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SEC takes home almost 40 percent of 1st-round selections, Big 12 has 1 pick

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The SEC remained king of producing first-round talent, as 12 players from the conference were selected with the first 32 picks of the 2017 NFL Draft.

Since 2011, the SEC has been number one six of seven years, with 2015 being the only year the conference did not lead all others in first-round picks.

2017 NFL Draft 1st Round

Conference No. of Picks
SEC 12
Big Ten 7
Pac-12 6
Big 12 1

Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett was taken first overall, giving the Aggies their first-ever top selection in program history, while Alabama saw its streak of having a player taken in the first round extended to nine years.

The Crimson Tide had four players taken, the most of any school, eking out LSU and Ohio State who had three.

Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes was the long Big 12 player picked in this year's first round.

The ACC had two quarterbacks taken in the first round for the first time in conference history, while Western Michigan wide receiver Corey Davis became the second MAC wide receiver to be taken in the first, joining legend Randy Moss.

Outside of Davis, Temple linebacker Haason Reddick was the only player from the Group of 5 to be picked.

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