The 2018 NFL Draft has come and gone, and now it’s time for the rookie class to begin their transition to life as a professional athlete. It also means that another group of college football stars is one step closer to realizing their dreams of reaching the NFL. But which conference sets up their promising prospects for the best chance of success?
Simply looking at the numbers from the 2018 NFL Draft shows you that one college football conference continues to reign supreme.
This year, when the NFL Draft was complete, it was the Southeastern Conference that once again produced the most draft picks. Through seven rounds, 53 of the players who came off the board played in the SEC.
The next highest conference was the ACC, with 46.
After that, there was a significant drop-off with the Big Ten, Pac-12, and Big 12 rounding out the top five. But there was one Group of Five team that nearly cracked the top five conference list in 2018.
Check out the breakdown of the 2018 NFL Draft picks by conference below:
#NFLDraft picks by conference:
Big Ten: 32
Big 12: 20
I guess NFL GMs have an SEC bias, too
— Phil Murphy (@Phil_Sports) April 29, 2018
Will it be the same story in 2019? Sound off in the comments section below with your thoughts and predictions.