May 9, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans first-round draft pick Jadeveon Clowney speaks during a press conference at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Draft: List of picks by conference; SEC leads the way with 49 players taken


The SEC is widely regarded as the top college football conference in the entire country, top to bottom, and that fact is usually evidenced by the fact that they generally lead the way in players taken in the NFL Draft, and 2014 was no different.

With the 2014 NFL Draft now out of the way, the SEC once again ended up leading the charge in players taken from the conference with 49, with the ACC a very close second with 42.

  1. SEC – 49
  2. ACC – 42
  3. Pac-12 – 34
  4. Big Ten – 30
  5. Big 12 – 17
  6. Mountain West – 16
  7. American – 12
  8. Conference USA – 9
  9. MAC – 8
  10. Sun Belt – 4
    Ohio Valley (FCS) – 4
    SoCon (FCS) – 4
  11. Missouri Valley (FCS) – 3
    MIAA (D2) – 3
  12. Big Sky (FCS) – 2
    Big South (FCS) – 2
    CAA (FCS) – 2
    GLIA (D2) – 2
  13. Ivy League (FCS) – 1
    Pioneer Football League (FCS) – 1
    NSIC (D2) – 1
    PSAC (D2) – 1

If there is any number on this list that sticks out initially, it’s the 17 from the Big 12. Their stat was certainly not helped with no Texas Longhorn players being drafted for the first time since World War II was taking place.

Still, with the ACC and SEC at the top battling it out, it’s another sign that the south produces the best talent the game of football has to offer.

 

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  • walter robinson

    Did you include Notre Dame in the ACC? The Irish had at least 7 drafted.

  • Pcoladawgs

    Duh. SEC is far and away the best football conference.