2024 SEC Rankings: Assessing the Southeastern Conference’s Top Players At Every Position

    Taking a look at the entire conference gives a great glimpse of who the best of the best will be within the SEC Rankings for the 2024 season.

    As the slogan for the SEC goes, it just means more down south. In 2024, that means more than ever as the conference welcomes in perennial contender and college football blue bloods Oklahoma and Texas.

    Ahead of the 2024 season, CFN is ranking every conference’s top players at every position, including the SEC. Here’s how they stack up.

    2024 SEC Positional Rankings

    Listed below are the complete positional rankings in the SEC for the 2024 season. With the transfer portal closed and the 2024 NFL Draft behind us, the next major event on the football calendar is the start of the college football season.

    Get to know the top players in the SEC as we progress through the summer in great detail below.

    2024 SEC QB Rankings

    1) Jalen Milroe, Alabama
    2) Carson Beck, Georgia
    3) Quinn Ewers, Texas

    The faces of the conference reside in the backfield, at the quarterback position and at the helm of the favorites to win the conference in 2024. Jalen Milroe leads Alabama in a new era of Crimson Tide football under new head coach Kalen DeBoer while Carson Beck looks to get Georgia back into the SEC Championship winner’s circle for the third time in four seasons.

    For Quinn Ewers, his return to Austin headlines the top returning players for the Texas Longhorns and ushers them into the first-ever SEC season at the helm.

    KEEP READING: Full SEC QB Rankings

    2024 SEC RB Rankings

    1) Trevor Etienne, Georgia
    2) Jarquez Hunter, Auburn
    3) Raheim Sanders, South Carolina

    A couple of familiar faces in different places headline the SEC RB Rankings in 2024. Trevor Etienne has traded in his Orange and Blue for Red and Black, transferring from Florida to Georgia while Raheim Sanders will don a new shade of red, this time with the South Carolina Gamecocks.

    Then there’s Jarquez Hunter, who should be the focal point of the Auburn backfield in 2024.

    KEEP READING: Full SEC RB Rankings

    2024 SEC WR Rankings

    1) Luther Burden III, Missouri
    2) Tre Harris, Ole Miss
    3) Antwane Wells Jr., Ole Miss

    Arguably one of the best players in all of college football, Luther Burden III could be considered the face of the SEC in a non-QB world. Burden was the top-ranked recruit for a reason at his position, and he showcased why in 2023. Back for more in 2024, Burden has his sights set on maintaining the top of the SEC WR Rankings and a potential top-10 overall NFL Draft selection.

    Antwane Wells Jr. transfers to Ole Miss after missing the bulk of the 2023 season at South Carolina, pairing with Tre Harris to give Jaxson Dart arguably the best 1-2 punch at WR in the entire country.

    KEEP READING: Full SEC WRRankings

    2024 SEC TE Rankings

    1) Rivaldo Fairweather, Auburn
    2) Caden Prieskorn/Dae’Quan Wright, Ole Miss
    3) Amari Niblack, Texas

    No Brock Bowers? No problem. This trio, or quartet, at the top is ready to stand tall against any coverage defenders in their path, notably the duo at Ole Miss in Caden Prieskorn and Dae’Quan Wright.

    KEEP READING: Full SEC TE Rankings

    2024 SEC OT Rankings

    1) Will Campbell, LSU
    2) Kelvin Banks Jr., Texas
    3) Trey Zuhn III, Texas A&M

    The perennial favorite to be a top-five pick across the board, LSU tackle Will Campbell is one of the most dominant players in all of college football. While the LSU offense may look a bit different in 2024, Campbell’s prowess at tackle should remain constant and dominant.

    Kelvin Banks Jr. entered Texas with lofty expectations and he’s done nothing but live up to, or even exceed, those expectations throughout his career.

