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2023 NFL Draft Central: Check out each SEC selection

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SEC Staff
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  • For the 12th time in the last 13 years, the SEC once again tied or led the nation in First Round NFL Draft selections, as the league produced nine opening-round draft picks.
  • During the last 19 NFL Drafts, the SEC has a nation-leading 168 players taken in the opening round, an average of nearly nine per season.
  • Bryce Young is the third No. 1 overall pick from the SEC in the last four NFL Drafts and fifth in the last 10 years.
  • This is the second consecutive year that two of the first three selections in the NFL Draft are from the SEC.
  • This is the second time in the last four NFL Drafts that two SEC quarterbacks were selected in the Top 5.
  • For the third time in the last four NFL Drafts, at least half of the Top 10 selections were from the SEC.
  • The SEC had eight of the first 16 selections of the 2023 NFL Draft.
  • The SEC now has 144 First Round NFL Draft selections since 2010.
  • Since 2010, the SEC has over double (144) the total amount of First Round selections than the next closest conference (Big Ten - 73).
  • Five different SEC teams (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi State, Tennessee) had a player taken in the First Round of the 2023 NFL Draft.
  • The SEC now has 55 Top-10 picks since 2009 and 61 since 2007.
  • Only four schools nationally have a Top-16 pick in each of the last two NFL Drafts - three of those schools are from the SEC (Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi State).
  • Since 2009, Top 10 NFL picks by league: SEC (55); Big 12 (26); ACC (25); Pac-12 (24); B1G (23), Notre Dame (4); AAC (3); MAC (3); BYU (2); Mountain West (1).
  • Alabama and Georgia led the SEC with three First Round selections in the 2023 NFL Draft. Georgia has now seen seven defensive players drafted in the first round the last two years.
  • Alabama has had a First-Round selection in each of the past 15 NFL Drafts, the longest streak in SEC and college football history, as well as the most First Round picks nationally since 2007 with 44.


SEC: 9

B1G: 9

Big 12: 6

ACC: 4

Pac-12: 3


SEC: 144

Big Ten: 73

ACC: 68

Pac-12: 56

Big 12: 48


2023: 9

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 became the first league in history of the common draft era with four quarterbacks selected in the first three rounds.
  • The SEC led the nation's conferences in NFL Draft picks for the 17th consecutive year in 2023 with 62 selections, just three less than the SEC and national record set one year ago.
  • This marks the ninth straight year for the SEC to see 50 or more players taken in the NFL Draft. Only three times in the last 28 years has another conference other than the SEC seen 50 or more players drafted.
  • A total of 13 SEC teams had selections in the 2023 NFL Draft.
  • This is the seventh consecutive year the SEC has seen 25 or more players selected through the first three rounds of the NFL Draft. A total of 31 selections from the SEC were made in the first three rounds in 2023. The most ever by a league outside the SEC is 25.
  • The SEC has averaged over 50 selections per draft since 2006.
  • Alabama and Georgia led the SEC and the nation with 10 players drafted. It was the sixth consecutive season that a SEC program led the nation in overall selections. It's also the fifth time in the last six years that the program leading the country in draft picks was Alabama or Georgia.
  • The two-time reigning national champion Bulldogs set two new records for the most players selected across two drafts (25) and three drafts (34). This year's 10-player UGA class followed the record-setting 15 players selected in 2022 with nine more chosen in 2021.

Total 2023 NFL Draft Picks:
(Selections Per School in Parenthesis)

SEC: 62 (4.4)

Big Ten: 55 (3.9)

ACC: 32 (2.3)

Big 12: 30 (3.0)

Pac-12: 27 (2.3)

