The SEC coaches have released their All-SEC teams.
They went with Chad Kelly on the second team and Laremy Tunsil not at all.
Tunsil could very well be the first SEC player chosen in next spring’s NFL draft, but he served a seven-game NCAA suspension this season. Perhaps that played a role.
Dak Prescott was named the first-team quarterback.
In my mind there were three legitimate candidates for All-SEC quarterback. Someone was going to get left out completely, and that was Arkansas’ Brandon Allen who leads the league passing efficiency with a 165.2 rating and in touchdown passes with 29.
Kelly is second in efficiency and leads in passing yards and points responsible for.
Dak leads the SEC in completion percentage. Kelly had a better game head-up against Dak in the Egg Bowl, but a lot of hay was in the barn by then, a lot of minds made up.
Ole Miss had two first-team selections in wide receiver Laquon Treadwell and safety Trae Elston.
Defensive back Mike Hilton had a strong second half of the year while Elston got off to a very visible start with the interceptions.
Hilton made the second team along with defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche, defensive end Marquis Haynes and tight end Evan Engram.
The second half of the year was a nice bounce back for Engram. It looked like Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze was more intent on getting Engram the ball as the season went on.
The Associated Press releases its All-SEC team on Monday. It will be interesting to see how the media deal with Tunsil and Kelly.