2019 CBS Sports Preseason All-America team: College football’s best and brightest

With a 2019 deteriorate on a horizon, a row of a college football experts has convened to name a 2019 CBS Sports Preseason All-America team. Thirty-two of a 130 FBS teams are represented among a 54 sum selections opposite a initial and second teams listed below.

There were a overwhelming 9 unanimous first-team selections this year with Purdue playmaker Rondale Moore picking adult such honors as a all-purpose starter; he also checks in as a first-team far-reaching receiver. 

Alabama led a approach with 3 first-team selections and 7 overall. Clemson is one of 6 teams with dual first-team picks and was second to Bama with 5 overall. Eight of 14 SEC teams saw during slightest one preference — a many of any discussion — though while a joining tied a Big Ten with 9 first-team picks, it stood out with 19 altogether (35.2 percent).

Nine members of a preseason All-America initial group were also partial of a 2018 postseason selections.

Preseason awards

Player of a Year: Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson

Coach of a Year: Dabo Swinney, Clemson

Selections by discussion


Graphic by Michael Meredith

2019 CBS Sports Preseason All-America First Team

*  indicates a unanimous selection

Offense

QB

Trevor Lawrence

Clemson

Sophomore

RB

Jonathan Taylor*

Wisconsin

Junior

RB

Travis Etienne

Clemson

Junior

WR

Jerry Jeudy*

Alabama

Junior

WR

Rondale Moore

Purdue

Sophomore

TE

Albert Okwuegbunam

Missouri

Redshirt youth

C

Tyler Biadasz

Wisconsin

Junior

OL

Andrew Thomas*

Georgia

Junior

OL

Walker Little

Stanford

Junior

OL

Tommy Kraemer

Notre Dame

Senior

OL

Ben Bredeson

Michigan

Senior

Defense

DL

Chase Young*

Ohio State

Junior

DL

Derrick Brown

Auburn

Senior

DL

Kenny Willekes

Michigan State

Senior

DL

Raekwon Davis

Alabama

Senior

LB

Dylan Moses*

Alabama

Junior

LB

Paddy Fisher

Northwestern

Junior

LB

Joe Bachie

Michigan State

Senior 

CB

Bryce Hall*

Virginia

Senior

CB

Kristian Fulton

LSU

Senior

S

Grant Delpit*

LSU

Junior

S

Andre Cisco

Syracuse

Sophomore

Special teams

K

Andre Szmyt

Syracuse

Redshirt sophomore

P

Braden Mann*

Texas AM

Senior

KR

Savon Scarver

Utah State

Junior

PR

Isaiah Wright

Temple

Senior

AP

Rondale Moore*

Purdue

Sophomore

2019 CBS Sports Preseason All-America Second Team

Offense

QB

Tua Tagovailoa

Alabama

Junior

RB

AJ Dillon

Boston College

Junior

RB

D’Andre Swift

Georgia

Junior

WR

Laviska Shenault

Colorado

Junior

WR

Tylan Wallace

Oklahoma State

Junior

TE

Jared Pinkney

Vanderbilt

Redshirt comparison

C

Creed Humphrey

Oklahoma

Redshirt sophomore

OL

Alex Leatherwood

Alabama

Junior

OL

Calvin Throckmorton

Oregon

Senior

OL

John Simpson

Clemson

Senior

OL

Shane Lemieux

Oregon

Senior

Defense

DL

A.J. Epenesa

Iowa

Junior

DL

Xavier Thomas

Clemson

Sophomore

DL

Leki Fotu

Utah

Senior

DL

Nick Coe

Auburn

Junior

LB

Isaiah Simmons

Clemson

Redshirt youth

LB

Troy Dye

Oregon

Senior

LB

Micah Parsons

Penn State

Sophomore

CB

CJ Henderson

Florida

Junior

CB

Paulson Adebo

Stanford

Junior

S

J.R. Reed

Georgia

Senior

S

Xavier McKinney

Alabama

Junior

Special teams

K

Rodrigo Blankenship

Georgia

Senior

P

James Smith

Cincinnati

Junior

KR

Maurice Ffrench

Pittsburgh

Senior

PR

Jaylen Waddle

Alabama

Sophomore

AP

J.J. Taylor

Arizona

Redshirt youth

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