Over the last decade, the SEC has solidified its status as the superior conference in college football.
Not only has the league been home to the last seven BCS national champions, but it’s also routinely produced some of the sport’s biggest stars and some of the most coveted NFL prospects.
The 2012 season was yet another banner year for the SEC.
Alabama kept the conference’s unprecedented championship streak alive by bringing home another national title; Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel became the fourth SEC player in the last six years to win the Heisman Trophy; and once the NFL Draft rolled around, the conference kept its reputation as a pro-producing powerhouse alive and well by setting a new record with 63 total players selected, including 12 first-round picks, which is also a new record.
The league has waved goodbye to standouts such as Jarvis Jones, Luke Joeckel, Dee Milliner and Barkevious Mingo. However, there’s a whole new wave of stars returning for the 2013 season.
South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney and Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel are the two SEC players who will receive the most publicity this offseason, but there are plenty of other impact players who are worthy of praise as well.
Here’s a look at the SEC’s top 50 players for the 2013 season.