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Tuesday, January 26, 2010
All-SEC recruiting rankings (offense)

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

It’s always a lot of fun three and four years later to see where players were ranked by the recruiting analysts coming out of high school.

So we’ll take a two-part look at this season’s Associated Press All-SEC team and where those players were ranked.

Keep in mind that some of these guys were academic risks, which affected their ranking. Others came in at different positions.

As a teaser, we can tell you that 107 players were ranked ahead of this season’s Heisman Trophy winner, Alabama running back Mark Ingram, in the 2008 class. On the flip side, star players such as Tim Tebow, A.J. Green and Aaron Hernandez were ranked very highly when they signed.

ESPN’s Scouts Inc. wasn’t ranking players in 2005, so there’s no data for players in that class.

We’ll look at the All-SEC offense first and defense later in the day:

OFFENSE

Tim Tebow, QB, Florida

Class: 2006

ESPN’s Scouts Inc: Grade of 90, No. 4 quarterback, No. 1 player in Florida, No. 15 player nationally



Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama

Class: 2008

ESPN’s Scouts Inc: Grade of 81, No. 12 running back, No. 3 player in Michigan, No. 108 player nationally



Anthony Dixon, RB, Mississippi State

Class: 2006

ESPN’s Scouts Inc: Grade of 40, unranked among running backs or nationally

Shay Hodge, WR, Ole Miss

Class: 2006

ESPN’s Scouts Inc: Grade of 76, No. 63 receiver, No. 16 player in Mississippi, unranked nationally

A.J. Green, WR, Georgia

Class: 2008

ESPN’s Scouts Inc: Grade of 91, No. 2 receiver, No. 2 player in South Carolina, No. 5 player nationally

Dexter McCluster, AP, Ole Miss

Class: 2006

ESPN’s Scouts Inc: Grade of 76, No. 71 running back, No. 64 player in Florida, unranked nationally

Randall Cobb, AP, Kentucky

Class: 2008

ESPN’s Scouts Inc: Grade of 74, No. 86 athlete, No. 24 player in Tennessee, unranked nationally

Aaron Hernandez, TE, Florida

Class: 2007

ESPN’s Scouts Inc: Grade of 81, No. 1 tight end, No. 1 player in Connecticut, No. 49 player nationally

Mike Johnson, OL, Alabama

Class: 2005

ESPN’s Scouts Inc: N/A

Ciron Black, OL, LSU

Class: 2005

ESPN’s Scouts Inc: N/A

Mike Pouncey, OL, Florida

Class: 2007

ESPN’s Scouts Inc: Grade of 77, No. 18 offensive guard, No. 71 player in Florida, unranked nationally

John Jerry, OL, Ole Miss

Class: 2006

ESPN’s Scouts Inc: Grade of 40, unranked among offensive linemen and nationally.

Maurkice Pouncey, C, Florida

Class: 2007

ESPN’s Scouts Inc: Grade of 79, No. 9 offensive guard, No. 32 player in Florida, unranked nationally