2019 SEC Football Preview

Check out the CSD preview for the SEC’s 2019 season in this loaded preview featuring in-depth coverage of everything you need to know about all 14 teams, projected records based on thousands of computer simulations, and a list of the top players in the conference.

2019 Unit Rankings

QBRBWR/TEOLDLLBDB
1. alabama1. florida1. alabama1. georgia1. auburn1. alabama1. alabama
2. georgia2. alabama2. florida2. alabama2 lsu2. lsu2. lsu
3. texas A&M3. vanderbilt3. lsu3. auburn3. alabama3. mississippi state3. florida

All-SEC Team

Offense

QB – Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama
RB – D’Andre Swift, Georgia
RB – Ke’Shawn Vaughn, Vanderbilt
WR – Jerry Jeudy, Alabama
WR – Kalija Lipscomb, Vanderbilt
WR – Justin Jefferson, LSU
TE – Jared Pinkney, Vanderbilt
C – Darryl Williams, Mississippi State
OL – Jedrick Wills, Alabama
OL – Alex Leatherwood, Alabama
OL – Tre’Voue Wallace-Sims, Missouri
OL – Andrew Thomas, Georgia

Defense

DL – Rashad Lawrence, LSU
DL – Derrick Brown, Auburn
DL – Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina
DL – Raekwon Davis, Alabama
LB – Dylan Moses, Alabama
LB – Darrell Taylor, Tennessee
LB – Jacob Phillips, LSU
LB – Anfernee Jennings, Alabama
DB – CJ Henderson, Florida
DB – JR Reed, Georgia
DB – Grant Delpit, LSU
DB – Cameron Dantzler, Mississippi State

Awards

Offensive POY: QB Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama
Defensive POY: LB Dylan Moses, Alabama
Freshman OTY: RB John Emery, Florida
Newcomer OTY: QB Kelly Bryant, Missouri
Coach OTY: Dan Mullen, Florida
Game OTY: LSU @ Alabama (November 9th)
Breakout Player: RB Najee Harris, Alabama


EAST

1. Georgia

Top Returning Players: QB Jake Fromm, RB D’Andre Swift, T Andrew Thomas, T Isaiah Wilson, G Solomon Kindley

Notable Players Leaving: WR Riley Ridley, TE Isaac Nauta, C Lamont Gaillard

Final 2018 CSD Prime Ranking: 3rd
Projected 2019 CSD Prime Ranking: 2nd

Average Projected Record: 10.6 wins, 1.4 losses (6.9 wins, 1.1 losses)

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2. Florida

Top Returning Players: RB Lamical Perine, CB CJ Henerson

Notable Players Leaving: RB Jordan Scarlett, T Jawaan Taylor, EDGE Jachai Polite, CB Chauncey Gardner-Jones

Final 2018 CSD Prime Ranking: 16th
Projected 2019 CSD Prime Ranking: 8th

Average Projected Record: 8.3 wins, 3.7 losses (4.8 wins, 3.2 losses)

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3. Missouri

Top Returning Players: RB Larry Roundtree III, IDL Jordan Elliott, LB Cale Garrett

Notable Players Leaving: QB Drew Lock, WR Emanuel Hall, S Cam Hilton

Final 2018 CSD Prime Ranking: 12th
Projected 2019 CSD Prime Ranking: 16th

Average Projected Record: 8.0 wins, 4.0 losses (4.6 wins, 3.4 losses)

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4. Kentucky

Top Returning Players: WR Lynn Bowden Jr, CB Davonte Robinson

Notable Players Leaving: RB Benny Snell Jr, EDGE Josh Allen, LB Jordan Jones, CB Derrick Baity Jr., S Mike Edwards

Final 2018 CSD Prime Ranking: 49th
Projected 2019 CSD Prime Ranking: 36th

Average Projected Record: 6.6 wins, 5.4 losses (3.2 wins, 4.8 losses)

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5. South Carolina

Top Returning Players: IDL Kobe Smith, IDL Javon Kinlaw

Notable Players Leaving: WR Deebo Samuel

Final 2018 CSD Prime Ranking: 27th
Projected 2019 CSD Prime Ranking: 21st

Average Projected Record: 5.9 wins, 6.1 losses (3.1 wins, 4.9 losses)

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6. Tennessee

Top Returning Players: QB Jarrett Guarantano, WR Marquez Callaway, EDGE Darrell Taylor, CB Bryce Thompson

