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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South Carolina - WR Xavier Legette

Legette burst onto the scene in 2023 as one of the best receivers in the SEC. The big bodied receiver (6'1, 221 pounds) also tested well at the NFL combine to continue to push him up draft boards. Legette had 71 catches, 1,255 receiving yards, and 7 TD's this past season. He ends up with career totals of 113 catches, 1,678 receiving yards, and 12 TD's.

Legette ran a 4.39 40, a 1.54 10 yard split, a 40" vertical, and a 10' 6" broad jump. I expect Legette to be a Day 2 pick, likely going in the 2nd round. The caveat here is that I could see Spencer Rattler going higher than people expect due to the need at the quarterback position.

Tennessee - RB Jaylen Wright

Jaylen Wright steadily improved every season for Tennessee and then had a fantastic Combine, as he has worked himself into contention to being the top Running Back off the board this weekend. In 2023, he had 137 carries, 1,013 rushing yards, 22 catches, 141 receiving yards, and 4 TD's.

At the Combine, Wright weighed in at 210 pounds while running a 4.38 40, a 1.55 10-yard split, a 38" vertical, and a 11' 2" broad jump. I expect Wright to be a Day 2 pick, and likely be the first RB off the board. For his Tennessee career, he had 368 carries, 2,297 rushing yards, 30 catches, 171 receiving yards, and 18 TD's.