• Matt Charboneau: Big Ten comes up short in draft compared to mighty SEC

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Apr 26, 2013
    And for yet another reminder that the best college football talent can be found in the SEC, a whopping 12 first-round picks came from SEC schools. The 12 first-round picks for the SEC tied the record for the most first-round picks from one conference in one year. Entering the 2013 draft, the last time a first round passed without a Big Ten player being selected was in 1953 when there were only 11 selections. Of course, coming off a 2012 season that was as disappointing as any in recent memory, the fact there was just one first-round player might not seem like a surprise.
    Source: detnews.com
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