Year in, year out the Southeastern Conference has proven to be the best in all of college football. After all, each of the five most recent BCS national champions came from the SEC (three from the West, two from the East).
And with title-winning teams comes talent.
Three of the top eight selections in the 2010 NFL Draft came from the SEC (all from different schools), and there were seven first-rounders in all from the conference that claims Emmitt Smith, Peyton Manning, Champ Bailey and Patrick Willis among its many alumni.
With apologies to South Carolina defensive back Chris Culliver and wide receiver Tori Gurley, both of whom should be drafted in the middle rounds, here is an alphabetical look at 10 of the best NFL prospects coming out of the SEC East.