SEC Offensive Player of the Year, end-of-the-regular-season edition: Bryce Young on top; Tyler Badie makes a move
• 12/2/2021 in Football
Alabama's Bryce Young remains on top of our SEC offensive player power rankings with the regular season now done.
Chris Rodriguez Jr. photo courtesy of Kentucky athletics
Here's how we rank the SEC's 14-best candidates for Offensive Player of the Year after the regular season is done.
1. Bryce Young, QB, Alabama: That last-minute TD drive vs. Auburn was unforgettable; did it win him the Heisman?
2. Matt Corral, QB, Ole Miss: Led the Rebels to their first 10-win regular season in history.
3. Tyler Badie, RB, Missouri: Ran for 574 yards in the last three games, all vs. SEC competition.
4. Will Rogers, QB, Mississippi St: His 4,449 passing yards ranks third in the FBS.
5. Jameson Williams, WR, Alabama: First-half targeting penalty didn't give him a chance to put an exclamation point on his regular season.
6. KJ Jefferson, QB, Arkansas: Turned it over just five times, which is the lowest number among QBs on this list.
7. Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas: 109 receiving yards or more in five of eight SEC games.
8. Hendon Hooker, QB, Tennessee: Threw for more TDs than picks in every SEC game this year except Georgia (one of each).
9. Brian Robinson Jr., RB, Alabama: Had at least 100 yards from scrimmage in six of eight SEC contests.
11. Chris Rodriguez Jr., RB, Kentucky: Averaged 6.1 yards per carry; ran for 109-121 yards in each of the Wildcats' final four games.
11. Evan Neal, LT, Alabama: PFF charged him with just one penalty all year (Auburn game).
12. Charlie Cross, LT, Mississippi St.: PFF didn't grade him poorly in any game this season.
13. Isaiah Spiller, RB, Texas A&M: Slumped at season's end, accounting for just 145 yards over the Aggies' final three games.
14. Wan'dale Robinson, WR, Kentucky: 1,275 yards from scrimmage, and PFF graded him well as a run blocker, too.