It's no coincidence that during the SEC's run of six straight national titles, the conference has also led all conferences in NFL draft picks.
According to ESPN.com's Todd McShay (subscription required), 15 of the 32 projected first-round draft picks in 2013 hail from SEC schools. So that streak doesn't look like it will be in too much jeopardy when NFL commissioner Roger Goodell takes the stage in New York in April 2013.
Tennessee's Justin Hunter, Missouri's Sheldon Richardson, South Carolina's Marcus Lattimore and Arkansas' Knile Davis are among the juniors who have already declared. But with nine of the SEC's 14 teams playing in bowl games, there are several other SEC juniors that could decide to test the NFL waters following bowl season.
So which SEC juniors will declare for the NFL draft? Our predictions are in this slideshow.
* No juniors from Kentucky or Ole Miss are projected to declare for the NFL draft.