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.
|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.
|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.
|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||
|2nd Team||Josh Malone||Tennessee||7||4||57.1%||91||1||22.8||13.0||0||0||0||0||91||1||22.8|
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.
|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.
|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|
|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|
|A.J. Jefferson||Mississippi State||3||2.5||0||0||0||0||0||2.5|
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.
|First Team||Duke Riley||LSU||10.5||1.5||.5||0||0||0||0||1.5|
|Second Team||Colton Jumper||Tennessee||6||0||0||1||0||0||0||1|
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.
|First Team||Jaylon Jones||Ole Miss||5||0||0||1||0||1||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.
|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|
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.
|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.
|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?