CFN 2019 Preseason All-America Team: Guards, Centers

CFN 2019 Preseason All-America Team: Guards, Centers

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CFN 2019 Preseason All-America Team: Guards, Centers

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2019 CFN Preseason All-America Centers

Based on projections for this college season and production – and not necessarily based on pro talent and potential – here are the best guards coming into the season. Keep in mind, some of these players will end up moving positions where needed by the start of the season.

Honorable Mention All-Americans

12. Nick Ford, Soph. Utah

Where do you want to play him? He can work anywhere on the Utah line and shine, but he’s going to hold a spot at left guard where he’ll grow into an all-star. At 6-5 and 315 pounds, he’s big, and he’s about to become the next great Utah offensive lineman.
2019 Utah Preview

11. Ben Brown, Soph. Ole Miss

He was a good recruit, but he turned into a great starter as a redshirt freshman as a fixture at right guard. At 6-5 and 318 pounds, he’s already got the size and the frame, and he’s only going to get better as the one the Rebel offense rebuilds around.
2019 Ole Miss Preview

10. Marquis Hayes, Soph. Oklahoma

The Oklahoma offensive line needs a little retooling, but it has a massive blocker to build around in the 6-5, 351-pound former star recruit. He’s got the talent to grow into the star of the line now that he’s getting his chance. Watch out.
2019 Oklahoma Preview

9. Michael Onwenu, Sr. Michigan

Who’s the best Michigan guard? It’s either Onwenu on one side or Ben Bredeson on the other. There’s no wrong answer either way. The 6-3, 350-pound Onwenu is a giant force for the ground game with three years of experience to rely on.
2019 Michigan Preview

8. Ben Cleveland, Jr. Georgia

A rising prospect and blaster on arguably America’s best offensive line, the 6-6, 335-pounder was banged up a bit last season, but this season he’ll be a fixture at right guard. He has to prove he can rock for a full season, but the talent is there a star on a line full of them.
2019 Georgia Preview

7. Jack Anderson, Jr. Texas Tech

Great from the start of his career no matter where he worked in the interior, he can see time at center, but he’s a fantastic right guard. At 6-5 and 320 pounds he’s got the frame to fit what the Red Raider offense needs in pass protection.
2019 Texas Tech Preview

CFN Third Team All-America Guards

6. Ben Bredeson, Sr. Michigan

He’s got the size and the feet to work at right tackle if needed, but he’s too good at guard to move. The All-Big Ten performer over the last seasons is in his fourth season as a starter, setting a tone for the offensive front on the left time next to OT Jon Runyan. The 6-5, 320-pound veteran isn’t the biggest blocker, but he’s one of the toughest.
2019 Michigan Preview

5. John Simpson, Sr. Clemson

The Tigers might be loaded with next-level skill talent, but the machine was able to go thanks to a line that destroyed everything in its path, including Alabama, The 6-4, 330-pound Simpson did his part seeing times at both guard spots.
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CFN Second Team All-America Guards

4. Tre’Vour Wallace-Simms, Sr. Missouri

Whether he’s at tackle or guard, the 6-5, 330-pound senior is a special pass protector with the power to be the star for the ground game. He’s got the strength, the toughness, and the skills to be one of the SEC’s most dominant forces – again.
2019 Missouri Preview

3. Solomon Kindley, Jr. Georgia

Flip a coin on if the best guard on the Georgia line is Kindley on the left side or Ben Cleveland on the right. Either way, the Dawgs are fantastic on the interior. The 6-4, 335-pound massive blocker isn’t just an earth-mover, he can get out and make things happen in space, too.
2019 Georgia Preview

CFN First Team All-America Guards

2. Tommy Kraemer, Sr. Notre Dame

No, he’s not another Quenton Nelson, but he’s a big, versatile veteran with a great frame and 6-6, 319-pound size. Able to play tackle, but turning into a terrific blocker for the Irish running game as a guard, he’s a great athlete on the inside.
2019 Notre Dame Preview

1. Shane Lemieux, Sr. Oregon

He could’ve taken off early to the NFL, but instead he’s back on a sensational line – he might just be the star of all the upcoming All-Pac-12 performers. The 6-4, 317-pounder is as dependable and consistent as they come as a starter over the last three seasons. He’s good against the run, sensational in pass protection, and even though he put off the big paycheck for a year, next season he’ll be a key starter on Sundays.
2019 Oregon Preview

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