SEC Offensive Player of the Year race: Bryce Young back on top heading into Week 13
Chris Lee • 11/23/2021 in Football
Alabama's quarterback has moved back to our top spot in our SEC Offensive Player of the Year rankings.
Bryce Young photo courtesy of Alabama athletics.
Here's how we rank the the SEC Offensive Player of the Year candidates heading into Week 13.
1. Bryce Young, QB, Alabama: He broke the school's single-season passing yards mark with 559 yards vs. Arkansas on Saturday.
2. Matt Corral. QB, Ole Miss: He's had a phenomenal season, but TD passes (10 in his last eight games) have been lacking lately.
3. Will Rogers, QB, Mississippi St.: According to College Football Reference,his 2021 campaign ranks him 12th on the NCAA's all-time single-season completions list.
4. Tyler Badie, RB, Missouri: He's got 1,720 yards from scrimmage and hasn't fumbled yet.
5. Jameson Williams, WR, Alabama: In his last four games, he's caught 30 balls for 631 yards and seven scores.
6. KJ Jefferson, QB, Arkansas: The numbers have been good (2,812 yards of total offense, 25 TDs, five turnovers) but more than that, he's just been so consistent.
7. Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas: Not that we doubted he was elite, but his performance vs. Alabama (eight catches, 179 yards, two TDs) proved it.
8. Devon Achane, RB, Texas A&M: His 7.7 yards per touch is 1.6 more than any other running back on this list.
9. Isaiah Spiller, RB, Texas A&M: Out-performed his teammate Achane in total offense (1,173 vs. 1,050) but he's 56 more touches and three fewer touchdowns.
10. Hendon Hooker, QB, Tennessee: Has been really efficient (9.9 per throw, 3.5 per rush despite 34 sacks, and 29 total TDs to seven turnovers).
11. Evan Neal, LT, Alabama: According to Pro Football Focus, he's not been responsible for a sack or a penalty this season.
12. Brian Robinson Jr., RB, Alabama: He leads all SEC players with 13 points per game.
13. Wan'dale Robinson, WR, Kentucky: His 1,178 yards from scrimmage ranks second among SEC wideouts.
14. Charlie Cross, LT, Mississippi St.: PFF charges him with two sacks in 649 opportunities.