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Topic: CFB51 User Preseason All-Big Ten Team - Linebacker #4

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CFB51 User Preseason All-Big Ten Team - Linebacker #4
« on: July 25, 2017, 09:19:07 AM »
QB - Trace McSorley, Penn State, Junior
RB - Saquon Barkley, Penn State, Junior
RB - Justin Jackson, Northwestern, Senior
WR - DaeSean Hamilton, Penn State, Senior
WR - Janarion Grant, Rutgers, Senior
TE - Troy Fumagalli, Wisconsin, Senior
T - Jamarco Jones, Ohio State, Senior
G - Michael Jordan, Ohio State, Sophomore
C - Billy Price, Ohio State, Senior
G - Sean Welsh, Iowa, Senior
T - Mason Cole, Michigan, Senior

DE - Tyquan Lewis, Ohio State, Senior
DT - Maurice Hurst, Michigan, Senior
DT - Steven Richardson, Minnesota, Senior
DE - Nick Bosa, Ohio State, Sophomore
LB - Josey Jewell, Iowa, Senior
LB - Tegray Scales, Indiana, Senior
LB - Jerome Baker, Ohio State, Junior

QB - J.T. Barrett, Ohio State, Senior
RB - Mike Weber, Ohio State, Sophomore
RB - Akrum Wadley, Iowa, Senior
WR - Nick Westbrook, Indiana, Junior
WR - Jazz Peavy, Wisconsin, Senior
TE - Mike Gesicki, Penn State, Senior
T - Damian Prince, Maryland, Junior
G - Ryan Bates, Penn State, Sophomore
C - Brian Allen, Michigan State, Senior
G - Beau Benzschawel, Wisconsin, Junior
T - Nick Gates, Nebraska, Junior

DE - Rashan Gary, Michigan, Sophomore
DT - Dre'Mont Jones, Ohio State, Sophomore
DT - Nathan Bazata, Iowa, Senior
DE - Sam Hubbard, Ohio State, Junior

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Re: CFB51 User Preseason All-Big Ten Team - Linebacker #4
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2017, 01:52:43 PM »
From mgoblog yesterday:

McCray feels underrated even by Michigan fans. He had easily the best PFF grade of any Wolverine back seven defender last year at an impressive +21.8, which was enough to get him on PFF’s All-Big Ten first team over Tegray Scales and Jack Cichy:

McCray was very solid against the run and also did an outstanding job on blitzes. His 24 total pressure on just 77 reps put ranked him first in the country in pass rush productivity among inside linebackers with at least 30 rushes.

McCray’s relative shortcoming was in coverage, where he still graded out well into the positives (+4.7), and his shift to MIKE from WILL should help him avoid some of the bad matchups in space that exposed his lack of top-end athleticism.


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Re: CFB51 User Preseason All-Big Ten Team - Linebacker #4
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2017, 01:58:44 PM »
Jack Cichy, Josey Jewell and Tegray Scales were the only LB's to be honored by the Big Ten in its 10-player "Preseason Players to Watch" listing.


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Re: CFB51 User Preseason All-Big Ten Team - Linebacker #4
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2017, 02:37:25 PM »
Now that Jewell, Baker, and Scales are off the board, I think it's hard to be wrong with any of the choices. They all have great production and arguments.


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