SEC dots preseason All-America team


Phil Steele says his preseason All-America team differs from others in that it doesn’t factor in what happened last season and instead projects what’s to come in 2014.

Judging by his projections, the SEC will be absolutely loaded again this season as it landed the most players of any conference (10) on the first team: two from Alabama, Georgia and Texas A&M and one each from Florida, Ole Miss, Tennessee and South Carolina.

The Crimson Tide came in first in the SEC and second among all schools with eight selections to the All-America team, trailing Florida State’s 11 total selections.

Twelve of the league's 14 schools had at least one player make the team. Kentucky and Vanderbilt were the only schools left out.

Here’s a look at all the SEC players who made the cut:

First-team offense

RB: Todd Gurley, Georgia

WR: Amari Cooper, Alabama

OG: A.J. Cann, South Carolina

OT: Cedric Ogbuehi, Texas A&M

First-team defense

LB: Ramik Wilson, Georgia

LB: A.J. Johnson, Tennessee

CB: Vernon Hargreaves III, Florida

S: Landon Collins, Alabama

S: Cody Prewitt, Ole Miss

First-team special-teams

P: Drew Kaser, Texas A&M

Second-team offense

RB: T.J. Yeldon, Alabama

TE: O.J. Howard, Alabama

C: Reese Dismukes, Auburn

OG: Arie Kouandjio, Alabama

Second-team defense

DL: Dante Fowler, Florida

LB: Trey DePriest, Alabama

Second-team special teams

LS: Reid Ferguson, LSU

All-Purpose: Christion Jones, Alabama

Third-team offense

RB: Mike Davis, South Carolina

OT: La'el Collins, LSU

Third-team defense

LB: Leonard Floyd, Georgia

Fourth-team defense

DL: Trey Flowers, Arkansas

DL: A'Shawn Robinson, Alabama

DL: Robert Nkemdiche, Ole Miss

LB: Benardrick McKinney, Mississippi State

Fourth-team special teams

PR: Marcus Murphy, Missouri