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Chris' SEC all-star ballot

7/6/2011

We’ve already had a look at Edward’s all-star ballot, and I agree with most of his selections.

Unlike baseball, we don't have half a season to use as a gauge, so there's a lot of projecting and taking into account what the players did a year ago.

I'm big on intangibles and how a player impacts his teammates. So wherever it was close, I went with the guy who was a leader and the guy I believe will help elevate the level of play of the players around him. Speed and versatility were also big factors.

Anyway, here's my ballot:

EAST

OFFENSE

QB -- Aaron Murray, Georgia. So.

RB -- Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina, So.

RB -- Chris Rainey, Florida, Sr.

WR -- Alshon Jeffery, South Carolina, Jr.

WR -- Da'Rick Rogers, Tennessee, So.

TE -- Orson Charles, Georgia, Jr.

C -- T.J. Johnson, South Carolina, Jr.

OL -- Cordy Glenn, Georgia, Sr.

OL -- Ja'Wuan James, Tennessee, So.

OL -- Larry Warford, Kentucky, Jr.

OL -- Stuart Hines, Kentucky, Sr.

DEFENSE

DE -- Devin Taylor, South Carolina, Jr.

DE -- Melvin Ingram, South Carolina, Sr.

DT -- Jaye Howard, Florida, Sr.

DT -- Malik Jackson, Tennessee, Sr.

LB -- Danny Trevathan, Kentucky, Sr.

LB -- Chris Marve, Vanderbilt, Sr.

LB -- Jelani Jenkins, Florida, So.

CB -- Casey Hayward, Vanderbilt, Sr.

CB -- Stephon Gilmore, South Carolina, Jr.

S -- Prentiss Waggner, Tennessee, Jr.

S -- Winston Guy, Kentucky, Sr.

SPECIAL TEAMS

K -- Blair Walsh, Georgia, Sr.

P -- Drew Butler, Georgia, Sr.

RET ---- Brandon Boykin, Georgia, Sr.

WEST

OFFENSE

QB -- Chris Relf, Mississippi State, Sr.

RB -- Trent Richardson, Alabama, Jr.

RB -- Knile Davis, Arkansas, Jr.

WR -- Greg Childs, Arkansas, Sr.

WR -- Jarius Wright, Arkansas, Sr.

TE -- Philip Lutzenkirchen, Auburn, Jr.

C -- William Vlachos, Alabama, Sr.

OL -- Barrett Jones, Alabama, Jr.

OL -- Bradley Sowell, Ole Miss, Sr.

OL -- Alvin Bailey, Arkansas, So.

OL -- Bobby Massie, Ole Miss, Jr.

DEFENSE

DE -- Kentrell Lockett, Ole Miss, Sr.

DE -- Jake Bequette, Arkansas, Sr.

DT -- Fletcher Cox, Mississippi State, Jr.

DT -- Josh Boyd, Mississippi State, Jr.

LB -- Courtney Upshaw, Alabama, Sr.

LB -- Dont'a Hightower, Alabama, Jr.

LB -- Jerry Franklin, Arkansas, Sr.

CB -- Morris Claiborne, LSU, Jr.

CB -- DeQuan Menzie, Alabama, Sr.

S -- Mark Barron, Alabama, Sr.

S -- Tyrann Mathieu, LSU, So. (We'll play him as a nickel back and let him roam)

SPECIAL TEAMS

K -- Zach Hocker, Arkansas, So.

P -- Tyler Campbell, Ole Miss, Jr.

RET -- Joe Adams, Arkansas, Sr.