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2019 SEC Top 100

By Jim Johnson
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SP Editor Jim Johnson's annual preseason ranking of the 100 best players in the SEC.

Welcome back to my annual preseason ranking of the top 100 players in the SEC. I’ve been doing this for a few years now, but this year’s ranking is a little different in that is infused with my new OAYP formula. Whereas in preseasons past these were much more opinion based, now there’s hard data to back up the projections.

That said, these are still projections, so it’s a mix of math (what did happen) and conjecture (what I think will happen). If you don’t care about my opinion and are only interested in the formula, I’ve included some notes from OAYP -- those overall rankings, position ranks, and marginal scores -- or you can see the pure OAYP position rankings here.

The players’ position rankings, per this list, are also included so you can see the disparity between where OAYP thinks they should be and where I think they should be, if there is any.

*The rankings will be released 20 players at a time for the next five days with the full list available on Saturday*

100. Jaquarius Landrews, S, Mississippi State

Marginal OAYP: N/A
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): N/A
Position Rank: 10
 

99. Asim Rose, RB, Kentucky

Marginal OAYP: N/A
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): N/A
Position Rank: 7
 

98. Baylor Cupp, TE, Texas A&M

Marginal OAYP: N/A
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): N/A
Position Rank: 4
 

97. Mohamed Sanogo, LB, Ole Miss

Marginal OAYP: 0.21
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 81 (8)
Position Rank: 9
 

96. Qaadir Sheppard, EDGE, Ole Miss

Marginal OAYP: 0.36
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 71 (7)
Position Rank: 8
 

95. Trystan Colon-Castillo, C, Missouri

Marginal OAYP: 0.39
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 68 (2)
Position Rank: 2
 

94. Marquez Callaway, WR, Tennessee

Marginal OAYP: 0.31
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 75 (8)
Position Rank: 16
 

93. Trey Dean, CB, Florida

Marginal OAYP: 0.31
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 74 (13)
Position Rank: 13
 

92. Owen Pappoe, LB, Auburn

Marginal OAYP: N/A
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): N/A
Position Rank: 8
 

91. Donovan Stiner, S, Florida

Marginal OAYP: 0.28
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 76 (9)
Position Rank: 9
 

90. Eric Stokes, CB, Georgia

Marginal OAYP: 0.42
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 67 (12)
Position Rank: 12
 

89. Josiah Coatney, DL, Ole Miss

Marginal OAYP: 0.39
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 69 (12)
Position Rank: 12
 

88. Kelly Bryant, QB, Missouri

Marginal OAYP: -0.88
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 184 (13)
Position Rank: 7
 

87. Darryl Williams, OG, Mississippi State

Marginal OAYP: 0.46
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 64 (3)
Position Rank: 4
 

86. Derek Stingley, CB, LSU

Marginal OAYP: N/A
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): N/A
Position Rank: 11
 

85. Demetris Robertson, WR, Georgia

Marginal OAYP: N/A
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): N/A
Position Rank: 15
 

84. Jeremiah Holloman, WR, Georgia

Marginal OAYP: N/A
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): N/A
Position Rank: 14
 

83. Michael Divinity, LB, LSU

Marginal OAYP: 0.36
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 72 (7)
Position Rank: 7
 

82. Seth Williams, WR, Auburn

Marginal OAYP: N/A
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): N/A
Position Rank: 13
 

81. Rodrigo Blankenship, K, Georgia

Marginal OAYP: N/A
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): N/A
Position Rank: 1
 

80. Jeremiah Dinson, S, Auburn

Marginal OAYP: 0.46
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 65 (7)
Position Rank: 8
 

79. Kylin Hill, RB, Mississippi State

Marginal OAYP: 0.56
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 55 (5)
Position Rank: 6
 

78. Kendrick Rogers, WR, Texas A&M

Marginal OAYP: N/A
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): N/A
Position Rank: 12
 

77. Joe Burrow, QB, LSU

Marginal OAYP: -0.23
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 119 (6)
Position Rank: 6
 

76. Brad Stewart, S, Florida

Marginal OAYP: 0.34
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 73 (8)
Position Rank: 7
 

75. Javaris Davis, CB, Auburn

Marginal OAYP: 0.48
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): t63 (10)
Position Rank: 10
 

74. Donell Stanley, C, South Carolina

Marginal OAYP: 0.49
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 61 (1)
Position Rank: 1
 

73. Quartney Davis, WR, Texas A&M

Marginal OAYP: -0.13
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 107 (14)
Position Rank: 11
 

72. Bryce Thompson, CB, Tennessee

Marginal OAYP: 0.48
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): t63 (9)
Position Rank: 9
 

