Alabama had more than 40 prospects at The Opening this past week, and BamaMag.com has covered it all…
Predictable Picks For SEC Event
Each of the 14 SEC teams are represented by the head coach (unless he's dodging a warrant-server, like Phil Fulmer a few years ago) and three players. Alabama Coach Nick Saban will have quarterback A.J. McCarron, linebacker C.J. Mosley, and right guard Anthony Steen when the Crimson Tide meets the press.
The event takes place at the Hyatt Regency-Wynfrey Hotel. SEC Commissioner Mike Slive will open the proceedings Tuesday afternoon, followed by journalists, radio and television broadcasters, and Internet bloggers interviewing players and coaches for three days.
Teams on Wednesday are Florida, Missouri, Ole Miss, and South Carolina.
Wednesday it is Texas A&M, Kentucky, Mississippi State, Tennessee, Auburn, and Arkansas.
Bama is joined on the final day by LSU, Georgia, and Vanderbilt.
SEC Coordinator of Officials Steve Shaw will be on the podium Wednesday.
Alabama is the star team at the event as the Crimson Tide has dominated the SEC since its inception in 1933 and, more recently, has won three of the last four national championships. Moreover, Nick Saban is the coaching rock star of not only the SEC, but nationally.
McCarron, who has quarterbacked Bama to back-to-back national championships, and Mosley, the top defender on what was the nation's top defense last year, are both candidates for the Maxwell Award as the nation's top player. Steen has been overshadowed by offensive line teammates such as Barrett Jones, D.J. Fluker, Chance Warmack, and Cyrus Kouandjio, but has been a two-year starter on what has been considered the best offensive line in college football.
The biggest name, though, will be Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, winner of the Heisman Trophy last year as a redshirt freshman, and architect of the only loss suffered by Alabama.
Here are the athletes representing each school:
Senior, QB, AJ McCarron
Senior, LB, C.J. Mosley
Senior, OL, Anthony Steen
Senior, DE, Chris Smith
Senior, C, Travis Swanson
Senior, FB, Kiero Small
Senior, CB, Chris Davis
Senior, DE, Dee Ford
Senior, FB, Jay Prosch
Junior, QB, Jeff Driskel
Senior, DL, Dominique Easley
Senior, OL, Jon Halapio
Senior, TE, Arthur Lynch
Senior, QB, Aaron Murray
Senior, DE, Garrison Smith
Senior, DT, Donte Rumph
Senior, RB, Raymond Sanders
Senior, LB, Avery Williamson
Junior, WR, Jarvis Landry
Senior, S, Craig Loston
Senior, QB, Zach Mettenberger
Junior, WR, Donte Moncrief
Senior, LB, Mike Marry
Junior, QB, Bo Wallace
Junior, DL, Kaleb Eulls
Sophomore, LB, Benardrick McKinney
Senior, QB, Tyler Russell
Senior, QB, James Franklin
Senior, WR, L'Damian Washington
Senior, LB, Andrew Wilson
Junior, DE, Jadeveon Clowney
Junior, WR/KR, Bruce Ellington
Senior, QB, Connor Shaw
Junior, OL, Antonio Richardson
Senior, OL, Ja'Wuan James
Senior, DL, Jacques Smith
Senior, DB, Toney Hurd, Jr.
Sophomore, QB, Johnny Manziel
Senior, OT, Jake Matthews
Senior, CB, Andre Hal
Senior, OT, Wesley Johnson
Senior, WR, Jordan Matthews
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