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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#13 Luther Burden (WR, Missouri)

Burden emerged not only as the premier target for the Tigers in 2024, but as one of the elite wide receivers in the entire country. Burden caught 86 passes for 1,212 yards in his sophomore season which was a vast improvement from his freshman campaign where he had less than half the yard production.

Maybe the most eye-popping stat would be Burdens 14 yards per reception. This shows his playmaking ability in the open field, which is paramount in the NFL.

Burden is projected to go 17th overall. I have him ranked as the 13th best prospect large-in-part due to the offensive tackle and quarterback value before him.

#14 Deion Burks (WR, Oklahoma)

Brugler has Burks Slated to go off the board at number 29 in the NFL Draft, but I think he could go much higher. The former Purdue wide receiver really emerged in his junior season, catching seven touchdown to go along with 627 yards receiving.

This could be a breakout year for Burks as he transfers to Oklahoma to team up with quarterback Jackson Arnold in the Sooners’ first year in the SEC under head coach Brent Venables.

If Burks emerges, expect him to go much higher than his projected 29th by Brugler.