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Non Power 5 Draft Eligible All-American Team

Liberty WR Antonio Gandy-Golden is a huge target that is expected to turn heads at the Combine and Senior Bowl.

By Craig Forrestal 

The BCS Championship isn’t too far away and that game headlines some big names that are eligible for the 2020 NFL Draft; most notably Joe Burrow. While the Power 5 has dominated the draft conversations to this point it is time to start looking at some of those players outside the Power 5 and I’ll start with the ones that have caught my eye. 

Below are the “All Non-Power 5” 1st, 2nd, 3rd  Teams and Honorable Mention, comprised of players from the FBS, FCS, D2 and D3 levels.

1st Team Offense:

  • QB: Jordan Love/ Utah State
  • RB: Darrynton Evans/ Appalachian State
  • RB: James Robinson/ Illinois State
  • WR: Antonio Gandy-Golden/ Liberty
  • WR: Omar Bayless/ Arkansas State
  • WR: James Proche/ Southern Methodist
  • TE: Harrison Bryant/ Florida Atlantic 
  • Flex: Adam Troutman/ Dayton (TE)
  • OT: Ezra Cleveland/ Boise State
  • OG: Netane Muti/ Fresno State
  • C: Luke Juriga/ Western Michigan
  • OG: Kohl Levao/ Hawaii
  • OT: Robert Hunt/ Louisiana 

1st Team Defense:

  • DE: Bryce Huff/ Memphis 
  • DT: Garrett Marino/ UAB
  • DT: Doug Costin/ Miami Ohio
  • DE: Bryce Sterk/ Montana State
  • DE/OLB Hybrid: Curtis Weaver/ Boise State
  • LB: Dante Olson/ Montana 
  • LB: Logan Wilson/ Wyoming
  • LB: Brody Hoying/ Eastern Michigan 
  • CB: Nevelle Clarke/ Central Florida 
  • CB: Kindle Vildor/ Georgia Southern 
  • S: Kyle Duggar/ Lenoir-Rhyne
  • S: Jeremy Chinn/ Southern Illinois 

2nd Team Offense:

  • QB: Mason Fine/ North Texas
  • RB: Patrick Taylor Jr/ Memphis 
  • RB: LeVante Bellamy/ Western Michigan 
  • WR: Rico Bussey Jr/ North Texas
  • WR: Josh Pearson/ Jacksonville State
  • WR: Antonio Gibson/ Memphis 
  • TE: Charlie Taumoepeau/ Portland State
  • Flex: Chris Rowland/ Tennessee State (WR)
  • OT: Evin Ksiezarczyk/ Buffalo
  • OG: Kyle Murphy/ Rhode Island
  • C: Zach Larsen/ Southern Utah 
  • OG: Zack Johnson/ North Dakota State
  • OT: Josh Jones/ Houston

2nd Team Defense:

  • DE: Austin Edwards/ Ferris State (MI)
  • DT: LaCale London/ Western Illinois 
  • DT: Auzoyah Alufohai/ West Georgia
  • DE: La’Darius Hamilton/ North Texas
  • DE/OLB Hybrid: Nasir Player/ East Tennessee State
  • LB: Akeem Davis-Gaither/ Appalachian State
  • LB: Christian Roozeboom/ South Dakota State
  • LB: Drake Spears/ Western Michigan 
  • CB: TJ Carter/ Memphis 
  • CB: Jaron Bryant/ Fresno State 
  • S: Javon Hagan/ Ohio
  • S: Marlon Bridges/ Jacksonville State

3rd Team Offense:

  • QB: James Morgan/ Florida International 
  • RB: Jordan Bentley/ Alabama A&M
  • RB: Jonathan Ward/ Central Michigan
  • WR: Aaron Parker/ Rhode Island
  • WR: Juwan Green/ Albany
  • WR: Kristian Wilkerson/ Southeast Missouri 
  • TE: Josiah Deguara/ Cincinnati 
  • Flex: Malcolm Perry/ Navy (QB/ATH)
  • OT: Alex Taylor/ South Carolina State
  • OG: Kevin Dotson/ Louisiana 
  • C: Matt Hennessy/ Temple
  • OG: Danny Pinter/ Ball State
  • OT: Ben Bartch/ St. John’s (MN)

3rd Team Defense:

  • DE: Aaron Patrick/ Eastern Kentucky 
  • DT: Brendon Hayes/ Central Florida
  • DT: Jackson Perry/ Dartmouth
  • DE: Derrek Tuszka/ North Dakota State
  • DE/OLB Hybrid: Alex Highsmith/ Charlotte 
  • LB: Korie Rogers/ West Georgia
  • LB: Sage Lewis/ Florida International 
  • LB: Dominic Cizauskas/ Glenville State
  • CB: L’Jarius Sneed/ Louisiana Tech
  • CB: Amik Robertson/ Louisiana Tech 
  • S: Luther Kirk/ Illinois State
  • S: Brayden Konkol/ Montana State

Honorable Mention:

  • Levi Brown-C-Marshall
  • Broc Rutter-QB-North Central (IL)
  • Justin Hill-WR-Mount Union (OH)
  • D’Angelo Fulford-QB-Mount Union (OH)
  • Marques Ford-DE/OLB Hybrid- Bethune-Cookman
  • Cedric Byrd II-WR- Hawaii 
  • Walter Fletcher-RB- Ball State
  • Case Cookus-QB-Northern Arizona
  • Jack Kramer-C- Bowling Green
  • Marcus Norman-OT- South Florida
  • Mitchell Wilcox-TE-South Florida
  • Ron’Dell Carter-DE- James Madison 

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