BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (September 15, 2021) - A total of 363 former SEC football players were listed on NFL rosters during the opening weekend of the 2021 season, up from 356 last season.
Alabama led the league with 55 former players on NFL rosters, followed by LSU (47), Georgia (36) and Florida (33).
Earlier this year, the SEC led the nation's conferences in NFL draft picks for the 15th consecutive year. The nation-leading 65 NFL Draft picks was the most in SEC history. The SEC has averaged more than 50 selections per draft since 2006.
During the last 15 NFL Drafts, the SEC has a nation-leading 147 players taken in the opening round, an average of nearly 10 per season. The SEC had 10 of the first 20 selections of the 2021 NFL Draft and now has 123 First Round NFL Draft selections since 2010.
Since 2010, the SEC has over double (123) the total amount of First Round selections than the next closest conference.