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NFL Draft of the numbers: Alabama roams the first round



SEC Football by the Numbers looks at the NFL Draft 2018 in four parts. The first issue of today examines the first round. On Tuesday there will be a breakdown by positions. On Wednesday, NFL teams will be the focus. And on Thursday, some statistics and streaks about the conference and the design will lead into this year's first round of picks that night.

2 SEC players were selected in the first round by the Panthers, the least SEC first-graders for current NFL teams. The Panthers voted Auburn QB Cam Newton with the First Choice of the 2011 Draft and Georgia LB Thomas Davis with the 14 th Draft of the 2005 Draft.

2 NFL teams have selected a SEC player from the first round in each of the last two designs. The Dolphins voted Ole Miss OT Laremy Tunsil ranked 1

3th in 2016 and Missouri OLB Charles Harris ranked 22nd in 2017. The Buccaneers selected Florida CB Vernon Hargreaves at # 11 in 2016 and Alabama TE O.J. Howard at # 19 in 2017. Ten other NFL teams designed an NFL player in the first round last year, but they did not vote in the 2016 draft.

2 Times in the last five years the first SEC player to have been selected in the NFL draft came from Texas A & M, having taken the Browns Aggies DE Myles Garrett with the No. 1 of 2017 had. While Texas A & M was an SEC member for five designs and Arkansas and South Carolina for 25, the Aggies had the SEC's first choice as often as the Razorbacks and the Gamecocks combined. Here is a list of the first SEC player to have been selected for each design for the school:

  • Alabama : 12 (RB Trent Richardson in 2012, OT Chris Samuels in 2000, LB Keith McCants in 1990, LB Derrick) Thomas 1989, LB Cornelius Bennett 1987, LB EJ Junior 1981, LB Barry Krauss 1979, QB Richard Todd 1976, RB Wilbur Jackson 1974, QB Harry Gilmer 1948, B Joe Kilgrow 1938 and B Riley Smith 1936)
  • Arkansas: 1 (RB Darren McFadden 2008)
  • Auburn: 6 (QB Cam Newton 2011, RB Ronnie Brown 2005, OT Willie Anderson 1996, LB Aundray Bruce in 1988, RB Bo Jackson 1986 and RB Tucker Frederickson 1965)
  • Florida: 9 (OLB Dante Fowler 2015, DT Gerald Warren 2001, WR Ike Hilliard 1997, DE Kevin Carter 1995, OT Lomas Brown 1985, DB Steve Tannen 1970, RB Larry Smith 1969 , QB Steve Spurrier 1967 and RB Chuck Hunsinger 1950)
  • Georgia: 8 (OLB Leonard Floyd in 2016, QB Matthew Sta fford in 2009, RB Garrison Hearst in 1993, G Royce Smith in 1972, E Harry Babcock in 1953, QB Johnny Rauch in 1949, B Charley Trippi in 1945 and RB Frank Sinkwich in 1943)
  • Kentucky: 6 (DT Dewayne Robertson 2003, QB Tim Couch 1999, DE Art Still 1978, OT Warren Bryant 1977, T Lou Michaels 1958 and E Steve Meilinger 1954)
  • LSU: 10 (QB JaMarcus Russell 2007, QB Bert Jones 1973, B Jerry Stovall 1963, B Wendell Harris 1962, RB Billy Cannon 1960, DT Earl Leggett 1957, QB YA Tittle 1951, B Red Knight 1947, RB Steve Van Buren 1944 and E Gaynell Tinsley 1937) [19659007Missouri:0
  • Mississippi State: 5 (RB Michael Haddix 1983, LB Johnie Cooks 1982, DT Jimmy Webb 1975, B Billy Stacy 1959 and B Art Davis 1956)
  • Ole Miss: 5 (QB Eli Manning 2004, QB Archie Manning 1971, OT Stan Hindman in 1966, B Merle Hapes 1942 and B Parker Hall 1939)
  • South Carolina: 1 (DE Jadeveon Clowney 2014)
  • Tennessee: 11 (S Eric Berry 2010, DT John Henderson 2002, QB Peyton Manning 1998, QB Heath Shuler 1994, DB Dale Carter 1992, OT Charles McRae 1991, CB Roland James 1980, C Bob Johnson 1968, OT Dick Evey 1964, T Abe Shires 1941 and B George Cafego in 1940)
  • Texas A & M: 2 (DE Myles Garrett in 2017 and OT Luke Jöckel in 2013) [19659007] Vanderbilt: 3 (QB Jay Cutler 2006, DB Leonard Coleman in 1984 and QB Bil

Former SEC member Tulane made the conference's first election in 1961 (RB Tommy Mason) and 1946 (B Dub Jones), and Georgia Tech did it in 1955 (C Larry Morris).

