Once again, the SEC can brag that it gets the most talent to the NFL.
The conference had the most players selected (51) in the 2016 NFL Draft, marking the 10th consecutive year the conference has produced the most draft picks. The Big Ten came in second with 47.
2016 draft picks by conference:
Big Ten: 47
Big 12: 26
Sun Belt: 3
— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) April 30, 2016
The SEC can brag as a conference, but no individual school appeared within the top three in terms of prospects taken. Ohio State led the way with 12 players taken, followed by Clemson (9) and UCLA (8). Alabama, Florida and Notre Dame were tied for fourth with seven each, according to Sports Illustrated’s Stewart Mandel.
LSU, Arkansas, Ole Miss and UGA each had five players drafted. Auburn, Missouri, Mississippi State, Texas A&M and South Carolina each had three selections. Tennessee was the only school in the conference to not have a player drafted.