Predicting Who Every SEC Team's Highest Drafted Player Will Be in the 2024 NFL Draft

We are about to head into one of the best weekends of the year, the NFL Draft. As usual, the SEC is expected to have a dominant showing. I decided to take a look at who I believe will be the first player off the board from every SEC school.
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LSU - QB Jayden Daniels

Jayden Daniels will not just be LSU's highest draft pick, but will very likely be the SEC as a whole's first player off the board. Daniels took a big step forward this season, with a 72.2% completion percentage, 3,812 passing yards, 1,134 rushing yards, 50 total TD's (40 passing, 10 rushing), and just 4 INT's while taking home the Heisman Trophy.

Daniels ended up with career totals of a 66.3% completion percentage, 12,750 passing yards, 3,307 rushing yards, 123 total TD's (89 passing, 34 rushing), and 20 INT's across his career (5 years split between Arizona State and LSU).

I expect Daniels to be either the 2nd or 3rd overall pick in the draft. He brings a great mix of athleticism/running ability and accuracy to the table. In the modern day's NFL, Daniels is a QB that can win a team a lot of games.

Ole Miss - EDGE Cedric Johnson

Johnson was a multi-year contributor for Ole Miss who tested pretty well in Indy. This past season, he had 40 tackles, 5.5 sacks, 6.5 TFL, 3 PBU's, and a forced fumble. He measured in at 6'3, 260 pounds with 33 1/2" arms. He also ran a 4.64 40 with a 1.61 10-yard split time.

For his four-year career, he put up career totals of 111 tackles, 19 sacks, 22 TFL,4 PBU's, 2 Forced Fumbles, and 2 Fumble Recoveries. I expect Johnson to be a Day 3 pick. Daijahn Anthony could also be in the running for the top Ole Miss player off the board.