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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#11 Earnest Greene III (OT, Georgia)

Kirby Smart sure seems to churn out offensive lineman into the NFL. Sedrick Van Pran and Amarius Mims were two anchors on the offensive line drafted in 2024. Mims was taken in the first round at 18th overall by the Cincinnati Bengals.

Greene is projected by Brugler to go 16th overall. I have him ranked 11th on my board, so 16th may be a bit high. Green III would be the third offensive tackle taken and there is clear separation between him and the top two- Will Campbell of LSU and Kelvin Banks Jr. of Texas.

#12 Harold Perkins Jr. (LB, LSU)

After an outstanding true freshman season, Perkins Jr. noticeably struggled after LSU head coach Brian Kelly opted for a position change with Perkins to linebacker in 2023. After recording 72 tackles and 7.5 sacks off the edge in 2022, Perkins Jr. did still record 75 tackles and 5.5 sacks from the linebacker position in his sophomore season, but seemed to digress a bit.

Perkins Jr. is projected to go 13th overall by Brugler, and I have him obviously going way lower than that. Do not get me wrong, I am a big Perkins Jr. fan. I just think that this past season really exposed him as a “tweener” so-to-speak on the NFL level. Perkins Jr. seems to not fit an edge player or a linebacker perfectly in the NFL at this point.