Being named an All-American is one of the highest honors that can be bestowed upon a college football player outside of winning the Heisman Trophy. You set yourself apart from all the other athletes at your position and you almost guarantee yourself as being a future NFL Draft pick.
ESPN released its 2015 preseason All-American teams and they are just as loaded as you would imagine.
Leading the offensive side of the ball are Heisman hopefuls TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin, running back Nick Chubb of Georgia and Ohio State’s Ezekiel Elliott.
The offensive line is also pretty loaded with Ole Miss tackle Laremy Tunsil holding things down on the right sideof the line.
The defensive side of the ball is also pretty stout with all four members of the defensive line already being projected as first-round NFL Draft choices. Defensive ends Joey Bosa of Ohio State and Baylor’s Shawn Oakman both hold down the edge rushing, while defensive tackles A’Shawn Robinson of Alabama and Ole Miss’ Robert Nkemdiche lock down the interior.
To nobody’s surprise, Florida State kicker Roberto Aguayo represented his team as the All-American kicker and USC wide receiver Adoree’ Jackson was selected as the all-purpose guy.
The College Football Live crew talked about the All-American selections Monday afternoon.
It’s been said in the past that these preseason lists don’t always hold up in the end, which is partially true. However, looking at the crop of talent on the list, it’s kind of hard to say that most of these players won’t end up being All-Americans, whether they are first or second team selections.
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