My fourth SEC Media Days is in the books.
Unlike previous years, the wisdom of the collective won’t be released until sometime Friday, but here’s a look at my picks for the All-SEC preseason team and a predicted order of finish for 2017.
Missouri has a chance to surprise some people in the SEC East, but I also think the schedule doesn’t set up great for that to be reflected in the standings.
Two of the Tigers’ three most-winnable conference games, Vanderbilt and Kentucky, are on the road along with the Battle Line Rivalry at Arkansas on the Friday after Thanksgiving.
Mizzou also drew Auburn from the SEC West, while Kentucky, for instance, gets Mississippi and Mississippi State.
I voted Missouri wide receiver J’Mon Moore on the All-SEC first team and quarterback Drew Lock, tackle Paul Adams and defensive end Marcell Frazier on the second team.
Here’s the complete list:
Tod Palmer’s All-SEC ballot
SEC EAST PROJECTED STANDINGS
1. Georgia, 2. Florida, 3. Tennessee, 4. Kentucky, 5. Vanderbilt, 6. Missouri, 7. South Carolina
SEC WEST PROJECTED STANDINGS
1. Alabama*, 2. Auburn, 3. LSU, 4. Texas A&M, 5. Arkansas, 6. Mississippi State, 7. Mississippi
* SEC champion
Quarterback — Jalen Hurts, Alabama, sophomore
Running back — Derrius Guice, LSU, junior; Bo Scarbrough, Alabama, junior
Wide receiver — Christian Kirk, Texas A&M, junior; J’Mon Moore, Missouri, senior
Tight end — DeAndre Goolsby, Florida, senior
Offensive line — Braden Smith, Auburn, senior; Jonah Williams, Alabama, sophomore; Martez Ivey, Florida, junior; Ross Pierschbacher, Alabama, junior
Center — Frank Ragnow, Arkansas, senior
Defensive line — Da’Ron Payne, Alabama, junior; Trenton Thompson, Georgia, junior; Marquis Haynes, Mississippi, senior; Denzil Ware, Kentucky, junior
Linebacker — Arden Key, LSU, junior; Jordan Jones, Kentucky, junior; Shaun Dion Hamilton, Alabama, senior
Defensive back — Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama, junior; Ronnie Harrison, Alabama, junior; Mike Edwards, Kentucky, junior; Carlton Davis, Auburn, junior
Placekicker — Daniel Carlson, Auburn, senior
Punter — JK Scott, Alabama, senior
Return specialist — Christian Kirk, Texas A&M, junior
All-purpose — Christian Kirk, Texas A&M, junior
Quarterback — Drew Lock, Missouri, junior
Running back — Nick Chubb, Georgia, senior; Kamryn Pettway, Auburn, junior
Wide receiver — Calvin Ridley, Alabama junior; Antonio Callaway, Florida, junior
Tight end — Isaac Nauta, Georgia, sophomore
Offensive line — Martinas Rankin, Mississippi State, senior; Paul Adams, Missouri, junior; Jawaan Taylor, Florida, sophomore; Erik McCoy, Texas A&M, sophomore
Center — Will Clapp, LSU, junior
Defensive line — Da’Shawn Hand, Alabama, senior; Cece Jefferson, Florida, junior; Marlon Davidson, Auburn, sophomore; Marcell Frazier, Missouri, senior
Linebacker — Roquan Smith, Georgia, junior; Dre Greenlaw, Arkansas, junior; Skai Moore, South Carolina, senior
Defensive back — Duke Dawson, Florida, senior; Donte Jackson, LSU, junior; Dominick Sanders, Georgia, senior; Armani Watts, Texas A&M, senior
Placekicker — Gary Wunderlich, Mississippi, senior
Punter — Johnny Townsend, Florida, senior
Return specialist — Evan Berry, Tennessee, senior
All-purpose — Derrius Guice, LSU, junior