Whether or not the Southeastern Conference holds its annual Media Days event in Atlanta in July, the league will still send out ballots to the media to vote on the league’s preseason All-SEC selections for the 2020 season.

The results of that poll won’t be in until mid-July but while we wait for the announcement of the official preseason teams, Athlon Sports recently shared the magazine’s selections for the 2020 season on the company’s site.

You will also be able to find this information in the 2020 Athlon Sports SEC preview magazine which is available to purchase in stores or from the Athlon Sports online store.

Here is a breakdown of the number of selections that made Athlon’s preseason 2020 All-SEC selections list.

Athlon Sports listed a first-team, second-team, third-team and fourth-team heading into the upcoming season.

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Here are the best returning SEC players in 2020, according to Athlon Sports.

First-Team Offense All-SEC Selections

  • QB Jamie Newman, Georgia
  • RB Najee Harris, Alabama
  • RB Kylin Hill, Mississippi State
  • AP Jerrion Ealy, Ole Miss
  • WR Ja’Marr Chase, LSU
  • WR DeVonta Smith, Alabama
  • TE Kyle Pitts, Florida
  • C Drake Jackson, Kentucky
  • OL Trey Smith, Tennessee
  • OL Alex Leatherwood, Alabama
  • OL Darian Kinnard, Kentucky
  • OL Landon Dickerson, Alabama


First-Team Defense All-SEC Selections

  • DL Tyler Shelvin, LSU
  • DL Big Kat Bryant, Auburn
  • DL LaBryan Ray, Alabama
  • DL Bobby Brown, Texas A&M
  • LB Dylan Moses, Alabama
  • LB Nick Bolton, Missouri
  • LB K.J. Britt, Auburn
  • CB Derek Stingley Jr., LSU
  • CB Patrick Surtain II, Alabama
  • S Richard LeCounte, Georgia
  • S JaCoby Stevens, LSU

First-Team Special Teams All-SEC Selections

  • K Brent Cimaglia, Tennessee
  • P Max Duffy, Kentucky
  • KR Jerrion Ealy, Ole Miss
  • PR Jaylen Waddle, Alabama


Second-Team Offense All-SEC Selections

  • QB Kyle Trask, Florida
  • RB Rakeem Boyd, Arkansas
  • RB Isaiah Spiller, Texas A&M
  • AP Kadarius Toney, Florida
  • WR Jaylen Waddle, Alabama
  • WR George Pickens, Georgia
  • TE Jalen Wydermyer, Texas A&M
  • C Trey Hill, Georgia
  • OL Sadarius Hutcherson, South Carolina
  • OL Landon Young, Kentucky
  • OL Cade Mays, Tennessee
  • OL Deonte Brown, Alabama


Second-Team Defense All-SEC Selections

  • DL Kobie Whiteside, Missouri
  • DL Jordan Davis, Georgia
  • DL Malik Herring, Georgia
  • DL Aaron Sterling, South Carolina
  • LB Monty Rice, Georgia
  • LB Henry To’o-To’o, Tennessee
  • LB Boogie Watson, Kentucky
  • CB Eric Stokes, Georgia
  • CB Kaiir Elam, Florida
  • S Demani Richardson, Texas A&M
  • S Tyree Gillespie, Missouri


Second-Team Special Teams All-SEC Selections

  • K Cade York, LSU
  • P Jake Camarda, Georgia
  • KR Jaylen Waddle, Alabama
  • PR Christian Tutt, Auburn