The ACC isn’t far behind, while the Big 12 is … way down there.
We’ll have some cooler numbers coming later this weekend, but that’s a nice start.
The SEC wins, as basically always. It has the best recruiting and spends a trillion dollars on coaches and gadgets to help those players along, so none of this is a surprise.
The ACC and Pac-12 both performed well, with each school averaging about three picks throughout the class.
Other players like Jonathan Allen, Jamal Adams, and Malik Hooker were first round selections, which most anticipated. Washington used the No. 17 pick on Cheap Fishing Jerseys Cheap Flag Football Jerseys Allen to strengthen its pass rush. The New York Jets drafted Adams with the sixth pick to bolster their secondary, and the Indianapolis Colts selected Hooker at No. 15.
Indeed, this is a defense-heavy class. But a lot of offensive players left in the first round, too. The Jacksonville Jaguars needed a game-changer at the running back position, so they used the No. 4 pick on Leonard Fournette. The Carolina Panthers selected Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey at No. 8, and the Los Angeles Chargers supplied quarterback Philip Rivers with a big-bodied receiver by drafting Mike Williams with the 7th pick.
SB Nation’s Dan Kadar ranked the top 100 players for us, and they were all drafted. But just like every year, there will be plenty of talented undrafted free agents who will sign with teams after the draft is over. We’ll update who is signing where with our handy undrafted free agent tracker.
In fact, teams are already signing undrafted free agents. For example, the Green Bay Packers recently signed BYU quarterback Taysom Hill, and Baltimore Ravens added Minnesota quarterback Mitch Leidner.