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SEC continues draft dominance with 63 picks

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NFL Draft Notes - SEC leads nation for 14th consecutive year

  • The SEC led the nation's conferences in NFL Draft picks for the 14th consecutive year in 2020 with 63 selections. The last time that the SEC did not top the conference draft list was in 2006.
  • The nation-leading 63 NFL Draft picks is the second-most in SEC history.
  • The SEC finished the first three rounds with 40 selections. That ties the all-time record for the most selections by a conference through the first FOUR rounds set by the SEC in 2013 (40).
  • The SEC had 20 of the first 50 picks in the draft (40%).
  • This marks the sixth straight year for the SEC to see 50 or more players taken in the NFL Draft. Only once in the last 25 years has another conference other than the SEC seen 50 or more players drafted.
  • Thirteen SEC teams boasted selections in the first three rounds of the NFL Draft.
  • This is the fourth consecutive year the SEC has seen 25 or more players selected through the first three rounds of the NFL Draft.
  • The SEC has averaged over 50 selections per draft since 2006.
  • LSU set a school and SEC record with 14 total selections in the 2020 NFL Draft. This ties the all-time record for a single school in the NFL Draft.

Total 2020 NFL Draft Picks
(Selections Per School in Parenthesis)

SEC: 63 (4.5)

Big Ten: 48 (3.4)

Pac-12: 32 (2.7)

ACC: 27 (1.9)

Big 12: 21 (2.1)

Round 1 - Watch Replay
Pick (Overall) Athlete School NFL Team
No. 1 Joe Burrow  LSU  Cincinnati Bengals
No. 4 Andrew Thomas  Georgia  New York Giants
No. 5 Tua Tagovailoa  Alabama  Miami Dolphins
No. 7 Derrick Brown  Auburn  Carolina Panthers
No. 9 CJ Henderson  Florida  Jacksonville Jaguars
No. 10 Jedrick Wills Jr.  Alabama  Cleveland Browns
No. 12 Henry Ruggs III  Alabama  Las Vegas Raiders
No. 14 Javon Kinlaw  South Carolina  San Francisco 49ers
No. 15 Jerry Jeudy  Alabama  Denver Broncos
No. 20 K'Lavon Chaisson  LSU  Jacksonville Jaguars
No. 22 Justin Jefferson  LSU  Minnesota Vikings
No. 28 Patrick Queen  LSU  Baltimore Ravens
No. 29 Isaiah Wilson  Georgia  Tennessee Titans
No. 30 Noah Igbinoghene  Auburn  Miami Dolphins
No. 32 Clyde Edwards-Helaire  LSU  Kansas City Chiefs
Round 2 - Watch Replay
Pick (Overall) Athlete School NFL Team
No. 35 D'Andre Swift  Georgia  Detroit Lions
No. 36 Xavier McKinney  Alabama  New York Giants
No. 44 Grant Delpit LSU  Cleveland Browns
No. 47 Marlon Davidson  Auburn  Atlanta Falcons
No. 48 Darrell Taylor  Tennessee  Seattle Seahawks
No. 51 Trevon Diggs  Alabama  Dallas Cowboys
No. 56 Raekwon Davis  Alabama  Miami Dolphins
No. 57 Van Jefferson  Florida  Los Angeles Rams
No. 61 Kristian Fulton  LSU  Tennessee Titans
No. 63 Willie Gay Jr.  Mississippi State  Kansas City Chiefs
Round 3
Pick (Overall) Athlete School NFL Team
No. 69 Damien Lewis  LSU  Seattle Seahawks
No. 71 Justin Madubuike Texas A&M  Baltimore Ravens
No. 76 Ke'Shawn Vaughn Vanderbilt  Tampa Bay Buccaneers
No. 79 Jabari Zuniga Florida  New York Jets
No. 80 Lynn Bowden Jr. Kentucky  Las Vegas Raiders
No. 81 Bryan Edwards South Carolina  Las Vegas Raiders
No. 83 Lloyd Cushenberry III LSU  Denver Broncos
No. 84 Terrell Lewis Alabama  Los Angeles Rams
No. 87 Anfernee Jennings Alabama  New England Patriots
No. 88 Jordan Elliott Missouri  Cleveland Browns
No. 89 Cameron Dantzler Mississippi State  Minnesota Vikings
No. 90 Jonathan Greenard Florida  Houston Texans
No. 95 McTelvin Agim Arkansas  Denver Broncos
No. 97 Jacob Phillips LSU  Cleveland Browns
No. 106 Tyre Phillips Mississippi State  Baltimore Ravens
Round 4 - Watch Replay
Pick (Overall) Athlete School NFL Team
No. 108 Saahdiq Charles LSU Washington Redskins
No. 111 Solomon Kindley Georgia Miami Dolphins
No. 117 D.J. Wonnum South Carolina Minnesota Vikings
No. 118 Albert Okwuegbunam Missouri Denver Broncos
No. 120 La'Mical Perine Florida New York Jets
No. 121 Logan Stenberg Kentucky Detroit Lions
No. 131 Rashard Lawrence LSU Arizona Cardinals
No. 145 Jack Driscoll Auburn Philadelphia Eagles
Round 5
Pick (Overall) Athlete School NFL Team
No. 157 Daniel Thomas Auburn Jacksonville Jaguars
No. 167 Jake Fromm Georgia Buffalo Bills
Round 6
Pick (Overall) Athlete School NFL Team
No. 185 Blake Ferguson LSU Miami Dolphins
No. 190 Charlie Woerner Georgia San Francisco 49ers
No. 191 Braden Mann Texas A&M New York Jets
No. 210 Prince Tega Wanogho Auburn Philadelphia Eagles
No. 214 Freddie Swain Florida Seattle Seahawks
Round 7
Pick (Overall) Athlete School NFL Team
No. 216 Kamren Curl Arkansas Washington Redskins
No. 217 Jauan Jennings Tennessee San Francisco 49ers
No. 238 T.J. Brunson South Carolina New York Giants
No. 240 Tommy Stevens Mississippi State New Orleans Saints
No. 249 Brian Cole II Mississippi State Minnesota Vikings
No. 251 Stephen Sullivan LSU Seattle Seahawks
No. 252 Tyrie Cleveland Florida Denver Broncos
No. 255 Tae Crowder Georgia New York Giants

