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Wednesday, January 18, 2012
SEC does well in Kiper's first Mock Draft

By Edward Aschoff

Now that you've seen what ESPN NFL draft expert Mel Kiper Jr., thinks of the SEC's draft talent pool, it's time to see where Kiper thinks those future pro stars will end up in April's draft.

Again, the SEC is well represented when it comes to Kiper's first Mock Draft. Obviously, Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck is going first in Kiper's mock draft, but he has 10 SEC players getting drafted in the first round, including four going in the top 10.

Alabama leads the way with four first-rounders.

Here's a look at where Kiper thinks all 10 of those SEC players will go in April's NFL draft and a little analysis from him on each player:

No. 5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
No. 6 Washington Redskins
No. 8 Carolina Panthers
No. 10 Buffalo Bills
No. 12 Seattle Seahawks
No. 16 New York Jets
No. 18 San Diego Chargers
No. 25 Denver Broncos
No. 27 New England Patriots (from New Orleans)
No. 31 San Fransisco 49ers