71. Lynn Bowden, WR, Kentucky

Marginal OAYP: -1.15
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 203 (22)
Position Rank: 10
 

70. DJ Dale, DL, Alabama

Marginal OAYP: N/A
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): N/A
Position Rank: 11
 

69. Nolan Smith, EDGE, Georgia

Marginal OAYP: N/A
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): N/A
Position Rank: 7
 

68. Jake Bentley, QB, South Carolina

Marginal OAYP: -0.15
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 110 (5)
Position Rank: 5
 

67. Lamical Perine, RB, Florida

Marginal OAYP: 0.57
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 54 (4)
Position Rank: 5
 

66. Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU

Marginal OAYP: 0.37
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 70 (7)
Position Rank: 9
 

65. Jordan Elliott, DL, Missouri

Marginal OAYP: 0.24
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 79 (11)
Position Rank: 10
 

64. Damien Lewis, OG, LSU

Marginal OAYP: 0.28
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 77 (4)
Position Rank: 3
 

63. Feleipe Franks, QB, Florida

Marginal OAYP: 0.03
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 101 (4)
Position Rank: 4
 

62. Kalija Lipscomb, WR, Vanderbilt

Marginal OAYP: -1.06
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 196 (21)
Position Rank: 8
 

61. Braden Mann, P, Texas A&M

Marginal OAYP: N/A
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): N/A
Position Rank: 1
 

60. Van Jefferson, WR, Florida

Marginal OAYP: 0.5
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 60 (6)
Position Rank: 7
 

59. Trevon Grimes, WR, Florida

Marginal OAYP: N/A
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): N/A
Position Rank: 6
 

58. Glen Logan, DL, LSU

Marginal OAYP: 0.52
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 58 (9)
Position Rank: 9
 

57. Willie Gay, LB, Mississippi State

Marginal OAYP: 0.59
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 52 (6)
Position Rank: 6
 

56. Cheyenne O'Grady, TE, Arkansas

Marginal OAYP: 0.6
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 51 (3)
Position Rank: 3
 

55. Bryan Edwards, WR, South Carolina

Marginal OAYP: 0.53
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 57 (5)
Position Rank: 5
 

54. Darrell Taylor, EDGE, Tennessee

Marginal OAYP: 0.57
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 53 (6)
Position Rank: 6
 

53. Daniel Thomas, S, Auburn

Marginal OAYP: 0.52
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 59 (6)
Position Rank: 6
 

52. Kary Vincent, CB, LSU

Marginal OAYP: 0.72
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): t39 (t6)
Position Rank: 8
 

51. Kellen Mond, QB, Texas A&M

Marginal OAYP: -0.4
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 139 (7)
Position Rank: 3
 

50. Marlon Davidson, DL, Auburn

Marginal OAYP: 0.61
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 47 (8)
Position Rank: 8
 

49. Yasir Durant, OT, Missouri

Marginal OAYP: 0.6
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 49 (6)
Position Rank: 6
 

48. Labryan Ray, DL, Alabama

Marginal OAYP: 0.63
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 46 (7)
Position Rank: 7
 

47. Scottie Phillips, RB, Ole Miss

Marginal OAYP: 0.68
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 42 (3)
Position Rank: 4
 

46. TJ Brunson, LB, South Carolina

Marginal OAYP: 0.67
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 44 (4)
Position Rank: 5
 

45. Jabari Zuniga, EDGE, Florida

Marginal OAYP: 0.68
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 43 (5)
Position Rank: 5
 

44. Patrick Surtain, CB, Alabama

Marginal OAYP: 0.72
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): t39 (t6)
Position Rank: 7
 

43. Isaiah Wilson, OT, Georgia

Marginal OAYP: 0.61
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 48 (5)
Position Rank: 5
 

42. Maurice Smitherman, CB, Mississippi State

Marginal OAYP: 0.82
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 34 (5)
Position Rank: 6
 

41. Jon Greenard, EDGE, Florida

Marginal OAYP: 1.32
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 16 (1)
Position Rank: 4
 

40. Javon Kinlaw, DL, South Carolina

Marginal OAYP: 0.66
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 45 (6)
Position Rank: 6
 

39. Cale Garrett, LB, Missouri

Marginal OAYP: 0.6
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 50 (5)
Position Rank: 4
 

38. JaCoby Stevens, S, LSU

Marginal OAYP: 0.76
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): t37 (t4)
Position Rank: 5
 

37. Marco Wilson, CB, Florida

Marginal OAYP: 0.15
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): t91 (t16)
Position Rank: 5
 

36. DJ Wonnum, EDGE, South Carolina

Marginal OAYP: 1.08
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 24 (2)
Position Rank: 3
 

