The NFL draft only reinforces SEC dominance, as the conference set a modern record last season with 63 draft picks. The SEC has become a conveyor belt of talent, and it doesn't seem like it's going to let up anytime soon.
There are countless future NFL players running around the field on Saturdays, and many will soon hear their names called by the commissioner once they declare eligible.
Who are some of the next great NFL defenders from the SEC?
Of course, there's some South Carolina defensive end and a few Alabama players who come to mind, but there are also some guys who aren't in the spotlight as much who will carve out successful careers in the NFL.