It’s a tradition unlike any other – that being – 49ers.com’s annual pre-draft coverage of the top NFL prospects.
This year, we’re switching up our coverage by breaking down 49 players from all over the country, some of which could become one of the 49ers seven draft picks in the 2012 NFL Draft.
First up, we’ll breakdown seven of the best players hailing out of the Southeastern Conference.
It was a competitive season once again in the SEC. Case in point: two of the most talked about games from the 2011 college football season involved a pair of the conference’s perennial powers: Alabama and LSU.
After a low-scoring regular season affair that saw the Tigers narrowly escape Tuscaloosa with a 6-3 road victory, the Crimson Tide got their revenge by beating LSU in the BCS National Championship game.
Other than those top teams, the conference is littered with talent as evidenced by the San Francisco 49ers current roster. As of March 5, the 49ers have nine players on the roster who played collegiately in the SEC. Last year, the 49ers selected cornerback Chris Culliver out of South Carolina in the third round of the draft.
So which player from the SEC is primed to be chosen by the 49ers? Let the speculation begin as we profile some of the conference’s top talent this week in our “49 in 49” series.
Which SEC player would you like to see in a 49ers uniform? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.
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