The SEC is well represented at receiver in the NFL.
The league’s top three wideouts in terms of receiving yards–A.J. Green, Julio Jones and Amari Cooper–all played in the SEC. Two of them came from the same draft class, and two of them played at the same school.
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Green, a former Georgia Bulldog, leads the NFL in receiving yards for the Cincinnati Bengals with 896. He also has done that while playing one fewer game than the next two players on the list.
The man right behind him in receiving yards, Atlanta’s Julio Jones (859), played at Alabama.
Green and Jones were both taken in the top six picks of the 2011 NFL Draft. Cincinnati took Green No. 4 overall. Atlanta traded five picks to move up from No. 27 to take Jones with the sixth pick overall.
Jones is joined in the top three by another former Alabama receiver, Amari Cooper (787). Cooper is in just his second year in the league.
The SEC has three other former players in the top 10 in receiving yards: LSU’s Odell Beckham Jr. (630), Texas A&M’s Mike Evans (595) and South Carolina’s Alshon Jeffery (583).