Four Bulldogs named to preseason All-SEC teams
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Four Bulldogs were named to preseason All-SEC teams at the conclusion of SEC Media Days.

LB Erroll Thompson was the Bulldogs’ lone first-team selection as voted on by league media this week. Thompson, the team’s 2019 defensive captain, has racked up 133 total tackles during his MSU career so far, including 14.5 for a loss and six sacks. 

Representing the Bulldogs on the second-team are OL Darryl Williams and CB Cameron Dantzler. Williams, a preseason All-American and the Bulldogs’ offensive team captain, allowed only one sack, three quarterback hits and five hurries at LT in 2018, according to Pro Football Focus. He’ll move over to play center this season; replacing Elgton Jenkins. 

Dantzler, another preseason All-American, ranked second in the SEC last season among corners with a 41.1 passer rating allowed, according to PFF, and was one of only four SEC cornerbacks that did not allow a touchdown. 

Rivers was named to the third-team as he attempts to fill the void on MSU’s defensive line left by Montez Sweat and Jeffery Simmons. Last season, he made 24 tackles, seven tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks. 

League media also voted on where each team would finish in the SEC this season, and to no one’s surprise, Alabama is picked to win the conference title over Georgia. 

In the SEC West, Mississippi State is picked to finish 5th, and Ole Miss was picked to finish 6th.

Courtesy of secsports.com

The full 2019 Preseason Media Days All-SEC Teams can be seen below.

  • OFFENSE

First-Team

QB Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama
RB D’Andre Swift, Georgia
RB Najee Harris, Alabama
WR Jerry Jeudy, Alabama
WR Henry Ruggs III, Alabama
TE Albert Okwuegbunam, Missouri
OL Andrew Thomas, Georgia
OL Alex Leatherwood, Alabama
OL Prince Tega Wanogho, Auburn
OL Jedrick Wills Jr., Alabama
C Lloyd Cushenberry, LSU

Second-Team

QB Jake Fromm, Georgia
RB Ke’Shawn Vaughn, Vanderbilt
RB Lamical Perine, Florida
WR Kalija Lipscomb, Vanderbilt
WR Jaylen Waddle, Alabama
TE Jared Pinkney, Vanderbilt
OL Solomon Kindley, Georgia
OL Damien Lewis, LSU
OL Tre’Vour Wallace-Simms, Missouri
OL Isaiah Wilson, Georgia
C Darryl Williams, Mississippi State

Third-Team

QB Joe Burrow, LSU
RB Larry Rountree, Missouri
RB JaTarvious Whitlow, Auburn
WR Justin Jefferson, LSU
WR Bryan Edwards, South Carolina
TE *Miller Forristall, Alabama
TE *Charlie Woerner, Georgia
OL Deonte Brown, Alabama
OL Ben Cleveland, Georgia
OL Logan Stenberg, Kentucky
OL Matt Womack, Alabama
C Drake Jackson, Kentucky

  • DEFENSE

First-Team

DL Raekwon Davis, Alabama
DL Derrick Brown, Auburn
DL Rashard Lawrence, LSU
DL Jabari Zuniga, Florida
LB Dylan Moses, Alabama
LB Anfernee Jennings, Alabama
LB Erroll Thompson, Mississippi State
DB Grant Delpit, LSU
DB J.R. Reed, Georgia
DB Trevon Diggs, Alabama
DB C.J. Henderson, Florida

Second-Team

DL Nick Coe, Auburn
DL Justin Madubuike, Texas A&M
DL Marlon Davidson, Auburn
DL Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina
LB Cale Garrett, Missouri
LB De’Jon Harris, Arkansas
LB David Reese II, Florida
DB Patrick Surtain II, Alabama
DB Xavier McKinney, Alabama
DB Kristian Fulton, LSU
DB Cameron Dantzler, Mississippi State

Third-Team

DL LaBryan Ray, Alabama
DL McTelvin Agim, Arkansas
DL Chauncey Rivers, Mississippi State
DL Tyler Clark, Georgia
LB Terrell Lewis, Alabama
LB Jacob Phillips, LSU
LB Kash Daniel, Kentucky
DB DeMarkus Acy, Missouri
DB Shyheim Carter, Alabama
DB Richard LeCounte, Georgia
DB Daniel Thomas, Auburn

  • SPECIALISTS

First-Team

P Braden Mann, Texas A&M
PK Rodrigo Blankenship, Georgia
RS Jaylen Waddle, Alabama
AP Jaylen Waddle, Alabama

Second-Team

P Tommy Townsend, Florida
PK Anders Carlson, Auburn
RS Marquez Callaway, Tennessee
AP Kadarius Toney, Florida

Third-Team

P Arryn Siposs, Auburn
PK Evan McPherson, Florida
RS Jashaun Corbin, Texas A&M
AP Lynn Bowden, Kentucky