SEC players make up 20% of NFL season opening rosters, all the numbers

Arlington, TX – November 5, 2018 – AT&T Stadium: Derrick Henry (22) of the Tennessee Titans during a regular season Monday Night Football game (Photo by Allen Kee / ESPN Images)

By Vince Ferrara / @VinceSports

As so many of us are excited about the start of the 2019 NFL season, I decided to take a deep dive into the SEC players that are active and inactive in the NFL as the season approaches and the rosters are down to 53.

These numbers are based on publicly released NFL rosters and daily transitions via NFL Communications. These numbers are through today, Thursday, September 5th and will change often daily.

At the moment, there are 340 players from SEC schools among the 1,696 on 53-player roster spots in the NFL. That’s 20% of the players in the league played in the Southeastern Conference. There are an additional 83 players with NFL teams that are inactive beyond the current 53-player rosters.

SEC Players In NFL By School On 53-player rosters (340)
1. Alabama 56
2. LSU 35
2. Florida 35
4. Georgia 30
5. Texas A&M 27
6. Auburn 26
7. Tennessee 24
8. South Carolina 23
9. Mississippi St 20
9. Ole Miss 20
11. Arkansas 12
12. Missouri 11
12. Kentucky 11
14. Vanderbilt 10

SEC Players Inactive In NFL (83)
LSU 11
Tennessee 10
Florida 7
Mississippi St 7
Missouri 7
Alabama 6
Arkansas 6
Auburn 5
Texas A&M 5
Georgia 5
Vanderbilt 4
Ole Miss 4
Kentucky 4
South Carolina 2

SEC Players By NFL Team (53-roster only/does not count inactives)
Jacksonville (17)
Chicago (15)
Washington (15)
New England (14)
Carolina (14)
Tampa Bay (14)
Houston (13)
Cleveland (13)
NY Giants (13)
Pittsburgh (13)
Cincinnati (12)
Miami (12)
Green Bay (11)
Baltimore (11)
Detroit (11)
Kansas City (11)
New Orleans (10)
Buffalo (10)
Atlanta (10)
Arizona (10)
LA Chargers (9)
NY Jets (9)
Oakland (9)
Seattle (9)
Tennessee (8)
Indianapolis (8)
Philadelphia (7)
San Francisco (7)
Denver (7)
Minnesota (6)
LA Rams (6)
Dallas (6)

Most Players From SEC Schools On One NFL Team (Active)
Baltimore – 6 (Alabama)
Washington – 6 (Alabama)
Washington – 4 (Florida)
Pittsburgh – 4 (Tennessee)
Green Bay – 4 (Miss State)
Chicago – 4 (Georgia)
Cincinnati – 4 (Georgia)

Most SEC Inactive Players
New England – 7

Fewest SEC Inactive Players
Baltimore – 0
Pittsburgh – 0

Most SEC Schools On One Roster
Jacksonville – 10
Houston – 10


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