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2013 Preseason All-SEC Team Announced

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The first team might be able to beat the Jaguars

Kelly Lambert

The Preseason all-league teams were announced today. Here's the rundown with my thoughts afterwards.

OFFENSE

First Team (there are 243 voters. The number in parentheses is the votes received)

QB - Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M (119)

RB - T.J. Yeldon, Alabama (221)

RB - Todd Gurley, Georgia (206)

WR - Amari Cooper, Alabama (194)

WR - Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt (106)

TE - Arthur Lynch, Georgia (148)

OL - Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama (193)

OL - Jake Matthews, Texas A&M (176)

OL - Anthony Steen, Alabama (109)

OL - Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State (88)

C - Travis Swanson, Arkansas (92)

Second Team

QB - AJ McCarron, Alabama (67)

RB - Tre Mason, Auburn (15)

RB - LaDarius Perkins, Mississippi State (12)

RB - Keith Marshall, Georgia (12)

WR - Donte Moncrief, Ole Miss (46)

WR - Mike Evans, Texas A&M (33)

TE - Rory Anderson, South Carolina (33)

OL - Antonio Richardson, Tennessee (76)

OL - Jon Halapio, Florida (51)

OL - Chris Burnette, Georgia (50)

OL - Ja'Wuan James, Tennessee (50)

C - Reese Dismukes, Auburn (33)

Third Team

QB - Aaron Murray, Georgia (52)

RB - Matt Jones, Florida (5)

RB - Jeff Scott, Ole Miss (5)

RB - Alfred Blue, LSU (5)

WR - Malcolm Mitchell, Georgia (28)

WR - Jarvis Landry, LSU (19)

TE - Brian Vogler, Alabama (18)

OL - La'el Collins, LSU (37)

OL - Josh Williford, LSU (30)

OL - Wesley Johnson, Vanderbilt (18)

OL - A.J. Cann, South Carolina (14)

OL - Zach Fulton, Tennessee (14)

C - James Stone, Tennessee (30)

C - Jonotthan Harrison, Florida (30)

DEFENSE

First Team

DL - Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina (223)

DL - Dominque Easley, Florida (162)

DL - Anthony Johnson, LSU (127)

DL - Chris Smith, Arkansas (56)

LB - C.J. Mosley, Alabama (231)

LB - A.J. Johnson, Tennessee (107)

LB - Denzel Nkemdiche, Ole Miss (94)

DB - Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Alabama (203)

DB - Craig Loston, LSU (135)

DB - Loucheiz Purifoy, Florida (117)

DB - Deion Belue, Alabama (77)

Second Team

DL - Xzavier Dickson, Alabama (49)

DL - Ed Stinson, Alabama (39)

DL - Dee Ford, Auburn (38)

DL - Jeoffrey Pagan, Alabama (31)

LB - Adrian Hubbard, Alabama (66)

LB - Jordan Jenkins, Georgia (64)

LB - Lamin Barrow, LSU (29)

DB - Damian Swann, Georgia (70)

DB - Andre Hal, Vanderbilt (69)

DB - Marcus Roberson, Florida (50)

DB - Vinnie Sunseri, Alabama (36)

Third Team

DL - Garrison Smith, Georgia (26)

DL - Daniel McCullers, Tennessee (23)

DL - Alvin Dupree, Kentucky (23)

DL - C.J. Johnson, Ole Miss (22)

LB - Ronald Powell, Florida (24)

LB - Tahj Jones, LSU (20)

LB - Trey DePriest, Alabama (16)

LB - Avery Williamson, Kentucky (16)

DB - E.J. Gaines, Missouri (34)

DB - Charles Sawyer (25)

DB - Jalen Mills, LSU (22)

DB - Chris Davis (20)

SPECIALISTS

First Team

P - Kyle Christy, Florida (108)

PK - Carey Spear, Vanderbilt (100)

RS - Odell Beckham Jr., LSU (74)

AP - Bruce Ellington, South Carolina (69)

Second Team

P - Cody Mandell, Alabama (54)

PK - Cody Parkey, Auburn (71)

RS - Bruce Ellington, South Carolina (62)

AP - Odell Beckham Jr., LSU (44)

Third Team

P - Steven Clark, Auburn (33)

PK - Zach Hocker, Arkansas (39)

RS - Andre Debose, Florida (53)

AP - Loucheiz Purifoy, Florida (36)

PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH

SEC Champion

Alabama - 182

Georgia - 38

South Carolina - 18

Texas A&M - 4

LSU - 1

EASTERN DIVISION

Georgia (149)

South Carolina (75)

Florida (19)

Vanderbilt

Tennessee

Missouri

Kentucky

WESTERN DIVISION

Alabama (225)

Texas A&M (11)

LSU (7)

Ole Miss

Auburn

Mississippi State

Arkansas

Thoughts and whatnot:

Kind of funny that the Heisman Trophy winner only got roughly 50% of the First Team votes.

I'm more insulted that Jadeveon Clowney wasn't a unanimous First Team pick. That's right, 20 idiots don't think he deserves to be on the First Team. This is being an edgy hipster for sloppy, frumpy writers in Dockers.

The complete absence of the A&M defense should be of concern. I don't necessarily agree with the journos, but we need some guys to step up in a serious way - particularly in the front seven.

I think Deshazor Everett and Toney Hurd, Jr. deserved some love.

Mike Evans will be First Team after the season.

We're lucky we miss Georgia this year. At least until Atlanta if all things go well.

I think A&M has three (maybe four) running backs better than the Second Team selections. Alas, none of those four were nominated for any team. Hard to catch journos' attention when they're on a witch hunt for a quarterback.

I would have thought Trey Williams would get some RS or AP attention.

Your musings in the comments, por favor.