Ranking the best 15 All-SEC players by NFL potential
Here is a look of every First-Team All-SEC player ranked by NFL potential:
1. WR Laquon Treadwell, Ole Miss: He’s ranked in the top 10 of almost every mock NFL Draft. He has all the tools to be an immediate weapon at the next level.
2. CB Vernon Hargreaves III, Florida: A proven lockdown corner, Hargreaves will be a starter in the NFL next season. Most mock drafts have him as the first defensive back off the board.
3. LB A’Shawn Robinson, Alabama: Arguably the best linebacker in the draft, Robinson should be a hot commodity.
4. LB Reggie Ragland, Alabama: Ragland isn’t always flashy, but he’s consistent. NFL scouts love him. He will definitely go somewhere in the first round.
5. DE Jonathan Allen, Alabama: Dominant pass rushers like Allen are hard to find. He has 10 sacks this season and will be an immediate factor at the next level.
6. OG Vadal Alexander, LSU: Guards aren’t usually taken early, but Alexander is pegged late in the first round in many mock drafts.
7. DE Jonathan Bullard, Florida: He was a beast for the Gators this season with 60 tackles and 6.5 sacks.
8. RB Derrick Henry, Alabama: Running backs are devalued in the NFL. Every team needs a good one. Henry is the best of the college crop, but may slip early into the second round.
9. LB Kentrell Brothers, Missouri: The nation’s leader in tackles may have been somewhat overlooked because he played for a mediocre Missouri team, though the Tigers were outstanding on defense. He finished first in the SEC with 152 tackles.
10. TE Hunter Henry, Arkansas: One of the top 10 tight ends in the draft, he should go late in the second round. His blind lateral against Ole Miss was the play that determined the SEC West champion.
11. RB Leonard Fournette, LSU: If judging by NFL potential alone, Fournette has to be near the top of the list.
12. WR Pharoh Cooper, South Carolina: Cooper will likely play in the slot in the NFL. Right now, he is slated for the third round of most mock drafts.
13. OT John Theus, Georgia: There are a few better offensive linemen before him, but Theus should be taken in the third round.
14. OT Cam Robinson, Alabama: Robinson has already shown his talent as just a sophomore. If he keeps it up, he will be a first-round pick after next year.
15. Myles Garrett, DL, Texas A&M: He’s only at the end of the list because he isn’t NFL ready quite yet. Garrett had a monster year with 11.5 sacks.