As of 2014, and even though the numbers fluctuate year to year and have evolved in time, the 10-year period beginning in 2005 shows that the Southeastern Conference has the most drafted players participating in the National Football League. During this period, the SEC had 430 players drafted during the annual NFL Draft.
For the time frame, the SEC leads the second-place conference, the Atlantic Coast Conference, by 74 picks. Third-place goes to the Big 10 Conference at 314, while the Pacific 12 Conference and Big 12 Conference round out the top five. The SEC also had the most first-round draft choices, 88, compared to the other conferences, with the ACC second with 56. The SEC also leads with the most Pro Bowl players as 39, slightly ahead of the Pac-12 at 32.