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First (and probably last) Annual CB969 Pre-Season All-SEC Team

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The best of the SEC Football.

A.J. McCarron, Cyrus Kouandjio, and Amari Cooper.
A.J. McCarron, Cyrus Kouandjio, and Amari Cooper.
Eileen Blass-USA TODAY Sports

Alright, so I got sick of looking at Jadaveon Clowney on the front of RollBamaRoll and decided to do the First (and probably last) Annual CB969 Pre-Season All-SEC Team. Catchy name, huh?

Admittedly, I am a fan of the Crimson Tide but I will refrain from putting all Alabama players on the team. I know it may pain some of you Tide fans to see some Vols and Gators on my team but you'll be glad to know, there are no Aubies. This is not prejudice. It is just that there are none worthy.

So, here they are in no particular order. Let me know who you think was left off, overrated, or whatevs:


AJ McCarron - YES, right off the bat, some controversy! I understand that Johnny Manziel won the Hypesman in 2012 but overall I believe McCarron is the better quarterback.

Running backs - two freshmen who exploded on the scene in 2012.
Todd Gurley, Georgia - 1385 yards, 6.2 ypc, 17 TDs
T.J. Yeldon, Alabama - 1108 yards, 6.3 ypc, 12 TDs, 1 receiving TD

Wide receivers
Amari Cooper, Alabama - another fab frosh who made Tide fans almost forget about Julio Jones - ALMOST
Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt - Madison, Alabama native had 1,323 yards and 8 TDs in 2012.
Mike Evans, Texas A&M - 1105 yards, 5 TD as a frosh.
Honorable mention: Donte Moncrief, Ole Miss - 979 & 10 TDs.

Jake Matthews, Texas A&M - would've been a 1st round NFL pick but daddy, Bruce, wants to see a diploma.
Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama - is he already a junior?

Anthony Steen, Alabama
Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State

Travis Swanson, Arkansas

Tight end
Arthur Lynch, Georgia - there are not too many great TEs in the SEC but Lynch is the best of the bunch.


Defensive end
Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina - this
Chris Smith, Arkansas - 44 tackles, 24 solo, 8.5 sacks

Defensive tackles
Anthony Johnson, LSU
Dominique Easley, Florida

Jordan Jenkins, Georgia
C.J. Mosley, Alabama
A.J. Johnson, Tennessee
Honorable mention: Avery Williamson, Kentucky & Denzel Nkemdiche, Ole Miss

Loucheiz Purifoy, Florida
Andre Hal, Vanderbilt - 14 pass breakups, 2 INT

Safeties - all the best safeties seem to come from Alabama & LSU. That hasn't changed:
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Alabama
Craig Loston, LSU
Honorable mention: Byron Moore, Tennessee

Carey Spear, Vanderbilt - 27-27 XP; 20-24 FG, 2-3 from 50+.

Kyle Christy, Florida - 45.8 ypp, 5th in the nation in 2012.

Marcus Murphy, Missouri - 3 punts returned for TDs and a 98-yard kickoff return against Alabama for a TD.