Three of those selections came from the SEC: The Raiders used two of those picks on Alabama's Josh Jacobs and Mississippi State's Johnathan Abram. The Giants selected Georgia's Deandre Baker.
Alabama once again had the most selections with 10. The Tide had at least one player selected in each round but the seventh round. (Conversely, Penn State had one player selected in each round but the first.)
This is just the second time since 1970 that a single school has ended the most picks in consecutive drafts. Southern Cal repeated as top drafted school in 2008 and ’09.
Bulldogs get picked
Georgia was second in the conference with seven picks. The most Bulldogs ever taken in one draft was eight in 2002 and 2013. Six were drafted, including three in the first round, last year. They went:
» 1st round: CB Deandre Baker (Giants)
» 2nd: WR Mecole Hardman (Chiefs)
» 4th: WR Riley Ridley (Bears)
» 5th: LB/DE D'Andre Walker (Titans)
» 6th: C Lamont Gaillard (Cardinals)
» 7th: TE Isaac Nauta (Lions), WR Terry Godwin (Panthers)
In total, 18 players with Georgia ties were selected. The state of Georgia has averaged 18.6 NFL Draft picks since 2010.
No. 56 merry-go-round
The Chiefs selected Georgia's Mecole Hardman with the 56th overall pick (2nd round). That pick was held by three other teams — Chicago, New England and Los Angeles Rams — before finally falling to Kansas City in a trade.
Falcons and SEC
For the first time since 2013, the Atlanta Falcons didn't select a player from an SEC school. There were 38 trades executed during the three-day draft. The Falcons moved up three times and picked:
» First round (No. 11) - select G Chris Lindstrom
» First round (No. 31) - via Rams select OT Kaleb McGary
» Fourth round (No. 111) - via Lions select CB Kendall Sheffield
» Fourth round (No. 135) - via Raiders select DE John Cominsky
» Fifth round (No. 152) - select RB Qadree Ollison
» Fifth round (No. 172)- select CB Jordan Miller
» Sixth-round pick (No. 203) - via Rams select WR Marcus Green