Now, it's time to take a look at how Todd McShay of Scouts Inc. has ranked SEC players on his draft board. For starters, McShay has just eight SEC players on his board, while Kiper had nine. Georgia offensive lineman Cordy Glenn and Mississippi State defensive tackle Fletcher Cox failed to make McShay's board, but South Carolina wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, who was left off of Kiper's board, came in at No. 23.
Just like Kiper's board, Alabama led the SEC with four players making McShay's board.
Here's a look at where the SEC players rank on the Scouts Inc. board and some analysis from McShay:
No. 4 Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama
"Richardson is clearly the top running back in the 2012 class -- and one of the highest-rated backs in recent years -- thanks to an elite combination of size, speed, power, balance and vision."
No. 6 Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU
"Claiborne is the top draft-eligible cover corner in the nation, showing size, speed, fluid hips and impressive ball skills."
No. 9 Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama
"Kirkpatrick isn't as good as Claiborne in man coverage, but he has the length and instincts to excel in zone schemes, and his frame and physical nature make him strong in run support."
No. 12 Michael Brockers, DT, LSU
"Brockers is only a redshirt sophomore, but he already has the size and strength to dominate the point of attack as a run defender."
No. 14 Mark Barron, S, Alabama
"He's a complete safety with the versatility to play in the box and deliver big shots as a run defender and also play the point and use his instincts to get to the ball in coverage."
No. 16 Courtney Upshaw, LB, Alabama
"His range and overall movement skills are in question, but Upshaw is an elite run-defender with the strength to set the edge and shed blockers, and he shows good finishing power as a pass-rusher."
No. 17 Melvin Ingram, DE, South Carolina
"A DE/OLB tweener who fits best on the outside in the NFL, Ingram boosted his stock late in the season with his production, athleticism, strength and versatility."
No. 23 Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina
"There are concerns about his explosiveness and ability to separate from coverage, but Jeffery has top-shelf ability to play the deep ball, thanks to elite hands and body control."