Alabama led all schools with 12 NFL Draft picks in 2018 and the SEC led all conferences in draft picks for the 12th straight year. Now that all seven rounds of the 2018 NFL Draft have come and gone, it’s time to look at which conferences came out the best. It’s no surprise that the
For the 12th consecutive year, the SEC had the most players selected in the NFL Draft, led by reigning national champion, Alabama with 12. You may have heard this before, but the SEC is the best conference in college football. Not only did last year’s National Championship Game feature two SEC teams playing for it
Da’Ron Payne is the next to come off the assembly line at Alabama where first round picks are turned out every year and he should be a first round NFL Draft pick. From Marcell Dareus to Jonathan Allen, Alabama has churned out great defensive line prospects since Nick Saban took over in Tuscaloosa. This year,
D.J. Moore wasn’t a household name last year at Maryland but after tearing up the combine could be the first receiver taken in the NFL Draft. One of the more fun parts of the pre-draft process is seeing fans who follow the NFL Draft discover players college football fans have followed for the last few
If you’re looking for a top cornerback in the 2018 NFL Draft, UCF’s Mike Hughes projects as one of the top options and is a top return man too. One of the best stories from college football last season was the dominance of the UCF Knights. The team finished their season undefeated after beating Auburn
Roquan Smith won the Butkus Award as the nation’s top linebacker and the Georgia product is poised to enter the NFL with the potential to transform the position. One of the best players in college football last season was Georgia middle linebacker Roquan Smith. The Bulldogs won the SEC and made it to the National
Calvin Ridley will find out where he’ll be drafted on Thursday night when the NFL Draft begins, and whoever drafts him is getting a talented receiver who will make an immediate impact. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, but Alabama is really good at developing their players to excel at the next level.
Marcus Davenport may not be a household name but here’s why he’s going to be one of the first defenders picked in the 2018 NFL Draft. I admit I didn’t watch a lot of Texas-San Antonio games the last few years. Heading into the season, I profile each conference to look at the players I’ll
Tremaine Edmunds wasn’t necessarily a massive star at Virginia Tech but his upside is off the charts and he’s going to be a high NFL Draft pick. I love this time of the year when players emerge in the pre-draft process and NFL fans and draft junkies are going back to study certain players they
Josh Jackson led the nation in interceptions last year at Iowa and should be a high NFL Draft pick who grows into a future shutdown cornerback. If your favorite NFL team is looking for help stopping the pass, selecting Iowa cornerback Josh Jackson will go a long way toward helping. The Hawkeyes ballhawk broke out last
Vita Vea is one of the biggest NFL Draft prospects this year and he’s got a game just as large as his 6-4, 350-pound frame would indicate. The Washington Huskies have been producing NFL players with a greater frequency since Chris Petersen arrived in town. His best prospect could be defensive tackle Vita Vea who
Connor Williams is about to hear his name called in the 2018 NFL Draft and he’s overcome a lot in his life with the help of his family to get to this point. Connor Williams didn’t feel confident enough to speak until he was four-years-old because of a speech impediment, and now the Texas Longhorns
UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen came to the Bruins with a ton of hype and enters the NFL Draft with even more as the best pure passer available. It was five years ago when I first saw tape of Josh Rosen. He was a junior at St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower, Calif. He led
Former Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen looks the part of a franchise quarterback but his game leaves much to be desired as he’s a boom-or-bust name in the 2018 NFL Draft. If you don’t follow college football but love the NFL and you’re hearing all this talk about a quarterback from Wyoming being a potential No.
USC Trojans quarterback Sam Darnold is the latest Pac-12 quarterback to merit conversation as the top overall pick in the NFL Draft. Sam Darnold was once an afterthought on the recruiting trail where for a long time his best offer was from Northwestern. Darnold continued to work on his game and get better and earned
Last year’s Heisman Trophy winner is an intriguing study for the NFL Draft, so how does Baker Mayfield translate to the NFL and can he defy the Heisman curse? A couple of years ago, if you told me Baker Mayfield would be a future first round pick, I would have told you were crazy. The