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NFL Draft: SEC and ACC combine for 91 picks in historic draft

Jadeveon Clowney

The 2014 NFL Draft is now a thing of history, and history was made in the process. Missouri defensive end Michael Sam was the final player from the SEC drafted by an NFL team (St. Louis Rams), becoming the first openly gay player to be drafted. He was also the SEC’s 49th pick of the draft, clinching the top spot in the conference standings.

Though the SEC fell shy of matching last year’s record total, the SEC’s 49 players were the most from any one conference. The ACC gave the SEC a good run earlier in the draft, but the SEC managed to battle back and pull away in the later rounds on Saturday. The ACC sent 42 players through the draft, good for second in the conference pecking order.

2014 NFL Draft Picks By Conference

  1. SEC – 49
  2. ACC – 42
  3. Pac-12 – 34
  4. Big Ten – 30
  5. Big 12 – 17
  6. Mountain West – 16
  7. American – 12
  8. Conference USA – 9
  9. MAC – 8
  10. Sun Belt – 4
    Ohio Valley (FCS) – 4
    SoCon (FCS) – 4
  11. Missouri Valley (FCS) – 3
    MIAA (D2) – 3
  12. Big Sky (FCS) – 2
    Big South (FCS) – 2
    CAA (FCS) – 2
    GLIA (D2) – 2
  13. Ivy League (FCS) – 1
    Pioneer Football League (FCS) – 1
    NSIC (D2) – 1
    PSAC (D2) – 1

Notre Dame had eight players drafted. BYU had one player drafted as well. LSU had the most picks from one school with nine players drafted.

This Google Doc lists every pick in the NFL Draft and shares a complete round-by-round breakdown by conference and by position.

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15 Responses to “NFL Draft: SEC and ACC combine for 91 picks in historic draft”
  1. woebegong says: May 10, 2014 7:29 PM

    The south produces a lot of good football players. That will most likely not change much in the future. I guess it is the weather down here. That and the fact that football is king in the south. Always has been and always will be.

  2. drummerhoff says: May 10, 2014 7:51 PM

    The ACC dominated day 3 of the draft!

  3. be4bama says: May 10, 2014 8:09 PM


  4. irishdodger says: May 10, 2014 10:57 PM

    Only LSU had more players drafted (9) than NDs eight. Pretty impressive considering they are “irrelevant” and located in a rust belt town in the Midwest.

  5. drummerhoff says: May 11, 2014 8:08 AM

    I remember last year Rutgers had 7 players picked in the NFL draft … It means NOTHING.

  6. 700levelvet says: May 11, 2014 10:07 AM

    LSU players never amount to much once they get to the pros … Most are incredibly overrated

  7. irishdodger says: May 11, 2014 11:07 AM

    It may mean NOTHING to fans (except for SEC fans) but recruits look at this stuff as it show the coaching staff can both evaluate & develop recruits.

  8. paulkenny2014 says: May 11, 2014 11:16 AM

    worst case of circular logic ive seen. biased much? acc dominates day 3 of draft. ok. next comment, nd having 8 drafted means nothing. uh, then why would acc domination of 3rd day mean anything. my guess is you didnt go to duke, wf, etc in acc. you went to clemson, fsu, or one of those fine academic institutions.

  9. classyjacklambert says: May 11, 2014 11:22 AM

    Drummerhoff is a B1G fan so he’s got all kinds of reason to be bitter about life. Also I don’t know why you are trying to rip Clemson’s academics since it is constantly a top 30 public university and one of te best engineering schools in the country.

  10. onlyoneleft says: May 11, 2014 11:35 AM

    Clemson and FSU admissions rejected Drummerhoff. He is still butt hurt.

  11. drummerhoff says: May 11, 2014 11:43 AM


    You guess and guessed wrong. Dominating Day 3 of the draft is an insult … Your schools are like the little kids who finish in the back of the race but still get a trophy for participation.

    ACC fans know so little about football that they don’t even know when they are being made fun of! Stick to what you know: basketball.

  12. amosalanzostagg says: May 11, 2014 11:55 AM

    700levelvet wrote on: May 11, 2014 10:07 AM

    LSU players never amount to much once they get to the pros … Most are incredibly overrated

    I guess 41 players in the NFL is miniscule.


    Joe Barksdale St. Louis Rams Offensive Tackle
    Dwayne Bowe Kansas City Chiefs Wide Receiver
    Michael Brockers St. Louis Rams Defensive Tackle
    Ron Brooks Buffalo Bills Cornerback
    Morris Claiborne Dallas Cowboys Cornerback
    Ryan Clark Pittsburgh Steelers Safety
    Jacob Cutrera Tampa Bay Buccaneers Linebacker
    Glenn Dorsey San Francisco 49ers Defensive Lineman
    Lavar Edwards Tennessee Titans Defensive End
    Matt Flynn Oakland Raiders Quarterback
    Michael Ford Chicago Bears Running Back
    Trindon Holliday Denver Broncos Wide Receiver
    Tyson Jackson Kansas City Chiefs Defensive End
    Ricky Jean Francois Indianapolis Colts Defensive Tackle
    Quinn Johnson Tennessee Titans Fullback
    Donnie Jones Philadelphia Eagles Punter
    Brandon LaFell Carolina Panthers Wide Receiver
    LaRon Landry Indianapolis Colts Safety
    Bennie Logan Philadelphia Eagles Defensive Tackle
    Tyrann Mathieu Arizona Cardinals Safety
    Danny McCray Dallas Cowboys Safety
    Barkevious Mingo Cleveland Browns Linebacker
    Kevin Minter Arizona Cardinals Linebacker
    Sam Montgomery Houston Texans Linebacker
    Drake Nevis San Diego Chargers Defensive Tackle
    Patrick Peterson Arizona Cardinals Cornerback
    Rueben Randle New York Giants Wide Receiver
    Eric Reid San Francisco 49ers Safety
    Stevan Ridley New England Patriots Running Back
    Perry Riley Washington Redskins Linebacker
    Russell Shepard Tampa Bay Buccaneers Wide Receiver
    Kelvin Sheppard Indianapolis Colts Linebacker
    Tharold Simon Seattle Seahawks Cornerback
    Marcus Spears Baltimore Ravens Defensive Tackle
    Craig Steltz Chicago Bears Safety
    Brandon Taylor San Diego Chargers Safety
    Spencer Ware Seattle Seahawks Fullback
    Corey Webster New York Giants Cornerback
    Andrew Whitworth Cincinnati Bengals Offensive Tackle
    Kyle Williams Buffalo Bills Defensive Tackle
    Al Woods Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive End


  13. paulkenny2014 says: May 11, 2014 12:46 PM


    im an sec fan you moron! posing as an acc fan. hence the dig at clems, fsu? forget it. it was a bad attempt at humor . roll tide. but i will say it does matter getting 8 players taken in draft, so kudos to nd i guess. lsu had 9, and that sure as hell matters to me. i want bama having most year in and year out.

  14. classyjacklambert says: May 11, 2014 12:57 PM

    You achieved your goal of humor PaulKenny… An Alabama fan making fun of any other school for academics is always hilarious.

  15. normtide says: May 11, 2014 2:50 PM

    Richrod said it best. There are great athletes in the south, out west, and pretty much everywhere. The difference is, athletes from the south LOVE football. It’s in the culture. They eat, breathe, and sleep football. That’s the difference. And that’s from a coach that has now recruited the three main areas.

    I’ve said for years, the ACC should be just as strong as the SEC. I think the difference is the level of coaching from top to bottom.

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