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College Football Week 2: Eckrich SEC Team of the Week

By Cam Mellor
Sep 9, 2019

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The Week 2 Eckrich SEC Team of the Week powered by PFF saw some impressive performances, and after our team of over 500 analysts graded every single player on every single play of every game, we give you the top players from the weekend.

Quarterback

Joe Burrow, LSU

He was lights out on passes targeted 10 or more yards downfield and even finished as the weekend’s #GameDayMVP. Burrow lit up the Texas defense and thrust his name into Heisman contention on Saturday night.

Second-Team QB: Tua Taogvailoa, Alabama

Running Back

Kylin Hill, Mississippi State

Before exiting with an injury, Hill made one of the best runs you’d find any week of the season, spinning off defenders and even hurdling a defender before going down. He finished the afternoon with 123 yards on 14 carries and nine broken tackles.

Second-Team RB: Mon Denson, South Carolina

Running Back

Kevin Harris, South Carolina

The Gamecocks rushing attack was ridiculous against Charleston Southern and picking one of them became difficult. Harris saw action late in the game and on just six carries, he led the SEC with 147 rushing yards. He broke a tackle per carry and gained 134 yards after contact.

Second-Team RB: Ty Chandler, Tennessee

Wide Receiver

Justin Jefferson, LSU

The efforts from the LSU receiving corps did not go unnoticed by any fan watching the game on Saturday night, as they made history by having three receivers go over 100 yards through the air. Jefferson was the most impressive of the trio, hauling in a conference-best 163 receiving yards.

Second-Team WR: Jerry Jeudy, Alabama

Wide Receiver

Ja’Marr Chase, LSU

Chase made multiple contested catches in the game against Texas, finishing with 150 yards on nine receptions. Of his nine receptions, five converted a first down while he secured a touchdown grab to boot.

Second-Team WR: Elijah Moore, Ole Miss

Wide Receiver

Terrace Marshall Jr., LSU

Marshall hauled in 100% of his targeted passes on the afternoon, finishing with six receptions for 123 yards and a score. He saw a perfect 158.3 passer rating on those throws as five more moved the chains for first downs.

Second-Team WR: Bryan Edwards, South Carolina

Tight End

Albert Okwuegbunam, Missouri

Albert O had one of the more acrobatic catches of the weekend, hauling in a perfectly placed ball from Kelly Bryant and toe-tapping across the pylon for a score. He pulled in another score as well and led the conference with two total TDs.

Second-Team TE: Eli Wolf, Georgia

Offensive Tackle

Stone Forsythe, Florida

Forsythe was absolutely dominant against UT-Martin. On 34 snaps in pass protection, he didn’t allow a single pressure and fired off for the run.

Second-Team OT: Darian Kinnard, Kentucky

Offensive Guard

Luke Fortner, Kentucky

Kentucky fields three offensive linemen on the SEC Team of the Week, kicking it off with Fortner, who had the conference’s highest run-blocking grade for a guard.

Second-Team OG: Christopher Bleich, Florida

Center

Nick Buchanan, Florida

On 34 snaps in pass protection, Buchanan did not allow a single pressure and finished the weekend with the SEC’s second-highest run-blocking grade among centers.

Second-Team C: Drake Jackson, Kentucky

Offensive Guard

Logan Stenberg, Kentucky

Stenberg continues the Wildcats on the list, finishing with the second-highest run-blocking grade from a guard and a clean sheet in pass protection on 34 pass-blocking snaps.

Second-Team OG: Ben Cleveland, Georgia

Offensive Tackle

Landon Young, Kentucky

A common theme, Young is another Wildcat on the list as he finished with the SEC’s second-highest pass-blocking grade from a tackle this weekend.

Second-Team OT: Jamaree Salyer, Georgia

Edge Defender

Marlon Davidson, Auburn

On 31 pass-rush attempts, Davidson got home with six pressures while recording two more defensive stops against the run. He did all this without a missed tackle.

Second-Team Edge: Dayo Odeyingbo, Vanderbilt

Edge Defender

Jabari Zuniga, Florida

Continuing his hot ways, Zuniga finished the game with four total pressures, two of them sacks on just 16 pass-rushes. He needed limited time to showcase just how dominant he can be,

Second-Team Edge: Sam Williams, Ole Miss

Defensive Interior

Quinton Bohanna, Kentucky

Dominant in the pass-rush, Bohanna only registered two pressures but had multiple wins in the passing game and was unable to record pressure due to quick passes.

Second-Team DI: Zacch Pickens, South Carolina

Defensive Interior

Derrick Brown, Auburn

Brown was a force — per usual — up the middle, seeing multiple double teams but still racking up four total tackles, three of them going for stops.

Second-Team DI: Calvin Taylor Jr., Kentucky

Linebacker

Nick Bolton, Missouri

The duo at linebacker for the Tigers may be leaned upon heavily through SEC play as they dominated West Virginia. Bolton made two interceptions, one of them a pick-six, and he had multiple plays on the ball elsewhere in coverage and against the run.

Second-Team LB: T.J. Brunson, South Carolina

Linebacker

Cale Garrett, Missouri

Garrett did it all over the field for Missouri, recording three pressures, five defensive stops, a pass breakup and allowing just 14 yards on 25 snaps in coverage.

Second-Team LB: DeAndre Square, Kentucky

Cornerback

Patrick Surtain II, Alabama

Surtain forced a fumble on a downfield tackle and looked strong as the primary coverage defender against New Mexico State. On four targeted passes, he allowed just one reception for nine yards and had an interception and a pass breakup.

Second-Team CB: Roney Elam, Texas A&M

Cornerback

John Dixon, South Carolina

The Gamecock secondary took full advantage of lesser competition as Dixon didn’t allow a single reception while grabbing an interception of his own. He allowed a 0.0 passer rating on throws into his coverage for the contest.

Second-Team CB: Roger McCreary, Auburn

Safety

Jeremiah Dinson, Auburn

Seeing three passes as the primary coverage defender, Dinson made an interception while allowing just one reception for a total of five yards. He totaled six tackles as well, without a single whiff.

Second-Team S: Joshuah Bledsoe, Missouri

Safety

R.J. Roderick, South Carolina

Fielding three targets in coverage, Roderick allowed two receptions for a whopping five yards with an interception. He made a stop and had elite coverage grades on the afternoon.

Second-Team S: Kamren Curl, Arkansas

Flex

Cameron Dantzler, Mississippi State

Dantzler’s coverage was so sticky that he saw only one target come his way against Southern Miss, breaking that pass up in the process. He was in great position across the board and looked strong in run defense as well.

Second-Team Flex: Jordan Battle, Alabama

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