5 Consecutive designs have featured a SEC player as the No. 23 pick, with Ole Miss tight ending Evan Engram extending the streak in 2017 when he was selected by the New York Giants. In 2016, the Vikings chose Ole Miss wider receiver Laquon Treadwell with the 23 rd election. In 2015, the Broncos Missouri DE Shane Ray took the election 23 rd . In 2014, the Chiefs chose Auburn DE Dee Ford with 23rd choice. In 2013, the Vikings designed Florida DT Sharrif Floyd with the 23 rd election. The Patriots hold the 23 rd selection this year

5 SEC teams have selected four players in a first round, including Alabama in 2017. The Crimson Tide selection last year Marlon Humphrey was in 16th place in the Ravens, Jonathan Allen 17th in the Redskins, OJ Howard 19th in the Buccaneers and Reuben Foster in 31st of the 49ers. The other SEC schools with four first-round selections in a draft were Auburn 2005, LSU 2007, Alabama 2011, and Alabama 2012. The record for a first-round selection of an SEC team in a draft was made by Auburn in 2005, when Ronnie Brown, Carnell, " Cadillac "Williams, Carlos Rogers and Jason Campbell went in the opening round. The LSU teamed up with JaMarcus Russell, LaRon Landry, Dwayne Bowe and Craig Davis in the first round in 2007. In 2011, Alabama's first mates were Marcell Dareus, Julio Jones, James Carpenter and Mark Ingram. The Crimson Tide copied this feat in 2012 with Trent Richardson, Mark Barron, Dre Kirkpatrick and Dont & # 39; a Hightower. This year, Alabama has four strong opportunities in the first round – Rashaan Evans, Minkah Fitzpatrick, Da & nbsp; Ron Payne and Calvin Ridley – and another player considered a first-round long shot – Ronnie Harrison.

6 NFL drafts have passed since the Saints or Panthers' first round with a SEC player. Each other NFL team has selected at least one SEC player in the first round during the drought of the two teams. The last selection of Panthers by the SEC is Auburn QB Cam Newton, taken with the No. 1 election in 2011. The saints first time out of the SEC is Alabama RB Mark Ingram, taken with the No. 28 election of 2011.

7 NFL drafts have existed since the election of a SEC player with the eighth, 20 th or 26 ten election in the first round. In 2010, Alabama LB Rolando McClain was the eighth choice, Alabama CB Kareem Jackson was the 20 th pick and Tennessee DT Dan Williams was the 26 th pick. One in two of the 32 first-round seats has been used by a SEC player since the 2010 election.

FOR OTHER OF THE COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE OF THE AL.COM SEC, GO TO OUR SEC PAGE [19659003] 7 Consecutive NFL drafts featured at least one Texas A & M player in the first round – a school record. Texas A & M's first round in the series were DE Myles Garrett in 2017, G Germain Ifedi in 2016, OT Cedric Ogbuehi in 2015, OT Jake Matthews, WR Mike Evans and QB Johnny Manziel in 2014; OT Luke Jöckel in 2013, QB Ryan Tannehill in 2012 and OLB by Miller in 2011. (Neither Tannehill and Miller played in the SEC.) If the Texas A & M strip is to continue, it will be WR Christian Kirk to Thursday

9 In the successive first rounds, there was at least one player from Alabama tied for the second longest strip in the design history. The record for most consecutive drafts in the first round is 14 from Miami (Fla.) From 1995 to 2008. Florida also owns a nine-year streak with first-round selections from 1983 to 1991. The Crimson Tide is the first-round player during his series were OT Andre Smith in 2009, LB Rolando McClain and CB Kareem Jackson in 2010, DT Marcell Dareus, WR Julio Jones, OT James Carpenter and RB Mark Ingram in 2011; RB Trent Richardson, Mark Barron, CB Dre Kirkpatrick and LB Dont & # 39; a Hightower in 2012; CB Dee Milliner, G Chance Warmack and OT D.J. Fluker in 2013; LB C. J. Mosley and S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix in 2014, WR Amari Cooper in 2015, C Ryan Kelly in 2016 and CB Marlon Humphrey, DE Jonathan Allen, TE O.J. Howard and LB Reuben Foster in 2017. Eighteen of the NFL 32 teams have drawn an Alabama player in the first round during the streak, and the Bengals, Buccaneers, Raiders and Ravens have each designed two.

