Five make John Mackey Award watch list

Another preseason watch list is out. This time, the John Mackey Award, which is given annually to the nation's best tight end, has released its candidates for the 2013 season.

Of those on the watch list, five are from the SEC. Here are those five:

I'd also keep an eye on Alabama's Oj Howard, who could have a monster year for the Crimson Tide. He's extremely athletic and could be a major mismatch for linebackers with his speed and defensive backs with his size. He caught just about everything thrown his way this spring.

South Carolina's Jerell Adams had a solid freshman year, and even with Anderson sharing time with him, Adams could have a big year in Columbia because he's so athletic.

Junior college transfer Cameron Clear could also be a big factor in Texas A&M's passing game this fall.