NCAA conferences & programs Eagles are raiding most often at draft time

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The SEC ties the Big 12 with 14 drafted prospects by Philly since 2013. Had Jalen Hurts not transferred, they’d be atop this list.

Always breeding grounds for NFL talent, the SEC and Big 12 have given the NFL a ton of stars. The Eagles, to their credit, have made it their business to grab 14 prospects from both conferences over the past ten selection meetings. It also appears that someone at the NovaCare Complex has watched a ton of LSU and Auburn football

LSU & Auburn: 3 players taken apiece

Jalen Mills, a seventh-round pick in 2017, racked up 283 tackles, 1.5 sacks, one forced fumble, five interceptions, and one pick-six in five seasons with the Birds. He came up big in the 2017 NFC Championship Game, only allowing two receptions for 27 yards in the 38-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings.

Jack Driscoll is one of three Auburn Tigers to be selected by the team. He’s the only member of the trio to play more than one season. During the 2021 and 2022 NFL seasons, he started 13 games, showing the versatility to play both tackle positions

In the last two seasons, Driscoll has started in 13 games at the two tackle positions and right guard.

Here’s a list of all of the players Philadelphia has taken from the Southeastern Conference.

  • Bennie Logan, LSU
  • Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt
  • Jaylen Watkins, Florida
  • Blake Countess, Auburn
  • Jalen Mills, LSU
  • Alex McCallister, Florida
  • Derek Barnett, Tennessee
  • Jack Driscoll, Auburn
  • Prince Tega Wanogho, Auburn
  • DeVonta Smith, Alabama
  • Landon Dickerson, Alabama
  • JaCoby Stevens, LSU
  • Jordan Davis, Georgia
  • Nakobe Dean, Georgia

Now that’s how you build a roster!