November 27, 2014

SEC leads nation again in players taken in NFL Draft

From the SEC:

SEC PLAYERS TAKEN IN THE 2012 NFL DRAFT (FINAL) 

First Round (9)

Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama – 3rd to Cleveland Browns

Morris Claiborne, DB, LSU – 6th to Dallas Cowboys

Mark Barron, SAF, Alabama – 7th to Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Stephon Gilmore, DB, South Carolina – 10th to Buffalo Bills

Fletcher Cox, DL, Mississippi State – 12th to Philadelphia Eagles

Michael Brockers, DL, LSU – 14th to St. Louis Rams

Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama – 17th to Cincinnati Bengals

Melvin Ingram, DE, South Carolina – 18th to San Diego Chargers

Dont’a Hightower, ILB, Alabama – 25th to New England Patriots 

Second Round (5)

Courtney Upshaw, LB, Alabama – 35th overall / 3rd in round to Baltimore Ravens

Cordy Glenn, OG, Georgia – 42nd overall / 9th in round to Buffalo Bills

Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina – 45th overall / 13th in round to Chicago Bears

Casey Hayward, CB, Vanderbilt – 62nd overall / 30th in round to Green Bay Packers

Rueben Randle, WR, LSU – 63rd overall / 31st in round to New York Giants 

Third Round (2)

Brandon Taylor, SAF, LSU – 73rd overall / 10th in round to San Diego Chargers

Jake Bequette, DE, Arkansas – 90th overall / 27th in round to New England Patriots 

Fourth Round (10)

Ben Jones, C, Georgia – 99th overall / 4th in round to Houston Texans

Joe Adams, WR, Arkansas – 104th overall / 9th in round to Carolina Panthers

Bobby Massie, OT, Ole Miss – 112th overall / 17th in round to Arizona Cardinals

Jaye Howard, DT, Florida – 114th overall / 19th in round to Seattle Seahawks

Orson Charles, TE, Georgia – 116th overall / 21st in round to Cincinnati Bengals

Jarius Wright, WR, Arkansas – 118th overall / 23rd in round to Minnesota Vikings

Brandon Boykin, CB, Georgia – 123rd overall / 28th in round to Philadelphia Eagles

Ron Brooks, CB, LSU – 124th overall / 29th in round to Buffalo Bills

Brandon Mosley, OT, Auburn – 131st overall / 36th in round to New York Giants

Greg Childs, WR, Arkansas – 134th overall / 39th in round to Minnesota Vikings 

Fifth Round (6)

Josh Chapman, DT, Alabama – 136th overall / 1st in round to Indianapolis Colts

Malik Jackson, DE, Tennessee – 137th overall / 2nd in round to Denver Broncos

De’Quan Menzie, CB, Alabama – 146th overall / 11th in round to Kansas City Chiefs

Rokevious Watkins, OG, South Carolina – 150th overall / 15th in round to St. Louis Rams

Chris Rainey, RB, Florida – 159th overall / 24th in round to Pittsburgh Steelers

Vick Ballard, RB, Mississippi State – 170th overall / 35th in round to Indianapolis Colts 

Sixth Round (4)

Blair Walsh, PK, Georgia – 175th overall / 5th in round to Minnesota Vikings

Winston Guy, SAF, Kentucky – 181st overall / 11th in round to Seattle Seahawks

Danny Trevathan, LB, Kentucky – 188th overall / 18th in round to Denver Broncos

Charles Mitchell, SAF, Mississippi State – 192nd overall / 22nd in round to Atlanta Falcons 

Seventh Round (6)

Justin Anderson, OT, Georgia – 208th overall / 1st in round to Indianapolis Colts

Tim Fugger, DE, Vanderbilt – 214th overall / 7th in round to Indianapolis Colts

DeAngelo Tyson, DE, Georgia – 236th overall / 29th in round to Baltimore Ravens

Antonio Allen, SS, South Carolina – 242th overall / 35th in round to New York Jets

Brad Smelley, TE, Alabama – 247th overall / 40th in round to Cleveland Browns

Travian Robertson, DT, South Carolina – 249th overall / 42nd to Atlanta Falcons 

Day Three Notes

 * – The SEC had 42 selections in the 2012 NFL Draft.  The number led the nation for the sixth straight year.  (SEC – 42; Big Ten – 41; ACC – 31; Pac 12 – 28; Big 12 – 25; Big East – 12; Mountain West – 12; WAC – 11; Conference USA – 10)

* – All 12 SEC teams had a player selected in the draft.  The SEC is the only conference to have had a player selected from every one of its teams.  (SEC by team total: Alabama 8, Georgia 7, South Carolina 6, LSU 5, Arkansas 4, Miss. State 3, Florida 2, Kentucky 2, Vanderbilt 2, Auburn 1, Ole Miss 1, Tennessee 1)

* – The 42 selections bring the SEC’s total to 279 during the last seven NFL Drafts, an average of 39.8 per year.  The SEC by year since 2006:  37 picks (2006); 41 (2007); 35 (2008); 37 (2009); 49 (2010); 38 (2011); 42 (2012).

* – Alabama led the nation in total draft selections with 8, followed by Georgia and Oklahoma with 7 each.  Seven teams had 6 selections each including South Carolina, California, Miami (Fla.), Michigan State, Iowa, Wisconsin and Boise State.

* – Arkansas tied an NFL Draft record with three wide receivers taken this year.  It ties 1978 Florida and 1983 Tennessee and 11 other teams.

* – Since 2006, the SEC has had 55 first-round selections, an average of 7.86 per year. 

* – The 42 total during that span for the SEC is second to the 2010 total of 49.

 Day Two Notes

 * – Seven of the 12 SEC schools have had a player selected in the first three rounds of the NFL Draft.

* – Last year, the SEC had 20 players selected in the first three rounds of the draft, compared to 16 picks in the first three rounds this season.

* – 12 of the SEC’s 16 selections have been defensive players.

* – Alabama leads all SEC schools with 5 selections in first three rounds followed by LSU (4), South Carolina (3), Mississippi State, Arkansas, Georgia and Vanderbilt with one each.

* – After three rounds, the SEC has the most players selected with 16, closely followed by the Big Ten (14) and Pac-12 (14).  The ACC has had 12 players selected and the Big 12 has had 10.

 Day One Notes

 * – It is the 6th year in a row and 8th in the last 10 years that the SEC has had multiple selections in the top 7 of the NFL Draft.

* – In last 6 NFL Drafts’ top six picks (36 selections total), the SEC has had 15 total selections.

* – The SEC has had a top three pick in the NFL Draft in 10 of the last 15 seasons.

* – Second year in a row that the SEC has had six of the first 14 selections in the NFL Draft.

* – Eight of the nine selections from the SEC were defensive selections.

* – In last 6 NFL Drafts’ top 15 picks (90 selections total), the SEC has had 29 total selections.

* – The SEC record for most players taken in the first round was 11, set in 2007.  The nine, tonight, is third highest, also behind last season’s 10.

* – During the last six NFL Drafts, the SEC has had 51 players taken in the first round, an average of 8.5 per season.

* – In the last five NFL Drafts (2008-12), 10 of the 12 SEC teams have had players drafted – a total of 30 players overall.