The 2018 All-SEC Preseason Teams were announced on Friday on the final day of SEC Media Days.
The choices for the First Team should come as absolutely no surprise. Missouri Tigers quarterback Drew Lock, who threw 44 touchdowns a season ago, was tabbed as the First Team’s QB. Lock is joined on that offense by some of the SEC’s best and brightest, including his teammate, tight end Al Okwuegbunam. Ole Miss Rebels pass catcher extraordinaire A.J. Brown also made the team, as did the South Carolina Gamecocks’ Swiss army knife Deebo Samuel.
Running backs Damien Harris of the Alabama Crimson Tide and Benny Snell Jr. of the Kentucky Wildcats were also prominently featured. Joining Harris from the Tide on the offensive line were Jonah Williams and Ross Pierschbacher. Also on the line are Ole Miss’ Greg Little, Martez Ivey of the Florida Gators and Trey Smith of the Tennessee Volunteers.
Meanwhile, on defense, it shouldn’t be too surprising that Alabama has stars aplenty. The Crimson Tide have four players from their roster on the First Team. Defensive lineman Raekwon Davis, linebackers Anfernee Jennings and Mack Wilson and defensive back Deionte Thompson are featured on the team.
Elsewhere, Montez Sweat and Jeffery Simmons of the Mississippi State Bulldogs are repping on the defensive line. They are joined by Davis and Florida’s Cece Jefferson.
LSU Tigers star Devin White joins the aforementioned Jennings and Wilson on the linebacker corp. His teammate, Greedy Williams, is patrolling the secondary with Thompson and Deandre Baker as well as J.R. Reed of the Georgia Bulldogs.
Special teamers are people too, and the First Team has plenty of good ones to go around. Deebo Samuel is named twice as a return specialist and an all-purpose player, and that shouldn’t come as any sort of surprise. Mizzou’s Corey Fatony was chosen as the punter for the team, while the great Rodrigo Blankenship of UGA is the team’s placekicker.