There have been 19 players total selected from the SEC in the first round of the NFL Draft over the past two years. The SEC dominated the first round of the 2012 draft with eight of the first 20 selections (40%). Here’s a look at first round draft picks from the SEC for the past six seasons.

2012 1st Round Picks
No.3-Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama (Browns)
No.6-Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU (Cowboys)
No.7-Mark Barron, SS, Alabama (Buccaneers)
No.10-Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina (Bills)
No.12-Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State, (Eagles)
No.14-Michael Brockers, DT, LSU (Rams)
No.17-Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama (Bengals)
No.18-Melvin Ingram, OLB, South Carolina (Chargers)
No.25-Don’t’a Hightower, LB, Alabama (Patriots)
Number of Picks: 9 Average Draft Position: 12.4

2011 1st Round Picks
No.1-Cam Newton, QB, Auburn (Panthers)
No.3-Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama (Bills)
No.4-AJ Green, WR, Georgia (Bengals)
No.5-Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU

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