Three of the top four players in college football call the SEC home.
That’s just one of the observations to glean from a recently released list of the Top 101 college football players compiled by the experts at Pro Football Focus.
In total, there are 27 SEC players that made the list, representing 11 of the league’s 14 programs. Only South Carolina, Kentucky and Mississippi State are without a player on the list.
Most SEC fans expect Alabama’s defense to remain elite in spite of losing several key pieces to the NFL Draft, and this list would seem to indicate new defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt will have plenty to work with as he works to help Nick Saban’s squad repeat as national champions.
The Crimson Tide defense placed four players in the Top 30 on this list, and a total of six Alabama defenders were ranked in the Top 101.
Here’s a look at the complete list of SEC players:
2. Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M
3. Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU
4. Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee
12. Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia
13. Charles Harris, DE, Missouri
15. Jalen Tabor, CB, Florida
17. Carl Lawson, DE, Auburn
19. Jonathan Allen, DE, Alabama
22. Deatrich Wise, DE, Arkansas
26. Tim Williams, LB, Alabama
28. Reuben Foster, LB, Alabama
30. Marlon Humphrey, CB, Alabama
33. Marcus Maye, S, Florida
37. Ryan Anderson, LB, Alabama
38. Zach Cunningham, LB, Vanderbilt
40. Arden Key, DE, LSU
48. Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama
51. D.J. Jones, DT, Ole Miss
53. Chad Kelly, QB, Ole Miss
59. Caleb Brantley, DT, Florida
64. Eddie Jackson, S, Alabama
65. Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M
66. Davon Godchaux, DT, LSU
76. Jalen Hurd, RB, Tennessee
84. Cameron Sutton, CB, Tennessee
96. Jamal Adams, S, LSU
97. Jarrad Davis, LB, Florida