Despite another mass exodus of talent leaving for the NFL, the SEC will still be home to a collection of the nation’s top college football players in 2013.
The league will be represented by possibly the nation’s top individual talent on both offense and defense—with reigning Heisman Trophy winner and Texas A&M star quarterback Johnny Manziel and beastly South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney representing two of the game’s most electrifying players this fall.
While rising talents such as Georgia running back Todd Gurley and Alabama receiver Amari Cooper will give the league a boost at the skill positions, the conference’s streak of seven consecutive national titles has largely come to fruition due to its strength in the trenches.
Texas A&M’s Jake Matthews and Alabama’s Cyrus Kouandjio represent a pair of the nation’s top offensive tackle prospects.
With a number of programs consistently racking up on the recruiting trail, several SEC schools are brimming with up and coming talents that could find their way onto postseason awards lists by the end of the season.
Which SEC stars enter the 2013 season as the league’s premier talents?
Find out in the breakdown that profiles the SEC’s 10 best players for 2013.