2023 College Football All-SEC Team: LSU QB Jayden Daniels, Texas A&M LB Edgerrin Cooper and more

2TA4YW9 LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels (5) during an NCAA college football game against Texas A&M, Saturday, Nov. 25, 2023, in Baton Rouge, La.. (Matt Patterson via AP)

With bowl season upon us, it’s time to look back at the top performers from what was an incredible 2023 season of college football. After unveiling our All-American team and awards, here’s a look at PFF’s 2023 All-SEC team, as voted on by 13 PFF analysts and data collectors.

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QB: Jayden Daniels, LSU Tigers
RB: Cody Schrader, Missouri Tigers
WR: Malik Nabers, LSU Tigers
WR: Luther Burden III, Missouri Tigers
WR: Xavier Legette, South Carolina Gamecocks
TE: Brock Bowers, Georgia Bulldogs
LT: Javon Foster, Missouri Tigers
LG: Tyler Booker, Alabama Crimson Tide
C: Sedrick Van Pran, Georgia Bulldogs
RG: Tate Ratledge, Georgia Bulldogs
RT: JC Latham, Alabama Crimson Tide


DI: Deone Walker, Kentucky Wildcats
DI: Marcus Harris, Auburn Tigers
EDGE: James Pearce Jr., Tennessee Volunteers
EDGE: Princely Umanmielen, Florida Gators
LB: Edgerrin Cooper, Texas A&M Aggies
LB: D’Eryk Jackson, Kentucky Wildcats
CB: Kool-Aid McKinstry, Alabama Crimson Tide
CB: Terrion Arnold, Alabama Crimson Tide
S: Caleb Downs, Alabama Crimson Tide
S: Malaki Starks, Georgia Bulldogs
Flex-D: Kris Abrams-Draine, Missouri Tigers

Special Teams

K: Cam Little, Arkansas Razorbacks
P: James Burnip, Alabama Crimson Tide
RS: Barion Brown, Kentucky Wildcats

Offensive Player Spotlight: QB Jayden Daniels, LSU

Daniels paced all quarterbacks in overall grade (94.7) and rushing grade (92.4) while ranking second in passing grade (91.9). He also led all FBS signal-callers in passing touchdowns (40), yards per attempt (11.5), passer rating (143.7) and rushing yards (1,250) and commanded the nation’s most efficient offense by expected points added per play.

Highest-Graded Seasons by FBS QBs in PFF College era (Since 2014)
Name School Season Grade
Mac Jones Alabama 2020 95.8
Zach Wilson BYU 2020 95.4
Joe Burrow LSU 2019 94.9
Jayden Daniels LSU 2023 94.7
Kyler Murray Oklahoma 2018 94.6

Defensive Player Spotlight: LB Edgerrin Cooper, Texas A&M

Cooper was the most valuable linebacker in college football this season, according to PFF's wins above average metric. His 91.7 PFF grade led all FBS linebackers, and he was the only linebacker to earn 85.0-plus grades in run defense, in coverage and as a pass-rusher. Cooper was our pick to win the Butkus Award, given to the nation’s most outstanding linebacker.

Offensive Line Spotlight: Georgia Bulldogs

Georgia’s offensive line trailed only Oregon State’s in overall grade this season. The Bulldogs' front five finished as the only Power Five unit to earn 80.0-plus pass-blocking and run-blocking grades this season.

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