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SEC players heavily featured in SB Nation 2017 NFL Mock Draft

The list is long, but you probably shouldn't be too surprised about that as an incredible amount of talent is approaching in 2017.

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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:

~ Tim Williams, OLB, Alabama Crimson Tide (San Diego Chargers)

~ Cam Robinson, OT, Alabama Crimson Tide (Jacksonville Jaguars)

~ Chad Kelly, QB, Ole Miss Rebels (New Orleans Saints)

~ Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU Tigers (Cleveland Browns)

~ Jalen Tabor, CB, Florida Gators (Miami Dolphins)

~ Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M Aggies (Atlanta Falcons)

~ Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia Bulldogs (New York Giants)

~ Jonathan Allen, DE, Alabama Crimson Tide (New York Jets)

~ Cameron Sutton, CB, Tennessee Volunteers (Baltimore Ravens)

~ 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)

~ Charles Harris, DE/OLB, Missouri Tigers (Pittsburgh Steelers)

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.