SEC sports information directors, al.com has a bone to pick with you.
However, there was a few notable oversights and snubs, particularly on the defense.
Oversight number one:
Who was picked: Jake Fromm, Georgia
Who should have been picked: Jarrett Stidham, Auburn
Fromm is a solid quarterback who led his team to the College Football Playoff National Championship game as a freshman a year ago, but he’s far from spectacular. While I had no issue with Missouri’s Drew Lock in the first-team spot, the second-team pick should have been someone with more upside as a passer. Stidham was very good in his first year in the SEC, and could reach new heights this season.
Statistically speaking, Fromm finished with a higher passer rating than Stidham, threw for more touchdowns and had a higher yards per attempt. As far as upside goes, Fromm was the true freshman.
You’d think with Gus’ track record of over-hyped quarterbacks, you’d tread more carefully here, although I guess this is what the home folks want. I suppose it could have been worse. He could have pushed Tua instead.