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The yawning gap between the SEC and the rest of college football was clearly evident in the draft.
A quarter of the 254 players drafted -- 63 -- came from the SEC, and no other conference produced half that many. The ACC (31 players drafted) and Pac-12 (28) were next.
The SEC's 63 picks set a draft record, shattering the previous mark of 55 set by the Pac-10 in 1983.
Florida State of the ACC had the most players drafted, 11, but after that it was all SEC.
Alabama (9), LSU (9), Georgia (8) and Florida (8) rounded out the top five, with South Carolina tying Rutgers for sixth with seven players drafted.
Entering this draft, there had been 528 SEC players drafted since 2000. The Big Ten was next with 455, followed by the Pac-12 (391) and Big 12 (371).
The SEC's dominance was on full display in the NFL Draft. A quarter of the players taken came from the SEC, and no other conference produced half as many. Sixty-three of 254 players selected hailed from SEC schools.
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Before those that claim Mizzou and Aggie shouldn't be counted if you removed their draft picks the number is still 56 and sets a new record.
Florida St fans can't be happy with the on-field results generated with that much talent.
Yeah. It's pretty amazing.
Which would be 1 more than a conference that had the record with 10 schools. This is fucking stupid. Of course the SEC is going to have the most players drafted when they have 14 schools in their conference. They will probably have the most draft busts as well.
You really let your SEC hate cloud your thought process.
They got more than twice the next conference who only has 2 less teams. Maybe if the ACC had 24 teams they could have matched the SEC.
Impressive to me regardless as was the Pac 10 record from eons ago.
The SEC had a great year, they are a great conference. They will probably be breaking that record in upcoming years. I don't give a shit either way.
So FSU had the most picks and the SEC schools had the most draft picks.
North Carolina and Clemson also had strong showings.
Bottom line is from Texas over to the Carolinas down to Florida is where 60pct of the nation's best come from.
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He destroys your point and this is best you have to offer? Did the SEC have half the number that the PAC-10 did in 1983?
One thing to note is the SEC of 2013 has 240 more scholarship athletes than the PAC10 of 1983.
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Which conference has a mutually agreed upon pay scale?
There were 80 more draft picks in 1983 than in 2013. Put another way, those 10 schools in the Pac had 8 more chances each to have a player taken.
Thus why the SEC's modern record is that much more impressive.
Well that is a whole other discussion. :)
Is there room on the stadium for this?
Luckily the BOR should approve the expansion of Kyle on Thursday, so we'll have room to add all kinds of neat facts and figures.
But the important thing should be adding a lot more of these jerseys in the future.
At least those are real opposed to the fake championships on the outside.
That so nice that they'll let you hang LSU and Bama players jerseys in there.
that's good to hear. Will they be taking down the Detron Smith jersey and all those other antiquated jerseys of players most recruits have never heard of? Or will they keep them up so the walls don't look empty?
California and Texas have around 64-million combined pop as of 2012. Those two states had 53 players drafted combined.
Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida and South Carolina have around 46 million pop as of 2012. Those states had 81 drafted.
That's an insane amount of talent per capita.
I've said before, it's not about the conference, but the Southeast Region.
At the same time, now that the SEC has Texas and Missouri to add to the talent pool -- the talent will only increase.
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The state this is taking more and more steps up is Georgia IMO.
Detron was one of the best fullbacks we ever had.
You'd prolly plow over the Alamo to put in a Walmart. You should be ashamed.
Maybe it's just me, but it seems like Virginia has been producing more athletes lately.
...vastly underrated DL & jumbo ATH that can play multiple positions every year
You're damn right. Love me some Walmart.
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