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Evaluating the RTI All-SEC Selections


HOOVER, Ala. – The official All-SEC teams and predicted order of finish will be released at SEC Media Days on Thursday.

We got our ballot in on Tuesday and wanted to share it with you. Agree? Disagree? We know it’s an inexact science and would love to hear your opinions in the forum.

1st Team Offense

QB Nick Marshall – Auburn
RB Todd Gurley – Georgia
RB Mike Davis – South Carolina
WR Sammie Coates – Auburn
WR Amari Cooper – Alabama
TE O.J. Howard – Alabama
OL La’el Collins – LSU
OL Cedric Ogbuehi – Texas A&M
OL Arie Kouandjio – Alabama
OL A.J. Cann – South Carolina
C Reese Dismukes – Auburn

1st Team Defense

DL Dante Fowler Jr. – Florida
DL Robert Nkemdiche – Ole Miss
DL A’Shawn Robinson – Alabama
DL Trey Flowers – Arkansas
LB Ramik Wilson – Georgia
LB Trey DePriest – Alabama
LB A.J. Johnson – Tennessee
DB Landon Collins – Alabama
DB Vernon Hargreaves III – Florida
DB Cody Prewitt – Ole Miss
DB Deshazor Everett – Texas A&M

2nd Team Offense

QB Bo Wallace – Ole Miss
RB T.J. Yeldon – Alabama
RB Keith Marshall – Georgia
WR Jameon Lewis – Mississippi State
WR Marquez North – Tennessee
TE Evan Engram – Ole Miss
OL Laremy Tunsil – Ole Miss
OL Chaz Green – Florida
OL Brandon Shell – South Carolina
OL Alex Kozan – Auburn
C Ryan Kelly – Alabama

2nd Team Defense

DL Gabe Wright – Auburn
DL Bud Dupree – Kentucky
DL Jermauria Rasco – LSU
DL Markus Golden – Missouri
LB Bernardrick McKinney – Mississippi State
LB Leonard Floyd – Georgia
LB Antonio Morrison – Florida
DB Cameron Sutton – Tennessee
DB Damian Swann – Georgia
DB Tony Conner – Ole Miss
DB Jon Mincy – Auburn


1. Marshall Morgan – Georgia
2. Devon Bell – Mississippi State


1. Drew Kaser – Texas A&M
2. Sam Irwin-Hill – Arkansas

Return specialist

1. Christion Jones – Alabama
2. Marcus Murphy – Missouri


1. Christion Jones – Alabama
2. Terrence Magee – LSU

Eastern Division Prediction

1. South Carolina
2. Georgia
3. Florida
4. Missouri
5. Tennessee
6. Vanderbilt
7. Kentucky

Western Division Prediction

1. Alabama (Conference champs)
2. Auburn
3. LSU
4. Ole Miss
5. Texas A&M
6. Mississippi State
7. Arkansas

 Tennessee notes/rationales

• The players nominated from Tennessee were Marlin Lane, Marquez North, Mack Crowder, Marcus Jackson, Jordan Williams, A.J. Johnson, Curt Maggitt (was listed as a LB), Brian Randolph and Cam Sutton.

• We put North on the second team and that was a tough call. There were several other quality options such as Laquon Treadwell from Ole Miss, a couple options at Georgia and Alabama and several others who could be argued for. We think, from a talent and potential standpoint, North earns the nod, whether or not his numbers don’t stack up at the end of the year to some of the others.

• A.J. Johnson snuck on to our first team at linebacker, just ahead of MSU’s Bernardrick McKinney. Our only hesitation is his lack of big plays on defense. Nobody doubts that Johnson is one of the best pure tacklers in the box in the nation, but he’ll need to make a few more big plays as a senior to justify his spot. Curt Maggitt certainly has the capability to make an All-SEC type of impact as well, but with his position switch and coming off an injury, we’re taking more of a wait-and-see approach with him.

• Speaking of big plays, we saw enough from Cam Sutton to put him on the second team in what is always a loaded group of SEC DBs. There’s certainly an argument for Brian Randolph there as well, but with all the other talent in the conference, we held off on him.

• We project Tennessee somewhere betwen No. 4-6 in the SEC East. We split the middle and put them at No. 5. From a talent standpoint, SC, Georgia and Florida are ahead of UT right now. The Gators, especially, are susceptible to implosion, though we see them as a safer bet than Tennessee.

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