Usually this time of the year college football in the SEC is making noise for all the wrong reasons, but thankfully this past weekends NFL draft give the fans a break from all the chaos. By the way has any other Georgia Bulldogs been suspended, or did they just forfeit their first three games?
Once again the SEC had the most players selected of all the BCS conferences with 42 selections. The SEC also had the most selections in the first round (9) and selections in the first three rounds (15). Also, the SEC was the only conference to have a player selected from every team within the conference. Yes, even Vanderbilt had a player selected.
Here is a breakdown of the players selected from BCS conferences.
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It is almost comical, okay it is comical when you look at just how dominate the SEC is over the other conferences. If you combined all of the first round selections from the ACC, Big 12 and Big East they would only have one more selected than the SEC.
It is understandable for every team in a conference not to have a player drafted. There are schools like Duke, Indiana and Washington State that just don’t bring in potential NFL talent, but what was strange was certain teams missing in the first round. Texas, Oklahoma, Florida State, Miami, Michigan and Ohio State did not have a single player drafted in the first round, but Baylor, Stanford and Boise State had two players selected in first round.
The draft came to a close on Saturday. For college fans, last weekend gave us a little ammo to rib on the other conferences with heading into the slow summer.