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2009 No Pub Team...

Written by Curt Popejoy on 07/29/2009

Every year, I do my first and second team All-American team, but there's always a stack of guys sitting out there, with tremendous talent who for whatever reason can't make the list. Either the school they play for or the system they play in, they just get no love. Well they are going to get some from me.

No Pub All-American Offense

QB - Jevan Sneed, Ole Miss
This kid might be the best NFL prospect at QB in the nation, and Ole Miss might be the best team in the SEC because of him

RB - Michael Smith, Arkansas
The SEC theme continues with the Senior who had some of his best rushing games in conference

RB - LeGarrette Blount, Oregon
Impressive mix of size and speed but a bit of a head case

WR - Kerry Meier, Kansas
Might be one of the best all around football players in the country when your backup QB catches 97 balls

WR - Golden Tate, Notre Dame

After showing himself to be a serious deep threat, I expect a ton of long hook ups this season

TE - Rob Gronkowski, Arizona
The most frightening mix of size and athleticism in the country at any position

C - Ben Jones, Georgia
Gets missed because he's a true sophomore, but he's got NFL millions in his future

OL - Jeff Byers, USC
Seems like he's been at USC for a decade, but regardless the kid can play

OL - Mike Pouncey, Florida
Shares the spotlight with twin brother Maurkice, but Mike is a better player

OL - Sam Young, Notre Dame
Another guy who seems to have been around forever

OL - Zane Beadles, Utah
I hope their team's success has put him on NFL radars because he's a great player

PK - Phillip Welch, Wisconsin
Super Sophomore with amazing range

No Pub All-American Defense

DL - George Selvie, USF
Took a big step backwards in 08, but I expect a big rebound

DL - Sergio Kindle, Texas
Moving from LB to Brian Orakpo's spot at end. I expect lots of havoc

DL - Jared Odrick, Penn State
Super aggressive player, who just needs to refine his game

DL - Greg Romeus, Pitt

Looks to be a terror as an edge rusher

LB - Rennie Curran, Georgia
If he were't 5'7" he'd be a first team All-American

LB - Travis Lewis, Oklahoma
Could end up the best LB in the history of the school

LB - Pat Angerer, Iowa
If he played at USC we'd get sick of how much we see him

DB - Ras-I Dowling, Virginia
Funny name, serious talent

DB - Josh Pinkard, USC
One of only two returning staters on defense

DB - Janoris Jenkins, Florida
Only a Sophomore but already looks like a first round pick

DB - Jordan Lake, Baylor
Another kid who needs to play somewhere that will get his skills more attention

P - Ross Thevenot, Tulane
Huge leg and a knack for pinning teams deep

Last Edited: 07/29/2009




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