If you're a diehard SEC football fan, you know how critical every position is. If you have a subpar tackles? Good luck with those defensive linemen and linebackers, right? Ineffective defensive backs? Good luck stopping the opposing wide receivers. There's very little room for error.
Every position is crucial.
Top 5 SEC Players By Position
Centers | Guards | Tackles | Tight Ends | Running Backs | Quarterbacks | Wide Receivers | Fullbacks
So today, we take a look at the top placekicker in the SEC — and there are some good ones to choose from, no question. Who are the guys who nail that last-second game-winner, or hit the 52 yarder?
HERO Sports will break down every position and let you know what we think. We realize we may have a backup listed here and there in the list below, but we think we have the top players at the position listed.
1. DANIEL CARLSON — AUBURN
THE SKINNY: Carlson (6-3/220) isn't just the best kicker in the SEC, he's the best kicker in the country in terms of which one may be drafted next spring. We all know kickers don't exactly get drafted in bushels, but this is one guy who may be a day three pick. Carlson is a big guy with a long leg, and he's incredible accurate — and he's been doing it for Auburn since he was a freshman. And hey, NFL teams … need a punter in a pinch? He did that too, as a freshman, averaging 42 yards per boot.
STATS: In three seasons, Carlson has hit 69 out of 83 field goal attempts for a 83.1 percent success rate. Last year he hit four field goals out of seven attempts from 50+ yards.
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