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12 SEC players chosen in first round of 2022 NFL Draft

12 SEC players chosen in first round of 2022 NFL Draft

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• For the 11th time in the last 12 years, the SEC once again led the nation in First Round NFL Draft selections, as the league produced 12 opening-round draft picks, which tied for the second most in history.

• During the last 16 NFL Drafts, the SEC has a nation-leading 159 players taken in the opening round, an average of nearly 10 per season.

• For the fifth time in the last six NFL Drafts, 10 or more players from the SEC were selected in the First Round.

• The SEC had seven of the first 15 selections of the 2022 NFL Draft.

• The SEC now has 135 First Round NFL Draft selections since 2010.

• Since 2010, the SEC has over double (135) the total amount of First Round selections than the next closest conference (ACC & Big Ten – 64).

• Seven different SEC teams (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Mississippi State, Texas A&M) had a player taken in the First Round of the 2022 NFL Draft.

• The SEC now has 50 Top-10 picks since 2009 and 56 since 2007.

• Since 2009, Top 10 NFL picks by league: SEC (50); ACC (21); Pac-12 (21); Big 12 (20); B1G (14), Notre Dame (4); AAC (3); MAC (3); BYU (2); Mountain West (1).

• Georgia led the SEC and nation with a school-record five First Round selections in the 2022 NFL Draft. All five selections were from the UGA defense, which is a new NFL Draft record for opening round picks.

• Alabama has had a First-Round selection in each of the past 14 NFL Drafts, the longest streak in SEC History and tied for the longest in college football history, as well as the most First Round picks nationally since 2007 with 41.

2022 FIRST-ROUND SELECTIONS BY CONFERENCE

SEC: 12
B1G: 7
ACC: 4
Pac-12: 4
AAC: 2
FCS: 2
Independent: 1
Big 12: 0

FIRST-ROUND SELECTIONS SINCE 2010

SEC: 135
ACC: 64
Big Ten: 64
Pac-12: 53
Big 12: 42

SEC FIRST ROUND SELECTIONS SINCE 2010

2022: 12
2021: 12
2020: 15
2019: 9
2018: 10
2017: 12
2016: 8
2015: 7
2014: 11
2013: 12
2012: 9
2011: 11
2010: 7

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