesota Vikings
No. 24 -- Florida DT Sharrif Floyd, Indianapolis Colts
No. 26 -- Alabama RB Eddie Lacy, Green Bay Packers
No. 27 -- LSU LB Kevin Minter, Houston Texans
No. 30 -- Alabama DT Jesse Williams, San Francisco 49ers
The SEC record for players selected in the first round of a single NFL draft is 11, which was set in 2007.The record for any conference is 12 first-rounders, which was set by the ACC in 2006.