SEC leads country with 42 draft selections

May, 1, 2012
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The SEC led the country for the sixth straight year with 42 NFL draft selections, and all 12 teams had at least one player drafted.

The Big Ten was second with 41 draft selections, and then it dropped off to 31 selections by the ACC.

The SEC was the only conference to have had a player selected from every one of its teams. Alabama led the country in total draft selections with eight, followed by Georgia and Oklahoma with seven each.

Here's the SEC rundown by team:
  • Alabama: 8
  • Georgia: 7
  • South Carolina: 6
  • LSU: 5
  • Arkansas: 4
  • Mississippi State: 3
  • Florida: 2
  • Kentucky: 2
  • Vanderbilt: 2
  • Auburn: 1
  • Ole Miss: 1
  • Tennessee: 1
Now, here's a round-by-round listing of all 42 SEC players drafted:

First Round (9)

Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama – 3rd to Browns

Morris Claiborne, DB, LSU – 6th to Cowboys

Mark Barron, SAF, Alabama – 7th to Bucs

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

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

Michael Brockers, DL, LSU – 14th to Rams

Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama – 17th to Bengals

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

Dont'a Hightower, ILB, Alabama – 25th to Patriots

Second Round (5)

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

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

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

Casey Hayward, CB, Vanderbilt – 62nd overall / 30th to Packers

Rueben Randle, WR, LSU – 63rd overall / 31st to Giants

Third Round (2)

Brandon Taylor, SAF, LSU – 73rd overall / 10th to Chargers

Jake Bequette, DE, Arkansas – 90th overall / 27th to Patriots

Fourth Round (10)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Brandon Mosley, OT, Auburn – 131st overall / 36th to Giants

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

Fifth Round (6)

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

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

De’Quan Menzie, CB, Alabama – 146th overall / 11th to Chiefs

Rokevious Watkins, OG, South Carolina – 150th overall / 15th to Rams

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

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

Sixth Round (4)

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

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

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

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

Seventh Round (6)

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

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

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

Antonio Allen, SS, South Carolina – 242th overall / 35th to Jets

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

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

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