AAC: 10

Sun Belt: 9

Independent: 7

MAC: 7

MWC: 5



Round 1

Pick (Overall) Athlete School NFL Team
No. 1 Bryce Young  Alabama Carolina Panthers
No. 3 Will Anderson Jr.   Alabama Houston Texans
No 4 Anthony Richardson  Florida Indianapolis Colts
No. 9 Jalen Carter  Georgia Philadelphia Eagles
No. 10 Darnell Wright  Tennessee Chicago Bears
No. 12 Jahmyr Gibbs  Alabama Detroit Lions
No. 14 Broderick Jones  Georgia Pittsburgh Steelers
No. 16  Emmanuel Forbes Mississippi State Washington Commanders
No. 30 Nolan Smith  Georgia Philadelphia Eagles
Round 2
Pick (Overall) Athlete School NFL Team
No. 33  Will Levis  Kentucky  Tennessee Titans 
No. 37 Derick Hall  Auburn  Seattle Seahawks
No. 39 Jonathan Mingo  Ole Miss Carolina Panthers
No. 41 BJ Ojulari  LSU Arizona Cardinals
No. 45 Brian Branch  Alabama Detroit Lions
No. 51 Cam Smith South Carolina Miami Dolphins
No. 53 Gervon Dexter  Florida Chicago Bears
No. 59 O'Cyrus Torrence  Florida Buffalo Bills
Round 3
Pick (Overall) Athlete School NFL Team
No. 64 Zacch Pickens South Carolina Chicago Bears
No. 65 Tyler Steen  Alabama Philadelphia Eagles
No. 67 Drew Sanders  Arkansas Denver Broncos
No. 68 Hendon Hooker  Tennessee Detroit Lions
No. 70 Byron Young  Alabama Las Vegas Raiders
No. 73 Jalin Hyatt  Tennessee New York Giants
No. 74 Cedric Tillman  Tennessee Cleveland Browns
No. 77 Byron Young  Tennessee Los Angeles Rams
No. 84 Devon Achane  Texas A&M Miami Dolphins
No. 88 Tank Bigsby  Auburn Jacksonville Jaguars
No. 93 Darnell Washington  Georgia Pittsburgh Steelers
No. 95 Jordan Battle  Alabama Cincinnati Bengals
No. 97 Ricky Stromberg  Arkansas Washington Commanders
No. 101 Cameron Latu  Alabama San Francisco 49ers
Round 4
Pick (Overall) Athlete School NFL Team
No. 105 Kelee Ringo Georgia Philadelphia Eagles
No. 108 Anthony Bradford  LSU Seattle Seahawks
No. 116 Colby Wooden  Auburn Green Bay Packers
No. 121 Ventrell Miller  Florida Jacksonville Jaguars
No. 123 Cameron Young  Mississippi State Seattle Seahawks
No. 124 Tavius Robinson  Ole Miss Baltimore Ravens
No. 126 Isaiah McGuire  Missouri Cleveland Browns
No. 128 Stetson Bennett  Georgia Los Angeles Rams
No. 134 Jay Ward  LSU Minnesota Vikings
Round 5
Pick (Overall) Athlete School NFL Team
No. 138 Darius Rush South Carolina Indianapolis Colts
No. 141 Jaquelin Roy LSU Minnesota Vikings
No. 150 Justin Shorter Florida Buffalo Bills
No. 160 Antonio Johnson Texas A&M Jacksonville Jaguars
No. 167 Henry To'oTo'o Alabama Houston Texans
No. 168 Owen Pappoe Auburn Arizona Cardinals
No. 170 Christopher Smith  Georgia Las Vegas Raiders
No. 173 Robert Beal Jr.   Georgia San Francisco 49ers
No. 174 Warren McLendon  Georgia Los Angeles Rams
Round 6
Pick (Overall) Athlete School NFL Team
No. 187 Kayshon Boutte LSU New England Patriots
No. 193 Chris Rodriguez Jr.  Kentucky Washington Commanders
No. 203 Amari Burney Florida Las Vegas Raiders
No. 204 Jarrick Bernard-Converse LSU New York Jets
No. 207 Anders Carlson Auburn Green Bay Packers
No. 215 Zach Evans  Ole Miss Los Angeles Rams
Round 7
Pick (Overall) Athlete School NFL Team
No. 187 Kayshon Boutte LSU New England Patriots
No. 221 Jaylon Jones Texas A&M Indianapolis Colts
No. 224 DeMarcco Hellams Alabama Atlanta Falcons
No. 225 Jovaughn Gwyn South Carolina Atlanta Falcons
No. 230 Nick Broeker Ole Miss Buffalo Bills
No. 232 Carrington Valentine Kentucky Green Bay Packers
No. 237 Kenny McIntosh  Georgia Seattle Seahawks
No. 244 Jalen Brooks  South Carolina Dallas Cowboys

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