CFN 2020 Preseason All-America Team: Defense

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CFN 2020 Preseason All-America Team: Defense

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CFN 2020 Preseason All-America Team: Defense

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CFN 2020 All-America Safeties

CFN 2020 First Team All-America Safeties

1. Richard LeCounte, Sr. Georgia
An elite athlete with the NFL upside to be a top pick next year – he’ll wow the scouts in the workouts – and he should once again be a statistical superstar. He’s not all that huge at 5-11 and 190 pounds, but he can hit. He made 61 stops with four interceptions and 4.5 tackles for loss – he gets all over the field.

2. Andre Cisco, Jr. Syracuse
One of the nation’s best ball-hawkers over the last two years, the 6-0, 203-pounder made 125 tackles with 12 interceptions and 14 broken up passes. He’s a good-sized defensive back who kept the production going despite missing three games, and now he knows what he’s doing.

CFN 2020 Second Team All-America Safeties

3. JaCoby Stevens, Sr. LSU
Corner Derek Stingley was the team’s best defensive back, and the 6-1, 228-pound Stevens was the best safety. Huge for the position, he was still an active playmaker when the ball was in the air with three interceptions and six broken up passes. His 92 tackles were second on the national championship defense.

4. Hamsah Nasirildeen, Sr. Florida State
You want a big safety who can hit? Here you go. At 6-4 and 215 pounds, he’s like a tall, thin linebacker at times who’s good enough to make a few plays when the ball is in the air, too. A great pro prospect with his size and skills, he made 192 tackles with three picks over the last two years, and he’s starting to bring more thump with a few forced fumbles.

CFN 2020 Honorable Mention All-America Safeties

5. Elijah Molden, Sr. Washington
6. Richie Grant, Sr. UCF
7. Kyle Hamilton, Soph. Notre Dame
8. Greg Eisworth, Sr. Iowa State
9. Trevon Moehrig, Jr. TCU
10. Ja’von Hicks, Jr. Cincinnati
11. Joey Blount, Sr. Virginia
12. Paris Ford, Jr. Pitt

2020 CFN All-Conference Teams 
ACC | Big Ten | Big 12 | Pac-12 | SEC
AACC-USA | Ind | MACM-West | Sun Belt

CFN 2020 Preseason All-America Defense
DEs | DTs | LBs | CBs

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