Ten SEC players on latest Big Board

April, 24, 2013
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With Thursday's first round of the NFL draft just a day away, ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. has updated his Big BoardInsider and has 10 SEC players among his top 25 prospects.

That's compared to four players each from the Big 12 and Pac-12. Kiper doesn't have any players from the Big Ten on his latest Big Board.

Texas A&M offensive tackle Luke Joeckel is No. 1 overall on Kiper's Big Board. Four other SEC players are included among Kiper's top 10 prospects.

Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner is No. 4, LSU defensive end Barkevious Mingo No. 6, Florida defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd No. 8 and Georgia outside linebacker Jarvis Jones No. 10.

Rounding out the remaining SEC players on the Big Board are:
With four Alabama players projected to go in the first round, that would give the Crimson Tide 12 first-round selections over the past three years. Nobody else in the SEC would come close to that. LSU is projected to have two and possibly three first-rounders this year. But even with three, that would give the Tigers six first-rounders over the past three years, which would be second most in the league to Alabama during that span.

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