- Edward Aschoff, ESPN Staff Writer
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We all love college football and we all love preseason lists, teams, and accolades. Well, we've got more coming your way this week, as we start with our picks for the 2015 All-SEC team.
QB: Dak Prescott, Mississippi State: The Heisman Trophy candidate broke 12 school records, including rushing yards by a quarterback (986), total offense (4,435 yards), total offense per game (341.2) and touchdowns responsible for (41).
RB: Nick Chubb, Georgia: He stepped onto the scene as a freshman with 1,547 yards, 14 touchdowns and averaged 7.1 yards per carry. He also started just eight games.
RB: Leonard Fournette, LSU: Deemed the next great thing, Fournette got better as last season went on, crossing the 1,000-yard mark. Now he’s faster, stronger and trimmer.
WR: Laquon Treadwell, Ole Miss: A horrific leg injury cut his season short, but the future first-round draft pick has 1,240 career receiving yards on 120 catches.
WR: D'haquille Williams, Auburn: His fall camp didn’t start well, but a focused Williams is one of the league’s most athletic players. He’ll have every chance to surpass 1,000 yards this fall.
TE: Hunter Henry, Arkansas: Henry can do a little bit of everything and his athleticism is often overlooked. He has nearly 1,000 career receiving yards in two seasons.
OT: Laremy Tunsil, Ole Miss: Should be fine after breaking his leg in the bowl game. He’s given up just two career sacks and has a chance to be a top-five NFL draft pick.
OT: Vadal Alexander, LSU: He flirted with the NFL and enters the fall with 34 career starts. He can play inside as well and registered 75.5 knockdowns last season.
OG: Sebastian Tretola, Arkansas: He protects his quarterback (zero sacks in 690-plus snaps last year) and can throw touchdown passes. It’s hard to find a more athletic offensive lineman.
OG: Greg Pyke, Georgia: The bulldozing guard is versatile enough to play outside at left tackle if needed and is arguably Georgia’s best run-blocking lineman.
C: Evan Boehm, Missouri: Boehm has started 40 games in a row for the Tigers and is the team’s unquestioned leader. His size, quickness and strength make him excellent in the run and pass.
AP: Pharoh Cooper, South Carolina: He was second in the SEC with 1,136 receiving yards, but also had 200 rushing yards and 75 punt return yards, averaging 108.5 all-purpose yards per game.
DE: Myles Garrett, Texas A&M: He set the SEC freshman sack record last season with 11.5 sacks. He also led the team with 14 tackles for loss and nine quarterback hurries.
DE: Derek Barnett, Tennessee: Another fantastic freshman, Barnett was second on the team with 10 sacks but was second in the SEC with 20.5 tackles for loss.
DT: Robert Nkemdiche, Ole Miss: The former No. 1 recruit is a force in the middle and does a tremendous job of directing plays to his teammates.
LB: Reggie Ragland, Alabama: Arguably the SEC’s best linebacker, Ragland is excellent against the run and has the speed to be a threat against the pass in coverage or off the edge.
LB: Jordan Jenkins, Georgia: Georgia’s most versatile linebacker can play outside, inside and with his hand on the ground and has 146 career tackles with 15 sacks.
LB: Kendell Beckwith, LSU: He can be an absolute animal out on the field. Beckwith has the strength to play the run and the speed to play sideline to sideline for the Tigers.
CB: Vernon Hargreaves III, Florida: The nation’s best cover corner allowed an SEC-low 4.6 yards per play last season and has defended 30 passes with six interceptions in two years.
CB: Tre'Davious White, LSU: A two-year starter, White is long and rangy and has the ability to take an entire side of the field away. He’s the ultimate ball hawk at corner.
S: Tony Conner, Ole Miss: The versatile Conner is so dangerous because of his improved cover skills and his thirst to play in the box, which helped him register nine TFLs last year.
K: Marshall Morgan, Georgia: He hit 16 of 21 field goal attempts last season, including a long of 53 yards. Four of his field goals came from 40 yards or longer.
P: JK Scott, Alabama: I guess you can get half-joking Heisman love when you average 48 yards a punt, blast 23 kicks 50-plus yards and have 31 downed inside the 20.
RS: Isaiah McKenzie, Georgia: The shifty McKenzie registered three touchdowns (two punts, one kickoff) last year and averaged 28.1 yards per kickoff and 12.1 on punts.
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