The best players in the country want to play in the SEC because the best players in the country play in the SEC. It's a self-fulfilling prophecy that becomes more true every year. That's the college football lesson we can draw as the 2010 NFL Draft came to a close with the SEC setting a draft record -- 49 league players selected out of the 255 drafted. That's nearly one in every five draft picks.
The SEC has led all conferences in players selected the past four seasons, all of which ended with league teams winning BCS titles. This is no coincidence.
As if that wasn't enough, the conference has also led or tied for most players taken in the draft 11 of the past 13 seasons. If you think that's impressive, don't. The amount of drafted players is going to explode in future years. We'll get to why soon.