The SEC's best 25 players: No. 10

August, 20, 2012
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Our next member outdid everyone when it came to finding the end zone with his arm:

No. 10: Aaron Murray, QB, Georgia, Jr.

2011 summary: Murray was second in the SEC with 3,149 passing yards and led the league with 35 touchdown passes, after completing 59.1 percent of his passes. His 35 touchdown passes set the Georgia single-season record. Murray did throw 14 interceptions, but finished the season fourth in the league with a quarterback rating of 146.41. He also carried the ball 87 times for 111 yards and two touchdowns.

Most recent ranking: Ranked No. 18 in the 2011 postseason countdown.

Making the case for Murray: He's enjoyed a record-setting career during his two years on the field for the Bulldogs, and enters his redshirt junior year as a possible Heisman Trophy candidate. Murray possesses some of the best throwing technique out there, and has the skill to make the tough throws. He set the Georgia single-season school record for touchdown responsibility in 2011 with his 37 scores. While he hasn't piled up the rushing yards during his career, Murray isn't afraid to use his feet to get out of tough situations. He can scramble to make plays or just buy himself more time in the pocket with his footwork. Murray isn't afraid to throw his body around, and is one of the grittiest quarterbacks in this league. Before last season, only four quarterbacks -- Tim Couch, Peyton Manning, Danny Wuerffel and Andre Woodson -- had thrown for more than 3,000 yards and 35 touchdowns in a season.With his 59 career touchdown passes, if Murray stays healthy and finishes out his eligibility, he will break Wuerffel's SEC touchdown record of 114. Where Murray is looking to improve is with his mental game. He admits to pressing too much in bigger games, and used the spring to develop better chemistry with his receivers. Murray has the talent to make all the plays, but he doesn't have to try and do it every moment he's on the field.

The Rundown
  • No. 25: Matt Elam, S, Florida, Jr.
  • No. 24: Da'Rick Rogers, WR, Tennessee, Jr.
  • No. 23: Sean Porter, LB, Texas A&M, Sr.
  • No. 22: Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama, Jr.
  • No. 21: Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia, Jr.
  • No. 20: Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M, Jr.
  • No. 19: Tyler Bray, QB, Tennessee, Jr.
  • No. 18: Jesse Williams, NG, Alabama, Sr.
  • No. 17: Bennie Logan, DT, LSU, Jr.
  • No. 16: Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee, Jr.
  • No. 15: Cobi Hamilton, WR, Arkansas, Sr.
  • No. 14: Chris Faulk, OT, LSU, Jr.
  • No. 13: Corey Lemonier, DE, Auburn, Jr.
  • No. 12: Eric Reid, S, LSU, Jr.
  • No. 11: Johnthan Banks, CB, Mississippi State, Sr.

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