The SEC has owned college football over the past decade. So, it's no real surprise the league also stamped its insignia all over the NFL as well.
According to NFL.com's Mike Huguenin, 49 SEC players were selected in the 2014 draft, the most among any conference for the eighth consecutive season. The SEC also had 11 first-rounders (the most from any conference), and every team had at least one player selected, led by LSU's nine.
The league could take a significant hit on star power in 2014, but it's still rife with talent that will suit up in the NFL in the not-so-distant future.
Even though there are dynamic, game-changing stars all over the SEC, a few stand out among the pro prospects. These are the players who could make an immediate impact on an NFL roster today, and some aren't even eligible to enter the draft yet.
These players were chosen for a combination of their skill sets, level of production and how their talent and intangibles are projected to translate into the NFL game. They've not only displayed immense skill but also shown enough polish that they wouldn't be considered a project on the next level.
Here (in alphabetical order) are 10 of the SEC players who are already prepared to play on Sundays and will do so when their college days are done.