For the seventh year in a row, the Southeastern Conference has dominated the NFL Draft. It should come as no surprise with the conference’s stranglehold on college football, but it just goes to show how impressive the level of talent in the SEC really is.
It is not the media hyping up the conference, it is simply the coaches recruited elite talent to play at the highest level college football has to offer.
A total of 63 players — almost 25 percent of the players drafted in 2013 — hailed from the SEC. Out of the 63 players selected, 33 were drafted within the first 99 picks, including ten first-round selections.
While the SEC dominated the draft, there was only one school in the conference that did not have a single player selected — Ole Miss.
Of course, when you check out the impressive recruiting class the Rebels were able to put together this season it is only a matter of time until they get back to producing top level talent. The fact that the university produced no NFL Draft selections this year just makes the ability to recruit the level of talent they did that much more impressive.
In 2014, it is very likely that the SEC will once again be the most prominent division in the NFL Draft, but will the Rebels be able to join the party? You would have to believe so.