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SEC - 12
ACC - 6
Pac-12 - 5
Big 12 - 3
Independent - 2
B1G, MAC, CUSA, Big East - 1 each
This post was edited by Jeff Howe 12 months ago
jeff let me know how the SEC guys pan out in 3 years.
Will you be wanting updates on all 32 of them taken in the first 3 rounds?
Whether you think the SEC is overhyped or not, you have to give some kind of deference to NFL scouting departments.
People may not like my answer, but let me say this: When that conference stops winning national titles and putting a bunch of first round picks in the NFL, the hype machine will stop. I don't see any of those things happening in the immediate future.
When perception stops being a big part of draft results and national titles then we might see a change. There is too much of a financial incentive for the hype machine to stop
SEC also has 14 teams the most of any conference, and how many aggy and Missouri players were drafted?
5 Aggies and 2 Tigers.
So far, about half a dozen Aggies have been signed as FA's
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Which would leave 56 players from the SEC drafted still breaking the old record of 55 players drafted from a single conference.
This post was edited by PDX Horn 12 months ago
12 > 10
UT's problem is that Bellmont Hall and the BMDs prefer to make excuses for the status quo, instead of resolving to use their vast resources to compete harder, and demanding accountabilibity for higher standards of on-field performance.
Over the past 15 years, Mack Brown's own mantra, "Win the game. Win the championship. Win the bowl game." has somehow been morphed by Bellmont Hall over to, "Win 10 games, no matter how lowly the opponents are ranked. Not winning championships is okay at Texas. Settling for minor bowl appearances is fine." What's even more astounding is how succesfully Bellmont Hall has been in foisting this lower standard off on trusting Texas fans.
465 > 349
The Pac 10 had 55 players drafted out of 335 players taken in a 12 round draft in 1983. There were only about 100 Division 1-A programs at the time.
Both of the following statements are true:
1) The SEC has more guys than the other conferences who are recognized by NFL scouts to be bigger, stronger, and faster, which are the things that are primary concern of NFL scouts, and NFL scouts keep their jobs by being good at discerning who is likely to be a better player and for a longer period of time.
2) The SEC is not so much greater than all the other conferences that no one else should bother playing football.
All the arguments about hype, whether present members were members when they recruited the drafted players, lack of round-robin schedules, etc., are silly protestations against the simple reality that the SEC has more of the better players than other conferences, and the difference is getting larger, not smaller. In 2013 team recruiting rankings, the top 7 SEC teams are in the top 13 according to 247, the top 11 according to ESPN, the top 12 according to Rivals, and the top 14 according to Scout. Every SEC is in every top 40, with the sole exception that Missouri is 41st for Rivals.
To use the hackneyed expressions of the UT coaches, it doesn't scare me to death, but it is what it is.
I once was told that you can tell a lot about the world by watching bumperstickers. In my Lake Conroe Community there are very few big 12 bumper stickers or flags- those are mostly OU or OSU- tons of Bama. LSU and Aggie. I am the only one flying a Horn flag that I know of. Call it hype or reality but Americans like winners.
275-0 scoring margin
Dana X Bible's National Championship team
It took me a moment to really see the state that sums it up for me. ACC had twice as many drafted as the Big 12.
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Over the last decade, about 16% of players drafted by the NFL are from the SEC. With 2 more teams, that number should increase. As noted above, the gap between the SEC and the rest of the NCAA is widening; and that was before they added two additional teams to the fold.
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