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SEC leads nation for 16th consecutive year in NFL draft

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• For the 11th time in the last 12 years, the SEC once again led the nation in First Round NFL Draft selections, as the league produced 12 opening-round draft picks, which tied for the second most in history.

• During the last 16 NFL Drafts, the SEC has a nation-leading 159 players taken in the opening round, an average of nearly 10 per season.

• For the fifth time in the last six NFL Drafts, 10 or more players from the SEC were selected in the First Round.

• The SEC had seven of the first 15 selections of the 2022 NFL Draft.

• The SEC now has 135 First Round NFL Draft selections since 2010.

• Since 2010, the SEC has over double (135) the total amount of First Round selections than the next closest conference (ACC & Big Ten - 64).

• Seven different SEC teams (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Mississippi State, Texas A&M) had a player taken in the First Round of the 2022 NFL Draft.

• The SEC now has 50 Top-10 picks since 2009 and 56 since 2007.

• Since 2009, Top 10 NFL picks by league: SEC (50); ACC (21); Pac-12 (21); Big 12 (20); B1G (14), Notre Dame (4); AAC (3); MAC (3); BYU (2); Mountain West (1).

• Georgia led the SEC and nation with a school-record five First Round selections in the 2022 NFL Draft. All five selections were from the UGA defense, which is a new NFL Draft record for opening round picks.

• Alabama has had a First-Round selection in each of the past 14 NFL Drafts, the longest streak in SEC History and tied for the longest in college football history, as well as the most First Round picks nationally since 2007 with 41.


SEC: 12
B1G: 7
ACC: 4
Pac-12: 4
AAC: 2
FCS: 2
Independent: 1
Big 12: 0


SEC: 135
ACC: 64
Big Ten: 64
Pac-12: 53
Big 12: 42


2022: 12
2021: 12
2020: 15
2019: 9
2018: 10
2017: 12
2016: 8
2015: 7
2014: 11
2013: 12
2012: 9
2011: 11
2010: 7

• The SEC led the nation's conferences in NFL Draft picks for the 16th consecutive year in 2022 with 65 selections, which ties the SEC and national record. The SEC also saw 65 selections in the 2021 Draft.

• This marks the eighth straight year for the SEC to see 50 or more players taken in the NFL Draft. Only twice in the last 27 years has another conference other than the SEC seen 50 or more players drafted.

• A total of 13 SEC teams had selections in the 2022 NFL Draft.

• This is the sixth consecutive year the SEC has seen 25 or more players selected through the first three rounds of the NFL Draft. A total of 34 selections from the SEC were made in the first three rounds in 2022, only trailing 40 by the SEC in 2020. The most ever by a league outside the SEC is 25.

• The SEC has averaged over 50 selections per draft since 2006.

• Georgia led the SEC and the nation with 15 players drafted, which establishes a new NFL Draft record by a single school for a seven-round Draft. Seven of UGA's nine selections the first three rounds were on defense, which also sets a new national record by a school in a single Draft.

Total 2022 NFL Draft Picks:

(Selections Per School in Parenthesis)

SEC: 65 (4.6)
Big Ten: 48 (3.4)
Big 12: 25 (2.5)
Pac-12: 25 (2.1)
ACC: 21 (1.5)

Round 1

Pick (Overall) Athlete School NFL Team
No. 1 Travon Walker  Georgia Jacksonville Jaguars
No. 3 Derek Stingley Jr.  LSU  Houston Texans
No. 7 Evan Neal  Alabama  New York Giants
No. 9 Charles Cross  Mississippi State  Seattle Seahawks
No. 12 Jameson Williams  Alabama  Detroit Lions
No. 13 Jordan Davis  Georgia  Philadelphia Eagles
No. 15 Kenyon Green  Texas A&M  Houston Texans
No. 18 Treylon Burks  Arkansas  Philadelphia Eagles
No. 22 Quay Walker  Georgia  Green Bay Packers
No. 23 Kaiir Elam  Florida  Buffalo Bills
No. 28 Devonte Wyatt  Georgia  Green Bay Packers
No. 32 Lewis Cine  Georgia  Minnesota Vikings
Round 2
Pick (Overall) Athlete School NFL Team
No. 35 Roger McCreary  Auburn  Tennessee Titans
No. 43 Wan'Dale Robinson  Kentucky  New York Giants
No. 44 John Metchie III  Alabama  Houston Texans
No. 46 Josh Paschal  Kentucky  Detroit Lions
No. 47 Phidarian Mathis  Alabama  Washington Commanders
No. 49 Alontae Taylor  Tennessee  New Orleans Saints
No. 52 George Pickens  Georgia  Pittsburgh Steelers
No. 56 Sam Williams  Ole Miss  Dallas Cowboys
No. 59 Ed Ingram  LSU  Minnesota Vikings
No. 63 James Cook  Georgia  Buffalo Bills

