2016 Preseason All-SEC Team: Offensive standouts lead media votes

At the conclusion of SEC Media Days, the conference released its preseason media poll. In the spoiler alert to end all spoiler alerts, Alabama was chosen by the assembled media masses to be the conference's champion in 2016.

It's terrible news for Alabama, as the SEC media has correctly predicted the conference champion only five times since 1992.

The media has generally been much better at picking out the conference's best players, and on Friday, the media's preseason All-SEC teams were released.

Another shocker: Alabama has more first-teamers than anybody else.

A legitimate surprise was that, somehow, some way, LSU running back Leonard Fournette was not a unanimous first-team selection, though he did receive more points than any other player in the conference.

Here is your 2016 preseason All-SEC team. The numbers in parentheses are the total points each player received from the 331 voters.

OFFENSE

First-Team

QB Chad Kelly, Ole Miss (321)
RB Leonard Fournette, LSU (329)
RB Nick Chubb, Georgia (308)
WR Calvin Ridley, Alabama (318)
WR Christian Kirk, Texas A&M (223)
TE O.J. Howard, Alabama (294)
OL Cam Robinson, Alabama (315)
OL Dan Skipper, Arkansas (228)
OL Greg Pyke, Georgia (171)
OL Alex Kozan, Auburn (165)
C Ethan Pocic, LSU (188)

Second-Team

QB Joshua Dobbs, Tennessee (313)
RB Jalen Hurd, Tennessee (278)
RB Ralph Webb, Vanderbilt (151)
WR Malachi Dupre, LSU (167)
WR Fred Ross, Mississippi State (139)
TE Evan Engram, Ole Miss (214)
OL Martez Ivey, Florida (152)
OL William Clapp, LSU (143)
OL David Sharpe, Florida (138)
OL Alphonse Taylor, Alabama (137)
C Brandon Kublanow, Georgia (121)

Third-Team

QB Brandon Harris, LSU (25)
RB Stanley "Boom" Williams, Kentucky (60)
RB Jovon Robinson, Auburn (55)
WR Ricky Seals-Jones, Texas A&M (78)
WR Drew Morgan, Arkansas (49)
TE Jeremy Sprinkle, Arkansas (65)
OL Avery Gennesy, Texas A&M (120)
OL Jashon Robertson, Tennessee (119)
OL Braden Smith, Auburn (118)
OL Javon Patterson, Ole Miss (113)
C Ross Pierschbacher, Alabama (101)

DEFENSE

First-Team

DL Jonathan Allen, Alabama (301)
DL Myles Garrett, Texas A&M (286)
DL Carl Lawson, Auburn (253)
DL Derek Barnett, Tennessee (171)
LB Reuben Foster, Alabama (265)
LB Kendell Beckwith, LSU (231)
LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin, Tennessee (223)
DB Eddie Jackson, Alabama (293)
DB Jalen Tabor, Florida (249)
DB Tre'Davious White, LSU (221)
DB Cameron Sutton, Tennessee (213)

Second-Team

DL Montravius Adams, Auburn (167)
DL Bryan Cox, Florida (105)
DL Davon Godchaux, LSU (105)
DL Charles Harris, Missouri (103)
LB Tim Williams, Alabama (196)
LB Zach Cunningham, Vanderbilt (178)
LB Jarrad Davis, Florida (160)
DB Jamal Adams, LSU (193)
DB Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama (188)
DB Tony Conner, Ole Miss (146)
DB Dominick Sanders, Georgia (145)

Third-Team

DL Marquis Haynes, Ole Miss (102)
DL Deatrich Wise, Arkansas (95)
DL Cece Jefferson, Florida (85)
DL A.J. Jefferson, Mississippi State (84)
LB Lorenzo Carter, Georgia (92)
LB Richie Brown, Mississippi State (84)
LB Arden Key, LSU (76)
DB Marcus Maye, Florida (139)
DB Marlon Humphrey, Alabama (120)
DB Johnathan Ford, Auburn (105)
DB Armani Watts, Texas A&M (74)

SPECIALISTS

First-Team

P JK Scott, Alabama (252)
PK Daniel Carlson, Auburn (198)
RS Christian Kirk, Texas A&M (214)
AP Christian Kirk, Texas A&M (240)

Second-Team

P Johnny Townsend, Florida (124)
PK Adam Griffith, Alabama (174)
RS Evan Berry, Tennessee (163)
AP Alvin Kamara, Tennessee (152)

Third-Team

P Trevor Daniel, Tennessee (97)
PK Elliott Fry, South Carolina (91)
RS Isaiah McKenzie, Georgia (100)
AP Isaiah McKenzie, Georgia (112)

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