Another preseason award watch list has been released, and once again, the SEC is well-represented on it.
The Butkus Foundation listed 12 SEC players among its watch list, who represented 10 SEC teams. The only schools not listed were Auburn, Ole Miss, Texas A&M and Kentucky. Alabama led all SEC teams with three selections, while no other team had more than one.
The SEC only has four Butkus Award winners to its credit, with the last coming from Alabama’s C.J. Mosley in 2013. Could one of those listed below become the fifth?
Alabama: Ryan Anderson, Reuben Foster, Tim Williams
Arkansas: Brooks Ellis
LSU: Kendall Beckwith
Mississippi State: Richie Brown
Florida: Jarrad Davis
Georgia: Lorenzo Carter
Missouri: Michael Scherer
South Carolina: T.J. Holloman
Tennessee: Jalen Reeves-Maybin
Vanderbilt: Zach Cunningham