SEC Football Preseason All-Freshman Team for 2017

Which freshmen could make the biggest impact in the SEC this year?

Selecting which freshmen will make the biggest impact in a college football season is never easy. While preseason hype and recruiting rankings certainly matter, every player develops at a different pace. Additionally, playing time is likely to depend on how much (or how little) upperclassmen have improved or developed from the previous season. And of course, once the game gets underway, it’s a different contest as opposed to just starring in practice.

 

Every year, the SEC recruits some of college football’s best talent. In the 247Sports Composite team rankings for 2017 signing classes, nine of the SEC’s 14 teams ranked inside of the top 25, with Alabama (1) and Georgia (3) checking in the top five.

 

With the SEC’s 2017 season set to begin on Thursday, Aug. 31, it’s time to take a look at which freshmen could make the biggest impact in the league. As mentioned above, this isn’t an exact science. The postseason all-freshman team could look significantly different by December. This team takes into account playing time, talent and potential. Additionally, both true and redshirt freshmen were considered for spots on the preseason team. And to get a few more players recognized, we doubled up a couple of spots for players from the same team and position. 

 

SEC All-Freshman Offense
 

First

Team

Second

Team

Third

Team

QB

Nick Starkel

Texas A&M 

Feleipe Franks

Florida 

Jarrett Guarantano

Tennessee 

RB

Najee Harris

Alabama 

Clyde 

Edwards-Helaire

LSU 

Jamauri Wakefield

Vanderbilt 

RB

Ty Chandler

Tennessee 

Chase Hayden

Arkansas 

D'Andre Swift

Georgia 

AP

Lynn Bowden

Kentucky 

Kadarius Toney

Florida 

A.J. Rose (RB)

Kentucky 

WR

Jhamon Ausbon

Texas A&M 

Jordan Jones

Arkansas 

Jeremiah Holloman

Georgia 

WR

D.K. Metcalf

Ole Miss 

Shi Smith

South Carolina 

Josh Palmer

Tennessee 

TE

Jerry Jeudy (WR)

Alabama 

Kemore Gamble

Florida 

LaTrell Bumphus

Tennessee 

OL

Trey Smith

Tennessee 

Ed Ingram

LSU 

Trystan Castillo

Missouri 

OL

Andrew Thomas

Georgia 

Isaiah Wilson

Georgia 

Luke Fortner/

Drake Jackson

Kentucky 

OL

Lloyd Cushenberry

LSU 

Devin Cochran

Vanderbilt 

Alex Leatherwood

Alabama 

OL

Stewart Reese

Miss. State 

Jedrick Wills

Alabama 

Calvin Ashley

Auburn 

OL

Brett Heggie

Florida 

Solomon Kindley

Georgia 

Ben Cleveland

Georgia 

 

SEC All-Freshman Defense
 

First

Team

Second

Team

Third

Team

DL

Quinnen Williams

Alabama 

Tre Williams

Missouri 

Deandre Johnson

Tennessee 

DL

Chris Turner

Missouri 

Charles Wiley

Ole Miss 

Quinton Bohanna

Kentucky 

DL

K'Lavon Chaisson

(LB/DL)

LSU 

Kyree Campbell

Florida 

Kobe Jones

Miss. State 

DL

Ray Thornton (LB)/

Andre Anthony

LSU 

Nick Coe

Auburn 

Jacob Phillips (LB)

LSU 

LB

Donta Evans

Ole Miss 

Buddy Johnson

Texas A&M 

Willie Gay

Miss. State 

LB

Anthony Hines

Texas A&M 

Grant Morgan

Arkansas 

Jeremiah Moon

Florida 

LB

Dylan Moses

Alabama 

Big Kat Bryant

Auburn 

Josh Paschal

Kentucky 

CB

Kary Vincent

LSU 

DeAngelo Gibbs

Georgia 

Cam Dantzler

Miss. State 

CB

Jamyest WIlliams

South Carolina 

Marco Wilson/

C.J. Henderson

Florida 

Shawn Shamburger

Tennessee 

S

Grant Delpit

LSU 

Eric Monroe

LSU 

Kamren Curl/

Chevin Calloway 

(CB)

Arkansas 

S

Richard LeCounte III

Georgia 

Shawn Davis 

Florida 

Greedy Williams (CB)

LSU 

Event Date: 
Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 23:06

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