The 2016 NFL draft came and went, so why not start thinking about next year?
SB Nation and Mocking The Draft, who do terrific work each and ever year, issued out their 2017 NFL mock draft on Monday morning. It should come as no surprise that the SEC, who led in draft picks again in 2016, is prominently featured in this mock draft.
In total, 14 players from the SEC are featured amongst the 32 picks, which puts them nearly at 50 percent (!) of the entire mock draft. From Leonard Fournette to Jalen Tabor, Myles Garrett to Nick Chubb, Cameron Sutton to Tim Williams and Greg Pyke to Chad Kelly there's no shortage of excellent talent everywhere in this mock draft.
Here's the full list of players to be featured:
~ Cam Robinson, OT, Alabama Crimson Tide (Jacksonville Jaguars)
~ Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M Aggies (Atlanta Falcons)
~ Jonathan Allen, DE, Alabama Crimson Tide (New York Jets)
~ Tre'Davious White, CB, LSU Tigers (Dallas Cowboys)
~ Malachi Dupre, WR, LSU Tigers (Arizona Cardinals)
~ Greg Pyke, OT, Georgia Bulldogs (Carolina Panthers)
~ Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee Volunteers (Cincinnati Bengals)
As far as possible players who could shoehorn themselves into the discussion, Jamal Adams from LSU is one possible option as he's a tremendously talented safety for the Tigers. Teammate Ethan Pocic, an offensive lineman, also could very well vault himself with a good year in Baton Rouge. Tennessee's Jalen Reeves-Maybin, Ole Miss' Marquis Haynes are also two of many players from the conference who could make an impact once the 2017 NFL draft rolls around.
Auburn's Carl Lawson, a destructive force on the edge, could be in play too if he gets healthy and balls out.
It'll be here before you know it, folks.