The preseason Southeastern 14 offensive player rankings
Chris Lee • 8/27/2021 in Football
Here are the 14 best offensive players in the Southeastern Conference going into the 2021 football season.
Matt Corral photo courtesy of Ole Miss athletics.
Here's our preseason rankings of the 14 best offensive players in the SEC. We'll be updating this list each week.
1. Matt Corral, Ole Miss, QB: Threw for 3,317 yards, rushed for 506 and accounted for 33 total touchdowns last season.
2. Evan Neal, Alabama, LT: It's frightening to see a 350-pound man move the way he does.
3. Kevin Harris, South Carolina, RB: Carried a bad team a year ago when he amassed 1,297 yards from scrimmage and 16 TDs.
4. JT Daniels, Georgia, QB: Those 1,231 passing yards came over just a four-game sample size, but boy, he looked good in doing it.
5. Darian Kinnard, Kentucky, RT: Has been tremendous for two years running.
6. Jerrion Ealy, Ole Miss, RB: Would anyone argue that he's not the league's most versatile player?
7. Tank Bigsby, Auburn, RB: 918 yards from scrimmage while averaging 6.2 yards per touch last season; can run around you or over you.
8. Isaiah Spiller, Texas A&M, RB: 1,276 yards from scrimmage and 6.1 yards per touch in 2020.
9. Treylon Burks, Arkansas, WR: Had 820 receiving yards, seven TDs despite being the focus of defenses.
10. Jalen Wydermyer, Texas A&M, TE: A top pro prospect, given how he runs at 260 pounds.
11. John Metchie, Alabama, WR: He's dynamite in the open field, but how will he do as the 'Tide's No. 1 option instead of its third?
12. Kenyon Green, Texas A&M, LT: Moving from left guard to left tackle.
13. Jamaree Salyer, Georgia, LT: Another versatile guy who's played guard and tackle.
14. Kayshon Boutte, LSU, WR: A 14-catch, 308-yard, three-TD performance vs. Ole Miss last year flashed what he can do.
Others considered: Alabama QB Bryce Young may well be on the list, but we'd like to see more than 22 pass attempts, while RB teammate Brian Robinson will get a chance to make the list as the Crimson Tide's No. 1 back this year. ... Georgia WRs Arik Gilbert and George Pickens are good enough to make the list, but Pickens is hurt and Gilbert's been away from the team for two weeks. RB Zamir White could easily be on the list, too.