The SEC is the best BCS conference in college football and home to some of the best talent the nation has to offer. Underclassmen account for much of the top talent in the SEC and this season you will see a few shockers.
These players will make names for themselves and will be big factors in their teams' success. These are the three players who will shock the SEC in the 2012 season.
Junior safety Eric Reid will be a major factor in the LSU Tigers' success this season. Last season he made his climb into a legit defensive force in his conference and this season will solidify it.
In the National Championship game, he had 11 tackles and was all over the field. Reid stands 6'2" tall and weighs 208 lbs, which makes him an intimidating player in the secondary. He is sure to deliver more big hits this season.
Junior outside linebacker for the Bulldogs, Jarvis Jones, will be an impact player in the SEC this season. The quarterback punishing linebacker tied for second in the nation with 13.5 sacks last season.
Jones has an absurd combination of speed and power and is a problem for offensive lines and quarterbacks. He is guaranteed to continue his bruising ways in the 2012 season.
Tennessee Volunteers junior quarterback Tyler Bray will be the biggest underclassmen to shock the SEC with his play. He missed five games last season with a broken thumb, but was still able to produce decent stats.
With a healthy season, he will be a major factor for the Vols and he is even a preseason Heisman candidate. Bray stands 6'6" and has no problem finding his strong receiving core. This season, Bray has the chance to be the best quarterback in the SEC.