SEC Dominates 2014 NFL Draft: Breakdown Of School Selections

Once again the SEC dominated the NFL Draft. For 2014’s circus, the SEC had both the most players drafted overall, as well the most taken in the first round. Not since 2006 – when the Big Ten had 41 total selections – has the SEC been anywhere but atop the draft boards.

According to ESPN, the league’s average number of picks during its eight years of dominance is 48.9. The SEC hit for average in 2014, sending 49 players to the NFL. LSU led the charge with nine players taken, followed closely by Alabama with eight.

Below is the complete breakdown of player numbers for each SEC school, with first round picks listed in parentheses.

  • LSU – 9 picks (1)
  • Alabama – 8 picks (2)
  • Arkansas – 4 picks
  • Auburn – 4 picks (2)
  • Florida – 4 picks (1)
  • Missouri – 4 picks
  • Tennessee – 3 picks (1)
  • Texas A&M – 3 picks (3)
  • Vanderbilt – 3 picks
  • Georgia – 2 picks
  • South Carolina – 2 picks (1)
  • Kentucky – 1 pick
  • Mississippi State – 1 pick
  • Ole Miss – 1 pick