Stats LLC recently did an interesting study on the makeup of NFL rosters, and found that on opening day, 50 of the starting defensive lineman around the league were from SEC rosters.
While it's not a major suprise that the SEC is on top, that's still a pretty dominant number. The ACC was a distant second with 33 players.
Overall, the SEC accounted for 257 players on NFL rosters during the opening week of action, while the ACC once again came in second with 211 players.
Thinking of the best defensive line units in among college football again this season, SEC teams (Alabama, LSU, South Carolina) are once again at the forefront of the conversation. Bottom line is don't expect those numbers on the defensive line to tail off a whole lot in the next few years.