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2007 CFN All-Americans & Top Players - Guards

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Posted Aug 6, 2007


CFN 2007 All-Americans and Top 25 Players - Offensive Guards

2007 CFN All-Americans

Offensive Guards


CFN 2007 All-Americans and Top 25 Players
2007 Preview | Quarterbacks | Running Backs | Wide Receivers
Tight Ends | Off. Tackles | Guards | Centers 

Preseason 25 Best Guards
1. Shannon Tevaga, Sr., UCLA
2. George Robinson, Jr., Oklahoma
3. Andrew Crummey, Sr., Maryland
4.
Jordan Grimes, Sr. Purdue
5. Jeremy Perry, Jr. Oregon State
6. Adam Kraus, Sr. Michigan
7. Branden Albert, Jr. Virginia
8. Kirk Elder, Sr. Texas A&M
9. Kraig Urbik, Jr. Wisconsin
10. Robert Conley, Jr. Utah
11.
Louis Vasquez, Jr. Texas Tech
12. Sergio Render, Soph. Virginia Tech
13. Matt Slauson, Jr. Nebraska
14. Hercules Satele, Sr. Hawaii
15. Robert Felton, Sr. Arkansas
16. Steve Rehring, Jr. Ohio State  
17.
Anthony Parker, Jr. Tennessee
18. Matt Lindner, Sr. TCU
19. Tad Miller, Sr. Boise State
20. John Jerry, Soph. Ole Miss
21. Justin Britt, Sr. Alabama
22. Cole Popovich, Jr. Fresno State
23. Ryan Poles, Sr. Boston College
24. Trevor Canfield, Jr. Connecticut
25.
Charles Manu, Sr. Nevada
*LSU's Will Arnold will be in the top five if and when he's healthy

2006 CFN Preseason First Team All-Americans

George Robinson, Jr. Oklahoma
At 6-5 and 330 pounds, Robinson is a big blocker in the interior who can move linemen around without much of a problem. He's not as bulky anymore after starting his career at well over 360 pounds, and he could play tackle if needed. While "Duke" could still used some more seasoning in pass protection, he's coming into his own as an All-America caliber run blocker.

Shannon Tevaga, Sr. UCLA
Tevaga's UCLA’s best overall lineman and a strong candidate for post-season honors.  At 6-3 and 316 pounds, he’s big and powerful with the nasty streak to overwhelm opponents at times, particularly on running downs.  A starter in 31 consecutive games, Tevaga is the undisputed leader of this unit.

2007 CFN Preseason Second Team All-Americans

Andrew Crummey, Sr. Maryland
The star of a good Terp line is the senior right guard, who earned All-ACC honors as the team's best run blocker. Despite beefing up to 301 pounds, he kept his quickness becoming a more effective pass protector. He can play center if needed

Jordan Grimes, Sr. Purdue
The 6-3, 325-pound Grimes is one of the Big Ten's best run blockers and doesn't quite fit the Purdue mold. He's a mauler playing in a finesse offense, and he's adapting as he became a great pass protector last season. Tremendously strong, he simply overwhelms most tackles.

2007 CFN Honorable Mention All-Americans
(in alphabetical order)

Branden Albert, Jr. Virginia
A major problem last year, the Virginia line should be better with all five starters returning. The veteran of the bunch is the 6-7, 315-pound Albert at left guard, who has the size and talent to get the NFL scouts interested. Surprisingly quick for his size, he was the best of an inconsistent lot, earning honorable mention All-ACC honors. His only major problem so far was his schoolwork last year before spring ball, but all is fine now.

Robert Conley, Jr. Utah
A sure thing for the All-Mountain West team, Conley's the Utes' best run blocker. He's 6-1, 316 pounds and extremely strong going from a raw prospect to a weight room warrior and a tough veteran.

Kirk Elder, Sr. Texas A&M
The 6-5, 307-pound Elder will return at quick guard after an All-Big 12 season. The line's star with 34 straight starts, he's a rock against the pass and a road grader against the run. It'll be a shock if he's not one of the league's best yet again and an All-America caliber performer

Adam Kraus, Sr. Michigan
The 6-6, 296-pound Kraus doesn't get the attention tackle Jake Long receives, but the veteran guard is every bit as nasty when it comes to the running game. The former tight end can move, but he's at his best when he's allowed to by physical on pounding running plays. One of the line's most versatile players, he's seen time at center, and is at home at guard.

Jeremy Perry, Jr. Oregon State
In what many consider to be a finesse league, Perry is an old-fashioned mauler that’ll dominate his man until the whistle blows.  A nasty, tenacious blocker that earned All-Pac-10 First Team honors in 2006, he’s especially effective when the Beavers keep the ball on the ground.

Kraig Urbik, Jr. Wisconsin
Back at right guard is Urbik, a 6-6, 330-pound former tackle who had a terrific year at guard. He's been a major contributor from day one starting 26 straight games, and now he should be an all-star on his run blocking alone.
 

 

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