DRAFT NOTES

Day 1

  • For the ninth time in the last 10 years, the SEC once again led the nation in First Round NFL Draft selections, as the league produced a record 15 opening-round draft picks.
  • During the last 14 NFL Drafts, the SEC has a nation-leading 135 players taken in the opening round, an average of nearly 10 per season.
  • LSU's Joe Burrow is the SEC's seventh No. 1 overall pick since 2004 and first since 2017.
  • The SEC sets a NFL Draft record with six of the first 10 selections. The SEC's previous high was five Top-10 picks in 2011. 
  • The SEC became the first conference in the modern Draft era with two quarterbacks selected in the Top 5.
  • The SEC now has an impressive 111 First Round NFL Draft selections since 2010.
  • Since 2010, the SEC has over double (111) the total amount of First Round selections than the next closest conference (ACC - 54).
  • Six different SEC teams (Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, LSU, South Carolina) had a player taken in the First Round of the 2020 NFL Draft.
  • The SEC now has 40 Top-10 picks since 2009 and 46 since 2007.
  • Since 2009, Top 10 NFL picks by league: SEC (40); Big 12 (20); ACC (19); Pac-12 (18); B1G (12), Notre Dame (4), MAC (3); AAC (2), Mountain West (1), BYU (1).
  • LSU led the SEC and nation with a school-record five First Round selections in the 2020 NFL Draft.
  • Alabama has had a First Round selection in each of the past 12 NFL Drafts, the longest streak in SEC History and 2nd-longest in college football history, as well as the most First Round picks nationally since 2007 with 33.

Day 2

  • The SEC finishes the first three rounds with 40 selections. That ties the all-time record for the most selections by a conference through the first four rounds set by the SEC in 2013 (40).
  • There's only been one QB (Jalen Hurts) taken in Rounds 2 & 3, which would be tied for the fewest in the last 10 drafts (2018 - Mason Rudolph)
  • The SEC had 20 of the first 50 picks in the draft (40%).
  • This is the first time LSU has ever had 10 players selected in a single NFL Draft. Thirteen of the 14 SEC schools have had a player selected.

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