The SEC is well represented in ESPN NFL draft analyst Mel Kiper’s position-by-position breakdown of the top draft prospects next year among returning seniors.
Even though Arkansas’ Ryan Mallett is listed No. 2 among the quarterbacks behind Washington’s Jake Locker, Mallett will technically be a junior next season. He played one season at Michigan and one at Arkansas.
Also of note, Kiper has LSU’s Terrance Toliver rated No. 1 among the returning senior receivers. So in other words, the Tigers should be plenty talented at receiver next season with the likes of Russell Shepard, Rueben Randle and Toliver.