On Tuesday, NFL.com writer Nick Shook released his 2021 All-Under-25 Team for the NFL. In order to qualify for the list, the player has to be younger than 25 years old on Sept. 9, the league’s first kickoff date.
When looking over the list, I noticed something interesting. Overall, there were 26 players included: 12 on offense, 11 on defense and three on special teams. Of those 26 players, 11 of them hail from the Southeastern Conference.
Here’s a breakdown of all 11 players from the SEC, nine of whom came from the SEC West. Interesting, right?
- Josh Jacobs, RB, Las Vegas Raiders (Alabama)
- A.J. Brown, WR, Tennessee Titans (Ole Miss)
- Justin Jefferson, WR, Minnesota Vikings (LSU)
- DK Metcalf, WR, Seattle Seahawks (Ole Miss)
- Damien Lewis, OG, Seattle Seahawks (LSU)
- Erik McCoy, C, New Orleans Saints (Texas A&M)
- Quinnen Williams, IDL, New York Jets (Alabama)
- Jeffery Simmons, IDL, Tennessee Titans (Miss State)
- Roquan Smith, LB, Chicago Bears (Georgia)
- Minkah Fitzpatrick, S, Pittsburgh Steelers (Alabama)
Special Teams Players
- Rodrigo Blankenship, K, Indianapolis Colts (Georgia)
Who were some of the top SEC snubs from the list, in your opinion? Remember, the player has to be under 25 years old, so guys such as Alvin Kamara, who is already 25 and turns 26 in late July, and Nick Chubb, who is 25 but turns 26 in December, do not qualify for the list.
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