The SEC is once again proving that if they aren’t going to have a team in the national championship picture, it will because they beat up themselves so bad that they can’t compete at the end of the season.
The cream is slowly rising to the top in the conference and it’s about to get very interesting in the SEC as conference play is put into second gear.
Here are the top five teams in the SEC as we prepare to enter Week 5.
Will Grier has stepped up in recent weeks and Kelvin Taylor is proving to everyone that he is the son of Jacksonville Jaguars legend Fred Taylor. He is quietly becoming a threat every time he touches the ball, while Grier continues to toss the ball around the field.
The Gators have always been known for having a tough defensive line and they got enough pressure on Joshua Dobbs last week to move to 4-0 on the season.
If they continue to dominate on the defensive side of the ball, they may become an actual threat to the Bulldogs in the East.
4. Ole Miss
Ladies and gentlemen, Chad Kelly is human.
It took all four quarters and two interceptions for him to help put away the Commodores. Fortunately, running back Jaylen Walton showed off and rushed for over 100 yards and a touchdown to help lead the team to victory.
If Laremy Tunsil were ever to come back for the Rebels, the time would certainly need to be now.
The Rebels got a lot of pressure on the Commodores this week and they must continue to do that to be successful and live up to their hype in the SEC. They must also continue to force turnovers as they didn’t get any interceptions this past week.
3. Texas A&M
Again, Kyle Allen showed the entire country why he is one of the best quarterbacks playing today. He has a ton of weapons and the Aggies finally got to show what they can do in a tough game with the Razorbacks.
They should be able to exploit the Mississippi State’s Bulldogs’ defense this week in a big matchup.
Daylon Mack continues to show off his scary athleticism for a guy that is 330 pounds on the defensive line. He is proving why he was a five-star recruit out of high school.
Donovan Wilson made the biggest play of the game against Arkansas as he recorded an interception in overtime to seal the victory.
Leonard Fournette is hands down one of the best players in the country and the Tigers’ success is certainly going to run through him.
However, with any powerful rushing attack, there must be a passing attack to match. Brandon Harris has steadily gotten better with each passing week and he may be the reason why the Tigers can shock some people in the CFP picture.
Defensively, the Tigers are continuing to prove why they are one of the scariest defenses to take the field against. However, the team is still somewhat struggling against the pass right now.
Rickey Jefferson has played very well for the Tigers and once the rest of the team plays at his level, this team should be unstoppable.
Much like the Tigers, the Bulldogs have a crazy good rushing attack.
They, however, have a more prolific passing attack with Greyson Lambert at the helm of things. He is going to have his first true test as they welcome in the Alabama Crimson Tide in Week 5.
Getting the passing going early is going to be key in the Bulldogs’ victory in Athens.
Dominick Sanders was once again the story for the Bulldogs this week and he is beginning to throw his name into the hat for the Jim Thorpe Award this year. If he can continue to play at the speed he plays, not only will he help his team get to the Georgia Dome in December, he will also make himself a player to watch in the NFL Draft.
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