Breaking down the SEC’s 2013 NFL Draft picks by school

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell introduces offensive tackle Luke Joeckel (Texas A&M) as the second overall pick to the Jacksonville Jaguars during the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell introduces offensive tackle Luke Joeckel (Texas A&M) as the second overall pick to the Jacksonville Jaguars during the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

Just like the 2012-13 college football season, the SEC dominated the rest of the nation. This time, it was at Radio City Music Hall for the 2013 NFL Draft, where the conference saw a record 63 players selected.

Here’s how the picks break down, by school affiliation:

Bama (9)
LSU (9)
FLA (8)
UGA (8)
SCAR (7)
TAMU (5)
ARK (4)
Vols (4)
MSU (3)
MIZ (2)
Vandy (2)
Auburn (1)
Kentucky (1)

Alabama won yet another national title and followed it up by sending a slew of hyper-talented individuals to the NFL. The Tide’s rival, LSU, also sent nine players to the professional ranks after coach Les Miles watched a number of his elite underclassmen declare early for the big time.

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Two other rivals in Georgia and Florida also tied each other, at eight players apiece. Former Gators coach Steve Spurrier watched seven of his Gamecocks stars move on.

After that, Texas A&M continued its impressive performance as SEC newcomers by sending five onto the next level, including No. 2-overall selection Luke Joeckel. A&M’s fellow newbies, Mizzou, did not fare quite so well, however. After Sheldon Richardson was selected at No. 13 by the New York Jets, only one more Tigers player was selected in Zaviar Gooden. Tennessee picked up Gooden in the third round.

Finally, both Auburn and Kentucky finished at the bottom, holding true to form as of late.

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