ESPN senior writer Mark Schlabach released his predictions for how the 2016 All-American team might look in a few months, and included are six players hailing from the Southeastern Conference.

That, however, comes two short of the Big Ten’s nation-leading eight.

Here’s his complete list, with SEC players in italics:


Quarterback: Deshaun Watson, Clemson

Running Back: Leonard Fournette, LSU; Dalvin Cook, Florida State

Wide Receiver: JuJu Smith-Schuster, USC; Calvin Ridley, Alabama

Tight End: Jake Butt, Michigan

Center: Kyle Fuller, Baylor

Tackle: Zach Banner, USC; Roderick Johnson, Florida State

Guard: Pat Elflein, Ohio State; Dan Feeney, Indiana


End: Myles Garrett, Texas A&M; Jonathan Allen, Alabama

Tackle: Malik McDowell, Michigan State

Linebacker: Jabrill Peppers, Michigan; Ben Boulware, Clemson; Raekwon McMillan, Ohio State; Reuben Foster, Alabama

Cornerback: Desmond King, Iowa; Jourdan Lewis, Michigan

Safety: Derwin James, Florida State; Jamal Adams, LSU

Special Teams

Kicker: Andy Phillips, Utah

Punter: Hayden Hunt, Colorado State

Kick Return: Adoree’ Jackson, USC

All-Purpose: Christian McCaffrey, Stanford