After a hiccup in Texas A&M's Von Miller going to Denver, the SEC returned to hold serve in the NFL Draft's Top 10 picks. Naturally the Crimson Tide followed Auburn, as defensive tackle Marcell Dareus was "rewarded" for an all-conference career by being drafted to the Buffalo Bills.
Immediately after, the Bengals sent a possible messaged to estranged starting quarterback Carson Palmer - and subsequently media mogul and sometimes wideout Chad Ochocinco - by drafting Georgia's A.J. Green. WIth Green off the board, a rumored move up by the Atlanta Falcons to take a wideout would now rely solely on the Tide's Julio Jones.
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