SEC preseason All-Star teams

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


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


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


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


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


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


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.

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What do you think the final score would be?


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