Five bold, crazy, stupid, daring, wacky SEC college football predictions for the 2019 season.
5 (Potentially) Stupid SEC Predictions
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East Florida | Georgia | Kentucky | Missouri
South Carolina | Tennessee | Vanderbilt
West Alabama | Arkansas | Auburn | LSU
Mississippi State | Ole Miss | Texas A&M
What if you were told last year at this time that Florida – coming off a four-win season – would win ten games?
What if you were told last year at this time that Kentucky would not only beat a ten-win Florida squad, but would be deep in the SEC East title chase in November?
What if you were told last year at this time that Alabama was going to lose 44-16 in the national championship?
What if you were told last year at this time that all 14 SEC head coaches would still have their jobs going into 2019?
They’re the wild and wacky curveballs that make each season fun. Enough safe and sane, it’s time for dumb and dangerous with five (potentially) stupid predictions thrown at the wall to see if they stick.
5. Kelly Bryant will be the Second-Team All-SEC quarterback, and …
He’s about to become a hot NFL prospect, too.
Bryant won’t be taken ahead of Tua Tagovailoa, Justin Herbert or Jake Fromm, but he’s going to be someone’s guy in the top 100 picks after a year of working with Mizzou offensive coordinator Derek Dooley.
Forget some dopey national championship ring – this was the right career move Bryant needed to make.
He has the 6-3, 225-pound size, and he’s more accurate and consistent on his quick midrange throws than he gets credit for. He might not have Drew Lock’s cannon, but he has the prerequisite NFL arm and he can move far, far better than his predecessor could.
Missouri has the veteran receivers for Bryant to work with, but it’s the scheme and coaching at the right-fit program that will turn him into a statistical star.
Fromm will be in for a great season, but he won’t have Bryant’s numbers. Remember, Lock was Second-Team All-SEC last year behind Mr. Tagovailoa.
Now it’ll be Bryant’s turn.