NFL Draft 2013: SEC Players Dominate First Three Rounds

Dec 3, 2011; Atlanta, GA, USA; Detail view of the SEC logo before the 2011 SEC championship game between the LSU Tigers and the Georgia Bulldogs at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

We continue to hear that the Southeastern Conference is the most dominating in college football and we can see that with their string of BCS National Championship victories. But just how good is the SEC? All you need to do is look at the 2013 NFL Draft results.

For the past few years, the Southeastern Conference has dominated the draft from top to bottom, but this year it is more evident than ever.

After three rounds of draft selections, the SEC has an unbelievable thirty-two draft picks. Yes, 32 of the first 97 picks in the 2013 NFL Draft came from the best conference in college football. Just to put that in perspective, that is an entire round of players drafted from one conference. That is dominance.

This just goes to show that if you want to improve your skills on the field in your college career and you want to have a legitimate shot at making it to the next level, performing in the SEC prepares you the most and gives you the best shot at success.

Here are the thirty-two players from the Southeastern Conference that were drafted in the first-three rounds (alphabetical order by last name):

  • Johnthan Banks, cornerback, Mississippi State — Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Round 2
  • Jon Bostic, linebacker, Florida — Chicago Bears — Round 2
  • Knile Davis, running back, Arkansas — Kansas City Chiefs — Round 3
  • Matt Elam, safety, Florida — Baltimore Ravens — Round 1
  • Sharrif Floyd, defensive tackle, Florida — Minnesota Vikings — Round 1
  • DJ Fluker, offensive tackle, Alabama — San Diego Chargers — Round 1
  • Zavier Gooden, linebacker, Missouri — Tennessee Titans — Round 3
  • Justin Hunter, wide receiver, Tennessee — Tennessee Titans — Round 2
  • John Jenkins, defensive tackle, Georgia — New Orleans Saints — Round 3
  • Luke Joeckel, offensive tackle, Texas A&M — Jacksonville Jaguars — Round 1
  • Jarvis Jones, linebacker, Georgia — Pittsburgh Steelers — Round 1
  • Eddie Lacy, running back, Alabama — Green Bay Packers — Round 2
  • Corey Lemonier, defensive end, Auburn — San Francisco 49ers — Round 3
  • Bennie Logan, defensive tackle, LSU — Philadelphia Eagles — Round 3
  • Tyrann Mathieu, defensive back, LSU — Arizona Cardinals — Round 3
  • Christine Michael, running back, Texas A&M — Seattle Seahawks — Round 2
  • Dee Milliner, cornerback, Alabama — New York Jets — Round 1
  • Barkevious Mingo, outside linebacker, LSU — Cleveland Browns — Round 1
  • Kevin Minter, linebacker, LSU — Arizona Cardinals — Round 2
  • Sam Montgomery, defensive end, LSU — Houston Texans — Round 3
  • Damontre Moore, defensive end, Texas A&M — New York Giants — Round 3
  • Alec Ogletree, linebacker, Georgia — St. Louis Rams — Round 1
  • Cordarrelle Patterson, wide receiver, Tennessee — Minnesota Vikings — Round 1
  • Jordan Reed, tight end, Florida — Washington Redskins — Round 3
  • Eric Reid, safety, LSU — San Francisco 49ers — Round 1
  • Sheldon Richardson, defensive tackle, Missouri — New York Jets — Round 1
  • Darius Slay, cornerback, Mississippi State — Detroit Lions — Round 2
  • DJ Swearinger, safety, South Carolina — Houston Texans — Round 2
  • Dallas Thomas, offensive tackle, Tennessee — Miami Dolphins — Round 3
  • Larry Warford, guard, Kentucky — Detroit Lions — Round 3
  • Chance Warmack, guard, Alabama — Tennessee Titans — Round 1
  • Shawn Williams, safety, Georgia — Cincinnati Bengals — Round 3

Congratulations to all of the young men who had their dream come true over the first two days of the draft. There are still many more to come.

Topics: 2013 NFL Draft, Alabama Crimson Tide, Arkansas Razorbacks, Auburn Tigers, Florida Gators, Football, Georgia Bulldogs, Kentucky Wildcats, LSU Tigers, Mississippi State Bulldogs, Sec, Sec Football, South Carolina Gamecocks, Tennessee Volunteers

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  • http://www.facebook.com/markwleddy Mark W. Leddy

    Ummm … Why aren’t the players from Texas A&M and Missouri listed?

  • http://www.facebook.com/markwleddy Mark W. Leddy

    Since this article failed to give them love, here are the five players from Texas A&M and Missouri left off the prestigious list…

    Zaviar Gooden, linebacker, Missouri – Tennessee Titans – Round 3
    Luke Joeckel, offensive tackle, Texas A&M – Jacksonville Jaguars – Round 1
    Christine Michael, running back, Texas A&M – Seattle Seahawks – Round 2
    Damontre Moore, defensive end, Texas A&M – New York Giants – Round 3
    Sam Richardson, defensive tackle, Missouri – New York Jets – Round 1

  • http://www.facebook.com/markwleddy Mark W. Leddy

    And an even BIGGER slap to the faces of Texas A&M and Missouri is, while omitting their players from the list, a player kicked off of an SEC team for failing many (MANY) drug tests was included. Nice … maybe Luke Joeckel should have smoked pot if he wanted to be included, right?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1591513996 Hubert Barnes

      In Defense of Mathieu’s name being there, he was at one time one of the best players in the SEC and all of college football in spite of his problems (which many players on that list had as well)

  • http://www.facebook.com/rickie.graham19 Rick Graham

    Texas a&m and Missouri are in the SEC??? When did this happen?

  • http://www.facebook.com/rickie.graham19 Rick Graham

    Jk mark

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1591513996 Hubert Barnes

    JOSH, I know you’re far better than this. AMEND THIS ARTICLE ASAP and include the players from Mo and A&M. If you allow it to stand as is then it appears you’re intentionally dissing them. DON’T DISRESPECT ANY OF OUR SEC TEAMS !!

  • yonderTheGreat

    I’d like an article from Fansided.com explaining why Josh Sanchez is allowed to express his incorrect opinion. It warms my heart to see 6 of the 7 responses below are chiding Josh Sanchez for pathetically excluding Mizzou as well as the second best team in the entire conference, Texas A&M.

    The SEC is elite. No need to bring pathetic elitism into this discussion.

    You suck Josh Sanchez. Grow a pair and learn to respect those that are deserving.

  • [email protected]

    Who is this idiot?

  • http://www.facebook.com/markwleddy Mark W. Leddy

    Congratulations to Josh Sanchez for writing and Fansided.com for publishing an article that, despite 29 hours and numerous posts regarding the omission, have still failed to edit the article and formally recognize the three players from Texas A&M and two from Missouri that were left off the list within the article. Oh you count the players in the number ’32′, but then list only 27 … and still nothing it done to correct.

    Congratulations on proving that Mr. Sanchez and Fansided.com are both elementary level.

  • http://www.facebook.com/markwleddy Mark W. Leddy

    Josh corrected the story to include the five players from Texas A&M and Missouri. Of course, in a message sent directly to me at 12:09 a.m. on Monday, April 29, he attributed the error to the NFL and then claimed the reason it evidently took 38 hours to be corrected on a cache problem.

    In other words … yes, there was a mistake — but none of it was Josh’s fault. It was just a article posted on Fansided.com with his name on it as the author … but he isn’t responsible for the information included within or excluded from his article. Please blame the NFL for the author and this site not noticing that the #2 draft pick in the entire draft (and four other drafted players) were not on the list of SEC players.

    Can anyone hear the sarcasm?

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