Many of the prospects we discuss on a daily basis here on HH, show up on college football All-American teams at seasons end. It seems every year that more and more online publications have their own All-American teams, but the three most prominent remain the CFA, AP, and Walter Camp All-American teams.
Below are a list of these All-American teams, along with some other lesser known ones.
AP All-American Team - http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/football/ncaa/wires/12/14/2060.ap.fbc.ap.all.america.team.0929/index.html
Coaches Association All-American Team - http://www.afca.com/article/article.php?id=1213
Walter Camp All-American Team - http://www.sbnation.com/ncaa-football/2011/12/8/2622292/walter-camp-2011-all-american-team-andrew-luck-tyrann-mathieu
Yahoo Sports All-American Team - http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/news?slug=ys-college_football_all_america_team_120811
Athlon's All-American Team - http://www.athlonsports.com/college-football/2011-athlon-all-american-team
College Football Awards:
Heisman Trophy(Most Outstanding Player) - Robert Griffin III QB Baylor
Walter Camp Award(Player of the Year) - Andrew Luck QB Stanford
Maxwell Award(Nations Most Outstanding Player) - Andrew Luck QB Stanford
Doak Walker Award(Nations Best Running Back) - Trent Richardson RB Alabama
Davey O'Brien Award(Nations Best Quarterback) - Robert Griffin III QB Baylor
Biletnikoff Award(Nations Best Wide Receiver) - Justin Blackmon WR Ok. St.
Mackey Award(Nations Best Tight End) - Dwayne Allen TE Clemson
Outland Trophy(Nations Most Outstanding Interior Linemen) - Barrett Jones OL Alabama
Rimington Award(Nations Best Center) - David Molk C Michigan
Bednarik Award(Most Outstanding Defensive Player) - Tyrann Mathieu DB LSU
Nagurski Award(Defensive Player of the Year) - Luke Kuechly LB Boston College
Butkus Award(Nations Outstanding Linebacker) Luke Kuechly LB Boston College
Thorpe Award(Nations Best Defensive Back) - Morris Claiborne DB LSU
Lombardi Award(Nations Top Linemen or Linebacker) - Luke Kuechly LB Boston College
Groza Award(Nations Best Kicker) - Randy Bullock K Texas A&M
Ray Guy Award(Nations Best Punter) - Ryan Allen P LT
As Redskins fans, we can all agree that this team has many holes to fill, and the draft is a logical place to look to fill many of these holes. Here are some prospects we have talked about, all in positions of need, who made All-American teams in 2011, and who could be an option for us come draft day.
QB - 3 of the big 4 made All-American teams. Andrew Luck, Matt Barkley and Robert Griffin should all be 1st round selections if they decide to enter the draft.
OT - Another position of need for the Redskins. There was only 1 OT who made all 3 AA teams; Adcock(OK ST). Potter(Boise St), Martin(Stanford) and Kalil(USC), each made 2. I have both Adcock and Potter as 2nd rounders as of now, but both guys are moving up.
OG - We could definitly use help on the interior, and there are a few All-Americans who could provide a fix. Decastro(Stanford), and Barrett Jones(Alabama) each made all 3 AA teams. I have Decastro as a mid to late 1st rounder, and Jones as a 2-3rd round guy.
C - The overwhealming vote getters at C were Molk(Michigan), and Konz(Wisc)who made 2 AA teams. Vlachos(Alabama) made 1.
WR - This is another obvious area we could look to in the draft, however I don't see us using a 1st round pick on a WR. If we did, we could go the All-American route with Justin Blackmon(Ok St), who made all 3 teams, or look to the later rounds for guys like Broyles(Oklahoma), or Jordan White(W. Mich) who each made two.