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Ranking the Top 15 Players in the SEC for 2015 (Experts Poll)

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There’s plenty of uncertainty at quarterback in the SEC for 2015, but talent certainly isn’t an issue among the league’s 14 teams. And needless to say, pairing down the SEC’s talent to the top 15 players is no easy assignment. However, that’s the task Athlon recently assigned over 40 experts.

With the season right around the corner, Athlon Sports sought to answer this question: Who are the best 15 players in the SEC for 2015?

In order to rank the top 15 players in the SEC for 2015, Athlon Sports sought the insight of several experts from the conference. The voting process was simple. Using criteria such as career performance so far, 2015 potential/projection, pro outlook, recruiting ranking, value to team or overall talent, each voter was asked to rank their top 15 players for 2015.

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A point system was assigned, giving 15 points for a player with a No. 1 vote, 14 points for a No. 2 vote, 13 points for a No. 3 vote and so on.

The Voters

Voter

Twitter

Affiliation

Barrett Sallee

@BarrettSallee

Bleacher Report

Steven Godfrey

@38Godfrey

SBNation.com

Gabe Bock

@GabeBock

TexAgs.com

Zac Ellis

@ZacEllis

SI.com

Brad Crawford

@BCrawfordSDS

Saturday Down South

JC Shurburtt

@JCShurburtt

247Sports.com

Barton Simmons

@BartonSimmons

247Sports.com

Russ Mitchell

@RussMitchellCFB

College Football News

Steven Lassan

@AthlonSteven

Athlon Sports

Josh Kendall

@JoshatTheState

The State

Mitch Light

@AthlonMitch

Athlon Sports

Neal McCready

@NealMcCready

RebelGrove.com

Jack Peglow

@JackPeglow

RockMNation.com

Matt Scalici

@MattScalici

AL.com

Josh Ward

@Josh_Ward

Sports Radio WNML

Braden Gall

@BradenGall

Athlon Sports

David Fox

@DavidFox615

Athlon Sports

Jeff Drummond

@JDrumUK

AllWildcats.com

The SEC Logo

@SEC_Logo

@SEC_Logo

Kipp Adams

@KippLAdams

Dawgs247

Jesse Johnson

@JWJohnsonVU247

Vandy247

Elton Hayes

@EHDC12

Athlon Contributor

Ryan Wright

@HogManinLA

Athlon Contributor

Adam Silverstein

@OnlyGators

OnlyGators.com

David Wunderlich

@Year2

TeamSpeedKills.com

Stephen M. Smith

@ESPN_Future

TouchdownAlabama.Net

Daniel Lewis

@RockyTopInsider

RockyTopInsider.com

Antwan Staley

@AntwanStaley

Athlon Contributor

Olin Buchanan

@OlinBuchanan

TexAgs.com

Will Shelton

@WShelton2

RockyTopTalk.com

Jake Rowe

@Rowe247

Dawgs247

Wess Moore

@Wess_Moore

Fox 16

Nicholas Ian Allen

@NicholasIAllen

Athlon Contributor

Rush Roberts

@DrNorrisCamacho

GoodBullHunting.com

Jason Hall

@JasonHallFSN

Athlon Contributor

Greg Poole

@ECDawg_BI

BulldawgIllustrated.com

Rob McVey

@Rob_UTVols

Athlon Contributor

Justin Nails

@JustinNails

Athlon Contributor

Cody McClure

@CodyMcClureCFB

Athlon Contributor

Jeremy Attaway

@MaconDawg

DawgSports.com

Marky Billson

@MarkyBillson

Athlon Contributor

John Whittle

@JohnMWhittle

TheBigSpur.com

Mark Ross

@AthlonMarkR

AthlonSports.com

Ranking the SEC's Best Players for 2015 (Experts Poll)

Rank

Player

Team

Total Points

1

Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia(20 first-place votes)

575

2

Vernon Hargreaves III, CB, Florida(11 first-place votes)

559

3

Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi State(3 first-place votes)

452

4

Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss

398

5

Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU(3 first-place votes)

394

6

Robert Nkemdiche, DT, Ole Miss(2 first-place votes)

348

7

A'Shawn Robinson, DT, Alabama(1 first-place vote)

264

8

Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M

250

9

Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee

229

10

Laquon Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss

228

11

Pharoh Cooper, WR, South Carolina

179

12

Cam Robinson, OT, Alabama(2 first-place votes)

175

13

Derrick Henry, RB, Alabama(1 first-place vote)

172

14T

Duke Williams, WR, Auburn

134

14T

Reggie Ragland, LB, Alabama

134

16

Jeremy Johnson, QB, Auburn

96

17

Jordan Jenkins, LB, Georgia

74

18

Alex Collins, RB, Arkansas

61

19

Leonard Floyd, LB, Georgia

46

20

Carl Lawson, DE, Auburn

44

21

Vadal Alexander, OT, LSU

41

22

Jalen Mills, DB, LSU

29

23

Kentrell Brothers, LB, Missouri

23

24

Joshua Reynolds, WR, Texas A&M

20

25

Hunter Henry, TE, Arkansas

18

26

Curt Maggitt, DL/LB, Tennessee

16

27

Evan Engram, TE, Ole Miss

15

28T

Joshua Dobbs, QB, Tennessee

14

28T

Tony Conner, S, Ole Miss

14

30T

Tre'Davious White, CB, LSU

12

30T

Jonathan Williams, RB, Arkansas

12

32T

Cam Sutton, CB, Tennessee

11

32T

The Entire Arkansas OL

11

32T

Chris Jones, DL, Mississippi State

11

35T

Cyrus Jones, CB, Alabama

9

35T

Jalen Hurd, RB, Tennessee

9

35T

Jamal Adams, S, LSU

9

38T

Jovon Robinson, RB, Auburn

8

38T

Greg Pyke, OL, Georgia

8

38T

Jonathan Bullard, DL, Florida

8

41T

Kendell Beckwith, LB, LSU

6

41T

Melvin Lewis, DL, Kentucky

6

41T

Maty Mauk, QB, Missouri

6

44

Tony Bridges, CB, Ole Miss

5

45T

Dan Skipper, OT, Arkansas

3

45T

Sebastian Tretola, OG, Arkansas

3

45T

Cassanova McKinzy, LB, Auburn

3

45T

Jonathan Allen, DL, Alabama

3

45T

Kyle Allen, QB, Texas A&M

3

50T

Ryan Kelly, C, Alabama

2

50T

Patrick Towles, QB, Kentucky

2

50T

Jonathan Jones, CB, Auburn

2

50T

Speedy Noil, WR, Texas A&M

2

54T

De'Runnya Wilson, WR, Mississippi State

1

54T

Stephen Weatherly, LB, Vanderbilt

1

54T

Denver Kirkland, OT, Arkansas

1

54T

Ricky Seals-Jones, WR, Texas A&M

1

54T

Russell Hansbrough, RB, Missouri

1