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SEC Power Poll: Pre-Season Wide Receiver / Tight End Rankings

Who has the best receivers / tight ends in the SEC?

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Here's our vote for pre-season team WR / TE rankings.

1. Alabama Crimson Tide

Led by Amari Cooper, the Tide have a deep roster of talented, proven pass catchers. The only question is whether Jacob Coker can get them the ball effectively enough.

2. Georgia Bulldogs

The Dawgs have a very good group of receivers and ends, although a lot depends on whether Malcolm Mitchell is able to regain form after suffering injury last season. Like with Alabama, though, there's a question about whether Hutson Mason is capable of being a good enough quarterback to help this group reach its potential.

3. Texas A&M Aggies

The Aggies lose arguably the best receiver in last year's SEC, Mike Evans, who was Johnny Manziel's partner in crime. However, they return Malcome Kennedy and a group of other receivers with tons of potential.

4. Ole Miss Rebels

Although not as deep and experienced as some of the other teams in the league, Ole Miss returns one of the league's best receivers in Laquon Treadwell. Tight end Evan Engram is another notable playmaker in the group.

5. South Carolina Gamecocks

Although the Gamecocks lose go-to receiver Bruce Ellington, they have a ready replacement for that role in Shaq Roland, a former bluechip recruit who came on strong late last season. The Gamecocks also return a few other talented, experienced receivers and have a formidable pass-catching TE duo in Rory Anderson and Jerrell Adams.

6. LSU Tigers

The Tigers return little experience at receiver, but the program has recruited receiver so well in recent years that it's hard to believe it won't find the playmakers it needs to produce a respectable passing game. In fact, the Tigers signed two of the top three receivers in the country this past recruiting cycle.

7. Auburn Tigers

Led by Sammie Coates, Auburn has a group of receivers who have shown flashes of talent, although given Auburn's run-pass ratio, it's somewhat unclear just what this group can do.

8. Tennessee Volunteers

This ranking is dependent upon Alton "Pig" Howard successfully returning to the team, but if that comes to pass, this should be a talented group of receivers. Howard would team up with big target Marquez North and incoming bluechipper Josh Malone. Unfortunately, with uncertainty at QB and no returning experience on the offensive line, this group of young pass catchers may not have the chance to show its stuff until 2015.

9. Mississippi St. Bulldogs

Led by Jameon Lewis, this year's receiving corps may be Dan Mullen's best year in Starkville, and they'll have talented QB Dak Prescott throwing them the ball.

10. Kentucky Wildcats

Despite lacking consistent QB play last season, Kentucky's receiving play was one of the few bright spots for the team last year, with the corps led by Javess Blue. Mark Stoops added a talented group of incoming freshman this recruiting class, and I see this passing game improving dramatically this year.

11. Missouri Tigers

This would have been one of the best groups in the league had Missouri not been forced to dismiss Dorial Green-Beckham, but as it is, it's a very so-so group. That's how much Green-Beckham meant to this offense.

12. Florida Gators

There are enough former bluechip recruits in this group to make it intriguing, but given how poor this passing offense has been the past three seasons, I'll believe it's a good group when I see it.

13. Arkansas Razorbacks

This group loses some of its biggest playmakers from a year ago and lacks players who jump out at you as guys who are likely to make an impact.

14. Vanderbilt Commodores

Vandy loses record-breaking star Jordan Matthews as well as reliable second option Jonathan Krause, and it lacks clear replacements for those players.