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SEC leads with 12 first round picks in 2017 NFL Draft

Tied for the most in the Common Draft Era.

NFL: 2017 NFL Draft Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Southeastern Conference racked up 12 first rounders in Thursday’s edition of the 2017 NFL Draft.

Surprised? Eh, probably not. It went a little bit like this:

As per ESPN Stats & Info, that ties for the most in the Common Draft Era with the ACC in 2006 and, naturally, the SEC back in 2013.

Solid night for the conference, as always. We’ll see how things play out in Day 2 on Friday.