Friday, May 2, 2008

2008 Pre-Season All-Americans

The Draft is over, Hockey and Basketball playoffs are upon us, Baseball season is in full swing, which means one thing. College Football is right around the corner. So it's time to start covering it. Over the coming weeks 4Real, BC (if he has time) and myself will be coming up with our Pre-Season lists. Then, once the season is upon us, we'll update them weekly and you can compare ours with the others. So the first list that I have complied is The BearDown's Preseason All-American List looks as such:

1st Team Offense
QB: Chase Daniel, Missouri
RB: Knowshon Moreno, Georgia
RB: Noel Devine, West Virginia
WR: Michael Crabtree, Texas Tech
WR: Jeremy Maclin, Missouri
TE: Travis Beckum, Wisconsin
OT: Phil Loadholt, Oklahoma
OG: Duke Robinson, Oklahoma
C: Alex Mack, California
OG: Ray Feinga, BYU
OT: Eben Britton, Arizona

1st Team Defense
DE: George Selvie, South Florida
DT: Fili Moala, USC
DT: Greg Hardy, Mississippi
DE: Michael Johnson, Georgia Tech
LB: James Laurinaitis, Ohio State
LB: Brandon Spikes, Florida
LB: Gerald McRath, Southern Miss
DB: Malcolm Jenkins, Ohio State
DB: Vontae Davis, Illinois
DB: William Moore, Missouri
DB: Taylor Mays, USC

1st Team Special Teams
PK: Thomas Webber, Arizona State
P: Keenyn Crier, Arizona
PR: Brandon James, Florida
KR: A.J. Wallace, Penn State


2nd Team Offense
QB: Tim Tebow, Florida
RB: Chris “Beanie” Wells, Ohio State
RB: Joe McKnight, USC
WR: Mike Thomas, Arizona
WR: Percy Harvin, Florida
TE: Rob Gronkowski, Arizona
OT: Andre Smith, Alabama
OG: Herman Johnson, LSU
C: Jonathan Luigs, Arkansas
OG: Greg Isdaner, West Virginia
OT: Michael Oher, Mississippi

2nd Team Defense
DE: Ricky Sapp, Clemson
DT: Al Woods, LSU
DT: Terrill Byrd, Cincinnati
DE: Greg Middleton, Indiana
LB: Brian Cushing, USC
LB: Rey Maualuga, USC
LB: Dannell Ellerbee, Georgia
DB: Mike Mickens, Cincinnati
DB: Nic Harris, Oklahoma
DB: Derek Pegues, Mississippi State
DB: Kevin Ellison, USC

2nd Team Special Teams
PK: Austin Starr, Indiana
P: Kevin Huber, Cincinnati
PR: David Gilreath, Wisconsin
KR: A.J. Jefferson, Fresno State

Honorable Mention Offense
QB: Sam Bradford, Oklahoma
QB: Todd Reesing, Kansas
RB: P.J. Hill, Wisconsin
RB: LeSean McCoy, Pittsburgh
RB: Ian Johnson, Boise St.
RB: Eugene Jarvis, Kent State
WR: Kenny Britt, Rutgers
WR: Brandon Gibson, Washington State
WR: Brian Robiskie, Ohio State
WR: Demetrius Byrd, LSU
TE: Jermaine Gresham, Oklahoma
TE: Chase Coffman, Missouri
OL: Eric Wood, Louisville
OL: Max Unger, Oregon
OL: Ryan Stanchek, West Virginia
OL: Robert Brewster, Ball State
OL: John Estes, Hawaii
OL: Andrew Gardner, Georgia Tech
OL: Matt Mandich, Arkansas State
OL: Anthony Parker, Tennessee
OL: Dallas Reynolds, BYU
OL: Sam Young, Notre Dame

Honorable Mention Defense
DE: Eric Norwood, South Carolina
DE: Tyson Jackson, LSU
DE: Auston English, Oklahoma
DE: Ian Campbell, Kansas State
DT: George Hypolite, Colorado
DT: Sen’Derrick Marks, Auburn
DT: Vance Walker, Georgia Tech
DT: Mitch King, Iowa
LB: Jerome Boyd, Oregon
LB: Sean Weatherspoon, Missouri
LB: Marcus Freeman, Ohio State
LB: Scott McKillop, Pittsburgh
LB: Zack Follett, California
LB: Sean Lee, Penn State
DB: Courtney Greene, Rutgers
DB: Patrick Chung, Oregon
DB: Tony Carter, Florida State
DB: Ladarius Webb, Nicholls State
DB: Captain Munnerlyn, South Carolina
DB: Brandon Hughes, Oregon State
DB: Anderson Russell, Ohio State
DB: Rashad Johnson, Alabama

Honorable Mention Special Teams
PK: Jason Bondzio, Arizona
P: Ryan Shoemaker, Auburn
PR: Javier Arenas, Alabama
KR: Darius Marshall, Marshall

And Here's the Breakdown:

Most Offensive AA - Total: Oklahoma (4)
Most Offensive AA - 1st Team: TIE - Oklahoma (2) and Missouri (2)
Most Offensive AA - 2nd Team: TIE - Arizona (2) and Florida (2)
Offensive AA - By Division: SEC (9), Big XII (8), Pac-10 (7), Big East (6), Big Eleven (4), MAC (2), MWC (2), WAC (2), Sun Belt (1), Independents (1), ACC (1)

Most Defensive AA - Total: USC (5)
Most Defensive AA - 1st Team: TIE - Ohio State (2) and USC (2)
Most Defensive AA - 2nd Team: USC (3)
Defensive AA - By Division: SEC (9), Big Eleven (8), Pac-10 (7), Big XII (6), Big East (5), ACC (4), C-USA (1), Southland (1)

Most Special Teams AA - Total: Arizona (2)
Special Teams - By Division: Pac-10 (3), SEC (3), Big Eleven (3), Big XII (1), Big East (1), WAC (1), C-USA (1)
Most Total AA - Team by Team: Oklahoma (6), USC (6), Ohio State (6), Arizona (5), Missouri (4), LSU (4), Florida (4)

4 comments:

Browns Babys! said...

Um?

Alex Boone OT Ohio State

Mike @ ZN said...

1. The fan in me says: How can you not include Penn State DE Maurice Evans anywhere on your teams? Go look at his stats and honors for 07, and you'll change your mind.

2. The analyst in me says: PSU's AJ Wallace hasn't returned a punt in his career. He's a KICKOFF return specialist. And yes, he is good, so you were right about that part.

Dom said...

You were correct regarding Wallace, it has been updated.

Anonymous said...

I do agree with your list love it ! Especially about Ray from BYU he's very underated by alot of people look for him to do great in the year and combines ! His stocks will grow !