Athlon Sports' 2013 All-SEC team

As the offseason grinds on and the days get hotter, we're slowly creeping closer and closer to the 2013 football season. With every day that ticks down until the start of a new, glorious football season, we're seeing more preseason predictions.

It's the time for all the prognosticators to get their thoughts and forecasts out there. We'll even take part in all the fun soon enough ... but that's a story for another day.

While we wait for all that hoopla, we'll take a look at Athlon Sports' 2013 All-SEC team. Many of the regulars made the cut, like Johnny Manziel, Todd Gurley, Amari Cooper, Jadeveon Clowney, C.J. Mosley and Anthony Johnson earning first-team honors.

AJ McCarron and Denzel Nkemdiche made the second team, while Aaron Murray and E.J. Gaines made the third team.

Alabama led all schools with 14 players making the three teams, including six first-team selections. Florida and Texas A&M were next with 10 selections, while Georgia and Ole Miss each had nine selections.

Here's a look at Athlon's All-SEC first-team:


QB: Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M

RB: Todd Gurley, Georgia

RB: T.J. Yeldon, Alabama

WR: Amari Cooper, Alabama

WR: Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt

TE: Arthur Lynch, Georgia

C: Travis Swanson, Arkansas

OG: Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State

OG: Anthony Steen, Alabama

OT: Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama

OT: Jake Matthews, Texas A&M


DE: Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina

DE: Chris Smith, Arkansas

DT: Dominique Easley, Florida

DT: Anthony Johnson, LSU

LB: Jordan Jenkins, Georgia

LB: A.J. Johnson, Tennessee

LB: C.J. Mosley, Alabama

CB: Andre Hal, Vanderbilt

CB: Loucheiz Purifoy, Florida

S: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Alabama

S: Craig Loston, LSU


K: Carey Spear, Vanderbilt

P: Kyle Christy, Florida

KR: Andre Debose, Florida

PR: Marcus Murphy, Missouri