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

NFL Draft 2013: SEC Players Dominate First Three Rounds

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.

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