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Deandre Baker was Georgia's one player to land on the All-SEC First Team.

Georgia football only lands one player on AP’s First Team All-SEC

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Georgia only gets one player on AP First Team All-SEC

The Associated Press released the First and Second team All-SEC selections on Monday, and senior cornerback Deandre Baker was the only Georgia Bulldog named to the first team. Alabama placed five players on the team, including quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who was named the conference’s Offensive Player of the Year. Kentucky linebacker Josh Allen was named the Defensive Player of the Year and Mark Stoops was named the SEC Coach of the Year.

Baker had a standout season for the Bulldogs, as he consistently locked up the opposing team’s best wide receiver. The senior cornerback is also a finalist for the Thorpe Award, which is given to the nation’s top defensive back. Baker is also widely expected to be taken in the first round of the upcoming NFL draft, as many have pegged him as a first-round pick.

The Bulldogs did place six players on the Second team, led by running D’Andre Swift. Here are the other five players to make the Second Team: offensive tackle Andrew Thomas, center Lamont Gaillard, linebacker D’Andre Walker, kicker Rodrigo Blankenship and wide receiver Mecole Hardman, who made the team as a punt returner.

Among the most questionable snubs was that quarterback Jake Fromm was not included. The second-team selection went to Missouri quarterback Drew Lock, who had a lower completion percentage and yards per attempt average than Fromm. Lock also threw 8 interceptions compared to Fromm’s 5, despite Fromm playing in one more game. Through 12 games, Lock had thrown for 25 touchdown passes compared to Fromm’s 24. The Georgia quarterback did also throw for 301 yards and 3 touchdowns against Alabama on Saturday, outplaying Tagovailoa in the process.

Below you can see the full First and Second-Team All-SEC selections. Tagovailoa, Allen and Ole Miss wide receiver AJ Brown were all unanimous selections.

FIRST TEAM

Offense

u-WR – A.J. Brown, Mississippi (u), 6-1, 230, Jr., Starkville, Mississippi

WR – Jerry Jeudy, Alabama, 6-1, 192, So., Deerfield Beach, Florida

T – Greg Little, Mississippi, 6-6, 325, Jr., Allen, Texas

T – Jonah Williams, Alabama, 6-5, 301, Jr., Folsom, California

G – Bunchy Stallings, Kentucky, 6-3, 305, Sr., McComb, Mississippi

G – Tre’Vour Wallace-Simms, Missouri, 6-5, 330, Jr., East St. Louis, Illinois

C – Ross Pierschbacher, Alabama, 6-4, 309, Sr., Cedar Falls, Iowa

TE – Jace Sternberger, Texas A&M, 6-4, 250, Jr., Kingfisher, Oklahoma

u-QB – Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama, 6-1, 218, So., Ewa Beach, Hawaii

RB – Benny Snell Jr., Kentucky, 5-11, 223, Jr., Westerville, Ohio

RB – Trayveon Williams, Texas A&M, 5-9, 200, Jr., Houston

PK – Cole Tracy, LSU, 5-11, 188, Sr., Camarillo, California

All-purpose – Deebo Samuel, South Carolina, 6-0, 210, Sr., Inman, South Carolina

Defense

DE – Jachai Polite, Florida, 6-2, 242, Jr., Daytona Beach, Florida

DE – Montez Sweat, Mississippi State, 6-6, 245, Sr., Stone Mountain, Georgia

DT – Jeffery Simmons, Mississippi State, 6-4, 300, Jr., Macon, Mississippi

DT – Quinnen Williams, Alabama, 6-4, 295, So., Birmingham, Alabama

u-LB Josh Allen, Kentucky, 6-5, 260, Sr., Montclair, New Jersey

LB – Deshaun Davis, Auburn, 5-11, 233, Sr., Prichard, Alabama

LB – Devin White, LSU, 6-1, 240, Jr., Springhill, Louisiana

CB – Deandre Baker, Georgia, 5-11, 185, Sr., Miami

CB – Greedy Williams, LSU, 6-3, 184, So., Shreveport, Louisiana

S – Johnathan Abram, Mississippi State, 6-0, 215, Sr., Columbia, Mississippi

S – Grant Delpit, LSU, 6-3, 203, So., Houston

P – Braden Mann, Texas A&M, 5-11, 190, Jr., Houston

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SECOND TEAM

Offense

WR – Kalija Lipscomb, Vanderbilt, 6-1, 201, Jr., New Orleans

WR – Deebo Samuel, South Carolina, 6-0, 210, Sr., Inman, South Carolina

T – Martez Ivey, Florida, 6-5, 306, Sr., Apopka, Florida

T – Andrew Thomas, Georgia, 6-5, 320, So., Lithonia, Georgia

G – Zack Bailey, South Carolina, 6-6, 314, Sr., Summerville, South Carolina

G – Hjalte Froholdt, Arkansas, 6-5, 315, Sr., Svendborg, Denmark

C – Lamont Gaillard, Georgia, 6-2, 308, Sr., Fayetteville, North Carolina

TE – Jared Pinkney, Vanderbilt, Jr., 6-4, 255, Norcross, Georgia

QB – Drew Lock, Missouri, 6-4, 225, Sr., Lee’s Summit, Missouri

RB – D’Andre Swift, Georgia, 5-9, 215, So., Philadelphia

RB – Ke’Shawn Vaughn, Vanderbilt, 5-10, 222, Jr., Nashville, Tennessee

PK – Rodrigo Blankenship, Georgia, 6-1, 191, Jr., Marietta, Georgia

All-purpose – Mecole Hardman, Georgia, 5-11, 183, Jr., Bowman, Georgia

Defense

DE – Isaiah Buggs, Alabama, 6-5, 286, Sr., Ruston, Louisiana

DE – Raekwon Davis, Alabama, 6-7, 316, Jr., Meridian, Mississippi

DT – Derrick Brown, Auburn, 6-5, 320, Jr., Sugar Hill, Georgia

DT – Terry Beckner Jr., Missouri, 6-4, 295, Sr., East St. Louis, Illinois

LB – De’Jon Harris, Arkansas, 6-0, 245, Jr., Harvey, Louisiana

LB – Erroll Thompson, Mississippi State, 6-1, 250, So., Florence, Alabama

LB —D’Andre Walker, Georgia, 6-3, 245, Sr., Fairburn, Georgia

CB – Cameron Dantzler, Mississippi State, 6-2, 175, So., Hammond, Louisiana

CB – Joejuan Williams, Vanderbilt, 6-3, 210, Jr., Nashville, Tennessee

S – Mike Edwards, Kentucky, 6-0, 201, Sr., Cincinnati

S – Deionte Thompson, Alabama, 6-2, 196, Jr., Orange, Texas

P – Zach Von Rosenberg, LSU, 6-5, 245, So., Lake Charles, Louisiana

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