2019 All-Transfer Team: Defense, Kickers
DE Shameik Blackshear
South Carolina to TCU
The 6-5, 270-pounder only saw time in 17 games in four years, breaking through a bit last season with 27 tackles with a sack and four tackles for loss.
DT Darrion Daniels
Oklahoma State to Nebraska
A nice part of the rotation for his first three years, he played in only four games last season and has his year of eligibility remaining. The 6-3, 320-pounder will step in right away for the Husker line after making 64 tackles with two sacks.
DT Aubrey Solomon
Michigan to Tennessee
It just never worked out. The former superstar recruit made 19 career tackles with two tackles for loss in his two years, struggling through a knee injury last season. Tennessee will have to wait until 2020, but he should be healthy and ready to rock.
DE Chigozie Nnoruka
UCLA to Miami
Go ahead and put him anywhere on the line. The 6-1, 293-pound former JUCO transfer made 46 tackles with two sacks and eight tackles for loss as a sophomore for the Bruins, but only played in four games with seven tackles last year.
LB Jonathan Greenard
Louisville to Florida
A nice pass rushing get for the Gators, the 6-4, 265-pound Greenard will be eligible right away. He made 70 tackles in two years at Louisville, and was a pass rushing terror as a sophomore with 9.5 sacks and 15.5 tackles for loss before missing last season with a broken wrist.
LB Levi Jones
USC to NC State
A nice part of the USC puzzle in his first two seasons, he made 28 tackles with three tackles for loss and three broken up passes. Just as he was starting to find his niche as a sophomore, he was kicked off the team for a “violation of team rules.”
LB Jaelan Phillips
UCLA to Miami
A slew of Pac-12 programs were in the mix for the one-time super-recruit pass rushing prospect, but he’s a Hurricane. Phillips will likely work as an outside linebacker, but he’s almost certainly going to have to wait until 2020 to be eligible.
CB Harrison Hand
Baylor to Temple
A nice player for the Bears as a freshman – making 42 tackles with eight broken up passes – he played in just eight games last season with 13 stops. He’ll be part of Rod Carey’s 2020 Temple secondary.
S Bubba Bolden
USC to Miami
A superstar high school talent, he was never able to get on the field for USC after being suspended. The skill is next-level undeniable – he should be a key part of the Miami secondary in 2020.
S Jordan Hayes
Duke to UCF
The Blue Devil grad transfer will likely step in right away for the Knights after making 97 tackles with seven broken up passes in his three seasons.
CB Cameron Watkins
Illinois to Vanderbilt
The veteran corner grad transfer is an instant fill-in after making 98 tackles with a pick and nine broken up passes in his three years with the Illini.
PK Andrew Strauch
UCLA to UNDECIDED
The grad transfer got in a little bit of work – hitting a field goal and nine extra points in 2016 – but it’s JJ Molson’s gig now.
P Michael Sleep-Dalton
Arizona State to Iowa
The Australian former JUCO transfer was solid for the Sun Devils in his two years, averaging close to 44 yards per kick. Now he’s leaving with transfer Michael Turk coming in.