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2016 Pacific Takes Preseason All-Americans: four teams of All-Americans

Our preseason All-America teams are loaded with Pac-12 stars.

First Team


QB Deshaun Watson Jr. Clemson

RB Christian McCaffrey Jr. Stanford - The only debate here might be whether McCaffrey or Fournette is the best running back in the country. The should have been 2015 Heisman winner is back for another round of electricity and looks to be the preseason favorite to win the Heisman and an easy first-team All-American choice.

RB Leonard Fournette Jr. LSU

WR JuJu Smith-Schuster Jr. USC - Smith-Schuster had a huge 2015 but I still think he has a lot of room to grow and will in 2016. He might not have the best stats of any returning receiver, but he is still the scariest threat of any of them.

WR Gabe Marks Sr. Washington State - Marks gets snubbed for honors in preseason magazines, but who cares, he has the best stats of any power five conference returning receiver after turning down the NFL for one more year. He's one of the most complete receivers in the nation and will fill it up with unmatched consistency in Mike Leach's offense.

TE O.J. Howard Sr. Alabama

OL Pat Elflein Sr. Ohio State

OL Dan Feeney Sr. Indiana

OL Cam Robinson Jr. Alabama

OL Dan Voltz Sr. Wisconsin

OL Roderick Johnson Jr. Florida State


DL Myles Garrett Jr. Texas A&M

DL Jonathan Allen Sr. Alabama

DL Carlos Watkins Sr. Clemson

DL Malik McDowell Jr. Michigan State

LB Raekwon McMillan Jr. Ohio State

LB Tim Williams Sr. Alabama

LB Anthony Walker Jr. Northwestern

DB Desmond King Sr. Iowa

DB Jamal Adams Jr. LSU

DB Jourdan Lewis Sr. Michigan

DB Jalen Tabor Jr. Florida

Special Teams

K Jake Elliott Sr. Memphis

P  J.K. Scott Jr. Alabama

R Evan Berry Jr. Tennessee

2nd Team


QB Baker Mayfield Sr. Oklahoma

RB Dalvin Cook Jr. Florida State

RB Royce Freeman Jr. Oregon - Freeman would be the nation's best running back in most years, this one just happens to be an all-time strongest year at RB. He has the potential to break the 2,000-yard-mark this season and might be the strongest, most-consistent back in the nation, right there with Fournette.

WR Calvin Ridley So. Alabama

WR Corey Davis Sr. Western Michigan

TE Jordan Leggett Jr. Clemson

OL Ethan Pocic Sr. LSU

OL Zach Banner Sr. USC - Maybe the biggest offensive lineman to ever play in the Pac-12 put it all together last year and now is back for a victory lap as an All-American. He might be the craziest physical specimen on either side of the line in college football this year.

OL Conor McDermott Sr. UCLA - This guy is right there with Banner as a 6'8-9 creature at tackle except he plays left tackle. Expect him to have a great season protecting Josh Rosen.

OL Dan Skipper Sr. Arkansas

OL Mike McClinchey Jr. Notre Dame


DL Derek Barnett Jr. Tennessee

DL DeMarcus Walker Sr. Florida State

DL Lowell Lotulelei Jr. Utah - Lowell is working his way into an All-American. He might be the best  run stuffer in the country and makes a major impact at the line of scrimmage.

DL Charles Harris Jr. Missouri

LB Reuben Foster Sr. Alabama

LB Jabril Peppers Jr. Michigan

LB Devonte Fields Sr. Louisville

DB Adoree Jackson Jr. USC - The two-way star looks like a darkhorse Heisman candidate if he can pick off some more passes in 2016. He has had a great career so far but looks ready for a star turn in 2016.

DB Sidney Jones Jr. Washington - Jones might actually be a better pure cover corner than Jackson. He's a rangy athlete who has six interceptions in two seasons.

DB Tre'Davious White Sr. LSU

DB Eddie Jackson Sr. Alabama

Special Teams

K Andy Phillips Sr. Utah - Phillips has long been one of the best kickers in the Pac-12 and one of the best in the nation.

P Hayden Hunt Sr. Colorado State

R Christian McCaffrey Jr. Stanford - He's not just a running back, he's a star return man.

3rd Team

QB Luke Falk Jr. Washington State - Mike Leach's next record breaker is far from a system QB. He's one of the most prolific and accurate QBs in the nation and could lead the nation in passing.

RB Samaje Perine Jr. Oklahoma

RB Wayne Gallman Jr. Clemson

WR Christian Kirk So. Texas A&M

WR Taywan Taylor Sr. Western Kentucky

TE Bucky Hodges Jr. Virginia Tech

OL Adam Bisnowaty Sr. Pittsburgh

OL Brian Allen Jr. Michigan State

OL Tyler Orlosky Sr. West Virginia

OL Mitch Hyatt So. Clemson

OL Sean Welsh Jr. Iowa


DL Chris Wormley Sr. Michigan

DL Charles Walker Jr. Oklahoma

DL Montravius Adams Sr. Auburn

DL Davon Godchaux Jr. LSU

LB Kendell Beckwith Sr. LSU

LB Zach Cunningham Jr. Vanderbilt

LB Vince Biegel Sr. Wisconsin

DB Budda Baker Jr. Washington - Baker has been a steady standout ever since he started starting for the Huskies as a true freshman. He is poised to take that next step and become a national star in 2016 as one of the fastest safeties in the game.

DB Derwin James So. Florida State

DB Marcus Mayes Sr. Florida

DB Cordrea Tankersly Sr. Clemson

Special Teams

K Daniel Carlson Jr. Auburn

P Cameron Johnston Sr. Ohio State

R Cameron Sutton Sr. Tennessee

4th Team


QB Chad Kelly Sr. Mississippi

RB Nick Chubb Jr. Georgia

RB Elijah Hood Jr. North Carolina

WR Isaiah Ford Jr. Virginia Tech

WR KD Cannon Jr. Baylor

TE Jake Butt Sr. Michigan

OL Mason Cole Jr. Michigan

OL Greg Pyke Sr. Georgia

OL Johnny Caspers Sr. Stanford - Caspers was a rock on the line with Joshua Garnett and Kyle Murphy last year and is now ready to lead the Cardinal offensive line. He was a great chance to be their next OL All-American.

OL Erik Magnuson Sr. Michigan

OL J.J. Dielman Sr. Utah - Dielman dominated the line, opening up a ton of holes for Devontae Booker and earned All-Pac-12 honors. He is a physical tackle who has the athleticism to pull and excel in pass protection as well.


DL Eddie Vanderdoes Jr. UCLA - Vanderdoes feels ready to come full circle after missing all of 2015. He is as big and as talented of a defensive lineman as you can find in college football and could be poised for a huge season.

DL Arden Key So. LSU

DL Ejuan Price Sr. Pittsburgh

DL Carl Lawson Sr. Auburn

LB Jarrad Davis Sr. Florida

LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin Sr. Tennessee

LB Riley Bullough Sr. Michigan State

DB Jonathan Ford Sr. Auburn

DB Quin Blanding Jr. Virginia

DB Max Redfield Sr. Notre Dame

DB Jamar Summers Jr. UConn

Special Teams

K Aidan Schneider Jr. Oregon - Oregon has been known in recent years for not having a kicker. That is no longer the case.

P Dalton Schomps Sr. Florida Atlantic

R John Ross Jr. Washington - Ross missed all of 2015 due to injury but has returned numerous kicks for touchdowns in his career.