Preview 2017: CFN All-America Defense

Preview 2017: CFN All-America Defense

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Preview 2017: CFN All-America Defense

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Who are the biggest defensive stars coming into the college football season? Check out the CFN Preseason All-America Defensive Players


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CFN Preview 2017: All 130 Team Previews

CFN Preview 2017: Top Players 
QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | OTs | OGs
CsDEs | DTs | LBs | CBs | Safs

CFN Top 50 Players of 2017

2017 CFN All-America Teams 
Offense | Special Teams

2017 CFN Preseason First Team All-American Defense

DE – Arden Key, Jr., LSU

2016: 56 tackles, 12 sacks, 14.5 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles, 11 quarterback hurries

DT – Ed Oliver, Soph. Houston

2016: 66 tackles, five sacks, 22.5 tackles for loss, nine broken up passes, three forced fumbles

DT – Christian Wilkins, Jr. Clemson

2016: 48 tackles, 3.5 sacks, 13 tackles for loss, ten broken up passes, one blocked kick, one touchdown catch

DE – Tyquan Lewis, Sr. Ohio State

2016: 29 tackles, eight sacks, 10.5 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles

LB – Kendall Joseph, Jr. Clemson

2016: 108 tackles, 3.5 sacks, 12.5 tackles for loss, one interception

LB – Micah Kiser, Sr. Virginia

2016: 134 tackles (3rd in the nation), 6.5 sacks, ten tackles for loss, seven broken up passes, five forced fumbles, one interception

LB – Azeem Victor, Sr. Washington

2016: 67 tackles, three tackles for loss, one forced fumble (injured, missed four games)

CB – Donte Jackson, Jr. LSU

2016: 39 tackles, two interceptions, eight broken up passes

S – Quin Blanding, Sr. Virginia

2016: 120 tackles, two interceptions, six broken up passes, two tackles for loss

S – Derwin James, Soph. Florida State

2016: 11 tackles, 1 interception (injured). 2015: 91 tackles, 4.5 sacks, 9.5 tackles for loss, four broken up passes

CB – Tarvarus McFadden, Jr. Florida State

2016: 20 tackles, three tackles for loss, eight interceptions, six broken up passes

2017 CFN Preseason Second Team All-American Defense

DE – Bradley Chubb, Sr. NC State

2016: 57 tackles, ten sacks, 21.5 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles

DT – Dexter Lawrence, Soph. Clemson

2016: 62 tackles, 6.5 sacks, nine tackles for loss, two blocked kicks

DT – Derrick Nnadi, Sr. Florida State

2016: 49 tackles, six sacks, 10.5 tackles for loss

DE – Harold Landry, Sr. Boston College

2016: 51 sacks, 16.5 sacks (nation leader), 22 tackles for loss, seven forced fumbles

LB – Jerome Baker, Jr. Ohio State

2016: 83 tackles, 3.5 sacks, 9.5 tackles for loss, one fumble return, one pick-six interception

LB – Shaquem Griffin, Sr. UCF

2016: 92 tackles, 11.5 sacks, 20 tackles for loss, seven broken up passes, two forced fumbles one interception

LB – Travin Howard, Sr. TCU

2016: 130 tackles, 1.5 sacks, three tackles for loss, one interception

CB – Jaire Alexander, Jr. Louisville

2016: 39 tackles, five interceptions, nine broken up passes

S – Nate Andrews, Sr. Florida State

2016: 18 tackles, one interceptions (injured in 2016 & 2015). 2014: 93 tackles, three interceptions, five broken up passes

S – Minkah Fitzpatrick, Jr. Alabama

2016: 66 tackles, one sacks, five tackles for loss, six interceptions (two for scores), seven broken up passes

CB – Jordan Thomas, Sr. Oklahoma

2016: 49 tackles, two interceptions, 17 broken up passes

2017 CFN Preseason Third Team All-American Defense

DE – Dorance Armstrong, Jr. Kansas

2016: 56 tackles, ten sacks, 20 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles

DT – Lowell Lotulelei, Sr. Utah

2016: 28 tackles, 3.5 sacks, 8.5 tackles for loss

DT – Vita Vea, Jr. Washington

2016: 39 tackles, five sacks, 6.5 tackles for loss

DE – Duke Ejiofor, Sr. Wake Forest

2016: 50 tackles, 10.5 sacks, 17 tackles for loss, one interception, two forced fumbles

LB – Rashaan Evans, Sr. Alabama

2016: 53 tackles, four sacks, 4.5 tackles for loss, six quarterback hurries, two broken up passes

LB – Malik Jefferson, Jr. Texas

2016: 62 tackles, 5.5 sacks, 8.5 tackles for loss, three broken up passes, one forced fumble

LB – Jahlani Tavai, Jr. Hawaii

2016: 129 tackles, seven sacks, 19.5 tackles for loss, one interception, two forced fumbles

CB – Iman Marshall, Jr. USC

2016: 51 tackles, three interceptions, eight broken up passes

S – Marcus Allen, Sr. Penn State<

2016: 110 tackles, six tackles for loss, three broken up passes

S – Ronnie Harrison, Jr. Alabama

2016: 85 tackles, two interceptions (one for score), seven broken up passes

CB – D.J. Reed, Jr. Kansas State

2016: 75 tackles, three interceptions (one TD), 16 broken up passes, two forced fumbles

2017 CFN All-America Teams 
Offense | Special Teams

CFN Preview 2017: All 130 Team Previews
CFN Top 50 Players of 2017

CFN Preview 2017: Top Players 
QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | OTs | OGs
CsDEs | DTs | LBs | CBs | Safs

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