SEC Network analyst Greg McElroy was on an island last preseason when he picked Florida to win the SEC East over Tennessee. McElroy is once again choosing to go against the grain, albeit many have decided to join him this summer, and is picking the Gators to once again win the division over Georgia — the media’s overall pick to win the East.

After not siding with Tennessee last season, the former Alabama quarterback appears to have completely written off the Vols’ chances heading into the 2017 season. During a televised segment with Paul Finebaum, McElroy expressed his belief that the East is a ‘two-team division’ as coverage from the latest Media Days wrapped up.

Here’s what McElroy had to say when Finebaum asked him if he was once again picking Florida to win the division.

“I am. It really comes down, Paul, to the offensive line play, which I think will be improved,” McElroy said. “And it’s not going to be relying on freshmen. Georgia, I feel is going to have to rely on true freshmen. I do think it’s a two-team division right now.

“The rest of the league are gaining ground to a certain extent, but it’s still Florida’s division. Look at their defensive line, not a lot of concerns there, even though they’ve had some big names depart the program. Look at the secondary, I don’t see a massive drop off, even though you see a couple NFL draft picks that have since departed the program there as well.”

The SEC Network analyst also expressed his belief that the Gator offense will finally turn the corner in Year 3 of the Jim McElwain era.

“Offensively, this is the best group of wide receivers that Jim McElwain has had, and if he can find stability at the quarterback position, which we think Malik Zaire will provide, then I think this offense has a chance to be relatively potent,” McElroy concluded.