I plan on voting for the Media All SEC Team this year

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    • #18055
      Mark Wheeler
      Forum Owner

        Normally I don’t vote when it comes to the Media All SEC Team each year. Honestly, there are some players who I definitely believe deserve to be on there, but do I know who the best offensive guards or safties are around a 14-team league?


        And I’m sure, not to your surprise, neither do most of those who vote. They tend to lean on the preseason team lists they see elsewhere.

        I am going to do some studying today and tomorrow and then if I feel comfortable, I will cast a vote. If not, I won’t.

        I am also voting on the predicted order of finish. I feel a little bit better about my non-informed opinion on that one.

      • #18058
        Mark Wheeler
        Forum Owner

          I’ll update my ballot here as I fill it in.

          Going into it, before doing any research, this is how I feel so far:

          QB Young
          WR Tillman
          TE Bowers

          DE Cox
          DT Carter
          LB Anderson

        • #18095
          Mark Wheeler
          Forum Owner

            QB – I went with Young and MSU’s Rogers. I was tempted to go with Ark’s Jefferson over Rogers, figuring he will likely approach 3,500 total yards (passing and rushing), but then again, so will Richardson. We know Leach’s guy is going to throw it all over the place. I still don’t get the love for Hooker and Levis – neither were very good against UF last season.

            RB – We had to vote for four. In order I went with Bigsby, Gibbs, McIntosh and then UF’s Johnson.

            WR – Tillman is probably the best returning receiver and then Burton, transferring from UGA to hook up with Young will likely have an off the charts type of season. Those were my first two. Boutte and then … drum roll please, I went with Shorter. It is his time. I really believe that. UF only nominated him and Pearsall.

            TE – Bowers as the top guy was a given. Then, Bell of South Carolina could make a jump. I LOVED his athletic ability and burst when he was committed to UF. Not surprisingly, UF didn’t put any of their tight ends up for nomination.

            OG/OT – This is where it gets difficult, so I went back and mostly looked at my game notes from last year. That means my votes will weigh heavily toward who UF played last year – and then what I saw in other games. Florida only nominated Torrence, and he is deserving of holding down an OG spot. So, my eight are Torrence, and then McClendon of Georgia, Limmer of Ark, Horsey of Kentucky, Ekiyor of Alabama, Robinson of A&M, Broeker of Ole Miss and Foster of Missouri.

            C – Stromberg was a given, and then call me a homer, but I took Egukun over Van Pran.

            DL – Carter was a given as my No. 1 ranked (we have to pick eight) defensive lineman. Then I went with Young (Bama), Hall (Auburn), LSU’s Gaye came next followed by Young out of Tennessee, Pickens out of SC, Florida’s Dexter and then Smith from LSU. The SEC is deep here. I mean really deep. They could have given us 12 picks and it wouldn’t have been enough.

            LB – Linebacker’s are a combination of strictly linenbackers mixed in with rush ends. We need to pick six. Will Anderson is clearly the top pick, and maybe the best all around player in college football. Then, in order, I went with Smith of UGA, Miller of Florida (curveball I know), followed by Gators’ Cox, To’oto’o and then Turner of Alabama.

            DB – I went with Battle and Ricks as my top two (Alabama’s coaches nominated seven defensive backs for All SEC. Basically their entire two-deep). Then I went with Ringo of Georgia, Smith of South Carolina, Marshall of Florida, Johnson of A&M, Dean out of Florida (I believe he came back with a purpose) and then Smith from UGA. (Florida also nominated Rashad Torrence).

            K – Reichard of Alabama and Mevis of Missouri.

            P – Constantinou of A&M Brooks of Tenn.

            RS – Smith of A&M (yes I know about the charges) and Jackson of Georgia. It comes as no surprise that UF didn’t nominate anyone.

            AP – Gibbs of Bama and Smith of A&M.

          • #18097
            Mark Wheeler
            Forum Owner

              1 Bryce Young – QB – Alabama
              2 Will Rogers – QB – Mississippi State

              RUNNING BACK
              1 Tank Bigsby – RB – Auburn
              2 Jahmyr Gibbs – RB – Alabama
              3 Kenny McIntosh – RB – Georgia
              4 Montrell Johnson – RB – Florida

              WIDE RECEIVER
              1 Cedric Tillman – WR – Tennessee
              2 Jermaine Burton – WR – Alabama
              3 Kayshon Boutte – WR – LSU
              4 Justin Shorter – WR – Florida

              TIGHT END
              1 Brock Bowers – TE – Georgia
              2 Jaheim Bell – TE – South Carolina

              OFF. GUARD/TACKLE
              1 Warren McClendon – OL – Georgia
              2 Beaux Limmer – OL – Arkansas
              3 Emil Ekiyor Jr. – OL – Alabama
              4 O’Cyrus Torrence – OL – Florida
              5 Javon Foster – OL – Missouri
              6 Kenneth Horsey – OL – Kentucky
              7 Layden Robinson – OL – Texas A&M
              8 Nick Broeker – OL – Ole Miss

              1 Ricky Stromberg – OL – Arkansas
              2 Kingsley Eguakun – OL – Florida

              DEFENSIVE LINE
              1 Jalen Carter – DL – Georgia
              2 Byron Young – DL – Alabama
              3 Derick Hall – DE – Auburn
              4 Ali Gaye – DE – LSU
              5 Byron Young – DE – Tennessee
              6 Zacch Pickens – DL – South Carolina
              7 Gervon Dexter – DL – Florida
              8 Maason Smith – DL – LSU

              1 Will Anderson Jr. – LB – Alabama
              2 Nolan Smith – LB – Georgia
              3 Ventrell Miller – LB – Florida
              4 Brenton Cox Jr. – LB – Florida
              5 Henry To’oTo’o – LB – Alabama
              6 Dallas Turner – LB – Alabama

              DEFENSIVE BACK
              1 Jordan Battle – DB – Alabama
              2 Eli Ricks – DB – Alabama
              3 Kelee Ringo – DB – Georgia
              4 Cam Smith – DB – South Carolina
              5 Jason Marshall Jr. – DB – Florida
              6 Antonio Johnson – DB – Texas A&M
              7 Trey Dean III – DB – Florida
              8 Christopher Smith – DB – Georgia

              1 Will Reichard – PK – Alabama
              2 Harrison Mevis – PK – Missouri

              1 Nik Constantinou – P – Texas A&M
              2 Paxton Brooks – P – Tennessee

              1 Ainias Smith – WR – Texas A&M
              2 Kearis Jackson – WR – Georgia

              1 Jahmyr Gibbs – RB – Alabama
              2 Ainias Smith – WR – Texas A&M

            • #18122
              ITG Subscriber

                Courageous taking tank over Gibbs. That also from my subscriber to message board opinion.

              • #18174
                ITG Subscriber

                  Dexter is a top 2 or 3 DT.

                  He needs to take all of these votes to heart and bust out this year.

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