SDS continues its series of predicting the game one starters for all 14 SEC teams. Next up, the Vanderbilt Commodores.

Vanderbilt opens the season at home against Temple, and here is our projected starting lineup:

Offense Defense
QB Johnny McCrary DE Adam Butler
RB Jerron Seymour DT Vince Taylor
WR Jordan Cunningham DE Barron Dixon
WR Kris Kentera OLB Kyle Woestmann
WR Latevius Rayford MLB Darreon Herring
TE Steven Scheu MLB Nigel Bowden
LT Andre Jelks OLB Caleb Azubike
LG Jake Bernstein CB Paris Head
C Joe Townsend CB Torren McGaster
RG Spencer Pulley SS Jahmel McIntosh
RT Andrew Bridges FS Andrew Williamson


  • Johnny McCrary, Patton Robinette and Stephen Rivers continue battling for the starting QB job through fall camp, but McCrary has the most upside of the three and should win the job. I love his playmaking ability.
  • Who’s the next Jordan Matthews? Try Jordan Cunningham. He should be a great player by the time his career is over.
  • The Commodores’ offensive line is better than you think, and all five are versatile players who can play several different positions.
  • Derek Mason’s new 3-4 defense should actually fit the Commodores really well, with ends Kyle Woestmann and Caleb Azubike moving to outside linebacker.
  • Adam Butler is an emerging playmaker, and he can play either tackle or end.
  • Darreon Herring is a big-time player, but Nigel Bowden could be one of the emerging stars this season.

Predicted starters for every SEC team’s first game: