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Most Exciting SEC Players Since 2000

Over the weekend, former West Virginia wide receiver Tavon Austin sparked a massive debate on Twitter. He shared a list labeled “Most Exciting College Football Players (All-Time),” and man, did all hell break loose soon after. Apparently, it wasn’t Austin’s list. It was one ESPN did, and people kept tagging Austin in it. The damage was done, however, and the football world was left in chaos. Criticism, praise and ongoing debates roared online, and that got me thinking. I love lists, and I love a good debate. Why not tackle something similar? And now you understand how we got here. Instead of doing the exact same thing, I narrowed the focus a bit: the most exciting players from the SEC since the year 2000. And folks, I quickly discovered something while going through this process: it’s hard — like, really hard. There are deserving talents that didn’t crack the top 10. Heck, there are tons of deserving talents that didn’t even make the list of honorable mentions. What were the requirements? Well, it’s all about my perception of a player. There have been plenty of statistically dominant players who weren’t overly exciting to watch. Julio Jones was a monster at […]

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Written by Clint Lamb

Clint Lamb is a College Football Writer for OutKick. Managing Editor for Roll Tide Wire. Sports radio host for The Bullpen on 730/103.9 The UMP. Co-host for The 'Bama Beat podcast through The Tuscaloosa News and TideSports.com.