The best first-round pick from each SEC school in the NFL draft

ALAN FANECA, courtesy of LSU athletics


CB Champ Bailey
The particulars: Drafted 7th in 1999 by the Washington Redskins
The skinny: He played 15 seasons and was a 12-time Pro Bowler. Bailey, who also was a three-time All-Pro, played in 215 games in his career and started 212 of them. He led the league with 10 interceptions in 2006 and finished with 52 career picks. Bailey was both a shutdown corner and an effective run defender; he had at least 60 tackles eight times in his career.


DE Art Still
The particulars: Drafted 2nd in 1978 by the Kansas City Chiefs (Earl Campbell went first)
The skinny: Still played 12 NFL seasons (10 with Kansas City, two with Buffalo) and was a four-time Pro Bowler. He played in 167 NFL games and started 164 of them.


G Alan Faneca
The particulars: Drafted 26th in 1998 by the Pittsburgh Steelers
The skinny: He played 13 NFL seasons and was active for 206 games in his career. He started 201 of those contests. He was a six-time All-Pro selection and a nine-time Pro Bowler and seems destined to become the second guard picked 26th overall to be inducted into the Hall of Fame; the first was Joe DeLamielleure (drafted in 1973, inducted in 2003).

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Mississippi State

WR Eric Moulds
The particulars: Drafted 24th in 1996 by the Buffalo Bills
The skinny: Moulds played 12 NFL seasons (10 with the Bills, one each with the Texans and Titans) and was a three-time Pro Bowler. He had one season with 100 receptions and four seasons with 1,000 receiving yards. Moulds holds the record for most receiving yards in a playoff game, with 240 (on nine catches vs. Miami in a playoff game from the 1998 season).


CB Roger Wehrli
The particulars: Drafted 19th in 1969 by the St. Louis Cardinals
The skinny: Wehrli was a Missouri native – he went to high school in tiny King City, which is about 85 miles north of Kansas City – who didn’t leave his home state for college or the NFL. He was a fixture in the Cardinals’ secondary for more than a decade and was a three-time All-Pro pick and a seven-time Pro Bowler. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2007.

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