College Football 2016: Preseason Power-5 All-Conference Teams

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The upcoming NFL Combine will serve as a showcase for the top prospects in the 2016 NFL draft. Sadly, it will also serve as a reminder for college football fans about just how much star power departed for the pros this offseason.

Although many of the top performers from the 2015 season have left campus, fortunately, there’s still plenty of quality talent remaining at the collegiate level.

Returning standouts such as Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey, Clemson QB Deshaun Watson, Florida State RB Dalvin Cook, Texas A&M DE Myles Garrett and LSU RB Leonard Fournette have already ascended to star status and become household names. Plus, there are plenty of other young, up-and-coming potential breakout stars who are waiting to make a name for themselves as well this fall.

Here’s a look at the top impact players from each of the Power-5 conferences who are most deserving of preseason “All-Conference” accolades for the 2016 season.

ACC: First Team Offense

QB: Deshaun Watson, Clemson

RB: Dalvin Cook, Florida State
RB: Wayne Gallman, Clemson

WR: Artavis Scott, Clemson
WR: Isaiah Ford, Virginia Tech

TE: Jordan Leggett, Clemson

OL: Rodrick Johnson, Florida State
OL: Adam Bisnowaty, Pittsburgh
OL: Jon Heck, North Carolina
OL: Dorian Johnson, Pittsburgh
OL: Mitch Hyatt, Clemson


ACC: First Team Defense


DL
: DeMarcus Walker, Florida State
DL: Carlos Watkins, Clemson
DL: Ken Ekanem, Virginia Tech
DL: Harold Landry, Boston College

LB: Devonte Fields, Louisville
LB: Ben Boulware, Clemson
LB: Keith Kelsey, Louisville

CB
: Cordrea Tankersley, Clemson
CB: Des Lawrence, North Carolina

S: Quin Blanding, Virginia
S: DeVon Edwards, Duke


 

ACC: Second Team Offense

QB: Brad Kaaya, Miami

RB
: James Conner, Pittsburgh
RB: Elijah Hood, North Carolina

WR: Stacy Coley, Miami
WR: Mike Williams, Clemson

TE
: Bucky Hodges, Virginia Tech

OL: Caleb Peterson, North Carolina
OL: Danny Isidora, Miami
OL: Jay Guillermo, Clemson
OL: Lucas Crowley, North Carolina
OL: Kareem Are, Florida State


ACC: Second Team Defense

DL: Nazair Jones, North Carolina
DL: DeAngelo Brown, Louisville
DL: Al-Quadin Muhammad, Miami
DL: Christian Wilkins, Clemson

LB: Micah Kiser, Virginia
LB: Matt Milano, Boston College
LB: P.J. Davis, Georgia Tech

CB
: Brandon Facyson, Virginia Tech
CB: Trumaine Washington, Louisville

S: Josh Harvey-Clemons, Louisville
S: Jordan Whitehead, Pittsburgh


ACC: Honorable Mention and Specialists

QB: Lamar Jackson, Louisville

RB: Qadree Ollison, Pittsburgh

WR: Travis Rudolph, Florida State

TE
: Cam Serigne, Wake Forest

OL
: Tyrone Crowder, Clemson

DL
: Josh Sweat, Florida State

LB
: Jermaine Grace, Miami

CB: Chuck Clark, Virginia Tech

S
: Derwin James, Florida State

K: Greg Huegel, Clemson

P: Justin Vogel, Miami

R: Ryan Switzer, North Carolina


Big 12: First Team Offense

QB: Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma

RB
: Samaje Perine, Oklahoma
RB: Shock Linwood, Baylor

WR: KD Cannon, Baylor
WR: James Washington, Oklahoma State

TE
: Blake Jarwin, Oklahoma State

OL: Kyle Fuller, Baylor
OL: Tyler Orlosky, West Virginia
OL: Orlando Brown, Oklahoma
OL: Connor Williams, Texas
OL: Kyle Bosch, West Virginia


Big 12: First Team Defense

DL: Josh Carraway, TCU
DL: Charles Walker, Oklahoma
DL: Jordan Willis, Kansas State
DL: Noble Nwachukwu, West Virginia

LB: Elijah Lee, Kansas State
LB: Jordan Evans, Oklahoma
LB: Taylor Young, Baylor

CB
: Jordan Thomas, Oklahoma
CB: Ranthony Texada, TCU

S: Ahmad Thomas, Oklahoma
S: Jordan Sterns, Oklahoma State


 

