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LSU Lands 8 on Preseason Media All-SEC Teams

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Fournet, Alexander and Mills make the first team.

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Friday the SEC announced media selections for the preseason all-conference teams that came out of the 2015 SEC Media Days. LSU netted eight representatives across the three squads, but just three on the first team.

OFFENSE (via SECsports.com)

First-Team
POSITION NAME SCHOOL POINTS
QB Dak Prescott Mississippi State 170
RB Nick Chubb Georgia 189
RB Leonard Fournette LSU 180
WR Laquon Treadwill Ole Miss 159
WR D'haquille Williams Auburn 154
TE Evan Engram Ole Miss 128
OL Cam Robinson Alabama 167
OL Laremy Tunsil Ole Miss 159
OL Vadal Alexander LSU 131
OL John Theus Georgia 129
OL Ryan Kelly Alabama 144
Second-Team
POSITION NAME SCHOOL POINTS
QB Jeremy Johnson Auburn 89
RB Derrick Henry Alabama 151
RB Jonathan Williams Arkansas 82
WR Pharoh Cooper South Carolina 147
WR De'Runnya Wilson Mississippi State 59
TE Hunter Henry Arkansas 97
OL Germain Ifedi Texas A&M 124
OL Dan Skipper Arkansas 95
OL Denver Kirkland Arkansas 85
OL Greg Pyke Georgia 83
C Mike Matthews Texas A&M 108
Third-Team
POSITION NAME SCHOOL POINTS
QB Joshua Dobbs Tennessee 62
RB Alex Collins Arkansas 80
RB Kenyan Drake Alabama 34
WR Malcolm Mitchell Georgia 50
WR Josh Reynolds Texas A&M 39
TE O.J. Howard Alabama 87
OL Sebastian Tretola Arkansas 72
OL Alex Kozan Auburn 69
OL Avery Young Auburn 57
OL Brandon Shell South Carolina 50
C Evan Boehm Missouri 81

DEFENSE

First-Team
POSITION NAME SCHOOL POINTS
DL Robert Nkemdiche Ole Miss 173
DL A'Shawn Robinson Alabama 160
DL Myles Garrett Texas A&M 155
DL Carl Lawson Auburn 131
LB Reggie Ragland Alabama 181
LB Jordan Jenkins Georgia 121
LB Curt Maggitt Tennessee 102
DB Vernon Hargreaves III Florida 186
DB Cyrus Jones Alabama 126
DB Jonathan Jones Auburn 122
DB Jalen Mills LSU 118
Second-Team
POSITION NAME SCHOOL POINTS
DL Jonathan Bullard Florida 115
DL Derek Barnett Tennessee 105
DL Jonathan Allen Alabama 99
DL Chris Jones Mississippi State 93
LB Kendell Beckwith LSU 93
LB Leonard Floyd Georgia 92
LB Cassanova McKinzy Auburn 80
DB Tony Conner Ole Miss 117
DB Cameron Sutton Tennessee 115
DB Will Redmond Mississippi State 79
DB Tre'Davious White LSU 61
Third-Team
POSITION NAME SCHOOL POINTS
DL Montravius Adams Auburn 90
DL Jarran Reed Alabama 60
DL Davon Godchaux LSU 40
DL Marquis Haynes Ole Miss 34
LB Kris Frost Auburn 77
LB Antonio Morrison Florida 66
LB Kentrell Brothers Missouri 61
DB A.J. Stamps Kentucky 59
DB Eddie Jackson Alabama 58
DB Jamal Adams LSU 56
DB Johnathan Ford Auburn 52

SPECIALISTS

First-Team
POSITION NAME SCHOOL POINTS
P JK Scott Alabama 161
PK Marshall Morgan Georgia 100
RS Speedy Noil Texas A&M 117
AP Pharoh Cooper South Carolina 112
Second-Team
POSITION NAME SCHOOL POINTS
P Drew Kaser Texas A&M 92
PK Elliott Fry South Carolina 87
RS Pharoh Cooper South Carolina 75
AP Leonard Fournette LSU 85
Third-Team
POSITION NAME SCHOOL POINTS
P Jamie Keehn LSU 52
PK Austin MacGinnis Kentucky 59
RS Leonard Fournette LSU 66
AP Speedy Noil Texas A&M 84

A couple of notes/general gripes:

  • Cyrus Jones on the first team is a complete joke in general, nevermind over Tre'davious White. The excuse cited for his poor play last season was a hip injury, which, okay, but he still struggled and I don't really get why that translates to first team (nevermind the question as to why he was playing with a hip injury). Nods like that and Kenyan Drake's third-team selection are a testament to how much Alabama media outlets (especially on radio row) really dominate the event.
  • Likewise, Derek Barnett's absence from the first team is pretty farcical as well. I get that everybody's all over Carl Lawson breaking out off of his injury last season, but here's the thing -- he's still never actually had the kind of season everybody just assumes he's going to have. He had four sacks as a freshman and then missed his sophomore season. Barnett's coming off a 10-sack freshman year.
  • While I appreciate all the pre-season love that Vadal Alexander is getting, and I do expect him to be very good this year (I'm told he may be THE leader of the team overall), Jerald Hawkins is LSU's best offensive lineman, and he's not even on this list. Ethan Pocic will be on it by the end of the season, and it wouldn't surprise me at all if Joshua Boutte is as well.
  • Couple of extremely underrated players on that third-team defense: Jarran Reed for Alabama, Davon Godchaux for LSU and Kris Frost for Auburn. Not to mention superstar-in-the-making Jamal Adams.