The SEC's dominance was on full display in the NFL Draft. A quarter of the players taken came from the SEC, and no other conference produced half as many. Sixty-three of 254 players selected hailed from SEC schools.
After 254 picks over three days, the 2013 NFL Draft is in the books. And, as is customary every year since 1976, we're celebrating the final player taken, affectionately known as Mr. Irrelevant. So, tight end Justice Cunningham, now a member of the Colts, here's to you facing extremely long odds of making an NFL roster.
With the No. 144 overall pick in the fifth round, the New Orleans Saints selected wide receiver Kenny Stills out of Oklahoma. Stills (6-1, 194) had career-highs in catches (82), receiving yards (959) and touchdowns (11) in 2012.
With the No. 138 overall pick in the fifth round, the Seattle Seahawks selected cornerback Tharold Simon out of LSU. Simon made headlines this week when he was arrested on Thursday night in his hometown of Eunice, La. and charged with alleged public intimidation, resisting an officer and unnecessary noise violation. Simon is contemplating legal action against the Eunice police department.