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All-SEC Week 4

Who stood out in our final September games?

Week 4 marks the end of 2016's first month, and we're starting to see some real separation between the contenders and pretenders. With that in mind, let's check out who made our All-SEC team for the season's fourth week of games.

As always, if you’re not familiar with the premise of this column, check out Week 1’s edition for the rules. Starting next week, I'll do a weekly update of the year-to-date All-SEC team. Things are still a bit jumbled right now.

Quarterback

Name Team Comp. Att. Yds. Comp% TD INT Yds./Att. Rush Rush Yds. Yds./ Rush Rush TD Total Yds. Total TD
1st Team Trevor Knight Texas A&M 12 22 225 54.6% 2 0 10.2 9 162 18.0 2 387 4
2nd Team Chad Kelly Ole Miss 18 24 282 75.0% 2 0 11.8 3 55 18.3 1 337 3

Knight was awesome Saturday against Arkansas, particularly on the ground. His touchdown run at the end of the first half was an enormous, momentum-swinging play. He was the offensive player of the week for me.

If we were only judging each game's first half, then Ole Miss would be the best team in the country, and Chad Kelly would be the runner-up for the Heisman behind Lamar Jackson. Against the 'Dawgs, Kelly and the Rebels finally put together a full 60 minutes, and they showed why they were so highly thought of coming into the season.

Running Back

Name Team Att. Yds. Yds. / Att. TD Tgt. Catch Rec. Yds. Rec. TD Yds./ Catch Yds./ Tgt. Total Yds. Total TD Yds./ Touch
1st Team Trayveon Williams Texas A&M 12 153 12.8 2 3 3 5 0 1.7 1.7 158 2 10.5
2nd Team Jalen Hurd Tennessee 26 95 3.7 0 2 2 25 1 12.5 12.5 120 1 4.3

Williams was electric against the Hogs. He's pushing Jalen Hurts for Offensive Freshman of the Year so far. Hurd, meanwhile, was more steady than explosive, but it was his touchdown on a wheel route that kicked off the Tennessee comeback as the Vols finally exorcised their Gator demons.

Wide Receiver

Name Team Tgt. Catch Catch% Yds. TD Yds./ Catch Yds./ Tgt. Rush Att. Rush Yds. Yds./ Att. Rush TD Yds./ Scrim. TD/ Scrim. Yds./ Touch
1st Team Fred Ross Mississippi State 13 8 61.5% 126 2 15.8 9.7 0 0 0 0 126 2 15.8
Josh Reynolds Texas A&M 5 4 80.0% 141 1 35.3 28.2 0 0 0 0 141

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2nd Team Josh Malone Tennessee 7 4 57.1% 91 1 22.8 13.0 0 0 0 0 91 1 22.8
Jared Cornelius Arkansas 8 7 87.5% 126 1 18.0 15.8 1 7 0 0 133 1 16.6

The SEC is full of explosive receivers, and we saw proof of that again on Saturday. I could've stretched out this portion of the list by two or three players and still felt like I was leaving guys out.

Tight End

Name Team Tgt. Catch Catch% Yds. TD Yds. / Catch Yds. / Tgt.
First Team Evan Engram Ole Miss 7 6 85.7% 95 1 15.8 13.6
Second Team Hayden Hurst South Carolina 9 7 77.8% 84 0 12.0 9.3

Ho-hum. Another week as the best tight end in the SEC for Engram. Nobody is more superior to the other players at his position than the Ole Miss tight end.

Defensive Line

Name Team Tackles TFL Sack PD INT FF TD Havoc
First Team Derek Barnett Tennessee 4 3 2 1 0 0 0 4

Darius English South Carolina 7.5 3 3 0 0 1 0 4
Arden Key LSU 4 1.5 1.5 0 0 1 0 2.5
Jonathan Calvin Mississippi State 5.5 2 .5 1 0 0 0 3
Second Team Garrald McDowell Ole Miss 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 2
Carl Lawson Auburn 3.5 2 2 0 0 1 0 3
A.J. Jefferson Mississippi State 3 2.5 0 0 0 0 0 2.5

Montravius Adams Auburn 4.5 2 .5 0 0 0 0 2

This was maybe the best week yet for defensive lineman, but nobody dominated a game quite like Barnett. He was the best player on the field Saturday against the Gators.

Linebacker

Name Team Tackles TFL Sack PD INT FF TD Havoc
First Team Duke Riley LSU 10.5 1.5 .5 0 0 0 0 1.5
Jordan Jones Kentucky 7 .5 0 1 0 0 0 1.5
Cortez McDowell Tennessee 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Second Team Colton Jumper Tennessee 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Alex Anzalone Florida 8.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dre Greenlaw Arkansas 9 1.5 0 0 0 0 0 1.5

For the second week in a row, few SEC linebackers really stood out amongst the crowd. Duke Riley had a big game in Les Miles' final appearance, while Week 1 player of the week Jordan Jones makes a return to this list after a couple weeks off.

Cornerback

Name Team Tackles TFL Sack PD INT FF TD Havoc
First Team Jaylon Jones Ole Miss 5 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
Derrick Baity Kentucky 5 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Second Team Minkah Fitzpatrick Alabama 2 1.5 1.5 0 0 0 0 1.5

Jamoral Graham Mississippi State 2.5 0 0 3 1 0 1 3

Jaylon Jones and the Ole Miss secondary made life very tough for Jacob Eason, Georgia's true freshman quarterback. Also in the SEC West, it's going to be very interesting to see which Alabama corner ranks higher at the end of the season, as either Fitzpatrick or Marlon Humphrey have made every edition of this list so far.

Safety

Name Team Tackles TFL Sack PD INT FF TD Havoc
First Team Armani Watts Texas A&M 6 2.5 0 1 0 1 0 4.5
Todd Kelly, Jr. Tennessee 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 1
Second Team Tray Matthews Auburn 7.5 .5 0 1 0 0 0 1.5

Josh Liddell Arkansas 3.5 1 0 1 0 0 0 2

Have yourself a game, Armani Watts. The Texas A&M safety had an incredible 60 minutes against Arkansas, and he's my defensive player of the week.

Kicker

Name Team Made FG Att. FG Long Made XP Att. XP Total Pts.
First Team Daniel Carlson Auburn 6 6 51 0 0 18
Second Team Adam Griffith Alabama 2 2 48 4 4 10

I'm sure Gus Malzahn does not prefer it this way, but Carlson was the Auburn offense against LSU, putting up all 18 of the Tigers' points as they ended the Les Miles era in Baton Rouge.

Punter

Name Team Punt Att. Yds. Yds. / Att. Long
First Team Johnny Townsend Florida 8 389 48.6 59
Second Team Trevor Daniel Tennessee 5 216 43.2 53

I'd have to say the battle of the punters was the primary storyline to emerge from Tennessee - Florida, wouldn't you?

Offensive Player of the Week

Trevor Knight, quarterback, Texas A&M

Defensive Player of the Week

Armani Watts, safety, Texas A&M