ESPN published its list of midseason all-americans Wednesday and the SEC was well represented.
Four offensive players, six defensive players and two on special teams hailed from the SEC.
The men up front starred on offense with LSU center Ethan Pocic, Auburn guard Braden Smith and Alabama tackle Cam Robinson all making the list with Ole Miss tight end Evan Engram.
Texas A&M defensive lineman Myles Garrett, Auburn defensive lineman Montravius Adams, Tennessee defensive lineman Derek Barnett, Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster, Alabama corner Minkah Fitzpatrick and Florida corner Jalen Tabor made the list on the other side of the ball.
Special teams members included Auburn kicker Daniel Carlson and Alabama returner Eddie Jackson. All told, the Crimson Tide dominated the list with four players.
Two of the more impactful names on the list include Garrett and Barnett, who has six sacks with 11.5 TFLs and helper force two turnovers against Alabama. Garrett pushed himself through a leg injury against Tennessee and has four sacks with six TFLs. Though its tougher to quantify the contributions of players like Robinson on offense, he’s seen as a future high NFL draft pick and continues to open up holes for a running game which ranks fourth in the country in yards.
ESPN also named Jalen Hurts its midseason MVP on Tuesday. The amount of SEC players on the team reflects their teams’ positions in the AP poll as well, where seven SEC teams currently reside in the top 25.