Falcons Went Against the Grain, Stayed Away from SEC Players...

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Falcons Went Against the Grain, Stayed Away from SEC Players...
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While the rest of the National Football League was gobbling up players from the SEC, the draft-savvy Falcons repeatedly bypassed the nation's premier college football conference. The SEC, which has dominated the college football landscape for much of the last decade, had 63 players selected over seven rounds, including 12 each in the first- and third-rounds. A total of 10 SEC players were selected in the fifth round, eight each in the second-, fourth- and sixth-rounds and five in the seventh-round.

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