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SEC freshmen learning on the job
LSU Georgia Football Heal WEB
LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) gets a pass off as Georgia linebacker Leonard Floyd (84) applies pressure during the first half on Saturday, Sept. 26, in Athens. - photo by Associated Press
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Any teams wanting to capitalize on the suspect Southeastern Conference defenses should get their shots in now. Defenses were hit hard by the NFL draft and have turned to promising freshmen to fill vital roles. Thirteen of the 20 SEC players selected in the first two rounds of this year's draft were defensive standouts.