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ESPN is ranking the Top 25 players in the SEC in 2013, and we will be featuring the Top 15 on the SEC Rant. Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley came in at No. 3.

The ranking is based solely on performance during the 2013 season, and is based on how players performed in key games and clutch situations. Here is what ESPN had to say about Mosley:


The next player in our Top 25 countdown was thought to be undersized early in his career, but that knock proved insignificant as he developed into one of the best linebackers in the country.

2013 summary: Rolando McClain, Dont'a Hightower, Courtney Upshaw. None of them did it. Mosley became the first linebacker in the Nick Saban era at Alabama to have back-to-back 100-tackle seasons in 2013. He was a unanimous All-American with his team-leading 108 tackles, to go along with nine tackles for loss, 10 quarterback hurries and five pass breakups.
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The rest of the pack:
No. 4: Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M, RS Soph.
No. 5: AJ McCarron, QB, Alabama, Sr.
No. 6: Connor Shaw, QB, South Carolina, Sr.
No. 7: Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt, Sr.
No. 8: Michael Sam, DE, Missouri, Sr.
No. 9: Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M, Sr.
No. 10: Aaron Murray, QB, Georgia, Sr.
No. 11: Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn, So.
No. 12: Jeremy Hill, RB, LSU, So.
No. 13: Dee Ford, DE, Auburn, Sr.
No. 14: Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia, So.
No. 15: Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina, Jr.
No. 16: Odell Beckham, Jr., WR, LSU, Jr.
No. 17: Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri, Jr.
No. 18: T.J. Yeldon, RB, Alabama, So.
No. 19: Jarvis Landry, WR, LSU, Jr.
No. 20: Cody Prewitt, S, Ole Miss, Jr.
No. 21: Nick Marshall, QB, Auburn, Jr.
No. 22: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama, Jr.
No. 23: Gabe Jackson, OG, Mississippi State, Sr.
No. 24: Kenny Ladler, S, Vanderbilt, Sr.
No. 25: E.J. Gaines, CB, Missouri, Jr.
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