We could see the SEC dominate the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft on Thursday night. At the top of the draft, we could see Kyle Pitts, Ja’Marr Chase, Mac Jones, Jaylen Waddle, and Patrick Surtain II all selected in the top-10. Last year, there were a record 15 players drafted from the SEC in the first round of 2020 NFL Draft. It’s unlikely that the SEC will have 15 guys selected in the first round on Thursday, but they will certainly make it into the double digits.
Total SEC Players Drafted in the First Round: Over 12.5 +133, Under 12.5 -167
Along with those two players, we could see Waddle, Surtain II, DeVonta Smith, and Jaycee Horn all picked inside the top-15 of the draft. The consensus mock draft has 12 players being selected out of the SEC in the first round. Terrance Marshall Jr. and Kadarius Toney could help get us closer to the over, if there’s a run on wide receivers. We also cannot forget about Elijah Moore, who has been mocked late in the first round and into the early second round.
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