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Sunday, May 2, 2021

2021 NFL Draft: SEC sets new record with 65 picks, Alabama, Ohio tops

NFL Draft 2021 picks by college team, conference: SEC sets new record, Big 10, ACC followed.



 For the 15th straight year, the SEC was the king of the NFL Draft. Given that a majority of college football's talent pool lies in the South. 


 The SEC previously had 64 players chosen in the 2019 draft, falling just short of that number with 63 in 2020 only to surpass it by one in the 2021 NFL Draft.


 The ACC made the biggest jump among conferences, going from 27 picks in the last draft to 42 this year. while the BIG Ten on second with 44 players selected in the 2021 draft.


 , Alabama and Ohio State led the way among college programs with 10 selections each. The record for most in a draft stands at 14, set by LSU in 2020 and OSU in 2004.






2021 NFL Draft by conference.




SEC -- 65

Big Ten -- 44

ACC -- 42

Pac-12 -- 28

Big 12 -- 22

AAC -- 19

Independent -- 15

Conference USA -- 5

FCS -- 5

MAC -- 4

Mountain West -- 3

Sun Belt -- 3

Divisions II/III -- 4



2021 NFL Draft by college team




Alabama -- 10

Ohio State -- 10

Georgia -- 9

Notre Dame -- 9

Florida -- 8

Michigan -- 8

LSU -- 7

Kentucky -- 6

Penn State -- 6

Pittsburgh -- 6

BYU -- 5

Clemson -- 5

Missouri -- 5

North Carolina -- 5

Oklahoma -- 5

Oregon -- 5

Stanford -- 5

Texas -- 5

UCF -- 5

USC -- 5

Auburn -- 4

Cincinnati -- 4

Duke -- 4

Florida State -- 4

Iowa -- 4

Miami (FL) -- 4

Oklahoma State -- 4

South Carolina -- 4

Texas A&M -- 4

Virginia Tech -- 4

Washington -- 4

Houston -- 3

Northwestern -- 3

Wisconsin -- 3



Arizona, Boise State, Boston College, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Louisville, Minnesota, Mississippi State, Nebraska, North Dakota State, Northern Iowa, Ole Miss, Oregon State, Purdue, SMU, Syracuse, TCU, Tennessee, Texas Tech, Tulane, UCLA, Western Michigan -- 2 each



Appalachian State, Arkansas, Arizona State, Baylor, Buffalo, California, Central Arkansas, Central Missouri, Charleston, Coastal Carolina, Colorado, Concordia-St. Paul, East Carolina, Indiana, Iowa State, Kansas State, Louisiana, Louisiana Tech, Marshall, Maryland, Memphis, Miami (OH), NC State, North Texas, San Diego State, South Alabama, Tulsa, UAB, Umass, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, West Virginia, Wisconsin-Whitewater -- 1 each





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