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2016 CFN Preseason All-Big Ten Team & Top 25 Players


Who are the best and brightest Big Ten players going into the college football season? Here’s the 2016 CFN Preseason All-Big Ten Team along with the Top 25 Players.


Previews & Breakdowns of Every Big Ten Team

2016 CFN Preseason Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year

QB J.T. Barrett, Jr. Ohio State

There’s no quarterback situation this time around – he’s the main man for the Ohio State offense. He’s also going to be the main man for a rebuilding team that needs a veteran leader to make everyone around him better. Last year he had to give way to Cardale Jones to start the year, but the offense started to perk up once he took over with 214 rushing yards and two scores against Michigan, and with a few brilliant passing days when he got the chance to own the offense. Now it’s all about him – and he’ll be up to the task.

2016 CFN Preseason Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year

DB/LB Jabrill Peppers, Jr. Michigan

Where’s he going to play? Is he a safety? Is he an outside linebacker who’ll be a dangerous pass rusher? Will he be used as a receiver, a running back, a special teamer, a Wildcat quarterback? Yes, yes, yes, yes, and at times, probably. He’s a next-level athlete and talent who can do it all, and he’ll be used wherever the coaching staff wants to add a little bit of flash and production.

2016 CFN Preseason All-Big Ten Team

2016 CFN All-Big Ten Offense CFN Top 25 Big Ten Players
QB – J.T. Barrett, Jr. Ohio State 1. DB/LB Jabrill Peppers, Jr.  Michigan
RB – Corey Clement, Sr. Wisconsin 2. QB J.T. Barrett, Jr.  Ohio State
RB – Justin Jackson, Jr. Nwestern 3. CB Desmond King, Sr.  Iowa
WR – Jehu Chesson, Sr. Michigan 4. LB Anthony Walker Jr., Jr.  Nwestern
WR – Chris Godwin, Jr. Penn State 5. DT Malik McDowell, Jr.  Michigan St
TE – Jake Butt, Sr. Michigan 6. CB Jourdan Lewis, Sr.   Michigan
OL – Brian Allen, Jr. Michigan State 7. C/OG Pat Elflein, Sr.  Ohio State
OL – Pat Elflein, Sr. Ohio State 8. LB Hardy Nickerson, Sr. Illinois
OL – Dan Feeney, Sr. Indiana 9. OG Dan Feeney, Sr. Indiana
OL – Billy Price, Jr. Ohio State 10. RB Corey Clement, Sr. Wisconsin
OL – Dan Voltz, Sr. Wisconsin 11. LB Raekwon McMillan, Jr. Ohio St
12. CB Will Likely, Sr.  Maryland
2016 CFN All-Big Ten Defense 13. TE Jake Butt, Sr. Michigan
DL – Darius Hamilton, Sr. Rutgers 14. LB Vince Biegel, Sr.  Wisconsin
DL – Tyquan Lewis, Jr. Ohio State 15. LB Josey Jewell, Jr.  Iowa
DL – Malik McDowell, Jr. Mich St 16. DE Tyquan Lewis, Jr.  Ohio State
DL – Chris Wormley, Sr.  Michigan 17. DT Chris Wormley, Sr.  Michigan
LB – Raekwon McMillan, Jr. Ohio St 18. LB Riley Bullough, Sr. Michigan State
LB – Hardy Nickerson, Sr. Illinois 19. QB C.J. Beathard, Sr. Iowa
LB – Anthony Walker Jr., Jr. NW 20. WR Jehu Chesson, Sr. Michigan
DB – (LB) Jabrill Peppers, Jr. Mich 21. OG Billy Price, Jr. Ohio State
DB – Desmond King, Sr. Iowa 22. C Dan Voltz, Sr. Wisconsin
DB – Will Likely, Sr. Maryland 23. RB Justin Jackson, Jr. Northwestern
DB – Jourdan Lewis, Sr. Michigan 24. RB LJ Scott, Soph. Michigan State
25. QB Mitch Leidner, Sr. Minnesota
2016 CFN All-Big Ten Special Teams
PK – Griffin Oakes, Jr. Indiana
P – Cameron Johnston, Sr. Ohio St
KR – Janarion Grant, Sr. Rutgers
PR – Will Likely, Sr. Maryland