Sports Illustrated Projects 8 1st rounders from the SEC... and 8 from the ACC


The ACC puts more players in the NFL than the SEC, especially on defense where the level of ACC coaching is much better. Maybe it's because ACC teams aren't running gimmick offenses (I'm looking at you, Ole Miss and UF)? The Big12 projects 3rd with 6, while the Big10 has 5. USC has three, Utah 1, and the Big East has only one projected 1st round pick. Recruits who choose to play in these super spread heavy or option attacks are losing money when they decide to go pro.