Ranking the Top SEC NFL Draft Prospects for 2025

Dane Brugler of The Athletic just gave a "Way Too Early 2025 NFL Mock Draft." I provided my rankings and insight into the top 15 SEC players projected to be drafted by Brugler, and where I would rank them.
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#3 Carson Beck (QB, Georgia)

This one should not come as a surprise to many as Beck had an outstanding season for the Bulldogs in 2023 in his first year as starting quarterback. Beck was at or near the top of many SEC and national statistical categories.

Despite losing his tight end Brock Bowers, Beck returns with an arsenal of receivers in 2024 which includes Dillon Bell, Arian Smith, Dominic Lovett and Colbie Young.

Quarterback is always a position of great value. So although Beck may rank lower on the board as a prospect with all positions combined, the talent around him he has in Athens should help to keep his stock high enough to be the first quarterback off the board in 2025.

Beck is projected to go second overall by Brugler.

#4 Kelvin Banks Jr. (OT, Texas)

Like Campbell, Banks Jr. has been a starter since his freshman year. At this point, it is a coin flip as to who will be the first offensive tackle taken between Campbell and Banks Jr. Regardless, the SEC reigns on this one.

Not all teams will need an offensive tackle. And I do think Campbell will be drafted first with Beck in between. Banks Jr.’s ranking of the fourth best SEC prospect is well-deserved however in my opinion.

Banks Jr. is projected by Brugler to go sixth overall.