2013 NFL Draft results: SEC dominates draft week

Al Bello

As expected, the SEC had by far the highest number of draft picks this year.

The SEC has long been the most dominant conference in college football and they routinely send the most talent to the NFL. This year has been no different, as a whopping 63 SEC players were picked in the 2013 NFL Draft, nearly a full quarter of the entire 254-player pool. 12 SEC players went in the first round alone, followed by the ACC with six.

The Big Ten had a rough draft, with only one player, Wisconsin's Travis Frederick, going in the first. They ended up with 22 draftees, second lowest out of the BCS conferences.

The small schools were well represented this year. Central Michigan's Eric Fisher became the first-ever MAC player to go No. 1. 19 FCS players had their name called, and 11 players hailed from the Division II ranks.

Here's a complete breakdown of the conference representation in this year's draft, in alphabetical order:

Conference Number of draftees First round picks Highest player picked
ACC 31 6 Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina, No. 7
Big East 19 1 Justin Pugh, Syracuse, No. 19
Big Sky (FCS) 1 0 Brad Sorensen, Southern Utah, No. 221
Big Ten 22 1 Travis Frederick, Wisconsin, No. 31
Big 12 22 3 Lane Johnson, Oklahoma, No. 4
CAA (FCS) 4 0 B.W. Webb, William & Mary, No. 114
Conference USA 8 1 D.J. Hayden, Houston, No. 12
Great American (Div. II) 2 0 Armonty Bryant, East Central, No. 217
GLIAC (Div. II) 1 0 Charles Johnson, Grand Valley State, No. 216
Gulf South (Div. II) 1 0 Edmund Kugbila, Valdosta State, No. 108
Independent 7 2 Ezekiel Ansah, BYU, No. 5
Ivy League (FCS) 3 0 J.C. Tretter, Cornell, No. 122
Lone Star (Div. II) 1 0 Rufus Johnson, Tarleton State, No. 183
MAIAA (Div. II) 3 0 Brandon Williams, Missouri Southern, No. 94
MAC 7 1 Eric Fisher, Central Michigan, No. 1
MEAC (FCS) 1 0 Brandon Hepburn, Florida A&M, No. 245
MVFC (FCS) 1 0 Nate Palmer, Illinois State, No. 193
Mountain West 7 0 Gavin Escobar, San Diego State, No. 47
Ohio Valley (FCS) 2 0 Montori Hughes, Tennessee-Martin, No. 139
Pac-12 28 5 Dion Jordan, Oregon, No. 3
PSAC (Div. II) 1 0 Eric Kush, California, Pa., No. 170
Rocky Mountain (Div. II) 2 0 Ryan Jense, Colorado State-Pueblo, No. 203
SEC 63 12 Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M, No. 2
Southern (FCS) 5 0 J.J. Wilcox, Georgia Southern, No. 80
Southland (FCS) 1 0 Robert Alford, SE Louisiana, No. 60
SWAC (FCS) 1 0 Terron Armstead, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, No. 75
Sun Belt 4 0 Johnathan Cyprien, FIU, No. 33
WAC 6 0 Will Davis, Utah State, No. 93


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