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SEC breaks record for most players taken in the NFL draft, world domination next

2013 NFL Draft


Hey guys, remember all the way back in 2005 when Vince Young was still good at football and Texas won the national championship? That was weird. Frankly, it’s hard to believe there was ever a time that the SEC didn’t completely dominate college football. Just think about all the things that didn’t exist the last time a non-SEC team won a BCS title: Twitter. The iPhone. Karen Sypher jokes. Suri Cruise. I don’t know about you, but I can’t imagine living in a world without any of those things now.


Thankfully though, we don’t have to. Tom Cruise’s daughter looks to be a fashion trendsetter for years to come, and the days of college football being dominated by mediocre Pac 10 and Big XII schools are long behind us. This year’s NFL draft provided us with even more overwhelming evidence of that (the college football part, Suri wasn’t there).


When USC TE Justice Cunningham became Mr. Irrelevant last night, the SEC officially ended the weekend with 63 of the 254 picks. Not only is that a record, its 8 picks more than any other conference had had before. The conference with the second most picks this year? That would be the ACC, with 31. The SEC EAST had 32 alone, which is somewhat mind-boggling when you think about it. Here’s the full breakdown by BCS conference:


SEC: 63

ACC: 31

Pac 12: 28

Big 12: 22

Big East: 21

Big Ten: 20

When you see it broken down like that, it’s easy to imagine why Mark Stoops and Co.’s SEC-centric pitch to Ohio recruits has been so successful. Not only is the SEC a dominant on-the-field product (7-straight national championships is pretty hard to argue with), but for the 7th year in a row it has also produced the most NFL draft picks. And, as seen in those numbers, the talent gap between God’s conference and everyone else is just getting wider.


Article written by Andrew McCarthy

17 Comments for SEC breaks record for most players taken in the NFL draft, world domination next

  1. Dang
    11:39 am April 28, 2013 Permalink

    YouTube fear beef beef beef bologna


  2. Machocat
    11:42 am April 28, 2013 Permalink

    #1 try this at the five minute mark haha

  3. JPL
    12:07 pm April 28, 2013 Permalink

    Top 3 Conferences in Football: NFC, AFC and SEC.

  4. HillbillyInBC
    12:07 pm April 28, 2013 Permalink

    Always remember, only three conferences matter in football: the AFC, the NFC, and the SEC. (Note: Listed alphabetically, not necessarily in order of importance.)

  5. HillbillyInBC
    12:07 pm April 28, 2013 Permalink

    3 – Too fast for me. SMH.

  6. When C-A-T-S become a speed cheer?
    12:26 pm April 28, 2013 Permalink

    Love how “product” is tossed around like it adds credibility to the writer or speaker. Does any parent think of their child who plays a sport as a “product?”

  7. Rei
    12:55 pm April 28, 2013 Permalink

    there is no parental love in an organization, therefore they are products.

  8. dotdot
    1:20 pm April 28, 2013 Permalink

    I “product” that the cats win the title next year.. uhh in basketball that is

  9. Rixter
    1:22 pm April 28, 2013 Permalink

    What really stands out from these numbers is that the Big 10, who likes to think of itself as somewhat of a player in college football, had fewer draft picks than the freakin’ BIG EAST!! We’re talking South Florida, UConn, Rutgers and Syracuse! Wow……

  10. Mind boggling
    1:29 pm April 28, 2013 Permalink

    The SEC west had 30 alone. That’s almost almost mind boggling

  11. Truthiness
    1:50 pm April 28, 2013 Permalink

    And UK will continue to try and take credit for these numbers…

  12. M
    2:21 pm April 28, 2013 Permalink

    Andrew Wiggins

  13. AGL
    4:10 pm April 28, 2013 Permalink

    I find it a tad comical that any Kentucky football fans can make a claim to SEC domination, since we’ve been irrelevant for the past 60 years. Basketball, yes., Football, hell naw.

  14. fake_Art_Schlichter
    4:44 pm April 28, 2013 Permalink

    Ah, Woody, maybe it’s for the best to see this happen. What happened to our conference?

  15. Question
    5:11 pm April 28, 2013 Permalink

    What’s better, being the best team in a lesser conference, or being the worst team in the best conference? Or is it equal?

  16. Question
    5:16 pm April 28, 2013 Permalink

    Here’s another question. If the Big Ten has that few draftees, then why are we going after players from Ohio? Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, and Penn State recruit Ohio heavily and have taken the best players from the State. They haven’t turned into NFL players. So why are we so excited to compete for the same players?

  17. Bubba
    5:18 pm April 28, 2013 Permalink

    How many of those 63 draft picks that your bragging about, came from UK?