The top SEC players are among the elite talent in college football every season, and 2017 shouldn’t be any different. Returning and new players alike will make their impact in one of the country’s top conferences.
Soon, we’ll find out how these players actually fare up. But for now, all we have are preseason rankings, such as Sports Illustrated‘s top 100 college football players for the 2017 season list, which features 25 players from the SEC.
Alabama defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick is the top SEC player on the list at No. 6. He’s one of nine Crimson Tide players to make the cut, the most of any SEC school.
Auburn has four players on the list, while LSU, Texas A&M, Ole Miss, Georgia, Florida, Vanderbilt and Mississippi State are also all represented.
LSU linebacker Arden Key joins Fitzpatrick among SEC players in the top 10.
Here’s a look at all of the players who made the top 100:
6. Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama DB
7. Arden Key, LSU LB
13. Christian Kirk, Texas A&M WR
17. Derrius Guice, LSU RB
20. Calvin Ridley, Alabama WR
23. Bo Scarbrough, Alabama RB
38. Da’Shawn Hand, Alabama DL
48. Kamryn Pettway, Auburn RB
52. Marquis Haynes, Ole Miss DE
54. Jonah Williams, Alabama OT
55. Shaun Dion Hamilton, Alabama LB
57. Frank Ragnow, Arkansas C
61. Armani Watts, Texas A&M S
62. Trenton Thompson, Georgia DL
66. Nick Chubb, Georgia RB
68. Ronnie Harrison, Alabama S
72. Duke Dawson, Florida CB
74. Jarrett Stidham, Auburn QB
75. Jalen Hurts, Alabama QB
77. Da’Ron Payne, Alabama DT
80. Braden Smith, Auburn RT
90. Marlon Davidson, Auburn DE
93. Ralph Webb, Vanderbilt RB
97. Nick Fitzgerald, Mississippi State QB
100. Eddy Pineiro, Florida K