The Southeastern Conference is the most dominant college football conference in the nation, so it should come as no surprise to see the SEC dominating the first-round of the 2013 NFL Draft like they have been doing for a number of years.
On Thursday night, a total of twelve SEC players were selected in the first thirty-two picks, which ties an NFL draft record of most players by an individual conference selected in round one.
Here are the SEC players that graced the first-round of the NFL Draft:
- Luke Joeckel, offensive tackle, Texas A&M — No. 2 overall
- Barkevious Mingo, defensive end, LSU — No. 6 overall
- Dee Milliner, cornerback, Alabama — No. 9 overall
- Chance Warmack, guard, Alabama — No. 10 overall
- DJ Fluker, offensive tackle, Alabama — No. 11 overall
- Sheldon Richardson, defensive tackle, Missouri — No. 13 overall
- Jarvis Jones, linebacker, Georgia — No. 17 overall
- Eric Reid, safety, LSU — No. 18 overall
- Sharrif Floyd, defensive tackle, Florida — No 20 overall
- Cordarrelle Patterson, wide receiver, Tennessee — No. 29 overall
- Alec Ogletree, linebacker, Georgia — No. 30 overall
- Matt Elam, safety, Florida — No. 32 overall
The 12 matches the ACC’s number of selections in the 2006 draft.
With rounds two through seven yet to come, you can expect loads more of players from the Southeastern Conference to hear their names called over the next two days.
The draft is always a treat for NFL fans, so be sure that you tune in and see who the newest players to rock your favorite teams uniforms will be, and stay tuned to FanSided.com throughout the draft for the latest news, rumors and analysis of every pick.