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CFN 2016 Preseason All-SEC Football Team

Jan 1, 2016; New Orleans, LA, USA; Mississippi Rebels quarterback Chad Kelly (10) looks to throw a pass against the Oklahoma State Cowboys in the second quarter of the 2016 Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

Jan 1, 2016; New Orleans, LA, USA; Mississippi Rebels quarterback Chad Kelly (10) looks to throw a pass against the Oklahoma State Cowboys in the second quarter of the 2016 Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports


CFN 2016 All-SEC Football Team: Who are the best players coming into the season, and who’ll have the best years?


2016 CFN All-SEC Football Team

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2015 CFN Preseason All-SEC Team
2016 25 Best SEC Players

2016 CFN All-SEC Football Offense

QB – Chad Kelly, Sr. Ole Miss
6-2, 215. 2015: 4,042 passing yards, 31 touchdowns, 13 interceptions, 500 rushing yards, 10 touchdown runs

RB – Jalen Hurd, Jr. Tennessee
6-4, 240. 2015: 1,288 yards, 12 touchdowns

RB – Leonard Fournette, Jr. LSU
6-1, 230. 2015: 1,953 yards, 22 touchdowns

WR – Christian Kirk, Soph. Texas A&M
5-11, 200. 2015: 80 catches, 1,009 yards, 7 scores

WR – Calvin Ridley, Soph. Alabama
6-1, 188. 2015: 89 catches, 1,045 yards, 7 touchdowns

TE – Evan Engram, Sr. Ole Miss
6-3, 227. 2015: 38 catches, 464 yards, 2 touchdowns

OL – Alex Kozan, Sr. Auburn
6-4, 300. The veteran guard will be the rock of a rebuilt Tiger O line.

OL – Ethan Pocic, Sr. LSU
6-7, 309. Versatile center who can play anywhere on the line.

OL – Greg Pyke, Sr. Georgia
6-6, 313. One of the main men on the line over the last few years, he’s always working and always going full-tilt.

OL – Cam Robinson, Jr. Alabama
6-6, 327. A rare blocker with the talent to start at an NFL left tackle spot right now.

OL – Dan Skipper, Sr. Arkansas
6-10, 326. He’s moved around where needed on the Hog line, but he turned into an all-star last year at right tackle.

2016 CFN All-SEC Football Defense

DL – Jonathan Allen, Sr. Alabama
6-3, 294. 2015: 36 tackles, 12 sacks, 14.5 tackles for loss

DL – Derek Barnett, Jr. Tennessee
6-3, 257. 2015: 72 tackles, 10 sacks, 20.5 tackles for loss

DL – Myles Garrett, Jr. Texas A&M
6-5, 262. 2015: 53 tackles, 11.5 sacks, 14 tackles for loss

DL – Charles Harris, Jr. Missouri
6-3, 255. 2015: 56 tackles, 7 sacks, 18.5 tackles for loss

LB – Reuben Foster, Sr. Alabama
6-1, 240. 2015: 73 tackles

LB – Michael Scherer, Sr. Missouri
6-3, 235. 2015: 93 tackles, 9 tackles for loss

LB – Tim Williams, Sr. Alabama
6-4, 237. 2015: 19 tackles, 10.5 sacks, 12.5 tackles for loss

DB – Jamal Adams, Jr. LSU
6-1, 211. 2015: 67 tackles, 4 interceptions

DB – Marcus Maye, Sr. Florida
6-0, 210. 2015: 82 tackles, 5 forced fumbles

DB – Jalen Tabor, Jr. Florida
6-0, 199. 31 tackles, 1 interception, 8 broken up passes

DB – Tre’Davious White, Sr. LSU
5-11, 191. 2015: 38 tackles, 6 broken up passes

2016 CFN All-SEC Football Special Teams

PK – Daniel Carlson, Jr. Auburn
Lou Groza Finalist hit 23-of-27 field goals with four of his five from 50 yards and beyond.

P – Johnny Townsend, Jr. Florida
A godsend for a team with no offense late last year, he averaged over 45 yards per kick with 30 put inside the 20.

KR – Evan Berry, Jr. Tennessee
He averaged 38 yards per kickoff return with three touchdowns, to go along with his day job as a defensive back.

PR – Cameron Sutton, Sr. Tennessee
A good, steady defensive back over his first three years, he blew up as a punt returner averaging 18.7 yards per try last season with two scores.

2016 25 Best SEC Players