Looks like Dan Mullen is taking three of his senior leaders with him to SEC Media Days.
Receiver Fred Ross, linebacker Richie Brown, and defensive end A.J. Jefferson will get to experience the insanity of SEC Media Days this coming Tuesday morning.
The expectations for these three players this coming season are pretty high. Fred Ross was one of the most dynamic and exciting receivers in the conference last season, garnering plenty of attention after racking up over 1000 yards via 88 receptions. Richie Brown and A.J. Jefferson are two veteran defenders who were at the top of the team for several defensive categories last season. Brown led the team in total tackles with 109 and had 6 sacks while Jefferson was the team leader in tackles for loss with 13.5 and had 5 sacks.
All three are expected to be key sources of leadership on a very young team this season and a team that is facing quite a bit of turnover. Brown and Jefferson will be crucial to the defensive transition from the 4-3 system to a 3-4 scheme, and Ross will likely be the focal point of the offense for much of the season.