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The highest-graded players from the SEC Championship

Dec 1, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban and quarterback Jalen Hurts (2) celebrate after defeating the Georgia Bulldogs in the SEC championship game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

This highest-graded players recap is brought to you by Eckrich, the Official Smoked Sausage of the College Football Playoff.

[Editor's Note: While we grade every player on every game, to qualify for an overall game grade for this recap's purpose, a player must have played at least 20 snaps to be considered a full-time contributor to the game.]

Top 5 overall

J.R. Reed, Georgia S – 92.5 overall grade
Jaylen Waddle, Alabama WR – 86.3 overall grade
Quinnen Williams, Alabama DI – 85.4 overall grade
Jalen Hurts, Alabama QB – 82.9 overall grade
Jake Fromm, Georgia QB – 80.6 overall grade

Alabama offense

Jaylen Waddle, WR – 86.3 overall grade
Jalen Hurts, QB – 82.9 overall grade
Ross Pierschbacher, C – 71.4 overall grade
Jonah Williams, OT – 70.7 overall grade
Josh Jacobs, RB – 70.4 overall grade

Alabama defense

Quinnen Williams, DI – 85.4 overall grade
Raekwon Davis, DI – 71.6 overall grade
Christian Miller, Edge – 69.2 overall grade
Saivion Smith, CB – 67.8 overall grade
Shyheim Carter, CB – 66.8 overall grade

Georgia offense

Jake Fromm, QB – 80.6 overall grade
Isaac Nauta, TE – 78.1 overall grade
D'Andre Swift, RB – 73.3 overall grade
Terry Godwin, WR – 70.0 overall grade
Elijah Holyfield, RB – 68.7overall grade

Georgia defense

J.R. Reed, S – 92.5 overall grade
D'Andre Walker, Edge – 72.8 overall grade
Jonathan Ledbetter, Edge – 71.6 overall grade
Tae Crowder, LB – 70.1 overall grade
Tyler Clark, Edge – 68.4 overall grade

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