Originally posted on College Football Universe  |  Last updated 4/29/13
Geno Smith New York Jets Press Conference (Video). With their dominance in college football, it was not too surprising that the SEC set a record for most players selected in the NFL Draft with 63 and had the second pick overall in Texas A&M OT Luke Joeckel. SEC teams LSU and Alabama had the second most players selected for a school with nine each; Florida State had the most selected with 11 players. While linemen and trades highlighted the first round, the latter rounds featured quarterbacks and other skill players dropping deep in the draft. Hot topic players like Manti Te'o and Geno Smith slipped to the second round. Of course, Te'o is well known due to the hoax, but I rated him as borderline first round talent coming into the draft. My rating was verified when he was selected 38th overall by the San Diego Chargers. Smith was expected by many draftniks to be the first quarterback taken, but EJ Manuel was picked by the Buffalo Bills instead, becoming the shock of the draft. Smi...
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