Media picks preseason All-SEC teams, predicts order of finish


Here’s how the media in attendance at SEC Media Days voted for the 2013 preseason All-SEC teams and the predicted order of finish.


QB Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M (119)
RB T.J. Yeldon, Alabama (221)
RB Todd Gurley, Georgia (206)
WR Amari Cooper, Alabama (194)
WR Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt (106)
TE Arthur Lynch, Georgia (148)
OL Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama (193)
OL Jake Matthews, Texas A&M (176)
OL Anthony Steen, Alabama (109)
OL Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State (88)
C Travis Swanson, Arkansas (92)

QB AJ McCarron, Alabama (67)
RB Tre Mason, Auburn (15)
RB *LaDarius Perkins, Mississippi State (12)
RB *Keith Marshall, Georgia (12)
WR Donte Moncrief, Ole Miss ( 46)
WR Mike Evans, Texas A&M (33)
TE Rory Anderson, South Carolina (33)
OL Antonio Richardson, Tennessee (76)
OL Jon Halapio, Florida (51)
OL Chris Burnette, Georgia (50)
OL Ja’Wuan James, Tennessee (50)
C Reese Dismukes, Auburn (33)

QB Aaron Murray, Georgia (52)
RB *Matt Jones, Florida (5)
RB *Jeff Scott, Ole Miss (5)
RB *Alfred Blue, LSU (5)
WR Malcolm Mitchell, Georgia (28)
WR Jarvis Landry, LSU (19)
TE Brian Vogler, Alabama (18)
OL La’el Collins, LSU (37)
OL Josh Williford, LSU (30)
OL Wesley Johnson, Vanderbilt (18)
OL *A.J. Cann, South Carollina (14)
OL *Zach Fulton, Tennessee (14)
C *James Stone, Tennessee (30)
C *Jonotthan Harrison, Florida (30)


DL Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina (223)
DL Dominique Easley, Florida (162)
DL Anthony Johnson, LSU (127)
DL Chris Smith, Arkansas (56)
LB C.J. Mosley, Alabama (231)
LB A.J. Johnson, Tennessee (107)
LB Denzel Nkemdiche, Ole Miss (94)
DB Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Alabama (203)
DB Craig Loston, LSU (135)
DB Loucheiz Purifoy, Florida (117)
DB Deion Belue, Alabama (77)

DL Xzavier Dickson, Alabama (49)
DL Ed Stinson, Alabama ( 39)
DL Dee Ford, Auburn (38)
DL Jeoffrey Pagan, Alabama (31)
LB Adrian Hubbard, Alabama (66)
LB Jordan Jenkins, Georgia (64)
LB Lamin Barrow, LSU (29)
DB Damian Swann, Georgia (70)
DB Andre Hal, Vanderbilt (69)
DB Marcus Roberson, Florida (50)
DB Vinnie Sunseri, Alabama (36)

DL Garrison Smith, Georgia (26)
DL Daniel McCullers, Tennessee (23)
DL Alvin Dupree, Kentucky (23)
DL C.J. Johnson, Ole Miss (22)
LB Ronald Powell, Florida (24)
LB Tahj Jones, LSU (20)
LB *Trey DePriest, Alabama (16)
LB *Avery Williamson, Kentucky (16)
DB E.J. Gaines, Missouri (34)
DB Charles Sawyer, Ole Miss (25)
DB Jalen Mills, LSU (22)
DB Chris Davis , Auburn (20)


P Kyle Christy, Florida (108)
PK Carey Spear, Vanderbilt (100)
RS Odell Beckham Jr., LSU (74)
AP Bruce Ellington, South Carolina (69)

P Cody Mandell, Alabama (54)
PK Cody Parkey, Auburn (71)
RS Bruce Ellington, South Carolina (62)
AP Odell Beckham Jr., LSU (44)

P Steven Clark, Auburn (33)
PK Zach Hocker, Arkansas (39)
RS Andre Debose, Florida (53)
AP Loucheiz Purifoy, Florida (36)


Alabama: 182
Georgia: 38
South Carolina: 18
Texas A&M: 4
LSU: 1

Georgia (149) 1570
South Carolina (75) 1474
Florida (19) 1300
Vanderbilt 858
Tennessee 694
Missouri 577
Kentucky 331

Alabama (225) 1681
Texas A&M (11) 1333
LSU (7) 1324
Ole Miss 883
Auburn 579
Mississippi State 516
Arkansas 488



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  • What kind of drugs were the 20 guys who didn’t vote for Clowney for All-SEC First Team using?

  • Maybe the 20 guys who didn’t vote for Clowney wanted to give him some motivation. That’s the ONLY reason I can think of!

  • As a coach who voted for all-conference teams for decades, i would suggest to the readers a few grains of salt for digesting lists like this. 1. Team sports are exactly what the name says, not one of these players will win a single game without about 23 other players, all of which could be left off this list. 2. all-conference lists tend to snowball where voters who don’t really know the detailed qualifications of the candidates often vote for players from recent or historically successful teams. Coaches construct teams and schemes where an all-conference player might be riding on the shoulders of 23 other players or carrying a couple on his back, or anything in-between. More often than we suspect, the only person who fully understands why players perform so well or so poorly in that system, package, play-call is the coach who combines the physical and mental characteristics of those eleven. Also: a. it’s a pre-season advantage to be left off this team, post-season advantage to be on the team. b. any athlete that thinks about making or being left off this team during any snap of the season is not qualified during that play. c. Since not a single snap has been played in the 2013 season the media is basing these opinions on ?what?, you can’t say past performances because 12 months of change is a lot for 18-23 year olds, and even if past performances could be legit criteria, obviously the voters here are totally oblivious to past performances or they couldn’t arrange Florida more than 7 points from Missouri, etc. etc. etc.. Let’s hope they start real walkin and stop the media projection talkin asap.

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