PFN Preseason All-SEC Team 2022: Bryce Young set to lead Alabama, SEC this fall

    The PFN All-SEC Team awards the top players on both sides of the ball from the conference ahead of the 2022 college football season.

    After the balance of power shifted in the 2021 college football season, the 2022 Preseason All-SEC Team gives pause for a potential Georgia repeat in the national championship. Instead, the Alabama Crimson Tide look poised to regain their spot as they’re led by QB Bryce Young in 2022. Presented in conjunction with our release of our College Football All-Americans, we at PFN debut our 2022 Preseason All-SEC Team, as voted on by our team of national analysts and NFL draft evaluators.

    PFN’s 2022 All-SEC Team

    It’s important to note that these teams may look a bit different than the All-Conference teams listed by each individual conference. Our teams mirror our All-Americans, taking into consideration not only what a player has accomplished to date but looking forward to what we expect to see based on the growth of the athlete’s career.

    Offense | First team

    QB: Bryce Young, Alabama
    RB: Tank Bigsby, Auburn
    RB: Devon Achane, Texas A&M
    WR: Kayshon Boutte, LSU
    WR: Cedric Tillman, Tennessee
    WR: Jermaine Burton, Alabama
    TE: Brock Bowers, Georgia
    FLEX: Jahmyr Gibbs, Alabama
    OT: Darnell Wright, Tennessee
    G: O’Cyrus Torrence, Florida
    C: Sedrick Van Pran, Georgia
    G: Layden Robinson, Texas A&M
    OT: Broderick Jones, Georgia

    Defense | First team

    EDGE: Will Anderson Jr., Alabama
    DT: Jalen Carter, Georgia
    DT: Gervon Dexter, Florida
    EDGE: BJ Ojulari, LSU
    LB: Henry To’oTo’o, Alabama
    LB: Bumper Pool, Arkansas
    LB: Anfernee Orji, Vanderbilt
    CB: Kelee Ringo, Georgia
    CB: Cam Smith, South Carolina
    CB: Malachi Moore, Alabama
    S: Jordan Battle, Alabama
    S: Jalen Catalon, Arkansas
    FLEX: Jaylon Carlies, Missouri

    Specialists | First team

    PK: Harrison Mevis, Missouri
    P: Nik Constantinou, Texas A&M
    KR: Jahmyr Gibbs, Alabama
    PR: Ainias Smith, Texas A&M
    LS: Marco Ortiz, Florida

    Bryce Young takes the top spot as the conference’s best quarterback returning to action, and he’ll have an emerging talent in Jermaine Burton to throw to this season. Alabama reached into the transfer portal to add a one-of-a-kind running back in Jahmyr Gibbs that should give defenses headaches in 2022. Vanderbilt turns heads with their selection of Anfernee Orji to the All-SEC First Team as he is one of the most dominant linebackers in the country.

    Offense | Second team

    QB: Will Levis, Kentucky
    RB: Chris Rodriguez Jr., Kentucky
    RB: Zach Evans, Ole Miss
    WR: Justin Shorter, Florida
    WR: Antwane Wells Jr., South Carolina
    WR: Josh Vann, South Carolina
    TE: Cameron Latu, Alabama
    FLEX: Tayvion Robinson, Kentucky
    OT: Javon Foster, Missouri
    G: Nick Broeker, Ole Miss
    C: Ricky Stromberg, Arkansas
    G: Kenneth Horsey, Kentucky
    OT: Warren McClendon, Georgia

    Defense | Second team

    EDGE: Derick Hall, Auburn
    DT: Zacch Pickens, South Carolina
    DT: Byron Young, Alabama
    EDGE: Byron Young, Tennessee
    LB: DeAndre Square, Kentucky
    LB: Ventrell Miller, Florida
    LB: Dallas Turner, Alabama
    CB: Emmanuel Forbes, Mississippi State
    CB: Kris Abrams-Draine, Missouri
    CB: Eli Ricks, Alabama
    S: Antonio Johnson, Texas A&M
    S: Trey Dean III, Florida
    FLEX: Nehemiah Pritchett, Auburn

    Specialists | Second team

    PK: Will Reichard, Alabama
    P: Oscar Chapman, Auburn
    KR: Kris Abrams-Draine, Missouri
    PR: Tayvion Robinson, Kentucky
    LS: Connor Choate, Texas A&M

    The Kentucky Wildcats have an exciting trio returning to the offensive side of the ball. Will Levis leads the team at quarterback with Chris Rodriguez in the backfield and Virginia Tech transfer Tayvion Robinson set to expand the role Wan’Dale Robinson made famous last season. Two Byron Youngs make the team as Alabama’s rushes from the interior and Tennessee’s crushes QBs from the edge. Both are players to watch every week.

    Offense | Honorable Mention

    Spencer Rattler, South Carolina
    Hendon Hooker, Tennessee

    Kenny McIntosh, Georgia
    Raheim Sanders, Arkansas
    Re’Mahn Davis, Vanderbilt
    Jo’quavious Marks, Mississippi State

    Jonathan Mingo, Ole Miss
    Dakereon Joyner, South Carolina
    Will Sheppard, Vanderbilt
    Jaden Walley, Mississippi State
    Ladd McConkey, Georgia
    Adonai Mitchell, Georgia

    Jaheim Bell, South Carolina
    Trey Knox, Arkansas

    Ainias Smith, Texas A&M
    Nick Brahms, Auburn

    Jeremy James, Ole Miss
    Austin Troxell, Auburn
    Bradley Ashmore, Vanderbilt
    Richard Gouraige, Florida

    Javion Cohen, Alabama
    Brady Latham, Arkansas
    Emil Ekiyor Jr., Alabama
    Keiondre Jones, Auburn

    LaQuinston Sharp, Mississippi State
    Julian Hernandez, Vanderbilt

    Defense | Honorable Mention

    Ali Gaye, LSU
    Trajan Jeffcoat, Missouri
    Cedric Johnson, Ole Miss
    J.J. Weaver, Kentucky

    DJ Dale, Alabama
    Maason Smith, LSU
    Colby Wooden, Auburn
    Daevion Davis, Vanderbilt

    Ethan Barr, Vanderbilt
    Jacquez Jones, Kentucky
    Micah Baskerville, LSU
    Mike Jones Jr., LSU
    Jeremy Banks, Tennessee
    Owen Pappoe, Auburn

    Kool-Aid McKinstry, Alabama
    Tyreek Chappell, Texas A&M
    Ennis Rakestraw Jr., Missouri
    Jaylon Jones, Texas A&M
    Deantre Prince, Ole Miss
    Carrington Valentine, Kentucky

    DeMarcco Hellams, Alabama
    Tykee Smith, Georgia
    Rashad Torrence II, Florida
    AJ Finley, Ole Miss

    Jaylen Mahoney, Vanderbilt
    Latavious Brini, Arkansas

    Specialists | Honorable Mention

    Anders Carlson, Auburn
    Cam Little, Arkansas

    Jeremy Crawshaw, Florida
    Paxton Brooks, Tennessee

    Lideatrick Griffin, Mississippi State
    Juju McDowell, South Carolina

    Xzavier Henderson, Florida
    Kearis Jackson, Georgia

    Kneeland Hibbett, Alabama
    Jacob Quattlebaum, Auburn

    For other Pro Football Network’s All-Conference Teams, view each conference here: ACCB1GBig 12 | IndependentsAACC-USAMACMWCSun Belt

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