Notable Players Leaving: IDL Alexis Johnson, S Micah Abernathy

Final 2018 CSD Prime Ranking: 84th
Projected 2019 CSD Prime Ranking: 39th

Average Projected Record: 6.0 wins, 6.0 losses (2.5 wins, 5.5 losses)

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7. Vanderbilt

Top Returning Players: WR Kalija Lipscomb, TE Jared Pinkney

Notable Players Leaving: C Bruno Reagan, IDL Dare Odeyingbo, CB Joejuan Williams

Final 2018 CSD Prime Ranking: 45th
Projected 2019 CSD Prime Ranking: 57th

Average Projected Record: 5.0 wins, 7.0 losses (2.1 wins, 5.9 losses)

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WEST

1. Alabama

Top Returning Players: QB Tua Tagovailoa, WR Jaylen Waddle, WR Jerry Jeudy, WR DeVonta Smith, IDL Raekwon Davis, CB Shyheim Carter, CB Patrick Surtain II, S Xavier McKinney

Notable Players Leaving: RB Damien Harris, TE Irv Smith Jr., T Jonah Williams, IDL Quinnen Williams, EDGE Christian Miller, CB Saivion Smith, S Deionte Thompson

Final 2018 CSD Prime Ranking: 2nd
Projected 2019 CSD Prime Ranking: 1st

Average Projected Record: 11.0 wins, 1.0 losses (7.1 wins, 0.9 losses)

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2. LSU

Top Returning Players: QB Joe Burrow, C Lloyd Cushenberry III, G Damien Lewis, EDGE Michael Divinity Jr., CB Kristian Fulton, S Grant Delpit

Notable Players Leaving: RB Nick Brossette, WR Justin Jefferson, TE Foster Moreau, LB Devin White, CB Greedy Williams

Final 2018 CSD Prime Ranking: 8th
Projected 2019 CSD Prime Ranking: 4th

Average Projected Record: 9.3 wins, 2.7 losses (5.7 wins, 2.3 losses)

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T3. Texas A&M

Top Returning Players: QB Kellen Mond, WR Kendrick Rogers, IDL Justin Madubuike

Notable Players Leaving: RB Trayveon Williams, TE Jace Sternberger, IDL Daylon Mack, EDGE Kingsley Keke, S Donovan Wilson

Final 2018 CSD Prime Ranking: 13th
Projected 2019 CSD Prime Ranking: 11th

Average Projected Record: 7.2 wins, 4.8 losses (4.2 wins, 3.8 losses)

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T3. Mississippi State

Top Returning Players: RB Kylin Hill, LB Erroll Thompson, CB Maurice Smitherman, CB Cameron Dantzler

Notable Players Leaving: C Elgton Jenkins, IDL Jeffery Simmons, EDGE Montez Sweat, S Johnathan Abram

Final 2018 CSD Prime Ranking: 7th
Projected 2019 CSD Prime Ranking: 13th

Average Projected Record: 7.7 wins, 4.3 losses (4.2 wins, 3.8 losses)

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5. Auburn

Top Returning Players: T Jack Driscoll, T Prince Tega Wanogho, IDL Derrick Brown, CB Javaris Davis, S Daniel Thomas, S Jamien Sherwood

Notable Players Leaving: LB Darrell Williams, LB Deshaun Davis, CB Jamel Dean

Final 2018 CSD Prime Ranking: 22nd
Projected 2019 CSD Prime Ranking: 12th

Average Projected Record: 7.0 wins, 5.0 losses (3.5 wins, 4.5 losses)

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6. Ole Miss

Top Returning Players: RB Scottie Phillips, EDGE Qaadir Sheppard, IDL Josiah Coatney

Notable Players Leaving: QB Jordan Ta’amu, WR AJ Brown, WR DeMarkus Lodge, T Greg Little, S Zedrick Woods

Final 2018 CSD Prime Ranking: 50th
Projected 2019 CSD Prime Ranking: 48th

Average Projected Record: 5.4 wins, 6.6 losses (2.5 wins, 5.5 losses)

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7. Arkansas

Notable Players Leaving: IDL Armon Watts

Final 2018 CSD Prime Ranking: 100th
Projected 2019 CSD Prime Ranking: 68th

Average Projected Record: 5.0 wins, 7.0 losses (1.5 wins, 6.5 losses)

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2019 SEC Title Game Prediction: Alabama 37, Georgia 30