It’s finally time to release our SIS All-Conference teams. We used our all-encompassing player value stat, Total Points, along with other metrics and our scouting work as leading references in putting together our team of selections for 2022, plus a few honorable mentions.
You can learn more about Total Points and the statistics referenced here.
These picks are meant to honor this season’s best-of-the-best in the SEC.
|RB||Quinshon Judkins||Ole Miss|
|OG||Nick Broeker||Ole Miss|
|OC||Caleb Warren||Ole Miss|
LSU’s Jayden Daniels wins a tight race for the SEC QB selection. Even though Daniels ranked 5th in Total Points as a Passer in the conference, he was far and away the best running threat at the position totaling 34 more Total Points than the next QB in the SEC. Daniels is joined by two other Tigers on the offense in Malik Nabers and Will Campbell, both who had breakout seasons in their sophomore and freshman campaigns, respectively.
The two Tennessee Volunteers who made the team were also 1st-Team SIS All Americans as well. Jalin Hyatt, the 2022 Biletnikoff Award Winner, led the entire SEC in receiving yards and touchdowns among all eligible pass catchers. Meanwhile Darnell Wright, who led all SEC linemen in Total Points earned, anchors the offensive line group.
Ole Miss is tied with the LSU Tigers for most selections, who each had three on the offensive side of the ball. The three Rebels selected are led by one of the best true freshmen in the country, Quinshon Judkins. He finished in the top 10 in the country in both rushing yards and touchdowns this season.
|EDGE||Harold Perkins Jr.||LSU|
|LB||Smael Mondon Jr.||Georgia|
|LB||Nathaniel Watson||Mississippi State|
|FLEX||Emmanuel Forbes||Mississippi State|
It’s no surprise that future top-5 2023 NFL Draft hopefuls Georgia’s Jalen Carter and Alabama’s Will Anderson Jr. lead the way for all SEC Defense. Two more LSU Tigers round out the front four with Mekhi Wingo and Harold Perkins Jr.. Wingo led all SEC defensive tackles in Pass Rush Points Saved and was second only to Carter in Points Saved as a run defender. Perkins burst onto the scene in his true freshman season totaling 7.5 sacks, 4 forced fumbles and an interception.
Alabama leads the way with most selections on the defensive side of the ball as Brian Branch and Kool-Aid McKinstry join Anderson. Besides having one of the best names in college football, McKinstry was 2nd in Total Points among all SEC cornerbacks only to his counterpart from Arkansas, Dwight McGlothern. Meanwhile Branch, who spent over 70% of his snaps in 2022 in the slot, was second in Total Points amongst SEC safeties along with the leader from the Georgia Bulldogs, Christopher Smith.
|P||Kai Kroeger||South Carolina|
|Returner||Lideatrick Griffin||Mississippi State|
Alabama’s Will Reichard made 22-of-26 field goal attempts this season making 9 field goals of 40+ yards. South Carolina’s Kai Kroeger led the SEC in net average amongst all punters while also leading the conference in punts that were downed inside the 20 and 10 yard line.
|Tavius Robinson||Ole Miss|
Alabama’s Bryce Young and Tennessee’s Hendon Hooker both made strong cases to be the All-SEC quarterback but came up just short. Darnell Washington also deserves some praise as he earned 15 Total Points this season, only coming in second to a player in his own tight end room at Georgia, Brock Bowers.
Total Points, stats, and ranks as of 2/5/2023