Cox, Ballard and Mitchell Drafted into the NFL


Fletcher Cox was the biggest splash for Mississippi State, garnering the 12th overall selection of the 2012 draft to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Vick Ballard was the last pick of the 5th round, going to the Indianapolis Colts. Their running back, Joseph Addai, was released in March after a sub-par year.

Charles Mitchell was drafted in the 6th round by the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons are pretty thin at safety, so he will have a chance to play – at least providing depth and playing special teams.

Quentin Saulsberry and James Carmon were not drafted, but Saulsberry signed with the Minnesota Vikings and Carmon with the Baltimore Ravens.

Addison Lawrence may end up with the Seattle Seahawks and Brandon Maye will probably land somewhere.

The final tally on SEC players drafted by school: Bama 8, UGA 7, USC 6, LSU 5, UPig 4, MSU 3, Florida 2, UK 2, Vandy 2, Auburn 1, UT 1, Bears 1. Sixth in the best conference in the land…not too shabby.