These days, there's simply no need to argue about which college football conference is loaded with the most talent.
Even before the SEC decided to bring in Missouri and Texas A&M to bump its total number of teams up to 14, the league had already proved its superiority by taking home the last six BCS championships while consistently pumping out the most NFL draft picks year after year.
The SEC has produced the most draft picks in each of the past six years, and that trend continued in 2012, as 42 former SEC standouts were taken by NFL teams, including a whopping nine first-round selections.
Now, when you take a look at the type of potential star pro prospects that will be on display this season, it's clear that the conference will once again be the king of next year's draft as well.
So which players will the pro scouts be paying the most attention to this fall?
Here's an early preseason breakdown of the SEC's top 50 prospects for the 2013 NFL draft.