Media picks football preseason all SEC teams

Final day from SEC Media Days
Final day from SEC Media Days
Published: Jul. 23, 2022 at 3:18 PM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Alabama leads the way among media voters for most preseason all-SEC picks with 20. The Crimson Tide gets 10 players on the first team. Here is the list:

First-team offense
  • QB: Bryce Young, Alabama, RB: Tank Bigsby, Auburn, RB: Jahmyr Gibbs, Alabama, WR: Kayshon Boutte, LSU
  • WR: Jermaine Burton, Alabama
  • TE: Brock Bowers, Georgia
  • OL: Emil Ekiyor Jr., Alabama
  • OL: Warren McClendon, Georgia
  • OL: O’Cyrus Torrence, Florida
  • OL: Nick Broeker, Ole Miss
  • C: Ricky Stromberg, Arkansas
First-team defense
  • DL: Jalen Carter, Georgia
  • DL: BJ Ojulari, LSU
  • DL: Derick Hall, Auburn
  • DL: Byron Young, Tennessee
  • LB: Will Anderson Jr., Alabama
  • LB: Nolan Smith, Georgia
  • LB: Henry To’oTo’o, Alabama
  • DB: Jordan Battle, Alabama
  • DB: Kelee Ringo, Georgia
  • DB: Eli Ricks, Alabama
  • DB: Jalen Catalon, Arkansas
First-team special teams
  • P: Nik Constantinou, Texas A&M
  • PK: Will Reichard, Alabama
  • RS: Kearis Jackson, Georgia
  • AP: Jahmyr Gibbs, Alabama
Second-team offense
  • QB: Hendon Hooker, Tennessee
  • RB: Chris Rodriguez Jr., Kentucky
  • RB: Devon Achane, Texas A&M
  • WR: Cedric Tillman, Tennessee
  • WR: Jonathan Mingo, Ole Miss
  • TE: Cameron Latu, Alabama
  •  OL: Layden Robinson, Texas A&M
  • OL: Kenneth Horsey, Kentucky
  • OL: Darnell Wright, Tennessee
  • OL: Javion Cohen, Alabama
  • C: Sedrick Van Pran, Georgia
Second-team defense
  • DL: Zacch Pickens, South Carolina
  • DL: D.J. Dale, Alabama
  • DL: Ali Gaye, LSU
  • DL: Colby Wooden, Auburn
  • LB: Bumper Pool, Arkansas
  • LB: Dallas Turner, Alabama
  • LB: Brenton Cox Jr., Florida
  • DB: Cam Smith, South Carolina
  • DB: Antonio Johnson, Texas A&M
  • DB: Christopher Smith, Georgia
  • DB: Emmanuel Forbes, Mississippi State
Second-team special teams
  • P: Oscar Chapman, Auburn
  • PK: Anders Carlson, Auburn 
  • RS: Ainias Smith, Texas A&M
  • AP: Devon Achane, Texas A&M
Third-team offense
  • QB: Will Levis, Kentucky
  • RB: Zach Evans, Ole Miss
  • RB: Kenny McIntosh, Georgia
  • WR: Ainias Smith, Texas A&M
  • WR: Josh Vann, South Carolina
  •  TE: Jaheim Bell, South Carolina
  • OL: Brady Latham, Arkansas
  • OL: Tyler Steen, Alabama
  • OL: Javon Foster, Missouri
  • *OL: Jeremy James, Ole Miss
  • *OL: Kendall Randolph, Alabama
  • C: Cooper Mays, Tennessee
Third-team defense
  • DL: Gervon Dexter, Florida
  • DL: Justin Eboigbe, Alabama
  • DL: Maason Smith, LSU
  • DL: McKinnley Jackson, Texas A&M
  • LB: Owen Pappoe, Auburn
  • LB: Ventrell Miller, Florida 
  • LB: Jeremy Banks, Tennessee
  • DB: Kool-Aid McKinstry, Alabama
  • DB: Trey Dean III, Florida
  • DB: Trevon Flowers, Tennessee
  • DB: Malachi Moore, Alabama
Third-team special teams
  • P: Paxton Brooks, Tennessee
  • PK: Harrison Mevis, Missouri
  • RS: JoJo Earle, Alabama 
  • AP: Ainias Smith, Texas A&M

The 2022 SEC football preseason media poll order of finish first-place votes in parentheses:

SEC East
  1. Georgia (172)
  2. Kentucky (4)
  3. Tennessee (1)
  4. Florida
  5. South Carolina (3)
  6. Missouri
  7. Vanderbilt (1)
SEC West
  1. Alabama (177)
  2. Texas A&M (3)
  3. Arkansas (1)
  4. Ole Miss
  5. LSU
  6. Mississippi State
  7. Auburn
SEC Champion

Alabama (158)

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