Preview 2017: CFN All-Independent Team & Top 20 Players

Preview 2017: CFN All-Independent Team & Top 20 Players

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Preview 2017: CFN All-Independent Team & Top 20 Players

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Who are the best and brightest stars of the Independent going into the 2017 season? Welcome to the CFN All-Independent Team & Top 20 Players.


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Independent Team Rankings
Every Independent Team’s QB Situation
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Army | BYU | Mass | Notre Dame

2017 All-Independent Team & Top 20 Players

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2017 CFN Preseason Independent Offensive Player of the Year

OT Mike McGlinchey, Sr. Notre Dame

It was a huge win for the Irish to get the 6-8, 312-pound franchise NFL tackle back for one more year. With the right frame to be a dominant pass protector on either side, he’s also a crushing, powerful run blocker. Combining with guard Quenton Nelson – another future NFL starter – the Irish have a devastating left side to work the offense around.

2017 CFN Preseason Independent Defensive Player of the Year

LB Fred Warner, Sr. BYU

The BYU linebacking corps should be among the most productive and effective in the country, and it starts with the 6-4, 230-pound Warner, who’s coming off an 86-tackle season. A great playmaker behind the line, he can work in a variety of ways as a disruptive force, along with Francis Bernard and Butch Pau’u in the killer unit.

2017 CFN All-Independent Offense

QB – Brandon WImbush, Jr. Notre Dame

RB – Josh Adams, Jr. Notre Dame

RB – (FB) Andy Davidson, Jr. Army

WR – Andy Isabella, Jr. UMass

WR – Equanimeous St. Brown, Jr. Notre Dame

TE – Adam Breneman, Sr. UMass

OL – Bryce Holland, Sr. Army

OL – Tejean Koroma, Sr. BYU

OL – Mike McGlinchey, Sr. Notre Dame

OL – Quenton Nelson, Sr. Notre Dame

OL – Thomas Shoaf, Soph. BYU

2017 CFN All-Independent Defense

DE – Daelin Hayes Soph. Notre Dame

DT – Andrew McLean, Sr. Army

DT – Jerry Tillery, Jr. Notre Dame

DE – Corbin Kaufusi, Jr. BYU

LB – Nyles Morgan, Sr. Notre Dame

LB – Butch Pau’u, Jr. BYU

LB – Fred Warner, Sr. BYU

CB – Julian Love, Soph. Notre Dame

S – (LB) Drue Tranquill, Sr. Notre Dame

S – Micah Hannemann, Sr. BYU

CB – Elijah Riley, Soph. Army

2017 CFN All-Independent Special Teams

PK – Rhett Almond, Jr. BYU

P – Johnny Linehan, Sr. BYU

KR/PR – C.J. Sanders, Jr. Notre Dame

2017 CFN All-Independent Top 20 Players

1. OT Mike McGlinchey, Sr. Notre Dame

2. OG Quenton Nelson, Sr. Notre Dame

3. LB Fred Warner, Sr. BYU

4. LB Nyles Morgan, Sr. Notre Dame

5. RB Josh Adams, Jr. Notre Dame

6. QB Brandon WImbush, Jr. Notre Dame

7. TE Adam Breneman, Sr. UMass

8. WR Equanimeous St. Brown, Jr. Notre Dame

9. LB Butch Pau’u, Jr. BYU

10. LB Alex Aukerman, Sr. Army

11. S/LB Drue Tranquill, Sr. Notre Dame

12. WR Andy Isabella, Jr. UMass

13. LB Francis Bernard, Jr. BYU

14. QB Tanner Mangum. BYU

15. FB Andy Davidson, Jr. Army

16. CB Julian Love, Soph. Notre Dame

17. LB Te’von Coney, Jr. Notre Dame

18. QB Ahmad Bradshaw, Sr. Army

19. SS Micah Hannemann, Sr. BYU

20. DE Daelin Hayes Soph. Notre Dame

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