Four SEC tight ends made the preseason watch list for the 2011 John Mackey Award.
The last two winners of the award, which honors the top tight end nationally, have been from the SEC -- Arkansas' D.J. Williams last season and Florida's Aaron Hernandez in 2009.
Barden, a senior, is the SEC's active leader among tight ends in receptions (91) and receiving yards (991). Lutzenkirchen had 15 catches last season and five of those were for touchdowns.