Big 12: 2nd Team Offense

QB: Patrick Mahomes, Texas Tech

RB
: Mike Warren, Iowa State
RB: Johnny Jefferson, Baylor

WR: Shelton Gibson, West Virginia
WR: Dede Westbrook, Oklahoma

TE
: Mark Andrews, Oklahoma

OL: Dalton Risner, Kansas State
OL: Dru Samia, Oklahoma
OL: Jake Campos, Iowa State
OL: Adam Pankey, West Virginia
OL: Joseph Noteboom, TCU


Big 12: Second Team Defense

DL: Vincent Taylor, Oklahoma State
DL: Demond Tucker, Iowa State
DL: Will Geary, Kansas State
DL: Naashon Hughes, Texas

LB: Malik Jefferson, Texas
LB: Travin Howard, TCU
LB: Jordan Burton, Oklahoma State

CB
: Justis Nelson, Texas Tech
CB: DaVante Davis, Texas

S: Fish Smithson, Kansas
S: Orion Stewart, Baylor


 

Big 12: Honorable Mention and Specialists

QB: Seth Russell, Baylor

RB: Joe Mixon, Oklahoma

WR: Allen Lazard, Iowa State

TE
: Ben Johnson, Kansas

OL
: Patrick Vahe, Texas

DL
: Aaron Curry, TCU

LB
: Chad Whitener, Oklahoma State

CB: Brian Peavy, Iowa State

S: Denzel Johnson, TCU

K: Josh Lambert, West Virginia

P: Austin Seibert, Oklahoma

R: KaVontae Turpin, TCU


Big Ten: First Team Offense

QB: JT Barrett, Ohio State

RB
: Justin Jackson, Northwestern
RB: Saquon Barkley, Penn State

WR: Jordan Westerkamp, Nebraska
WR: Chris Godwin, Penn State

TE
: Jake Butt, Michigan

OL: Pat Elflein, Ohio State
OL: Brian Allen, Michigan State
OL: Dan Feeney, Indiana
OL: Erik Magnuson, Michigan
OL: Dan Voltz, Wisconsin


Big Ten: First Team Defense

DL: Malik McDowell, Michigan State
DL: Tyquan Lewis, Ohio State
DL: Dawuane Smoot, Illinois
DL: Chris Wormley, Michigan

LB: Raekwon McMillan, Ohio State
LB: Josey Jewell, Iowa
LB: Riley Bullough, Michigan State

CB
: Desmond King, Iowa
CB: Jourdan Lewis, Michigan

S: Jabrill Peppers, Michigan
S: Nate Gerry, Nebraska


 

Big Ten: Second Team Offense

QB: C.J. Beathard, Iowa

RB
: Corey Clement, Wisconsin
RB: Devine Redding, Indiana

WR: Jehu Chesson, Michigan
WR: DaeSean Hamilton, Penn State

TE
: Josiah Price, Michigan State

OL: Kyle Kalis, Michigan
OL: Billy Price, Ohio State
OL: Sean Welsh, Iowa
OL: Jonah Pirsig, Minnesota
OL: Mason Cole, Michigan


Big Ten: Second Team Defense

DL: Jake Replogle, Purdue
DL: Steven Richardson, Minnesota
DL: Garrett Sickels, Penn State
DL: Chikwe Obasih, Wisconsin

LB: Vince Biegel, Wisconsin
LB: Anthony Walker, Northwestern
LB: Marcus Oliver, Indiana

CB
: William Likely, Maryland
CB: Matthew Harris, Northwestern

S: Taylor Barton, Illinois
S: Montae Nicholson, Michigan State


 

Big Ten: Honorable Mention and Specialists

QB: Tommy Armstrong Jr., Nebraska

RB: Terrell Newby, Nebraska

WR: Simmie Cobbs Jr., Indiana

TE
: Brandon Lingen, Minnesota

OL
: Austin Schmidt, Illinois

DL
: Sam Hubbard, Ohio State

LB
: Jermaine Carter Jr., Maryland

CB: Sojourn Shelton, Wisconsin

S
: Godwin Igwebuike, Northwestern

K: Griffin Oakes, Indiana

P: Sam Foltz, Nebraska

R: Janarion Grant, Rutgers



Pac-12: First Team Offense

QB: Luke Falk, Washington State

RB
: Christian McCaffrey, Stanford
RB: Royce Freeman, Oregon

WR: JuJu Smith-Schuster, USC
WR: Gabe Marks, Washington State

TE
: Sean Irwin, Colorado

OL: Zach Banner, USC
OL: Connor McDermott, UCLA
OL: Chad Wheeler, USC
OL: J.J. Dielman, Utah
OL: Chris Borrayo, California


