The Southeastern 14's SEC offensive player power rankings for Week Four
Chris Lee • 9/22/2021 in Football
Wan'Dale Robinson photo courtesy of the University of Kentucky.
Here's our power rankings of the top 14 offensive players in the Southeastern Conference heading into Week Four. This year's performance and track record coming into 2021 are both considered.
1. Matt Corral, QB, Ole Miss: He's now considered the favorite to win the Heisman...
2. Bryce Young, QB, Alabama: ... and Young's one spot behind him.
3. Tank Bigsby, RB, Auburn: 363 yards from scrimmage, 7.4 yards per touch and four TDs.
4. Kayshon Boutte, WR, LSU: Quiet night in the Tigers' blowout of Central Michigan, but still leads the league with six TD catches.
5. Dontarrio Drummond, WR, Ole Miss: Better overall numbers than Boutte so far (22 touches, 355 yards, five TDs) and so he could move up soon.
6. Kenyon Green, LT, Texas A&M: Aggies are having blocking issues, but that's not Green's fault.
7. Isaiah Spiller, RB, Texas A&M: Splitting running back reps with others on a struggling offense, but still performing at a high level (334 yards from scrimmage, 7.0 per touch).
8. Evan Neal, LT, Alabama: Has graded better since a so-so performance in the opener vs. Miami.
9. Tyler Badie, RB, Missouri: We want to see how he produces against better defenses, but 487 yards from scrimmage and six touchdowns so far is loud.
10. John Metchie, WR, Alabama: Pedestrian numbers so far (17 catches, 195 yards, one score) but still passes the eye test.
11. Jerrion Ealy, RB, Ole Miss: He's only playing about a third of the Rebels' snaps, but the production (37 touches, 281 yards, one score) has been good when he's in.
12. Wan'Dale Robinson, WR, Kentucky: 410 yards from scrimmage with an astounding 19.5 per touch in 2021.
13. Darian Kinnard, RT, Kentucky: Production slipped a bit last week, as it did for a number of Wildcat players.
14. Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas: Had his first standout game of 2021 (three catches, 121 yards, one TD) and you can bet there's more coming.
- It's still ridiculously early and most of the players who are racking up huge stats are doing it against FCS teams or lower-level FBS squads. That's not going to count for a ton by season's end but it's all we have to go on this year as quality matchups haven't been abundant through three weeks. That starts to change this week and so don't be surprised if there are big shake-ups next week.
- Corral and Young are fairly easy picks at the top and from there down, it's a bit of a crapshoot.
- I keep moving Kinnard down every week and other than last week, that's not really so much anything about him as much as it about others; players like Drummond, Badie and Robinson have had loud seasons and probably needed to move up. I may have moved him too low, but he's not a left tackle like the two linemen ahead of him (which limits value) and Kentucky's played a soft schedule, too.
- Kentucky's Chris Rodriguez and Georgia's JT Daniels are probably the first guys out. I's hard to put three Wildcats in the top 14 given the slate UK's played so far but Rodriguez will have ample opportunity to earn a spot as the schedule intensifies. Daniels didn't produce much against Clemson, sat out Week Two and has done all his damage against South Carolina so far. If he stays healthy is what I think he is, he'll be back in the rankings at some point this season.