Apologies to LSU's Odell Beckham

Any time you do a ranking of players in this league, there are always going to be deserving players who are left off.

In the case of LSU receiver Odell Beckham, he wasn't left off our ranking of the top 15 true freshmen in the SEC this season on purpose. Instead, it was simply a mistake. He was on our list, and we had him slotted somewhere in the top 10. We just fumbled and didn't list him.

So our apologies to Beckham, who was a big part of that LSU offense this season. A starter in eight games, he's second on the team with 36 catches for 437 yards and two touchdowns. He also returned kickoffs and punts for the Tigers.

Again, Beckham was solidly among the top 10 true freshmen in the league this season and right there on the cusp of breaking into the top 5.

That said, here are a few other true freshmen from this season that didn't make our top 15, but will be worth keeping an eye on in 2012:

  • DeAnthony Arnett, WR, Tennessee

  • Nickolas Brassell, WR/DB, Ole Miss

  • Quan Bray, WR, Auburn

  • Serderius Bryant, LB, Ole Miss

  • Josh Clemons, RB, Kentucky

  • Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama

  • La'El Collins, OT, LSU

  • Brey Cook, OG, Arkansas

  • Trey DePriest, LB, Alabama

  • Ray Drew, OLB, Georgia

  • Erique Florence, S, Auburn

  • Kiehl Frazier, QB, Auburn

  • Dee Hart, RB, Alabama

  • Amarlo Herrera, LB, Georgia

  • Marcus Jackson, OG, Tennessee

  • P.J. Jones, DT, Mississippi State

  • Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, Alabama

  • Jarvis Landry, WR, LSU

  • Nick Marshall, CB, Georgia

  • Tre Mason, RB/KR, Auburn

  • Loucheiz Purifoy, CB, Florida

  • Kelcy Quarles, DT, South Carolina

  • Jermauria Rasco, DE, LSU

  • Brandon Shell, OT, South Carolina

  • Jerron Seymour, RB, Vanderbilt

  • Maxwell Smith, QB, Kentucky

  • Mitch Smothers, OT, Arkansas

  • Jermaine Whitehead, CB, Auburn

  • Marquel Wade, WR, Arkansas

  • Gabe Wright, DT, Auburn