One of Kentucky’s homegrown talents is one of the best players at his position in the Southeastern Conference. Don’t take it from me, take it from the experts.
Drake Jackson has already been named preseason first team All-SEC by Athlon Sports and Phil Steele. Some people are hesitant to trust either publication. They’re in line with the SEC’s preeminent offensive line expert.
Cole Cubelic, the former Auburn offensive lineman, radio host and SEC Network analyst released his offensive line rankings ahead of the 2019 season. The No. 1 center in the league according to Mr. Cubelic is Woodford County’s Drake Jackson.
MY top 5 SEC centers for 2019:
1) Drake Jackson- Kentucky
2) Lloyd Cushenberry- LSU
3) Daryl Williams- Mississippi State
4) Trystan Colon-Castillo- Mizzou
5) Trey Hill- UGA
— Cole Cubelic (@colecubelic) June 28, 2019
Jackson is not alone. Cubelic has been a longtime fan of Logan Stenberg. This year he fell just outside of Cubelic’s top five, the alternate if the suspension of Alabama’s Deonte Brown is upheld.
Jackson and Stenberg will receive all the preseason attention, while the prognosticators forget about Landon Young. Even though he’s coming off a serious injury, this season Young can become one of the best offensive tackles in the SEC. Terry Wilson’s blind side is in good shape this fall.