Preseason All-SEC Team College Football 2022

College football kicks off in the SEC in just a few weeks. Get ready for the 2022 season with three All-SEC Preseason Teams highlighting the best players in the conference.

All-SEC First Team

Quarterback: Bryce Young, Alabama
Running Back: Chris Rodriguez Jr., Kentucky
Wide Receiver: Kayshon Boutte, LSU
Wide Receiver: Cedric Tillman, Tennessee
Wide Receiver: Jadon Hasselwood, Arkansas
Tight End: Brock Bowers, Georgia
Offensive Line: Broderick Jones, Georgia
Offensive Line: Emil Ekiyor Jr., Alabama
Offensive Line: Ricky Stromberg, Arkansas
Offensive Line: O’Cyrus Torrence, Florida
Offensive Line: Dalton Wagner, Arkansas

Defensive Line: Will Anderson Jr., Alabama
Defensive Line: Byron Young, Alabama
Defensive Line: Jalen Carter, Georgia
Defensive Line: Derrick Hall, Auburn
Linebacker: Henry To’oTo’o, Alabama
Linebacker: Bumper Pool, Arkansas
Linebacker: Troy Brown, Ole Miss
Defensive Back: Cam Smith, South Carolina
Defensive Back: Eli Ricks, Alabama
Defensive Back: Jordan Battle, Alabama
Defensive Back: Jalen Catalon, Arkansas

All-SEC Second Team

Quarterback: Will Levis, Kentucky
Running Back: Tank Bigsby, Auburn
Wide Receiver: Jermaine Burton, Alabama
Wide Receiver: Jaden Walley, Mississippi State
Wide Receiver: Josh Vann, South Carolina
Tight End: Cameron Latu, Alabama
Offensive Line: Layden Robinson, Texas A&M
Offensive Line: Nick Broeker, Ole Miss
Offensive Line: Sedrick Van Pran, Georgia
Offensive Line: Javon Foster, Missouri
Offensive Line: Jeremy James, Ole Miss

Defensive Line: B.J. Ojulari, LSU
Defensive Line: Zacch Pickens, South Carolina
Defensive Line: Jaquelin Roy, LSU
Defensive Line: Nolan Smith, Georgia
Linebacker: Jeremy Banks, Tennessee
Linebacker: Ventrell Miller, Florida
Linebacker: Anfernee Orji, Vanderbilt
Defensive Back: Kool-Aid McKinstry, Alabama
Defensive Back: Kelee Ringo, Georgia
Defensive Back: Christopher Smith, Georgia
Defensive Back: Antonio Johnson, Texas A&M

All-SEC Third Team

Quarterback: Hendon Hooker, Tennessee
Running Back: Jahmyr Gibbs, Alabama
Wide Receiver: Tauskie Dove, Missouri
Wide Receiver: Jordan Watkins, Ole Miss
Wide Receiver: Tayvion Robinson, Kentucky
Tight End: Jaheim Bell, South Carolina
Offensive Line: Warren McClendon, Georgia
Offensive Line: Tate Ratledge, Georgia
Offensive Line: Bryce Doster, Texas A&M
Offensive Line: Eli Cox, Kentucky
Offensive Line: Kenneth Horsey, Kentucky

Defensive Line: Dallas Turner, Alabama
Defensive Line: Colby Wooden, Auburn
Defensive Line: Gervon Dexter, Florida
Defensive Line: Isaiah McGuire, Missouri
Linebacker: Micah Baskerville, LSU
Linebacker: Owen Pappoe, Auburn
Linebacker: Jamon Dumas-Johnson, Georgia
Defensive Back: Jason Marshall Jr., Florida
Defensive Back: Mekhi Garner, LSU
Defensive Back: A.J. Finley, Ole Miss
Defensive Back: Tykee Smith, Georgia

Alabama is the preseason favorite to win the SEC and the national championship, and it all starts with their star quarterback Bryce Young, the reigning Heisman winner, and First Team All-SEC passer. Will Anderson Jr. also represents the Crimson Tide on the First Team after a magnificent sophomore season with 17.5 sacks and 101 tackles.

Alabama also has linebacker Henry To’oTo’o and defensive backs Eli Ricks and Jordan Battle on the First Team defense. Keep a close eye on Jermaine Burton, Kool-Aid McKinstry, Jahmyr Gibbs, and Dallas Turner as players who could break out for Alabama and finish on the First Team by season’s end.

Reigning national champions Georgia lost a ton of talent, including seven players selected in the first and second round of the NFL draft, but they still have a star-studded roster. Jalen Carter is the next elite Bulldog defensive lineman, and he’s joined by tight end Brock Bowers on the First Team – Bowers is coming off a season with 882 yards and 13 touchdowns.

The Second Team is full of Georgia talent, with pass-rusher Nolan Smith and defensive backs Kelee Ringo and Christopher Smith among the best players in the conference. In addition, keep an eye on offensive linemen Sedrick Van Pran, Warren McClendon, and Tate Ratledge who could help the Bulldogs possess one of the best front fives in the country.

As the two best teams in the country from last year, Alabama and Georgia dominate the all-star SEC teams, but there is plenty of talent spread throughout the conference. Kentucky’s Chris Rodriguez Jr. had 1,379 rushing yards last year, while Auburn’s Tank Bigsby is coming off a 1,099-yard and 10-touchdown season.

There are also tons of receiving talents in the SEC. LSU’s Kayshon Boutte is expected to be an early first-round pick in the NFL, Tennessee’s Cedric Tillman is coming off a 1,081-yard and 12-touchdown season, and Jadon Hasselwood is a notable breakout candidate after transferring from Oklahoma to help replace Treylon Burks.

The strength of the conference, however, is on the defensive line as there are several high-profile NFL prospects in the SEC. Auburn’s Derrick Hall is one of the best pass-rushers in the country – he had nine sacks last year – and his teammates Colby Wooden and Owen Pappoe give the Tigers an elite front seven. Keep an eye on LSU’s Jaquelin Roy and B.J. Ojulari, as both could play their way into first-round NFL consideration in 2022.

I've been writing about sports for Lineups since the beginning of 2020 and on my own website since 2018. In May 2021, I graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in sport management. With my educational background in the sports business and a strong knowledge of the inner workings of professional and collegiate sports, I hope to tell enthralling stories about the world of sports as it unfolds around me.

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