Pac-12: First Team Defense

DL: Lowell Lotulelei, Utah
DL: Tashon Smallwood, Arizona State
DL: Solomon Thomas, Stanford
DL: Kylie Fitts, Utah

LB: Salamo Fiso, Arizona State
LB: Hardy Nickerson, California
LB: Deon Hollins, UCLA

CB
: Adoree’ Jackson, USC
CB: Sidney Jones, Washington

S: Budda Baker, Washington
S: Marcus Williams, Utah


 

Pac-12: Second Team Offense

QB: Josh Rosen, UCLA

RB
: Justin Davis, USC
RB: Demario Richard, Arizona State

WR: Darren Carrington, Oregon
WR: Tim White, Arizona State

TE
: Evan Baylis, Oregon

OL: Damien Mama, USC
OL: Casey Tucker, Stanford
OL: Sean Harlow, Oregon State
OL: Steven Moore, California
OL: Riley Sorenson, Washington State


Pac-12: Second Team Defense

DL: Hercules Mata’afa, Washington State
DL: Takkarist McKinley, UCLA
DL: Hunter Dimick, Utah
DL: JoJo Wicker, Arizona State

LB: Cameron Smith, USC
LB: Peyton Pelluer, Washington State
LB: Jayon Brown, UCLA

CB
: Chidobe Awuzie, Colorado
CB: Arrion Springs, Oregon

S: Randall Goforth, UCLA
S: Jaleel Wadood, UCLA


 

Pac-12:Honorable Mention and Specialists

QB: Anu Solomon, Arizona

RB: Myles Gaskin, Washington

WR: Victor Bolden, Oregon State

TE
: Kody Kohl, Arizona State

OL
: Cameron Hunt, Oregon

DL
: Eddie Vanderdoes, UCLA

LB
: DJ Calhoun, Arizona State

CB: Iman Marshall, USC

S
: Kareem Orr, Arizona State

K: Aidan Schneider, Oregon

P: Matt Haack, Arizona State

R: Charles Nelson, Oregon



SEC: First Team Offense

QB: Chad Kelly, Ole Miss

RB
: Leonard Fournette, LSU
RB: Nick Chubb, Georgia

WR: Calvin Ridley, Alabama
WR: Fred Ross, Mississippi State

TE
: OJ Howard, Alabama

OL: Cam Robinson, Alabama
OL: Ethan Pocic, LSU
OL: Dan Skipper, Arkansas
OL: Greg Pyke, Georgia
OL: Jason Robertson, Tennessee


SEC: First Team Defense

DL: Myles Garrett, Texas A&M
DL: Derek Barnett, Tennessee
DL: Jonathan Allen, Alabama
DL: Carl Lawson, Auburn

LB: Jalen Reeves-Maybin, Tennessee
LB: Skai Moore, South Carolina
LB: Zach Cunningham, Vanderbilt

CB
: Tre’Davious White, LSU
CB: Cameron Sutton, Tennessee

S: Tony Conner, Ole Miss
S: Eddie Jackson, Alabama


 

SEC: Second Team Offense

QB: Joshua Dobbs, Tennessee

RB
: Jalen Hurd, Tennessee
RB: Sony Michel, Georgia

WR: Christian Kirk, Texas A&M
WR: Travin Dural, LSU

TE
: Evan Engram, Ole Miss

OL: David Sharpe, Florida
OL: Ross Pierschbacher, Alabama
OL: Justin Senior, Mississippi State
OL: Alex Kozan, Auburn
OL: Maea Teuhema, LSU


SEC: Second Team Defense

DL: Marquis Haynes, Ole Miss
DL: Charles Harris, Missouri
DL: Lewis Neal, LSU
DL: Daeshon Hall, Texas A&M

LB: Richie Brown, Mississippi State
LB: Kendell Beckwith, LSU
LB: Reuben Foster, Alabama

CB
: Jalen Tabor, Florida
CB: Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama

S: Jamal Adams, LSU
S: Dominick Sanders, Georgia


 

SEC: Honorable Mention and Specialists

QB: Jacob Eason, Georgia

RB: Stanley Boom Williams, Kentucky

WR: Josh Reynolds, Texas A&M

TE
: Jeremy Sprinkle, Arkansas

OL
: Austin Golson, Auburn

DL
: Deatrich Wise Jr., Arkansas

LB
: Jarrad Davis, Florida

CB: Kendarius Webster, Missouri

S
: Johnathan Ford, Auburn

K: Adam Griffith, Alabama

P: Johnny Townsend, Florida

R: Evan Berry, Tennessee


 

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