SEC pre-combine NFL draft rankings

It's NFL combine week, and that means a lot of former college players will begin running, jumping, throwing and talking their way either up or down the NFL draft rankings as April approaches.

Players are arriving today. Things start with interviews, and on-field workouts begin Saturday. It's a fun time, but it can also be very nerve-racking because so much is on the line.

Before players get poked, prodded and asked a trillion questions about anything and everything, NFL.com draft expert Mike Mayock released his top five rankings at every position, and the SEC is well represented.

Twenty-one SEC players made the rankings and the conference was represented in every position but quarterback.

Here's how SEC players ranked:


None ... I wonder where Georgia's Aaron Murray or Alabama's AJ McCarron would be if they had entered the draft.

Running backs

1. Eddie Lacy, Alabama

5. Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina

Wide receivers

1. Cordarrelle Patterson, Tennessee

Tight end

5. Jordan Reed, Florida


3. Barrett Jones, Alabama


1. Chance Warmack, Alabama

3. Larry Warford, Kentucky


1. Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M

4. D.J. Fluker, Alabama

Defensive end

2. Damontre Moore, Texas A&M

4. Sam Montgomery, LSU

Defensive tackle

1. Sharrif Floyd, Florida

3. Sheldon Richardson, Missouri

Outside linebacker

2. Jarvis Jones, Georgia

4. Barkevious Mingo, LSU

Inside linebacker

1. Alec Ogletree, Georgia

3. Kevin Minter, LSU


1. Dee Milliner, Alabama

3. Johnthan Banks, Mississippi State


2. Matt Elam, Florida

4. Eric Reid, LSU