|Texas A&M tackle Luke Joeckel is moving to the top of NFL Draft boards. (US Presswire)|
Here's the latest on the SEC's top players who are projected to go from playing on Saturdays to starring on Sundays.
Why he has the top spot: Jones had another big day in Georgia's 38-0 win over Auburn on Saturday. He had four tackles, two TFLs, two sacks and five QB hurries. His improved health over the past three weeks is a big reason the Bulldogs have allowed 19 points in their past three games against Florida, Ole Miss and Auburn. In total, Jones has moved opponents back 100 yards this season with his 17 TFLs -- an average loss of 5.9 yards per TFL.
Season stats (eight games): 56 tackles, 10.5 sacks, 17 TFLs, 5 forced fumbles, 28 QB hurries, INT.
Player ranking: Jones is ranked as fourth overall, and he's the highest-ranked outside linebacker in CBSSports.com's latest player rankings.
Up next: The Bulldogs face Georgia Southern on Saturday. The triple option will be a unique challenge for Jones and the Georgia D.
Why he has the second spot: Hunter has moved up to our second spot due to his recent increase in production. After a mid-season slump, he's averaged 8.7 receptions for 137.3 yards and 1.3 TDs in his past three games. He had another big day against a talented Missouri defense on Saturday, making nine catches for 141 yards and a TD in Tennessee's 51-48 overtime loss to the Tigers. Drops have been an occasional problem for Hunter, but his overall production and athletic ability still make him a strong prospect.
Season stats (10 games): 65 catches, 979 yards, 8 TDs.
Player ranking: Hunter is ranked No. 25 overall and is the second-highest ranked wide receiver in CBSSports.com's latest player rankings.
Up next: Tennessee travels to Vanderbilt on Saturday. Hunter missed the 2011 game against the Commodores with a torn ACL, but he had a 15-yard TD reception against them as a freshman in 2010.
Why he has the third spot: Wilson remains the highest-ranked SEC quarterback on CBSSports.com's player rankings despite not having the senior season many thought he would. He had another inconsistent game Saturday in a 38-20 loss at South Carolina. The good was that he threw for 277 yards and two TDs. The bad was his two INTs. Wilson's overall accuracy is one big concern for his draft status. His completion rate has dropped to 60.9 percent and he's thrown 10 INTs.
Season stats (nine games): 195 of 320 (60.9) for 2,803 yards, 18 TDs, 10 INTs.
Player ranking: Wilson is ranked as the No. 26 overall prospect and is the third-highest ranked QB in CBSSports.com's latest player rankings.
Up next: The Razorbacks play Mississippi State on Saturday. The Bulldogs have 12 INTs, so Wilson will need to protect the ball better.
Why you should watch him? QB Johnny Manziel gets all of the attention in the Aggies' high-powered offense, but having Joeckel to protect him and make space for his improvisation is a key to the Aggies' strong season. Joeckel's stock is soaring after helping the Aggies pull off a 29-23 upset over Alabama on Saturday. He has plenty of size and strength, but he also moves incredibly well for a 310-pound tackle.
Player ranking: Joeckel is ranked as the top overall player in CBSSports.com's latest player rankings.
Up next: Joeckel and the Aggies should have a relatively easy week with an FCS opponent, Sam Houston State, coming to town.
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