- Edward Aschoff, ESPN Staff Writer
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Now that we've shown you our list of the SEC's best 25 players and given you a group of players who just missed the cut, we thought we'd ask you guys who you thought was most deserving of cracking our list.
Was it Arkansas wide receiver Cobi Hamilton, who was the only real bright spot for the Razorbacks last fall? He led the SEC with a school-record 1,335 receiving yards and 7.5 catches per game. His school-record 90 receptions ranked second in the SEC last season. He also collected four 100-plus-yard receiving games, including getting 303 yards against Rutgers, and caught six or more passes in nine games this past season.
Maybe Ole Miss receiver Donte Moncrief deserved to crack the top 25. He only had 979 receiving yards, but he was easily the Rebels' best and most consistent offensive weapon in 2012. Plus, he was working with a new offense. He had four 100-plus-yard receiving games and registered 21 catches for 408 yards and five touchdowns in the month of November.
LSU safety Eric Reid didn't have his best season with the Tigers, but he proved to be a valuable safety net for LSU's secondary. He was still considered one of the league's best safeties, collecting 91 tackles and defending nine passes with two interceptions.
South Carolina wide receiver Ace Sanders wasn't just the Gamecocks' best offensive weapon, he proved to be one of the best return men in the SEC. He caught a team-high 45 passes and nine touchdowns last fall. He also finished the year with two touchdowns on punt returns.
Then you have Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon, who made quite the college debut. He racked up 1,239 all-purpose yards in 2013, with 1,108 of those yards coming on the ground. He also rushed for 12 touchdowns and caught another one. Yeldon might have been a backup to Eddie Lacy, but he would have started for just about every other team in the SEC last season.
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