As we approach the beginning of the 2023 college football season, we want to highlight some of the top players in each conference by announcing our SIS Preseason 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 selections.
You can learn more about Total Points and the statistics referenced here.
|RB||Quinshon Judkins||Ole Miss|
|OC||Sedrick Van Pran||Georgia|
LSU’s Jayden Daniels headlines the offensive team returning as the SEC QB selection from the 2022 season. He returns as the conference’s second leading quarterback in passing Total Points at 106. Additionally, last year he was the conference’s leading rusher amongst all positions with 71 Total Points which was 25 more than the next closest player.
That player was Ole Miss’ Quinshon Judkins. Judkins is our selection at the RB spot where he is looking to add onto his spectacular freshman season, leading all conference running backs in Total Points. The third leading rusher in Total Points was Arkansas’ Raheim Sanders who earned a spot at the “Flex” position.
The two-time defending National Champion Georgia Bulldogs lead the way with four selections on the offensive side of the ball, with Tight End Brock Bowers leading the way. His 32 Total Points in 2022 led the conference among all eligible positions and was only 2nd in the entire FBS in Total Points at tight end. Georgia’s Sedrick Van Pran also fortifies the OL group, where his 36 Total Points in 2022 led the conference among returning interior lineman.
|LB||Nathaniel Watson||Mississippi State|
|LB||Smael Mondon Jr.||Georgia|
LSU also headlines the defensive side of the ball occupying three of the four defensive front selections. Mekhi Wingo returns as the conference’s leading defensive tackle in pass rush Total Points Saved and was only second to Top 10 NFL selection Jalen Carter in points saved in run defense. Harold Perkins also looks to build onto his dominant freshman season where he totaled 7.5 sacks and leads the SEC in returning Pass Rush Points Saved among all front seven players.
Arkansas’ Dwight McGlothern and Alabama’s Kool-Aid McKinstry lead the way in returning Total Points saved amongst cornerbacks in the SEC from last season with 52 and 51 Total Points Saved respectively. The conference’s third leading defensive back with 47 Total Points Saved, Kris Abrams-Draine represents the “Flex” position out Missouri where he shined in just his second season at cornerback after switching positions (he was originally a wide receiver).
|P||Kai Kroeger||South Carolina|
|Returner||Lideatrick Griffin||Mississippi State|
Alabama’s Will Reichard made 84.6% of his 26 FG attempts in 2022 making 9 FG of 40+ yards. South Carolina’s Kai Kroeger led the SEC last season in net avg among all punters while also leading the conference in punts that were downed inside the 20- and 10-yard line.