Former Redskins and Texans general manager Charley Casserly has 12 SEC players going in the first round in his latest mock draft for NFL.com.
Casserly’s mock draft includes two trades impacting the first round, including Washington trading quarterback Kirk Cousins to San Francisco for the No. 2 pick in the draft.That leads to two SEC defensive linemen going 1-2 in the draft. He also has four SEC players in the top five and six in the top nine.
Here are the SEC players Casserly has going in the first round:
1. Cleveland: Texas A&M DE Myles Garrett
2. Washington: Alabama DL Jonathan Allen
4. Jacksonville: LSU RB Leonard Fournette
5. Tennessee: LSU S Jamal Adams
8. Carolina: Tennessee DE Derek Barnett
9. Cincinnati: Alabama LB Reuben Foster
17. Washington: Florida DT Caleb Brantley
20. Denver: Alabama TE O.J. Howard
21. Detroit: Missouri DE Charles Harris
22. Miami: LSU CB Tre’Davious White
25. Houston: Alabama OL Cam Robinson
26. Seattle: Alabama LB Tim Williams
Casserly has five Alabama players going into the first round, which would tie the record for most draft picks by one school in the first round, set by USC in 1968 and tied by Miami in 2001.
He has three quarterbacks going in the first round: North Carolina’s Mitchell Trubisky at No. 12 to Cleveland, Clemson’s Deshaun Watson at No. 27 to Kansas City and Notre Dame’s DeShone Kizer at No. 31 to Buffalo (thanks to a trade with Atlanta).
Casserly also has two running backs in the first round, with both going in the top six. He has Fournette at No. 4 to Jacksonville and Florida State’s Dalvin Cook at No. 6 to the New York Jets.
And he has three Ohio State defensive backs — all underclassmen — in the first round, with cornerback Marshon Lattimore going No. 3 to Chicago, safety Malik Hooker at No. 7 to the Los Angeles Chargers and cornerback Gareon Conley at 24th to Oakland.
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