Wednesday, August 15, 2007

2007-08 Preseason All Americans

First Team Offense
QB-Colt Brennan, Hawaii-I'm not sold on Brohm and a new coach, this kid can play
RB-Darren McFadden, Arkansas-Likely this year's Heisman
RB-Ray Rice, Rutgers-I like him as a RB over Slanton and Hart
WR-Mario Manningham, Michigan-Best WR in college football
WR-Jarret Dillard, Rice-MIGHT be the best WR in Texas since Roy Williams
TE-John Carlson, ND-A solid TE in a system that uses them well
OT-Jake Long, Michigan-The anchor of a solid line
OT-Sam Baker, USC-Same as Long, both are keys to victory
OG-Jeremy Perry, Oregon St-Second best lineman in the Pac 10
OG-Cole Popovich, Fresno St-I know this shocks, but he will be a 1st/2nd rounder
C-Jonathon Lugis, Arkansas-The spearhead for McFadden

Second Team Offense
QB-Colt McCoy, Texas-Last year was his first year and he put up Heisman numbers
RB-Mike Hart, Michigan-Can Michigan get over the hump on his back?
RB-Steve Slanton, West Virginia-A solid runner, but hasn't taken a beating yet
WR-Patrick Turner, USC-Booty has to throw big numbers to someone, it will be Turner
WR-Harry Douglas, Louisville-Production falls in new system
TE-Jermichael Finlley, Texas-Under appreciated TE, mainly just a big WR
OT-Ryan Clady, Boise St-The figure head of maybe the best line in College Football
OT-George Bussey, Louisville-Same as Clady, would love to see that match up
OG-Adam Kraus, Michigan-The inside presence of Michigan
OG-Hercules Satele, Hawaii-How can I not put a name like Hercules on here?
C-Sete Aulai, BYU-Just because he is at BYU doesn't mean he isn't impressive

First Team Defense
DE-Tommy Blake, TCU-TCU has the best DE combo in the country
DE-Calais Campbell, Miami-I like him over Davis, not sure why, just a feeling
DT-Glenn Dorsey, LSU-The man has seemingly been at LSU forever
DT-Sedrick Ellis, USC-He is the bar of the USC defense
LB-James Laurinaitis, Ohio St-Best linebacker in college football
LB-Vince Hall, VA Tech-Though Hall might get more highlight plays
LB-Dan Connor, Penn St-Penn St's anchor, offense or defense
CB-Antoin Cason, Arizona-I haven't seen a CB this impressive in a long time
CB-Aquib Talib, Kansas-Can a man win games all by himself, you'd think Kansas thinks so
FS-Kenny Phillips, Miami-A great athlete who will continue Miami's safety tradition
SS-Tom Zbikowski, Notre Dame-I expect great things from the Z-Man

Second Team Defense
DE-Chris Long, Virginia-The son of Howie shows he is the second coming
DE-Bruce Davis, UCLA-I think the O-Line in the PAC is tougher this year
DT-Frank Okam, Texas-Will he finally achieve what everyone expected him to?
DT-Eric Foster, Rutgers-Kid is a beast inside for Rutgers
LB-Keith Rivers, USC-Many expect Rey to be the big name, I think Rivers will shock you all
LB-Phillip Wheeler, Georgia Tech-He seems to be cast in the Talib role at Georgia Tech
LB-Jasper Brinkley, South Carolina-A darkhorse for SEC Defensive Player of the year
CB-Dwight Lowery, San Jose St-Will get plenty of chance to shine in pass happy WAC
CB-Brandon Flowers, VA Tech-Would be first team if Cason and Talib weren't that good
FS-Marcus Griffin, Texas-Overcomes brother's shadow and shows his potential
SS-Myrone Rolle, Florida St-It was a coin flip between him and Z-Man

First Team Special Teams
K-Louis Sakoda, Utah
P-Jimmy Kaylor, Colorado St
KR-Marcus Thigpen, Indiana
PR-DeSean Jackson, Cal

Second Team Special Teams
K-Jeremy Ito, Rutgers
P-Durant Brooks, Georgia Tech
KR-Darius Reynaud, West Virginia
PR-Quan Crosby, Texas

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