2020 Preseason CFN SEC Offensive Player of the Year
RB Najee Harris, Jr. Alabama With LSU WR Ja’Marr Chase opting out, now it’s up to Najee Harris to be the SEC’s biggest star going into the 2020 SEC season.
The former superstar of superstar recruits was okay through his career, but he didn’t step up into a devastating all-around performer until the second half of last season, closing with seven 100-yard games in the last ten, and running for 12 of his 13 scores on the ground in the last seven games. He’ll be part of a rotation this year, but he’s on the verge of being a Heisman-level back if all goes according to plan.
2020 Preseason CFN SEC Defensive Player of the Year
CB Derek Stingley, Soph. LSU LSU safety Grant Delpit won the Thorpe Award as the nation’s best defensive back. He wasn’t event best defensive back on his own team last year – actually, he might have been fourth in the mix – behind Stingley, the lockdown star who came into LSU as a big-time recruit, and showed why right away.
The 6-1, 195-pounder led the team with six interceptions, 15 broken up passes, and 38 tackles. There’s some reloading to do in the Tiger secondary, and the stats aren’t going to be as good for Stingley – no one will throw his way – but he’s an NFL starting corner who’ll still be around the college world for the next few seasons.
College Football News 2020 Preseason All-SEC Team: Offense
QB – Kyle Trask, Sr. Florida
RB – Najee Harris, Sr. Alabama
RB – Kylin Hill, Sr. Mississippi State
WR – George Pickens, Soph. Georgia
WR – DeVonta Smith, Sr. Alabama
TE – Kyle Pitts, Jr. Florida
OT – Alex Leatherwood, Sr. Alabama
OG – Landon Dickerson, Sr. Alabama (or C)
C – Drake Jackson, Sr. Kentucky
OG – Trey Smith, Sr. Tennessee
OT – Wanya Morris, Soph. Tennessee
College Football News 2020 Preseason All-SEC Team: Defense
DE – Big Kat Bryant, Sr. Auburn
DT – Jordan Davis, Jr. Georgia
DT – Tyler Shelvin, Jr. LSU
DE – Aaron Sterling, Sr. South Carolina
LB – Nick Bolton, Jr. Missouri
LB – KJ Britt, Sr. Auburn
LB – Dylan Moses, Jr. Alabama
CB – Derek Stingley, Soph. LSU
S – Richard LeCounte, Sr. Georgia
S – JaCoby Stevens, Sr. LSU
CB – Patrick Surtain, Jr. Alabama
College Football News 2020 Preseason All-SEC Team: Special Teams