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Ole Miss lands five on coaches preseason All-SEC team

Ole Miss placed five players on the coaches preseason All-SEC team.

A.J. Brown, Greg Little, Javon Patterson, DK Metcalf and Zedrick Woods were voted to the team released Thursday. Brown and Little were first-team selections while Patterson, Metcalf and Woods were named to the third team.

Defending league champion Georgia led the way with 12 selections followed by Alabama (10) and Auburn (9). The Crimson Tide had the most first-team selections with five. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own players.

The preseason accolades are just the latest for Brown and Little, who were both named preseason first-team All-Americans by the Associated Press earlier this week and are on watch lists for various national awards. Both widely projected to be first-round picks in next year’s NFL Draft, Brown led the SEC in receiving yards (1,252) and touchdowns (11) last season while Little, a former five-star recruit, has been one of the league’s more dominant offensive linemen since taking over as the Rebels’ left tackle midway through his freshman season.

An Oxford native, Metcalf joins Brown in what many opine to be the SEC’s top receiving corps. In his first full collegiate season, the 6-foot-4, 230-pounder caught 39 passes for 646 yards and finished tied for second on the team with seven touchdown receptions.

Patterson is the veteran on an offensive line that returns all five starters from last season. A starter since his freshman season, the Rebels’ left guard enters his final season having played in 36 games with 30 starts and helped block for the SEC’s top passing offense last season.

Woods has been a mainstay on the back end of Ole Miss’ defense the past three seasons, drawing two starts as a freshman and starting all but one game at safety since. The 5-11, 203-pound senior finished fourth on the team with 64 tackles last season and has 152 tackles, 11 pass breakups and four interceptions for his career.

View the full coaches preseason All-SEC teams below.

FIRST TEAM

Offense

TE
Albert Okwuegbunam, Missouri

OL
Jonah Williams, Alabama
Greg Little, Ole Miss
Martez Ivey, Florida
Trey Smith, Tennessee

C
Ross Pierschbacher, Alabama

WR
A.J. Brown, Ole Miss
Deebo Samuel, South Carolina

QB
Drew Lock, Missouri

RB
Damien Harris, Alabama
Benny Snell, Kentucky

All-Purpose
Deebo Samuel, South Carolina

Defense

DL
Raekwon Davis, Alabama
Cece Jefferson, Florida
Jeffery Simmons, Mississippi State
Montez Sweat, Mississippi State

LB
Devin White, LSU
Mack Wilson, Alabama
Josh Allen, Kentucky

DB
Deandre Baker, Georgia
Greedy Williams, LSU
Mike Edwards, Kentucky
Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, Florida*
J.R. Reed, Georgia*

Special Teams

PK
Rodrigo Blankenship, Georgia

P
Corey Fatony, Missouri

RS
Deebo Samuel, South Carolina

SECOND TEAM

Offense

TE
Isaac Nauta, Georgia

OL
Hjalte Froholdt, Arkansas
Andrew Thomas, Georgia
Garrett Brumfield, LSU
Lester Cotton, Alabama

C
Lamont Gaillard, Georgia

WR
Ryan Davis, Auburn
Terry Godwin, Georgia

QB
Jarrett Stidham, Auburn

RB
Trayveon Williams, Texas A&M
D’Andre Swift, Georgia

All-Purpose
Trevon Diggs, Alabama

Defense

DL
Terry Beckner, Missouri
Derrick Brown, Auburn
Jonathan Ledbetter, Georgia
Isaiah Buggs, Alabama

LB
Deshaun Davis, Auburn
Anfernee Jennings, Alabama
D’Andre Walker, Georgia

DB
Jamel Dean, Auburn
CJ Henderson, Florida
Deionte Thompson, Alabama
Mark McLaurin, Mississippi State

Special Teams

PK
Daniel LaCamera, Texas A&M

P
Joseph Charlton, South Carolina

RS
Mecole Hardman, Georgia

THIRD TEAM

Offense

TE
C.J. Conrad, Kentucky

OL
Zack Bailey, South Carolina
Darryl Williams, Mississippi State
Marquel Harrell, Auburn
Deion Calhoun, Mississippi State*
Brian Wallace, Arkansas*
Javon Patterson, Ole Miss*

C
Erik McCoy, Texas A&M

WR
Emanuel Hall, Missouri
D.K. Metcalf, Ole Miss

QB
Jake Fromm, Georgia

RB
Aeris Williams, Mississippi State
Jordan Scarlett, Florida

All-Purpose
Lynn Bowden, Kentucky

Defense

DL
Rashard Lawrence, LSU
Marlon Davidson, Auburn
Landis Durham, Texas A&M
Dontavius Russell, Auburn

LB
De’Jon Harris, Arkansas
Charles Wright, Vanderbilt*
David Reese, Florida*
Leo Lewis, Mississippi State*

DB
Grant Delpit, LSU
Javaris Davis, Auburn
Marco Wilson, Florida
Jamal Peters, Mississippi State*
Zedrick Woods, Ole Miss*
Santos Ramirez, Arkansas*
LaDarius Wiley, Vanderbilt*
DeMarkus Acy, Missouri*

Special Teams

PK
Tucker McCann, Missouri

P
Braden Mann, Texas A&M

RS
Lynn Bowden, Kentucky*
De’Vion Warren, Arkansas*

*-indicates a tie