We’ve reached the halfway point of the season in the SEC, so it’s time to breakdown CFB Film Room’s selections for the midseason All-SEC team.
Here are our selections for the SEC’s top offensive players through the first half of the 2017 season, with a key stat for each player:
Shea Patterson, Ole Miss
Ole Miss’s offensive line struggles haven’t slowed Shea Patterson. Excluding throw aways, he’s completing 64 percent of his attempts under pressure, with three touchdowns and one interception.
John Kelly, Tennessee
No player stands out above his counterparts quite like John Kelly, who leds the SEC with an incredible 47 missed tackles (39 on rush attempts, eight on receptions). Kelly is also the only SEC running back picking up over 50 percent of this rushing yards after contact (53.3 percent).
Nick Chubb, Georgia
A healthy Nick Chubb has returned to dominating the SEC. Only Kelly has forced more missed tackles than Chubb’s 24.
Christian Kirk, Texas A&M
The play of quarterback Kellen Mond has stifled Kirk to an extent, especially his deep play ability. But he’s made up for it by picking up 6.4 yards after catch per reception.
A.J. Brown, Ole Miss
A.J. Brown has been remarkably efficient in Ole Miss’ offense, especially as a downfield weapon. He’s hauled in a league-high 13 catches on targets 10 or more yards downfield, and he’s done so on just 19 targets, 10th most in the SEC.
Hayden Hurst, South Carolina
No player in the SEC has more receptions without a drop than Hurst’s 19.
Jonah Williams, Alabama (OT)
Williams is the only starting left tackle in the SEC who has yet to allow a sack this season. He’s allowed just seven total QB pressures on 181 snaps in pass protection.
Isaiah Wynn, Georgia (OT)
In his first year at left tackle after converting from playing guard, Wynn has allowed just three QB pressures (including one sack) and has helped Georgia make dramatic strides in their run blocking performance.
Tre’Vour Simms, Missouri (OG)
In his first year as a starter, Simms has been flat-out dominant in pass protection, allowing just one QB pressure in 193 snaps in pass protection. His massive frame has also made him a force as a run blocker.
Braden Smith, Auburn (OG)
Smith’s consistency has made him an anchor on the Auburn line. He’s allowed just three QB pressures and has yet to commit a penalty.
Bradley Bozeman, Alabama (C)
After struggling at times during his first year as the starter at 2016, Bozeman has bounced back with a dominant year. He’s allowed just one pressure in pass protection and has helped pave the wave for the SEC’s most complete rushing attack.