There are five Alabama players on the SEC coaches preseason team, just released by the conference, but the real surprise at quarterback, where Georgia’s Aaron Murray was selected ahead of Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel (second team) and Alabama’s A.J. McCarron (third team).
The media selected Manziel to the first team, McCarron to the second team and Murray to the third on its teams, selected during the SEC Media Days in July.
The five Alabama players on the first team include: RB T.J. Yeldon, WR Amari Cooper, OL Cyrus Kouandjio, LB C.J. Mosley and DB Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.
Two linebackers from Georgia — Tennessee’s A.J. Johnson (Gainesville) and Ole Miss’ Denzel Nkemdiche (Grayson) — are on the first team.
Here is the first-team offense:
QB – Aaron Murray, Georgia
RB – Todd Gurley, Georgia
RB – T.J. Yeldon, Alabama
WR – Amari Cooper, Alabama
WR – Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt
TE – Arthur Lynch, Georgia
OL – Jake Matthews, Texas A&M
OL – Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama
OL – Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State
OL – Antonio Richardson, Tennessee
C – Travis Swanson, Arkansas
Here is the first-team defense:
DL – Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina
DL – Dominique Easley, Florida
DL – Anthony Johnson, LSU
DL – Chris Smith, Arkansas
LB – C.J. Mosley, Alabama
LB – A.J. Johnson, Tennessee
LB – Denzel Nkemdiche, Ole Miss
DB – Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Alabama
DB – Craig Loston, LSU
DB – Andre Hal, Vanderbilt
DB – Loucheiz Purifoy, Florida
Here are the first-team specialists:
PK – Carey Spear, Vanderbilt
P – Kyle Christy, Florida
RS – Odell Beckham Jr., LSU
AP – Bruce Ellington, South Carolina
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