Spring practices have wrapped up around the SEC and “talkin’ season” is about to crank up, which means the takes will be flying. Fans around the country got a glimpse of what each team will look like over the last two months, and there’s no doubt that the hope of conference and national championships will blanket the region.
Will Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett IV make another step forward and help the offense become one of the nation’s best? What will the 2022 Alabama offense look like? Is there a sleeper who could become a Heisman Trophy candidate? It’s time to overreact to everything we saw around the SEC this spring. Keep in mind: these are overreactions, not actual predictions.
Running back Jahmyr Gibbs will lead the nation in rushing: OK, leading the nation might be a bit aggressive since the Crimson Tide is a pass-happy offense under QB Bryce Young. In the spring game, however, Gibbs looked the part. He had 100 yards on nine carries, which included a 75-yard touchdown run in the second half. Perhaps more important is the fact that he did so behind an offensive line that didn’t exactly look like it had fixed its issues from last season. Gibbs was one of the most highly touted transfer players in the country, and he landed in the perfect spot to shine.
The linebacking corps will be the best in the SEC: It was difficult to take much away from the Razorbacks’ spring game since weather forced it inside, but the linebacking corps looks like it won’t miss a beat without Grant Morgan and Hayden Henry. All-name team member Bumper Pool is a seasoned veteran who has already established himself as one of the best in the nation, and Alabama transfer Drew Sanders appeared to have the same kind of potential.
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