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.

2022 FIRST-ROUND SELECTIONS BY CONFERENCE

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

FIRST-ROUND SELECTIONS SINCE 2010

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

SEC FIRST ROUND SELECTIONS SINCE 2010

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)

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