Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs, shown here at the Music City Bowl in December, was drafted in the fourth round by the Pittsburgh Steelers. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
For the 11th straight year, the SEC led all conferences in number of draft picks.
The league had 23 players taken during the final four rounds Saturday to increase its three-day total to 53, 11 more than the Atlantic Coast Conference.
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The ACC closed with a flurry, with 31 of its 42 drafted players taken on the last day.
The Pac-12 edged out the Big Ten 36-35 in picks.
The Big 12 had only 14 players drafted, the fewest since the conference formed from the merger of the Southwest Conference and Big Eight in 1996. The Big 12 had 26 picks last year, and the previous low was 17 in 2014.
While Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and his current team wrapped up their trip to Italy, the Wolverines set a school record with 11 players drafted. Nine came in the first four rounds, another program record.