SEC's 14 SIDs predict the first-team offense
It’s June, which means AL.com’s annual All-SEC offensive team — which is voted on by the conference’s Sports Information Directors — has been released.
Naturally, Alabama leads all teams with four players included on the first-team, including sophomore wide receiver Calvin Ridley, who is coming off an exceptional freshman season. Following in the footsteps of Crimson Tide great Amari Cooper, Ridley finished with 89 receptions (2nd among FBS freshmen) for 1,045 yards and seven touchdowns in 2015, and is widely considered as one of the nation’s best at his position heading into the 2016 campaign.
Georgia comes in with the second-most players, boasting two offensive linemen and all-star running back Nick Chubb. Tennessee’s Josh Dobbs received the most votes for the league’s top quarterback, and LSU’s Leonard Fournette easily makes the cut, too.
Here are the names to watch, according to the first-team list:
Quarterback: Josh Dobbs, Sr., Tennessee
Running Back: Leonard Fournette, Jr., LSU & Nick Chubb, Jr., Georgia
Wide Receiver: Calvin Ridley, So., Alabama & Christian Kirk, So., Texas A&M
Tight End: O.J. Howard, Sr., Alabama
Offensive Tackle: Cam Robinson, Jr., Alabama & Dan Skipper, Sr., Arkansas
Offensive Guard: Greg Pyke, Sr., Georgia & Dylan Wiesman, Sr., Tennessee
Center: Brandon Kublanow, Sr., Georgia
Punter: J.K. Scott, Jr., Alabama