Saturday, November 1, 2014 · 1:20 a.m.
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HOOVER, Ala. –  The SEC media released its preseason All-SEC selections and projected order of finish at SEC Media Day on Thursday morning.

Tennessee was picked to finish fifth in the SEC, trailing Georgia, South Carolina, Florida and Vanderbilt, but ahead of Missouri and Kentucky.

Six Vols received Preseason All-SEC honors with linebacker A.J. Johnson landing on the first team, offensive tackles Ja’Wuan James and Tiny Richardson both on the second team, while defensive tackle Daniel McCullers, guard Zach Fulton and center James Stone received third-team honors.

Full list:

OFFENSE (total votes)  *Indicates a tie

  • First-Team
  • QB - Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M (119)
  • RB - T.J. Yeldon, Alabama (221)
  • RB - Todd Gurley, Georgia (206)
  • WR - Amari Cooper, Alabama (194)
  • WR - Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt (106)    
  • TE - Arthur Lynch, Georgia (148)    
  • OL - Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama (193)    
  • OL - Jake Matthews, Texas A&M (176)
  • OL - Anthony Steen, Alabama (109)
  • OL - Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State (88)
  • C - Travis Swanson, Arkansas (92)

  • Second-Team
  • QB - AJ McCarron, Alabama (67)
  • RB - Tre Mason, Auburn (15)
  • RB  - *LaDarius Perkins, Mississippi State (12)
  • RB - *Keith Marshall, Georgia (12)
  • WR - Donte Moncrief, Ole Miss ( 46)
  • WR - Mike Evans,  Texas A&M (33)
  • TE - Rory Anderson, South Carolina (33)
  • OL - Antonio Richardson, Tennessee (76)
  • OL - Jon Halapio, Florida (51)
  • OL - Chris Burnette, Georgia (50)
  • OL - Ja'Wuan James, Tennessee (50)
  • C - Reese Dismukes, Auburn (33)  
  •   
  • Third-Team
  • QB - Aaron Murray, Georgia (52)    
  • RB - *Matt Jones, Florida (5)
  • RB - *Jeff Scott, Ole Miss (5)
  • RB - *Alfred Blue, LSU (5)
  • WR - Malcolm Mitchell, Georgia (28)
  • WR - Jarvis Landry, LSU (19)
  • TE - Brian Vogler, Alabama (18)
  • OL - La'el Collins, LSU (37)    
  • OL - Josh Williford, LSU (30)
  • OL - Wesley Johnson, Vanderbilt (18)
  • OL - *A.J. Cann, South Carollina (14)
  • OL - *Zach Fulton, Tennessee (14)
  • C - *James Stone, Tennessee (30)
  • C - *Jonotthan Harrison, Florida (30)

DEFENSE

  • First-Team
  • DL - Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina (223)    
  • DL - Dominique Easley, Florida (162)
  • DL - Anthony Johnson, LSU (127)
  • DL - Chris Smith, Arkansas (56)
  • LB - C.J. Mosley, Alabama (231)
  • LB - A.J. Johnson, Tennessee (107)
  • LB - Denzel Nkemdiche, Ole Miss (94)  
  • DB - Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Alabama (203)
  • DB - Craig Loston, LSU (135)
  • DB - Loucheiz Purifoy, Florida (117)
  • DB - Deion Belue, Alabama (77)

  • Second-Team
  • DL - Xzavier Dickson, Alabama (49)    
  • DL - Ed Stinson, Alabama ( 39)
  • DL - Dee Ford, Auburn (38)
  • DL - Jeoffrey Pagan, Alabama (31)
  • LB - Adrian Hubbard, Alabama (66)
  • LB - Jordan Jenkins, Georgia (64)
  • LB - Lamin Barrow, LSU (29)
  • DB - Damian Swann, Georgia (70)
  • DB - Andre Hal, Vanderbilt (69)
  • DB - Marcus Roberson, Florida (50)
  • DB - Vinnie Sunseri, Alabama (36)

  • Third-Team
  • DL - Garrison Smith, Georgia (26)    
  • DL - Daniel McCullers, Tennessee (23)
  • DL - Alvin Dupree, Kentucky (23)
  • DL - C.J. Johnson, Ole Miss (22)
  • LB - Ronald Powell, Florida (24)
  • LB - Tahj Jones, LSU (20)
  • LB - *Trey DePriest, Alabama (16)
  • LB - *Avery Williamson, Kentucky (16)
  • DB - E.J. Gaines, Missouri (34)
  • DB - Charles Sawyer, Ole Miss (25)
  • DB - Jalen Mills, LSU (22)
  • DB - Chris Davis, Auburn (20)

SPECIALISTS

  • First-Team
  • P - Kyle Christy, Florida (108)
  • PK - Carey Spear, Vanderbilt (100)
  • RS - Odell Beckham Jr., LSU (74)
  • AP - Bruce Ellington, South Carolina (69)

  • Second-Team
  • P - Cody Mandell, Alabama (54)
  • PK - Cody Parkey, Auburn (71)    
  • RS - Bruce Ellington, South Carolina (62)
  • AP - Odell Beckham Jr., LSU (44)

  • Third-Team
  • P - Steven Clark, Auburn (33)
  • PK - Zach Hocker, Arkansas (39)    
  • RS - Andre Debose, Florida (53)
  • AP - Loucheiz Purifoy, Florida (36)

PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH

  • SEC CHAMPION
  • Alabama - 182
  • Georgia - 38
  • South Carolina - 18
  • Texas A&M - 4
  • LSU - 1

  • EASTERN DIVISION
  • 1. Georgia (149) - 1570
  • 2. South Carolina (75) - 1474
  • 3. Florida (19) - 1300
  • 4. Vanderbilt - 858
  • 5. Tennessee - 694
  • 6. Missouri - 577
  • 7, Kentucky - 331

  • WESTERN DIVISION
  • 1. Alabama (225) - 1681
  • 2. Texas A&M (11) - 1333
  • 3. LSU (7) - 1324
  • 4. Ole Miss - 883
  • 5. Auburn - 579
  • 6. Mississippi State - 516
  • 7. Arkansas - 488

 

Daniel Lewis covers Tennessee football for Nooga.com. Follow him on Twitter @DanielNooga

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