Ranking the offenses around the league, 1-14.
1. Georgia – They’ve got a great line, a QB who has set many of their records, the best backfield in the league and solid receivers. They broke many school records last year and have most everybody back.
2. Alabama – This should be another solid offense, and may be more dynamic than past Bama teams. You know their O-line will be good, McCarron is a senior and proven leader, and they have arguably the best receiving corp in the SEC. Oh yeah, they’re great at RB too.
3. Texas A&M – Of course much of this depends on whether or not Johnny Manziel will be eligible, but if he is they should be great again. The OL is strong, RB is good as well as WR. But Manziel is the difference maker. This side of the ball will have to carry the Aggies.
4. LSU – For once we may see the Tigah’s offense carrying some of the load early in the season rather than the D. Mettenberger will have to step up some more, but he’s got talent and plenty around him at OL, RB and WR.
5. South Carolina – Conner Shaw returns but he may spit some time with Dylan Thompson. There isn’t anything spectacular about this offense and they don’t really have any of the dynamic play-makers we’ve seen from the Gamecocks in recent years, but this is a solid group that Spurrier will get to move the ball well.
6. Mississippi State – Returning the entire offensive line, running back corp and a 5th year senior QB who already holds every single-season passing record in school history is a great thing. Unfortunately the WRs are young and inexperienced. Still, this should be a solid group that has plenty of weapons.
7. Ole Miss – Much depends on the health of Bo Wallace. If he stays healthy the Rebs should be very good as they have some of the best wide outs in the SEC, and decent OL and RB.
8. Florida – The offense hasn’t been the strong suit in Will Muschamps two years in Gainesville but it is trending up. They look like a team that is middle of the pack at every unit but if Jeff Driskel can make some noise they could improve on this ranking.
9. Auburn – I’m assuming Gus Malzahn will do a good bit to improve the Tigers here. They lost pretty much all their fire power on offense except Tre Mason, but Malzahn is a great offensive mind and play-caller; plus they do have some athletes to work with.
10. Tennessee – Gone are Tyler Bray and his band of NFL receivers but the O-line returns and may be the best in the SEC. The problem is how well will the unproven skill positions do?
11. Missouri – This might be a little low for a team with a 3rd year starting QB and some really good receivers, but they’ve got a lot to prove. The O-line may have trouble this year.
12. Vanderbilt – Jordan Matthews may be the best receiver in the SEC but he’ll need someone to throw it to him. The loss of Zac Stacy will be hard as well, and the OL appears to be near the bottom of the league.
13. Arkansas – This time last year the Hogs looked like the best in the SEC on offense, but they’ve tumbled all the way down here after a rough year in 2012, and then compounded it by losing all their star power.
14. Kentucky – There’s just not much good to say here. You could make an argument that UK is last or next to last in each of the four offensive units.