UGA picked to win SEC, places 16 on 2023 Preseason All-SEC Team
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UGA picked to win SEC, places 16 on 2023 Preseason All-SEC Team

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The Georgia Bulldogs have been picked to win the SEC Championship and had 16 players named to the 2023 Preseason All-SEC Team, the SEC announced on Friday.

The poll and the Preseason All-SEC team are both selected by members of the media covering SEC football.

Georgia received 265 first-place votes and 2011 points overall for the SEC East. Tennessee was picked second with South Carolina in third.

The Bulldogs received the most points, 181, for the SEC champion, which is a vote conducted separate from the division vote. Alabama was selected second with 62 votes.

11 Bulldogs were named Preseason All-SEC First Team by the media — Ladd McConkey (WR), Brock Bowers (TE), Amarius Mims (OL), Tate Ratledge (OL), Sedrick Van Pran (C), Mykel Williams (DL), Nazir Stackhouse (DL), Jamon Dumas-Johnson (LB), Malaki Starks (DB), Kamari Lassiter (DB), and Javon Bullard (DB).

Below is the complete 2023 Preseason Media Days Poll and All-SEC Team:

SEC PRESEASON MEDIA POLL

First place votes in () followed by total points.

EAST

1. Georgia (265) 2011
2. Tennessee (14) 1682
3. South Carolina (3) 1254
4. Kentucky (1) 1204
5. Florida 911
6. Missouri 658
7. Vanderbilt (8) 428

WEST

1. Alabama (165) 1899
2. LSU (117) 1838
3. Texas A&M (1) 1144
4. Ole Miss 1128
5. Arkansas (3) 958
6. Auburn (4) 685
7. Mississippi State (1) 496

SEC CHAMPION

Georgia – 181
Alabama – 62
LSU – 31
Tennessee – 5
Vanderbilt – 5
Arkansas – 2
Auburn – 2
Texas A&M – 1
Mississippi State – 1
South Carolina – 1

2023 PRESEASON MEDIA DAYS ALL-SEC TEAM

OFFENSE

First-Team
QB – Jayden Daniels, LSU
RB – Quinshon Judkins, Ole Miss
RB – Raheim Sanders, Arkansas
WR – Malik Nabers, LSU
WR – Ladd McConkey, Georgia
TE – Brock Bowers, Georgia
OL – JC Latham, Alabama
OL – Amarius Mims, Georgia
OL – Tate Ratledge, Georgia
OL – Will Campbell, LSU
C – Sedrick Van Pran, Georgia

Second-Team
QB – KJ Jefferson, Arkansas
RB – Jase McClellan, Alabama
RB – Kendall Milton, Georgia
WR – Antwane Wells, South Carolina
*WR – Bru McCoy, Tennessee
*WR – Ja’Corey Brooks, Alabama
TE – Mason Taylor, LSU
OL – Tyler Booker, Alabama
OL – Brady Latham, Arkansas
OL – Javon Foster, Missouri
OL – Xavier Truss, Georgia
C – Seth McLaughlin, Alabama

Third-Team
*QB – Joe Milton III, Tennessee
*QB – Will Rogers, Mississippi State
RB – Jarquez Hunter, Auburn
RB – Trevor Etienne, Florida
WR – Ainias Smith, Texas A&M
WR – Jermaine Burton, Alabama
TE – Trey Knox, South Carolina
OL – Emery Jones, LSU
OL – Eli Cox, Kentucky
OL – Javontez Spraggins, Tennessee
OL – Layden Robinson, Texas A&M
C – Cooper Mays, Tennessee

DEFENSE

First-Team
DL – Mekhi Wingo, LSU
DL – Mykel Williams, Georgia
DL – Maason Smith, LSU
DL – Nazir Stackhouse, Georgia
LB – Dallas Turner, Alabama
LB – Harold Perkins, LSU
LB – Jamon Dumas-Johnson, Georgia
DB – Kool-Aid McKinstry, Alabama
DB – Malaki Starks, Georgia
DB – Kamari Lassiter, Georgia
DB – Javon Bullard, Georgia

Second-Team
DL – Jaheim Oatis, Alabama
DL – McKinnley Jackson, Texas A&M
DL – Justin Eboigbe, Alabama
DL – Deone Walker, Kentucky
LB – Smael Mondon, Georgia
LB – Nathaniel Watson, Mississippi State
LB – Ty’Ron Hopper, Missouri
DB – Malachi Moore, Alabama
DB – Dwight McGlothern, Arkansas
DB – Demani Richardson, Texas A&M
DB – Kris Abrams-Draine, Missouri

Third-Team
DL – Princely Umanmielen, Florida
DL – Tonka Hemingway, South Carolina
DL – Tim Smith, Alabama
DL – Darius Robinson, Missouri
LB – Chris Braswell, Alabama
LB – Jalon Walker, Georgia
LB – JJ Weaver, Kentucky
DB – Major Burns, LSU
DB – D.J. James, Auburn
DB – Nehemiah Pritchett, Auburn
DB – Jason Marshall Jr. , Florida

SPECIALISTS

First-Team
P – Kai Kroeger, South Carolina
PK – Will Reichard, Alabama
LS – Kneeland Hibbett, Alabama
KOS – Mitch Jeter, South Carolina
RS – Kool-Aid McKinstry, Alabama
AP – Ainias Smith, Texas A&M

Second-Team
P – Nik Constantinou, Texas A&M
PK – Harrison Mevis, Missouri
LS – Slade Roy, LSU
KOS – Nathan Dibert, LSU
RS – Ainias Smith, Texas A&M
AP – Tulu Griffin, Mississippi State

Third-Team
P – Oscar Chapman, Auburn
PK – Alex McPherson, Auburn
LS – William Mote, Georgia
RS – Tulu Griffin, Mississippi State
AP – Dakereon Joyner, South Carolina

* – Indicates a tie

The Georgia Bulldogs are scheduled to open the 2023 season on Saturday, Sept. 2 against the UT Martin Skyhawks at Dooley Field at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga. (Buy Tickets).

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