SEC Media Days came to a close on Thursday afternoon after Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops and his three Wildcat players addressed the media and with that the media released their first team selections for offense and defense.
The conference has built a reputation as one that favors the defensive side of the ball with recent champions like Alabama, LSU and Florida having a defense that ranked among the nation’s elite when they won their national titles.
conference has been a pipeline to the NFL for the defenders its sent to the league and this year’s crop of talent will continue that trend
In the trenches, the defensive line features a pair of stud sophomores in 2013 No. 1 overall recruit, Robert Nkemiche, from Ole Miss and A’Shawn Robinson from Alabama as well as Gabe Wright from defending conference champion Auburn and Dante Fowler Jr. from Florida, who may be the top pass-rusher in the league.
— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) July 17, 2014
Did the media get it right? Who was left off the media’s preseason all-conference team?
Notable omissions include Trey Flowers from Arkansas, Chris Jones and Benardrick McKinney from Mississippi State, Alvin “Bud” Dupree from Kentucky and Curt Maggitt from Tennessee who could find themselves on the All-SEC first team defense at the end of the year.