ESPN’s Top 25 players in the SEC
March 13, 2012 9:01 am, CST

By: Flint Harris

Tyler Wilson was the All-SEC QB, but was only ranked the 17th best player by ESPN. Photo by Flint Harris/HolyTurf.com

ESPN has released their Top 25 players in the SEC for 2011. Chris Low and Edward Aschoff tag teamed the list.  Alabama running back Trent Richardson topped the list. The rest of the list is listed below.

Compiling these lists is no easy chore. Here are my thoughts: 1. I would have Honey Badger above Claiborne. He turned around both the game against #3 Arkansas and the SEC title game with big punt returns. Courtney Upshaw cannot be ahead of Melvin Ingram or Jarvis Jones. Upshaw was awesome, but Ingram and Jones were All-Americans. It is hard for me to see the All-SEC QB only 17th on the list. Wilson deserves better. His record-setting performance against A&M saved the Arkansas season.

  • No. 2: Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU
  • No. 3: Tyrann Mathieu, CB/RS, LSU
  • No. 4: Courtney Upshaw, OLB, Alabama
  • No. 5: Melvin Ingram, DE, South Carolina
  • No. 6: Jarvis Jones, LB, Georgia
  • No. 7: Barrett Jones, OL, Alabama
  • No. 8: Mark Barron, S, Alabama
  • No. 9: Dont’a Hightower, LB, Alabama
  • No. 10: Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State
  • No. 11: Danny Trevathan, LB, Kentucky
  • No. 12: William Vlachos, C, Alabama
  • No. 13: Joe Adams, WR/RS, Arkansas
  • No. 14: Brandon Boykin, CB, Georgia
  • No. 15: Jarius Wright, WR, Arkansas
  • No. 16: Cordy Glenn, OT, Georgia
  • No. 17: Tyler Wilson, QB, Arkansas
  • No. 18: Aaron Murray, QB, Georgia
  • No. 19: Bacarri Rambo, S, Georgia
  • No. 20: Michael Brockers, DT, LSU
  • No. 21: Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama
  • No. 22: Rueben Randle, WR, LSU
  • No. 23: Casey Hayward, CB, Vanderbilt
  • No. 24: Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina
  • No. 25: Michael Dyer, RB, Auburn

One Response to “ESPN’s Top 25 players in the SEC”

  1. Roscoe says:

    ESPN (Extra Special Professional Nutjobs)

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