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SEC produces 64 NFL Draft selections

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - For the 13th consecutive year, the SEC led all conferences in draft picks, with the 64 selections marking the most by any conference in an NFL Draft. That number surpasses the previous record of 63 picks from the SEC in 2013.

Alabama led the nation with 10 picks, making this the third straight year the Crimson Tide had at least 10 student-athletes drafted. Alabama's three first-round selections gave head coach Nick Saban the most of any coach, passing Bobby Bowden and Joe Paterno with 34.

Other SEC teams added to their record books as well. Texas A&M's seven selections were the most in school history and tied for the second-most in the SEC. Cullen Gillaspia was the first Texas A&M 12th Man ever drafted. The six Ole Miss athletes drafted were the school's most since 1971, while Kentucky's five picks were its most players chosen since 1979.

Round 1
Pick (Overall) Athlete School NFL Team
3 Quinnen Williams Alabama New York Jets
5 Devin White LSU Tampa Bay Buccaneers
7 Josh Allen Kentucky Jacksonville Jaguars
11 Jonah Williams Alabama Cincinnati Bengals
19 Jeffery Simmons Mississippi State Tennessee Titans
24 Josh Jacobs Alabama Oakland Raiders
26 Montez Sweat Mississippi State Washington Redskins
27 Johnathan Abram Mississippi State Oakland Raiders
30 Deandre Baker Georgia New York Giants
Round 2
Pick (Overall) Athlete School NFL Team
35 Jawaan Taylor Florida Jacksonville Jaguars
36 Deebo Samuel South Carolina San Francisco 49ers
37 Greg Little Ole Miss Carolina Panthers
42 Drew Lock Missouri Denver Broncos
44 Elgton Jenkins Mississippi State Green Bay Packers
45 Joejuan Williams Vanderbilt New England Patriots
46 Greedy Williams LSU Cleveland Browns
48 Erik McCoy Texas A&M New Orleans Saints
50 Irv Smith Jr. Alabama Minnesota Vikings
51 A.J. Brown Ole Miss Tennessee Titans
54 Lonnie Johnson Jr. Kentucky Houston Texans
56 Mecole Hardman Georgia Kansas City Chiefs
64 DK Metcalf Ole Miss Seattle Seahawks
Round 3
Pick (Overall) Athlete School NFL Team
68 Jachai Polite Florida New York Jets
75 Jace Sternberger Texas A&M Green Bay Packers
87 Damien Harris Alabama New England Patriots
94 Jamel Dean Auburn Tampa Bay Buccaneers
96 Dawson Knox Ole Miss Buffalo Bills
99 Mike Edwards LSU Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Round 4
Pick (Overall) Athlete School NFL Team
105 Chauncey Gardner-Johnson Florida New Orleans Saints
115 Christian Miller Alabama Carolina Panthers
118 Hjalte Froholdt Arkansas New England Patriots
122 Benny Snell Jr. Kentucky Pittsburgh Steelers
126 Riley Ridley Georgia Chicago Bears
133 Jarrett Stidham Auburn New England Patriots
137 Foster Moreau LSU Oakland Raiders
Round 5
Pick (Overall) Athlete School NFL Team
139 Deionte Thompson Alabama Arizona Cardinals
147 Vosean Joseph Florida Buffalo Bills
148 Dre Greenlaw Arkansas San Francisco 49ers
150 Kingsley Keke Texas A&M Green Bay Packers
153 Ross Pierschbacher Alabama Washington Redskins
154 Jordan Scarlett Florida Carolina Panthers
155 Mack Wilson Alabama Cleveland Browns
160 Daylon Mack Texas A&M Baltimore Ravens
168 D'Andre Walker Georgia Tennessee Titans
171 Darius Slayton Auburn New York Giants
Round 6
Pick (Overall) Athlete School NFL Team
179 Lamont Gaillard Georgia Arizona Cardinals
182 Trayveon Williams Texas A&M Cincinnati Bengals
183 Justin Skule Vanderbilt San Francisco 49ers
190 Armon Watts Arkansas Minnesota Vikings
192 Isaiah Buggs Alabama Pittsburgh Steelers
199 Gerri Green Mississippi State Indianapolis Colts
201 Rashad Fenton South Carolina Kansas City Chiefs
210 Deshaun Davis Auburn Cincinnati Bengals
212 Dennis Daley South Carolina Carolina Panthers
213 Donovan Wilson Texas A&M Dallas Cowboys
Round 7
Pick (Overall) Athlete School NFL Team
215 Terry Beckner Jr. Missouri Tampa Bay Buccaneers
220 Cullen Gillaspia Texas A&M Houston Texans
224 Isaac Nauta Georgia Detroit Lions
232 George Asafo-Adjei Kentucky New York Giants
233 Chandler Cox Auburn Miami Dolphins
235 Dontavius Russell Auburn Jacksonville Jaguars
237 Terry Godwin Georgia Carolina Panthers
246 Javon Patterson Ole Miss Indianapolis Colts
252 Ken Webster Ole Miss New England Patriots


Day 1

  • The SEC saw nine student-athletes drafted in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft, marking the fourth straight year the conference has led the way in first-round picks.
  • Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams was the SEC alum selected highest, coming in as the third overall pick to the New York Jets.
  • Mississippi State tied Alabama and Clemson for the most picks in the first round of the draft, with three Bulldogs finding their way onto an NFL roster. The three selections for Mississippi State were its most in the first round in the Common Draft Era (since 1967).
  • Devin White (No. 5 overall) became the highest LSU linebacker drafted in over 50 years, while Josh Allen (No. 7 overall) earned Kentucky's highest draft pick since 2003.

Day 2

  • Twelve SEC teams boasted second- or third-round selections in the NFL Draft, including 11 schools represented in the second round alone. The conference produced 19 picks on Day 2, topping the 16 drafted in 2018.
  • Florida's Jawaan Taylor was the first off the board as the 35th overall pick to Jacksonville, where he will join Kentucky's Josh Allen, who was drafted seventh overall on Thursday. The Jaguars are familiar with SEC talent, with their last six first- and second-round picks coming from the conference.
  • Other notable SEC names followed shortly after Taylor as South Carolina's Deebo Samuel was drafted 36th overall by the San Francisco 49ers. Missouri's Drew Lock was the first SEC quarterback drafted, going 42nd overall to the Denver Broncos.
  • Greedy Williams (No. 46 overall) will join fellow LSU alums Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry on the Cleveland Browns roster. Ole Miss saw A.J. Brown (No. 51 overall) and DK Metcalf (No. 64 overall) both drafted in the second round. They are the first pair of wide receiver teammates to be selected in the first two rounds since Beckham and Landry in 2014.

Day 3

  • Jarrett Stidham, drafted 133rd overall by the New England Patriots, was the first Auburn quarterback to be drafted since Cam Newton in 2011.
  • With safety Deionte Thompson (No. 139 overall) drafted, Alabama has had at least one defensive back selected in each draft since 2012, the longest active streak in the nation.
  • Gerri Green (No. 199 overall) marked the fourth defensive player drafted from Mississippi State, setting a new school record.
  • Tight end Isaac Nauta (No. 224 overall) was the first Georgia player drafted by the Lions since Matthew Stafford in 2009.

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