ESPN’s Todd McShay has constructed a way-too-early mock 2017 NFL Draft that is reminiscent of an SEC all-star team.
McShay’s list has 17 SEC players (more than half of the 32 first-round picks). It includes five and four Alabama and LSU players, respectively.
There is a better chance of Alabama coach Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide finishing last in the SEC than this list being correct, but 15 of the players in McShay’s early mock draft last year ended up as first-round picks.
Here is the full list of SEC players in McShay’s mock draft. The order of the teams is based on record projections from Football Outsiders.
3. New York Giants: Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M
4. Miami Dolphins: Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU
5. Oakland Raiders: Jalen Tabor, CB, Florida
6. Cleveland Browns: Tim Williams, OLB, Alabama
7. Washington Redskins: Jonathan Allen, DE, Alabama
9. New York Jets: Cam Robinson, OT, Alabama
10. Tennessee Titans: Malachi Dupre, WR, LSU
12. Jacksonville Jaguars: Jamal Adams, S, LSU
13. Indianapolis Colts: Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee
14. Denver Broncos: Charles Harris, DE, Missouri
16. Tennessee Titans: O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama
17. New Orleans Saints: Jarrad Davis, OLB, Florida
19. Detroit Lions: Reuben Foster, ILB, Alabama
20. Buffalo Bills: Tre’Davious White, CB, LSU
28. Seattle Seahawks: Deatrich Wise Jr., DE, Arkansas
29. Kansas City Chiefs: Marquis Haynes, DE, Mississippi
30. Green Bay Packers: Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia
The SEC has had the most players taken in the past ten NFL drafts.