Pete Fiutak lays out his list of the top 30 SEC players here. This is how those thirty breakdown by school:
- Alabama 7
- Georgia 5
- South Carolina 4
- LSU 3
- Missouri 3
- Texas A&M 3
- Florida 2
- Arkansas 1
- Auburn 1
- Vanderbilt 1
Obviously, there’s nothing definitive about this in terms of overall program talent, but I am curious to see early indications of where the top level talent is perceived to reside. Based on what I see there, perhaps Boom is deserving of a little more credit than he’s been getting. But I’m still seeing a big gap after the top two.
I’ll return to this topic after I get to dive into Steele’s All-SEC lists next week. In the meantime, what, if anything, do you glean from Fiutak’s rankings?
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I would move Andrew Thomas up that list. IMHO, he may be the best left tackle in the country. If you’re in that conversation with a right-handed QB, you’re more than the 6th best player in your conference.
USA Today has him as going 2nd overall.
For starters, I find it hard to believe that only one offensive lineman rates among the top 30 players in the conference. And really, once you get past Tua and Fromm, I don’t think any other QBs should be on the list.
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I agree with you on both counts. There are some serious offensive linemen in this league. I think Kelly Bryant will do well at Mizzou but I wouldn’t put him, or the other two on this list.
Just looking at the breakdown you provided, I’d say Boom deserves more criticism if he has the third highest number of top players, yet doesn’t win more games.
I’d also say our offense is going to be really good with the second best QB, best OT and best RB in the conference. Not sure I’d trade Fromm for Tua, either.
Zuniga from FU made that list thanks to Chaney/Kirby’s stubbornness (x7) from last year’s Cocktail Party.
LOL.. Where’s Tennessee?
Auburn with only one player is what immediately jumped out. Honestly, Bama with only 7 seems… low.
This looks like draft eligible only. There are several front 7 underclassmen (to say nothing of OL) that are better than South Carolina’s top 2 on this list.
My take away is the East has the most in both teams and numbers.
Only defensive tackles on the list are from AL, SC, and Auburn.
Only one O lineman on the list?
Tells me Bama isn’t going to roll over. They haven’t yet and they are still the most talented team in the country. If we get a shot at them again in the SEC championship game it will be a war.
It usually is. Go back and watch the 2012 SECCG.