Round 3

Pick (Overall) Athlete School NFL Team
No. 65 Luke Fortner  Kentucky Jacksonville Jaguars
No. 68 Martin Emerson  Mississippi State  Cleveland Browns
No. 71 Velus Jones Jr.  Tennessee  Chicago Bears
No. 75 Christian Harris  Alabama  Houston Texans
No. 81 Cordale Flott  LSU  New York Giants
No. 83 Nakobe Dean  Georgia  Philadelphia Eagles
No. 84 DeMarvin Leal  Texas A&M  Pittsburgh Steelers
No. 93 Tyrion Davis-Price  LSU  San Francisco 49ers
No. 94 Matt Corral  Ole Miss  Carolina Panthers
No. 95 Zachary Carter  Florida  Cincinnati Bengals
No. 98 Brian Robinson Jr.  Alabama  Washington Commanders
No. 102 Channing Tindall  Georgia  Miami Dolphins

Round 4

Pick (Overall) Athlete School NFL Team
No. 107 Dameon Pierce  Florida Houston Texans
No. 117 Micheal Clemons  Texas A&M  New York Jets
No. 118 Akayleb Evans  Missouri  Minnesota Vikings
No. 119 Jalyn Armour-Davis  Alabama  Baltimore Ravens
No. 122 Zamir White  Georgia  Las Vegas Raiders
No. 123 Isaiah Spiller  Texas A&M  Los Angeles Chargers
No. 124 Cade York  LSU  Cleveland Browns
No. 126 Neil Farrell Jr.  LSU  Las Vegas Raiders
No. 133 Jake Camarda  Georgia  Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Round 5

Pick (Overall) Athlete School NFL Team
No. 145 Darian Kinnard  Kentucky Kansas City Chiefs
No. 154 Snoop Conner  Ole Miss  Jacksonville Jaguars
No. 175 Matthew Butler Tennessee Las Vegas Raiders
No. 176 Damone Clark  LSU  Dallas Cowboys
No. 178 John Ridgeway  Arkansas  Dallas Cowboys
No. 179 Kingsley Enagbare  South Carolina  Green Bay Packers

Round 6

Pick (Overall) Athlete School NFL Team
No. 183 Kevin Harris  South Carolina New England Patriots
No. 190 Justin Shaffer  Georgia  Atlanta Falcons
No. 195 Jamaree Salyer  Georgia  Los Angeles Chargers
No. 196 Tyler Badie  Missouri  Baltimore Ravens
No. 199 Cade Mays  Tennessee  Carolina Panthers
No. 204 Theo Jackson  Tennessee  Tennessee Titans
No. 205 Austin Deculus  LSU  Houston Texans
No. 210 Chasen Hines  LSU  New England Patriots
No. 212 Derion Kendrick  Georgia  Los Angeles Rams
No. 213 John FitzPatrick  Georgia  Atlanta Falcons
No. 219 Chance Campbell  Ole Miss  Tennessee Titans

Round 7

Pick (Overall) Athlete School NFL Team
No. 222 Montaric Brown  Arkansas Jacksonville Jaguars
No. 225 Mark Robinson  Ole Miss  Pittsburgh Steelers
No. 227 Nick Muse  South Carolina  Minnesota Vikings
No. 236 Deane Leonard  Ole Miss  Los Angeles Chargers
No. 248 Andre Anthony  LSU  Tampa Bay Buccaneers