35. Jared Pinkney, TE, Vanderbilt

Marginal OAYP: 0.87
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 32 (2)
Position Rank: 2
 

34. Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama

Marginal OAYP: 0.89
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 30 (4)
Position Rank: 4
 

33. Richard LeCounte, S, Georgia

Marginal OAYP: 0.76
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): t37 (t4)
Position Rank: 4
 

32. Najee Harris, RB, Alabama

Marginal OAYP: 0.17
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 89 (6)
Position Rank: 3
 

31. Anfernee Jennings, EDGE, Alabama

Marginal OAYP: 0.86
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 33 (4)
Position Rank: 2
 

30. De'Jon Harris, LB, Arkansas

Marginal OAYP: 0.78
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 36 (3)
Position Rank: 3
 

29. Nick Coe, EDGE, Auburn

Marginal OAYP: 0.93
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 28 (3)
Position Rank: 1
 

28. Alex Leatherwood, OT, Alabama

Marginal OAYP: 1.06
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 25 (2)
Position Rank: 3
 

27. Devonta Smith, WR, Alabama

Marginal OAYP: 0.9
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 29 (4)
Position Rank: 4
 

26. Prince Tega-Wanogho, OT, Auburn

Marginal OAYP: 1.02
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 26 (3)
Position Rank: 2
 

25. Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU

Marginal OAYP: 0.88
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 31 (4)
Position Rank: 4
 

24. Tre'Vour Wallace-Simms, OG, Missouri

Marginal OAYP: 1.39
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 12 (2)
Position Rank: 2
 

23. McTelvin Agim, DL, Arkansas

Marginal OAYP: 1.33
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 15 (3)
Position Rank: 5
 

22. Henry Ruggs, WR, Alabama

Marginal OAYP: 1.3
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 17 (3)
Position Rank: 3
 

21. Solomon Kindley, OG, Georgia

Marginal OAYP: 1.4
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 11 (1)
Position Rank: 1
 

20. Shyheim Carter, CB, Alabama

Marginal OAYP: 1.25
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 19 (2)
Position Rank: 3
 

19. Justin Madubuike, DL, Texas A&M

Marginal OAYP: 1.9
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 6 (1)
Position Rank: 4
 

18. D'Andre Swift, RB, Georgia

Marginal OAYP: 0.79
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 35 (2)
Position Rank: 2
 

17. Erroll Thompson, LB, Mississippi State

Marginal OAYP: 1.34
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 14 (1)
Position Rank: 2
 

16. Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama

Marginal OAYP: 1.72
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 8 (2)
Position Rank: 3
 

15. Raekwon Davis, DL, Alabama

Marginal OAYP: 1.12
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 23 (5)
Position Rank: 3
 

14. CJ Henderson, CB, Florida

Marginal OAYP: 1.15
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 21 (3)
Position Rank: 2
 

13. Dylan Moses, LB, Alabama

Marginal OAYP: 0.94
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 27 (2)
Position Rank: 1
 

12. Cameron Dantzler, CB, Mississippi State

Marginal OAYP: 1.42
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 10 (1)
Position Rank: 1
 

11. JR Reed, S, Georgia

Marginal OAYP: 1.27
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 18 (3)
Position Rank: 2
 

10. Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama

Marginal OAYP: 1.58
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 9 (2)
Position Rank: 2
 

9. Ke'Shawn Vaughn, RB, Vanderbilt

Marginal OAYP: 1.82
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 7 (1)
Position Rank: 1
 

8. Rashard Lawrence, DL, LSU

Marginal OAYP: 1.17
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 20 (4)
Position Rank: 2
 

7. Albert Okwuegbunam, TE, Missouri

Marginal OAYP: 1.93
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 5 (1)
Position Rank: 1
 

6. Derrick Brown, DL, Auburn

Marginal OAYP: 1.35
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 13 (2)
Position Rank: 1
 

5. Jake Fromm, QB, Georgia

Marginal OAYP: 1.13
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 22 (2)
Position Rank: 2
 

4. Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama

Marginal OAYP: 1.97
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 4 (1)
Position Rank: 1
 

3. Grant Delpit, S, LSU

Marginal OAYP: 2.71
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 3 (1)
Position Rank: 1
 

2. Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia

Marginal OAYP: 3.11
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 2 (1)
Position Rank: 1
 

1. Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama

Marginal OAYP: 3.33
OAYP Rank (OAYP Pos Rank): 1 (1)
Position Rank: 1

Jim Johnson - Editor of Southern Pigskin, Producer of "Three & Out", and host of "Explosive Recruiting" on the Southern Pigskin Radio Network. E-mail: jim@espncoastal.com Twitter: @JimJohnsonSP