On average, SEC states produce 79 NFL draft picks per year. The Pac-12 states produce about 47. The Big Ten states about 45.
With the population of the country shifting further toward the Sun Belt every year, there’s no reason to think that the SEC states won’t continue to produce more NFL talent than other regions of the nation. If SEC schools can keep that pro talent home, they will continue to rule in college football.
In the end, the SEC’s dominance is as easy to explain as 1-2-3:
The Coaching Advantage
The Money Advantage
The Talent Advantage