Monday, March 4, 2013
Cobi Hamilton picked as biggest snub
By Edward Aschoff
The votes are in and the people have spoken. We asked you readers in our SportsNation poll who you felt was the biggest snub in our postseason players rankings and it was certainly a close race.
With more than 6,400 votes cast, Arkansas wide receiver Cobi Hamilton narrowly beat Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon by collecting 32 percent of the vote to Yeldon's 29. It's hard not to side with the readers on this one. Hamilton barely missed the cut after leading the SEC in receiving yards and ranking second in the league with 90 receptions. He really was the only true bright spot for the Hogs in 2013.
Yeldon had a tremendous freshman season with his 1,239 all-purpose yards (1,108 rushing) in 2013. He might have been a backup to Eddie Lacy, but he could have easily started for just about every other SEC team.
South Carolina wide receiver Ace Sanders was third with 21 percent of the vote. Sanders was the Gamecocks' top offensive weapon and proved to be one of the best return men in the league. He totaled 11 touchdowns in 2013.
LSU safety Eric Reid and Ole Miss wide receiver Donte Moncrief both grabbed 9 percent of the vote. Reid didn't have his best year in an LSU uniform, but he was still one of the league's best safeties and totaled 91 tackles while defending nine passes. Moncrief was one of the league's best offensive weapons during the month of November. He caught 21 passes for 408 yards and five touchdowns during that time.