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SEC Top Offensive Players – Week Two

The SEC is loaded with talented offensive players, and after their second full week of action, we decided to look at who’s been giving defences fits so far!

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1. Dan Benning, Aylesbury Vale Spartans – 95 Points

After a second game-day, Benning retains a firm grip on the top spot in our rankings. He has been borderline unstoppable so far, averaging 2.5 TDs per game. With great hands and tremendous elusiveness after the catch, he is a match-up nightmare for any defence. As the clear #1 threat for the Spartans, he will continue to see plenty of looks until somebody figures out a way to stop him.

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2. Charles Douglas, Victoria Park Panthers – 75 Points

The man-giant they call “Hovis” also retained his top two spot from the first week. Like Benning, Douglas benefits from being “the man” for the Panthers, especially near the goal-line. With the size to box out defenders, Douglas will continue to light up the scoreboard. He is also closer to Benning than you might realise; with a game in hand, he is less than a single point-per-game behind the Spartans’ star.

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3. Sam Taylor, West Essex Showboats – 66 Points

Our top three remains unchanged from week one as Taylor added 4 more TDs to his total. He continues to see plenty of looks in the high-powered Showboats offense and now ranks 3rd and 2nd in the conference in TDs and XPs, respectively. He might slip a place or two down the list as the season progresses given that some players below him have played one game fewer. However, as dangerous as Taylor is, we expect him to remain entrenched on this list.

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4. Steve Mongey, Baker Street Buttonhoookers – 65 Points

Our first new entry this week has found pay-dirt in all five games this season en route to a healthy 2 TD per game average. While Mongey can take the top off any defence, it’s his explosiveness in and out of cuts that separates him, earning him recognition as one of the nation’s premier route runners. With plenty of mouths to feed at Baker Street, he may find it difficult to stay on this list but that doesn’t make him any less of a threat to opposing defences.

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5. Kenny Bello, London Rebels – 61 Points

Another top 5 SEC list, another appearance by “Mr. Sir.” Long the gold-standard for GB receivers, all Bello does is produce. Like Mongey, Bello is a threat to score from anywhere but truly excels with some of the smoothest route running you’ll ever see. If the Rebels’ arsenal weren’t so stocked with talent, we’d probably see Bello much higher on this list. As it stands, Bello will be content winning games as the Rebels march towards another Britbowl appearance.

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T-6. Corey Bedford, Chichester Sharks – 56 Points

Our second debutant this week is the young Shark, Corey Bedford. Perhaps more well-known for his range as a safety on defense, Bedford has become a key weapon in Neil Henderson’s attack. Like Benning and Howard, Bedford can be a nightmare to tackle, often turning simple short passes into explosive long gains. With the Buttonhookers and Rebels on the docket this week, we’ll see if the talented receiver can maintain his production against better defenses.

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T-6. Dominic Howard, Reading Lions – 56 Points

Howard’s season debut was eye-catching to say the least. He put up the single greatest game-day output in the SEC this season with 56 points. Howard also isn’t simply racking up numbers against weaker foes as 26 of those points came in a thriller against the Rebels. If the Lions’ first set of games gets rescheduled then Howard would be a favourite to win this award as he currently owns the best PPG in the SEC at 18.7.

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