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Mythbusting The SEC: 1. Is The SEC The Most Talented Conference In The Country?

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Alabama running back Trent Richardson was chosen third in the 2012 NFL Draft.
Alabama running back Trent Richardson was chosen third in the 2012 NFL Draft.

1. Is the SEC the most talented conference in the country?

In terms of overall draft picks, the SEC has more talent than any other conference. They have 453 picks vs a BCS average of 318. The next highest conference is actually the Big Ten at 394. The advantage is slightly diminished when accounting for draft picks by team, but they still hold a lead over the surprising second place Big Ten.

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Interestingly enough, the Big 12 is toward the bottom here, something we’ll shed more light on later.

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Intro
1. Is The SEC The Most Talented Conference In The Country?
2. Are The Top Teams Extra Talented?
3. Is The Talent Advantage Only At Certain Positions?
4. Does The SEC Put Its Best Players On Defense?
5. Are The Top Players Actually Bigger And Faster Than Everybody Else?
What Does It Mean For Mizzou?