That's such a myth! I'd argue against taking SEC defensive linemen. Defensive line busts/disappointments from the SEC selected in the first round since 2000. Jarvis Moss, Derrick Harvey, Glenn Dorsey, Tyson Jackson, Robert Ayers, Jamal Anderson, David Pollack(injury-related), Dan Williams, Peria Jerry, Justin Harrell, Dewayne Robertson, Jonathon Sullivan, Gerard Warren. Successful defensive line picks from the SEC in the first round since 2000. Shaun Ellis, Justin Smith, John Henderson, Marcus Stroud, Albert Haynesworth, Richard Seymour, Marcus Spears. 2011 did not count for or against.