The SEC normally has a plethora of defensive line talent, and 2016 won’t be any different.
Star linemen such as Florida’s Jonathan Bullard, Alabama’s Jarran Reed and A’Shawn Robinson, Ole Miss’ Robert Nkemdiche and Misssissippi State’s Chris Jones are leaving the conference to terrorize opponents at the next level. But have no fear, because this year’s batch of SEC linemen may be even better than 2015 crop.
So who are the top returning defensive linemen in the SEC? Here’s a list of the top six guys who are poised to wreak havoc on opposing blockers and ballcarriers in 2016, plus a few honorable mentions who didn’t make the cut, but should be recognized.
Honorable mentions: Daeshon Hall, senior, Texas A&M; McTelvin Agim, freshman, Arkansas, Jeffery Simmons, freshman, Mississippi State