9 Consecutive NFL drafts are the longest active first-round droughts in the SEC without an Arkansas or Vanderbilt player selected in the first round. The last Razorbacks to retire in the first round are RB Darren McFadden, who finished fourth in the Raiders, and RB Felix Jones, who finished 22nd in the Cowboys in 2008. The youngest Commodore In the first round, OT Chris Williams is drafted, who went to the Bears in 14th place in 2008.

10 SEC players, including LSU CB Tre # Davious White last year, were selected with the 38 First Round No. 27 selects in the history of the NFL Draft, the highest rate for the conference for any one Place in the first round at 26.3 percent. While more SEC players have been drafted from seventeen other first-round slots, topped by 19 in # 1, out of # 27, these places can not match the usage rate of 27 th . There were 82 No. 1 pickups in the NFL Draft, and 23.5 percent of them were SEC players. The first-round slot, which was least used by SEC players, was # 28, where only two of the 38 first-time selections there – 5.1 percent – were SEC players. In this year's design, the saints hold the 27 th range and the Steelers hold the 28 th range.

19 SEC players have been the # 1 pick in the NFL draft. SEC players who were the first choice are Texas A & M's DE Myles Garrett in 2017, South Carolina's DE Jadeveon Clowney by the Texans in 2014, Auburn's QB Cam Newton by the Panthers in 2011, Georgia's QB Matthew Stafford by The Lions in 2009, LSU QB JaMarcus Russell of the Raiders 2007, Ole Miss QB Eli Manning of the Chargers 2004, Kentucky QB Tim Couch of the Browns in 1999, Tennessee QB Peyton Manning of the Colts 1998, Auburn LB Aundray Bruce of the Falcons in 1988, Auburn RB Bo Jackson of the Buccaneers in 1986, Auburn RB Tucker Frederickson of the Giants in 1965, Tulane RB Tommy Mason of the Vikings in 1961, LSU RB Billy Cannon of the Rams in 1960, Georgia E Harry Babcock of the 49ers in 1953, Vanderbilt QB Billy Wade of the Rams 1952, Alabama QB Harry Gilmer of the Redskins 1948, Georgia B Charley Trippi of the Cardinals 1945, Georgia RB Frank Sinkwich of the Lions in 1943 and Tennessee B George Cafego of the Cardinals 1940

20 SEC players are bee In the first round, the Cardinals chose most SEC-First-Rounders for an NFL team. The first round of Cardinals from the SEC began with Tennessee B George's "Bad News" Cafego in 1940, when the franchise was in Chicago. The Cardinals, now in Arizona, last picked a SEC player in the first round in 2016, when they took Ole Miss DT Robert Nkemdiche

56 Alabama players were selected in the first round of the NFL Draft Most in the SEC thanks to 22 First-Rounders for the last nine years for the Crimson Tide. Florida has selected 51 players in the first round, Tennessee 46, LSU 41, Georgia 31, Auburn 29, Ole Miss 22, Kentucky 14, Mississippi State 10, Vanderbilt 9, South Carolina 8, Arkansas 7, Texas A & M 7 and Missouri 3 Former SEC members Georgia Tech and Tulane each had three, bringing the total number of SEC players who made the first-round draw to 339. Including players selected prior to their SEC membership, Texas A & M had 32 first-time artists, Arkansas, Missouri 18 and South Carolina 12.

This look at the SEC's draft numbers only includes players in the regular NFL draft No special additional, subclass, non-NFL or separate divergence designs are included in the tables. For Arkansas and South Carolina, which were admitted to the league in 1992, the numbers of players since 1993, unless otherwise noted, are included. For the former member Georgia Tech, players moved in from 1936 to 1964. For the former member Tulane, it is through the draft of 1966. Missouri and Texas A & M have provided the SEC players only for the last five designs. Former SEC member Sewanee had designed a player – RB William Johnson of the Falcons in 1966, long after the school left the conference after the 1940 season.

Mark Inabinett is sports reporter for the Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter @ AMarkG1 .


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