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Wednesday, November 10, 2010
SEC projected to have 12 first-rounders

By staff

As colleague Todd McShay points out, it's never too early for a mock draft.

Based on what he's seen this season, McShay takes an early stab at how the 2011 draft might shake out Insider and has 12 SEC players in his first round. This past year, the SEC had seven first-round selections.

McShay has three SEC players among the top 10 picks including Alabama defensive end Marcell Dareus going No. 2 overall to the Carolina Panthers, LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson going No. 4 overall to the San Francisco 49ers and Georgia receiver A.J. Green going No. 10 overall to the Cleveland Browns. All three are juniors.

Here's where McShay has the remainder of the SEC players going in his first round: