Preview 2017: CFN All-Sun Belt Team & Top 30 Players

Preview 2017: CFN All-Sun Belt Team & Top 30 Players

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Preview 2017: CFN All-Sun Belt Team & Top 30 Players

CollegeFootballNews.com Preview 2017: All-Sun Belt Team & Top 30 Players


Who are the best and brightest stars of the Sun Belt going into the 2017 season? Welcome to the CFN All-Sun Belt Team & Top 30 Players.


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CFN Preview 2017: All 130 Team Previews
Sun Belt Team Rankings
Every Sun Belt Team’s QB Situation
Sun Belt Bowl Projections

Sun Belt Team Previews 
Appalachian State | Arkansas State
Coastal Carolina | Georgia Southern
Georgia State | Idaho | Louisiana
New Mexico State | South Alabama
Texas State | Troy | ULM

2017 All-Sun Belt Team & Top 30 Players

2017 CFN Preseason Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Year

2017 CFN Sun Belt Preview: Wait Until Next Year

RB Larry Rose III, Sr. New Mexico State 

It’s going to be a tough, tough year to be a standout running back in the Sun Belt. Troy’s all-around scoring machine Jordan Chunn, Appalachian State’s Jalin Moore, South Alabama’s Xavier Johnson, and the stars of the Georgia Southern rushing attack will all put up huge numbers. But Rose should bounce back from a tough year and shine above them all.

Banged up, he still finished with 865 yards last season. However, when he’s right – like he appears to be this year – he’s unstoppable, ripping off 1,651 yards and 14 scores in 2015, and 1,102 yards and nine scores as a freshman. He can catch, too.

2017 CFN Preseason Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Year

DE Ja’Von Rolland-Jones, Sr. Arkansas State 

While the 6-2, 244-pounder might not exactly be built like your normal pass rushing defensive end, he’s a terror who’s been getting it done for the last few years, coming up with 13 sacks last season with 57 tackles and 21 tackles for loss after cranking up 16 sacks in his previous two seasons.

The lone returning starter to a good defensive front, Rolland-Jones get some help from Dee Liner on the inside, but he’ll have to get used to being keyed on even more than normal. He’ll still produce.

2017 CFN All-Sun Belt Offense

QB – Brandon Silvers, Sr. Troy

RB – Jalin Moore, Jr. Appalachian St

RB – Larry Rose III, Sr. NMSU

WR – Penny Hart, Soph. Georgia State

WR – Emanuel Thompson, Sr. Troy

TE – Blake Mack, Sr. Arkansas State

OL – Aaron Brewer, Soph. Texas State

OL – Jeremiah Culbreth, Jr. Ga Southern

OL- Colby Gossett, Sr. Appalachian St

OL – Ryan Northrup, Jr. Georgia Southern

OL – Jordan Rose, Sr. Idaho

2017 CFN All-Sun Belt Defense

DE – Joe Dillon, Soph. Louisiana

DT – Taboris Lee, Sr. Louisiana

DT – Dee Liner, Sr. Arkansas State

DE – Ja’Von Rolland‐Jones, Sr. Ark St

LB – Eric Boggs, Sr. Appalachian State

LB – Bryan London, Soph. Texas State

LB – Kyle Wilson, Sr. Arkansas State

CB – Blace Brown, Sr. Troy

S – Justin Clifton, Jr. Arkansas State

S – Jeremy Reaves, Sr. South Alabama

CB – Clifton Duck, Soph. Appalachian St

2017 CFN All-Sun Belt Special Teams

PK – Stevie Artigue, Jr. Louisiana

P – Steven Coutts, Jr. Louisiana

KR – Jabir Daughtry-Frye, Soph. Troy

PR – Brandon McDowell, Sr. Texas State

2017 CFN All-Sun Belt Top 30 Players

1. DE Ja’Von Rolland‐Jones, Sr. Ark St

2. RB Larry Rose III, Sr. NMSU

3. QB Brandon Silvers, Sr. Troy

4. RB Jalin Moore, Jr. Appalachian St

5. RB Jordan Chunn, Sr. Troy

6. LB Bryan London, Soph. Texas State

7. S Jeremy Reaves, Sr. South Alabama

8. CB Clifton Duck, Soph. Appalachian St

9. S Justin Clifton, Jr. Arkansas State

10. DE Joe Dillon, Soph. Louisiana

11. QB Matt Linehan, Sr. Idaho

12. WR Emanuel Thompson, Sr. Troy

13. LB Eric Boggs, Sr. Appalachian State

14. LB Kyle Wilson, Sr. Arkansas State

15. DE Aikeem Coleman, Sr. Idaho

16. OG Colby Gossett, Sr. Appalachian St

17. RB Xavier Johnson, Sr. South Alabama

18. S Jaden Wright, Sr. New Mexico State

19. LB Michael Shaw, Jr. Georgia State

20. RB Wesley Fields, Jr. Georgia Southern

21. DE Antonius Sims, Sr. Appalachian St

22. WR Penny Hart, Soph. Georgia State

23. S Joshua Moon, Jr. Georgia Southern

24. WR Deondre Douglas, Jr. Troy

25. QB Taylor Lamb, Jr. Appalachian State

26. RB L.A. Ramsby, Sr. Georgia Southern

27. QB Damian Williams, Sr. Texas State

28. DT Dee Liner, Sr. Arkansas State

29. QB Garrett Smith, Jr. ULM

30. TE Blake Mack, Sr. Arkansas State

2017 CFN Sun Belt Preview: Wait Until Next Year

CFN Preview 2017: All 130 Team Previews
Sun Belt Team Rankings
Every Sun Belt Team’s QB Situation
Sun Belt Bowl Projections

Sun Belt Team Previews 
Appalachian State | Arkansas State
Coastal Carolina | Georgia Southern
Georgia State | Idaho | Louisiana
New Mexico State | South Alabama
Texas State | Troy | ULM

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