I’ll talk to a few NFL scouts throughout the season to get their take on SEC players that are helping or hurting their prospects at the next level. I’ll pass along some of those thoughts to you here.

Here are some of the SEC players that have scouts talking this week.


  • Blake Sims, QB, Alabama: Sims has the arm strength to play at the next level and has gone from undrafted to being in a draftable position. He needs work on his accuracy, but his leadership and football IQ has improved every week.
  • Reese Dismukes, C, Auburn: Dismukes has been productive for Auburn. At 6-foot-3, 300 pounds, he’s on the shorter side, but he’s strong as an ox and shows a competitive nature.
  • Danielle Hunter, DE, LSU: Hunter has extreme length at the defensive end position. He will need to bulk up and add weight to his 6-foot-6 240-pound frame and needs to have a solid pro day. He could make some serious noise if he finishes strong.
  • Sammie Coates, WR, Auburn: Coates really increased his stock this season and especially during the Iron Bowl. He has the size and speed that is comparable to Julio Jones of the Atlanta Falcons.


  • Jermaine Whitehead, S, Auburn: At 5-foot-11, 203 pounds, he’s on the smaller side of safeties in the NFL. He has speed, but he’s gotten exposed in pass coverage this year. He can improve his stock with a great pro day by showcasing his speed.
  • Kaleb Eulls, DT, Mississippi State: Eulls wasn’t as impactful as we’d like to see. We saw some “quit plays” this season when breaking down film. That hurts him, especially being a fifth-year senior.
  • Rory Anderson, TE, South Carolina: Anderson’s production went down this year. He’s battled a few injuries as well. He was very high on the tight end list coming into the season. He will need to showcase his athleticism, speed, and catching ability during pro day to help his stock.