SEC preseason All-Star teams

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We’re approaching all-star week in the MLB, and that means nothing to the majority of SEC football fans other than the classic Homerun Derby and the fact that the football season is continuously creeping closer.

The MLB All-Star teams were announced this weekend, and it had me thinking what preseason SEC East and West All-Star teams would look like. Can you imagine what the ticket prices would be?

Which team would win?

Drum roll, please…

SEC East

Coaches

Steve Spurrier, HC, South Carolina
Mike Bobo, OC, Georgia
Lorenzo Ward, DC, South Carolina

Offense

QB: Aaron Murray, Georgia
RB: Todd Gurley, Georgia
RB: Keith Marshall, Georgia
WR: Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt
WR: Dorial Green-Beckham, Missouri
TE: Arthur Lynch, Georgia
OT: Antonio Richardson, Tennessee
OG: Chris Burnette, Georgia
C: James Stone, Tennessee
OG: AJ Cann, South Carolina
OT: Ja’Wuan James, Tennessee

Defense

DE: Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina
DT: Dominique Easley, Florida
DT: Kelcy Quarles, South Carolina
DE: Alvin Dupree, Kentucky
OLB: Jordan Jenkins, Georgia
MLB: AJ Johnson, Tennessee
OLB: Antonio Morrison, Florida
CB: Andre Hal, Vanderbilt
CB: Marcus Roberson, Florida
S: Kenny Ladler, Vanderbilt
S: Byron Moore, Tennessee

Special Teams

PK: Carey Spear, Vanderbilt
P: Kyle Christy, Florida
Returner: Andre Debose, Florida

All-Purpose: Loucheiz Purifoy, Florida

Analysis: The East’s offense would be high-octane with two great running backs in Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall, and Aaron Murray would be throwing to the trustworthy Jordan Matthews and the next AJ Green/Julio Jones hybrid Dorial Green-Beckham. Pound for pound, I would give the nod to the East defense being the better of the two units. Jadeveon Clowney and Dominique Easley alone set the D-line apart, and Andre Hal, Marcus Roberson and Loucheiz Purifoy wouldn’t give receivers any freebees at corner. The linebackers are solid, headlined by AJ Johnson, with Jordan Jenkins and Antonio Morrison just rising sophomores.

SEC West

Coaches

Nick Saban, HC, Alabama
Clarence McKinney, OC, Texas A&M
Kirby Smart, DC, Alabama

Offense

QB: Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M
RB: TJ Yeldon, Alabama
RB: Jeremy Hill, LSU
WR: Amari Cooper, Alabama
WR: Mike Evans, Texas A&M
TE: CJ Uzomah, Auburn
OT: Jake Matthews, Texas A&M
OG: Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State
C: Travis Swanson, Arkansas
OG: Anthony Steen, Alabama
OT: Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama

Defense

DE: Chris Smith, Arkansas
DT: Anthony Johnson, LSU
DT: Bryan Jones, Arkansas
DE: Jeoffrey Pagan, Alabama
OLB: Adrian Hubbard, Alabama
MLB: CJ Mosley, Alabama
OLB: Denzel Nkemdiche, Ole Miss
CB: Jalen Mills, LSU
CB: Deion Belue, Alabama
S: HaHa Clinton-Dix, Alabama
S: Craig Loston, LSU

Special Teams

PK: Cody Parkey, Auburn
P: Cody Mandell, Alabama
Returner: Odell Beckham, LSU

All-Purpose: LaDarius Perkins, Miss State

Analysis: The SEC West has the better offense of the two teams in totality, led by Johnny Manziel, TJ Yeldon and Amari Cooper. This team could score any way imaginable behind what could be five All-Americans along the O-line. Although the SEC East may have the stronger of the two defensive units, the SEC West boasts the strongest linebacking corps in the country. Can you imagine Denzel Nkemdiche joining Bama’s linebacking duo of Adrian Hubbard and CJ Mosley? It would be sweet to watch that second level. The safety tandem of Clinton-Dix and Loston would be downright nasty. Both cover ground and hit like trucks.

Number of players by team:

  • Alabama: 10
  • Florida: 6
  • Georgia: 6
  • LSU: 5
  • Tennessee: 5
  • Vanderbilt: 4
  • Arkansas: 3
  • South Carolina: 3
  • Texas A&M: 3
  • Auburn: 2
  • Miss State: 2
  • Kentucky: 1
  • Missouri: 1
  • Ole Miss: 1

What do you think the final score would be?

 

Photo Credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

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COMMENTS

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  • The West clearly has the stronger of the two teams on paper. The West would win a close one: 24-21. The East’s defense would corral Johnny Football but that Oline is freaking dominant.

  • Love it! Gotta agree with MAD though, the West takes the cake. Usually in all-star games, the scores are way higher than normal though. I’m going with West 45, East 41

  • Gotta have EJ Gaines (Missouri) on the All Star East team as one of the CB.

  • East Side All Day…let’s not forget this is an all star game…And Saban would be pissed if he had to coach it not to mention if 10 of his boys had to play. Spurrier, on the other hand would have such a hard on for this that he could wear two visors. He’d be so Jacked about having an elite passer I doubt Bobo would even get to call a play. Clowney would dominate a patchwork OL and Johnny “I Cant Wait to leave College Station” Football would be benching himself early to preserve his spot in the 4th round of the NFL Draft.

  • Oh…and Final Score: EAST SIDE: 63 – WEST SIDE: 31….Spurrier becomes a crazed madman and Cant…Stop…throwing the ball.

  • I would love to watch Clowney drive Manziel into the ground a few times. Clowney is the decider here.
    East 24 – West 17

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