NFL Draft showcased some SEC teams and revealed weaknesses in others

The SEC again dominated an NFL Draft, but along with strong team performances, the conference's weakest programs were exposed.
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  • Ole Miss Rebels - Lane Kiffin is a roster wizard and a sharp offensive mind. As a shaper of top NFL talent, Kiffin has not done much. In the 2024 Draft, the Rebels had three players selected, one each in the 5th, 6th and 7th rounds.
  • Oklahoma Sooners - The Sooners had one first-rounder, offensive lineman, Tyler Guyton at No. 29. Their two other drafted players were in the 6th and 7th rounds. That is a poor performance for one of college football's all-time great programs.
  • Auburn Tigers - Although Auburn had five players drafted, none were selected in the Draft's first four rounds. That result comes close to defining the Tigers as an NFL Draft- also ran. The five Tigers drafted were at No. 136, No. 164, No. 192, No. 244, and No. 247. Much of the blame for Auburn's poor draft performance should go to Bryan Harsin. So far, Hugh Freeze is not recruiting well enough for a significant improvement. The Aubies will gin up some spin, but nothing can obscure that Western Michigan, Yale, UConn, Houston Christian, South Dakota State, and the University of British Columbia had players drafted before Auburn.

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