Monday, fellow SEC blogger Chris Low presented us with his list of SEC Super Seniors.
It's hard to argue against this list and it's tough to squeeze more players in. We'd have a pretty long list if we did and that would just get a little silly.
But after chatting with Chris about the list, we felt that there were a few other players who probably should have been on it as well. So, we're giving you guys the chance to speak out and let us know who we foolishly left off.
Should Arkansas defensive end Jake Bequette have been on the list? Personally, I think he should have. Bequette wasn't totally healthy for the entire year, but still finished the regular season sixth in the SEC in sacks with eight. That's pretty good, considering he only played in nine games this season. Plus, Arkansas' defense just isn't the same without him.
What about Florida running back Chris Rainey? He was easily the best Florida had on offense all year. He scored a touchdown three different ways in the season opener and led the Gators in rushing (790), receiving (350), and punt return yards (75). He obviously didn't look the same after the first four games, but he meant a lot to that offense this season.
Tennessee defensive tackle Malik Jackson had a heck of a year as well. Anchoring the Vols' line, he finished third on the team with 56 tackles, including 11 for loss, and accumulated 10 quarterback hurries. Jackson was the ultimate leader for the Vols this year and was arguably Tennessee's best defensive player in 2011.
How about Alabama cornerback DeQuan Menzie? Nick Saban has said before that Menzie might be the most talented player in Alabama's secondary and he had pretty good senior season. Menzie defended 12 passes and recorded 37 tackles. He's a great cover corner and really forces quarterbacks to direct plays away from him.
There's also Mississippi State running back Vick Ballard. Quietly, he eclipsed the 1,000-yard rushing mark and was the Bulldogs' best offensive player. Ballard didn't get a ton of publicity this season and that could be attributed to Mississippi State's 6-6 record or the fact that he scored 19 rushing touchdown last year and just eight this year. Still, I'm sure there are some linebackers around the league that are happy to see him leave.
Which one of these players should have been added to the list?