Phil Steele’s Preseason All-American teams loaded with SEC players

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Popular college football expert Phil Steele has unveiled his preseason All-American teams, and 10 SEC players appear on the first team, more than any conference.

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Twenty-five total SEC players are listed on Steele’ first, second, third and fourth teams. Todd Gurley and Amari Cooper headline the skill players, while AJ Cann and Cedric Ogbuehi are projected as top NFL picks along the offensive line. Ramik Wilson, AJ Johnson, Vernon Hargreaves and Landon Collins all appear on the first-team defense.

Here’s a look at Steele’s four teams:

Offense
QB Marcus Mariota, Oregon
RB Todd Gurley, Georgia
RB Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin
WR Amari Cooper, Alabama
WR Antwan Goodley, Baylor
WR Nelson Agholor, USC
TE Nick O’Leary, FSU
C Hroniss Grasu, Oregon
OG AJ Cann, South Carolina
OG Tre’ Jackson, FSU
OT Cedric Ogbuehi, Texas A&M
OT Cameron Erving, FSU

Defense
DL Vic Beasley, Clemson
DL Shilique Calhoun, Michigan State
DL Leonard Williams, USC
DL Michael Bennett, Ohio State
LB Denzel Perryman, Miami
LB Ramik Wilson, Georgia
LB AJ Johnson, Tennessee
CB Vernon Hargreaves, Florida
CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Oregon
S Landon Collins, Alabama
S Cody Prewitt, Ole Miss

Special Teams
K Roberto Aguayo, FSU
P Drew Kaser, Texas A&M
KR Kermit Whitfield, FSU
PR Ryan Switzer, UNC
LS Scott Thompson, NC State
All-purpose Ty Montgomery, Stanford

Second team
RB: T.J. Yeldon, Alabama
TE: O.J. Howard, Alabama
C: Reese Dismukes, Auburn
OG: Arie Kouandjio, Alabama
DL: Dante Fowler, Florida
LB: Trey DePriest, Alabama
LS: Reid Ferguson, LSU

Third team
RB: Mike Davis, South Carolina
OT: La’el Collins, LSU
LB: Leonard Floyd, Georgia

Fourth team
DL: Trey Flowers, Arkansas
DL: A’Shawn Robinson, Alabama
DL: Robert Nkemdiche, Ole Miss
LB: Benardrick McKinney, Miss State
PR: Marcus Murphy, Missouri

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