SEC Football: Ranking the SEC Quarterbacks Entering 2015

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Dec 31, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs quarterback Dak Prescott (15) throws a pass against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets during the first quarter in the 2014 Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

It’s the most important position on the field, but it’s one of the thinnest position groups in the Southeastern Conference. We rank the SEC quarterbacks.

As fall camps open across the nation, optimism is in the air. Each head coach takes the podium to speak with the local media and gives some version of the same speech, including how much progress was made in the weight room over the summer. And then he’s asked about the team’s quarterback situation.

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In the SEC, elite talent is everywhere but only five of the league’s signal callers started more than half of their team’s games last season. Nine programs have yet to designate a starter heading into this season – at least officially.

Therefore, many of the local reporters are ask about which candidate took the most reps with the first team and when they can expect a starter to be named.

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Those lucky enough to have a veteran in place, such as Mississippi State, Missouri and Arkansas, or that have already named their starter, like Auburn and Tennessee, are asked about the high expectations the players face heading into the season.

The topic comes up so often because quarterback is the most important position on the field. And it comes up so much in the SEC (at least this year) because there are so many unsettled competitions – yet so many potentially exciting players and a few under the radar options that are capable of big things once they step on the field.

Since everyone wants to know about quarterbacks, we ranked the SEC QBs 1-14.

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