The Southeastern Conference announced its All-SEC teams on Tuesday afternoon.
The teams were voted on by the coaches of the conference, and headlining the first team are Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Jalen Hurts, Tide defensive lineman Jonathan Allen, and Tennessee Volunteers defensive lineman Derek Barnett.
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In total, seven players from the top-ranked Tide made the first team. Hurts and Allen are joined by offensive tackle Cam Robinson, wide receiver ArDarius Stewart, linebacker Reuben Foster, cornerback Minkah Fitzpatrick and punter JK Scott. O.J. Howard, Calvin Ridley, Tim Williams, and Eddie Jackson were all represented on the second team, which was good for 11 total players from the SEC Champion on both squads.
Full representation across the board from the teams of the SEC can be found below:
Texas A&M technically can be found five times on the team, but it was Christian Kirk who was slotted in not one, not two but three different spots. Kirk was listed as a wide receiver, all-purpose player and a return specialist after a fantastic sophomore season in College Station. He was one of four players to make the team as he, Justin Evans, Myles Garrett and Avery Gennesy were represented on the first and second teams.
Georgia and South Carolina meanwhile were nowhere to be found on either of the All-SEC squads. It’s the first time since 1990 that the Bulldogs were shut out of the All-SEC teams.
One of the few surprises of the first and second team inclusions was LSU’s Jamal Adams. Adams had a terrific year in Baton Rouge but found himself as the anchor of the second team’s secondary. The first team has plenty of talent - Teez Tabor, Tre’Davious White, Minkah Fitzpatrick and Aarion Penton - but Adams was certainly deserving of a first team selection. And if you don’t believe us, ATVS believes so as well.
Outside of that, there aren’t too many gripes to be found depending on your preference. The defenses are especially loaded, and the offenses seem to be leaning heavily towards those in the West compared to the East. But given the composition of those teams, that’s not all too shocking, either.