    KEEP READING: Full SEC OT Rankings

    2024 SEC iO LRankings

    1) Tate Ratledge, Georgia
    2) Jake Slaughter, Florida
    3) Parker Brailsford, Alabama

    Georgia’s Tate Ratledge ushers in the 2024 season back on the interior once again, where he can solidify himself as not just a good player but perhaps an all-time great within the Georgia program.

    Jake Slaughter anchors the interior of a Florida offensive line that is mean and nasty under head coach Billy Napier, whereas Parker Brailsford follows DeBoer from Seattle to Tuscaloosa.

    KEEP READING: Full SEC iOL Rankings

    2024 SEC EDGE Rankings

    1) James Pearce Jr., Tennessee
    2) Princely Umanmielen, Ole Miss
    3) Jalen McLeod, Auburn

    If you don’t know the name James Pearce Jr. by now, you’ve been living under a rock. The do-everything EDGE defender for the Vols could finish the 2024 season as the best defensive player in all of college football. There may not be a better pass rusher entering the season.

    Princely Umanmielen spurned the NFL Draft in 2024 to head to Oxford. He joins an Ole Miss defense that has radically improved this offseason.

    KEEP READING: Full SEC EDGE Rankings

    2024 SEC DT Rankings

    1) Deone Walker, Kentucky
    2) Tonka Hemingway, South Carolina
    3) Alfred Collins, Texas

    A massive presence on the interior, Deone Walker returns to Lexington to anchor the Kentucky defense in 2024. Walker has a rare skill set that allows him to rush the passer incredibly well and stuff the run all the same.

    Tonka Hemingway is at Walker’s heels when it comes to rankings, but it’s almost like splitting hairs in that regard.

    KEEP READING: Full SEC DT Rankings

    2024 SEC LB Rankings

    1) Harold Perkins Jr., LSU
    2) Debo Williams, South Carolina
    3) D’Eryk Jackson, Kentucky

    Back at linebacker for another season, Harold Perkins Jr.’s all-around skill set will be on display once again in Baton Rouge. Perkins can rush the passer with the best of them and steadily improved his off-ball linebacker skills in 2023.

    Debo Williams and D’Eryk Jackson would fall second fiddle to only Perkins on the national level.

    KEEP READING: Full SEC LB Rankings

    2024 SEC CB Rankings

    1) Maxwell Hairston, Kentucky
    2) Tyreek Chappell, Texas A&M
    3) Jaylon Braxton, Arkansas

    The human-interception machine himself leads the charge in our SEC CB Rankings as Maxwell Hairston exploded onto the scene in 2023. Hairston’s instincts, ball skills, athleticism, and all-around gifted play at cornerback position has put him on the national stage for the 2024 season.

    Tyreek Chappell returns to College Station under new head coach Mike Elko and the rest of the country will know Jaylon Braxton’s name soon enough.

    KEEP READING: Full SEC CB Rankings

    2024 SEC SAF Rankings

    1) Malaki Starks, Georgia
    2) Keon Sabb, Alabama
    3) John Saunders Jr., Ole Miss

    A true dichotomy of college football sit atop the SEC Safety Rankings in 2024. On the one hand, there’s Malaki Starks, a high-ranking recruit who has lived up to the billing and started from Day 1 in Athens.

    Behind Starks sit Keon Sabb and John Saunders Jr., both transfers from the midwest, looking to test their skills against the top competition college football has to offer. Saunders proved it in 2023, while Sabb left Michigan this offseason for Alabama, looking to do the same.

    KEEP READING: Full SEC SAF Rankings

    2024 SEC Kicker/Punter Rankings

    1) Graham Nicholson, K, Alabama
    2) James Burnip, P, Alabama
    3) Bert Auburn, K, Texas

    The Crimson Tide have the best punter/kicker combination in all of football, earning the right to be called as such when they secured Graham Nicholson in the transfer portal. The Groza Award semifinalist at Miami (OH) last season has one of the most talented legs in the country.

    KEEP READING: Full SEC K/P Rankings

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