The SEC East is down again this year, to no surprise of any careful observer. All of the teams are flawed and lack depth, and the amazing number of injuries have only made things worse. If you add everyone up together, you could field a pretty good team with just players who have missed games due to injuries (or suspensions, for that matter). It might even become the favorite to win the division.
I had some help putting together this all-attrition team from Joel at Rocky Top Talk, Glenn at A Sea of Blue, and Gamecock Man at Garnet and Black Attack, so thanks to those gentlemen for pitching in. Everyone on it except one has missed at least one full game. All of the members also are either a starter or would have been a starter if they had played this year.
The parenthesis after the names indicates preseason All-SEC teams they players were named to: C for coaches, M for media, and PS for Phil Steele. Italics indicate players who missed time for suspension. Asterisks indicate players who have played some but are now gone for the season. Strikethrough indicates players who haven't played a single snap this year.
Let's hear it for the all-attrition team!
RB: Marcus Lattimore*, South Carolina (C/M/PS 1st)
RB: Jeff Demps, Florida (C 2nd)
Warren Norman, Vanderbilt (C 2nd as returner)
WR: Justin Hunter*, Tennessee
WR: Andre Debose, Florida (PS 1st as returner)
OT: Kyle Nunn*, South Carolina (C/M 3rd)
OG: Stuart Hines, Kentucky (PS 3rd)
OG: Dan Wenger, Florida note-has only missed partial game
C: Matt Smith, Kentucky (Rimington watch list)
DL: Ronald Powell, Florida (PS 3rd)
DL: Collins Ukwu, Kentucky
DL: Sharrif Floyd, Florida
LB: Christian Robinson, Georgia (PS 3rd)
Herman Lathers, Tennessee (PS 4th)
Alec Ogletree, Georgia
LB: Cornelius Washington, Georgia
Akeem Auguste, South Carolina
Jeremy Brown, Florida (PS 4th)
Janzen Jackson, Tennessee (M 2nd)
S: Bacarri Rambo, Georgia (PS 3rd)
That's quite a team. I would pencil it in for getting slaughtered in Atlanta, wouldn't you?