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2008 CFN All-Americans & Top Players - Guards
Tennessee OG Anthony Parker
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Posted Aug 18, 2008


CFN 2008 All-Americans and Top 25 Players - Offensive Guards

2008 CFN All-Americans

Offensive Guards


CFN 2008 All-Americans and Top 25 Players
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Preseason Top 25 Guards
1. Duke Robinson, Sr. Oklahoma
2. Herman Johnson, Sr. LSU
3. Anthony Parker, Sr. Tennessee
4. Sergio Render, Jr. Virginia Tech
5. Jeremy Perry, Sr. Oregon State
6. Stefen Wisniewski, So. Penn St
7. Kraig Urbik, Sr. Wisconsin
8.
Ray Feinga, Sr., BYU

9. Greg Isdaner, Jr. West Virginia
10. Cedric Dockery, Sr. Texas
11. Louis Vasquez, Sr. Texas Tech
12. Trevor Canfield, Sr. Cincinnati
13. Jim Tartt, Sr. Florida
14. Mitch Petrus, Sr. Arkansas
15. Tyronne Green, Sr  Auburn
16. Dan Doering, Jr. Iowa
17. Jeff Byers, Sr. USC
18. Steve Rehring, Sr. Ohio State
19. Ryan Schmidt, Sr. USF
20. Anthony Strauder, Sr. Mississippi State
21. Matt Slauson, Sr. Nebraska
22. Cole Popovich, Sr. Fresno State
23. C.J. Davis, Sr. Pitt
24. Curtis Crouch, Sr. NC State
25. Jaimie Thomas, Sr. Maryland

2006 CFN Preseason First Team All-Americans

Herman Johnson, Sr. LSU
The 6-7, 356-pound Johnson is a tremendous athlete for his size with the strength and ability to push linemen wherever he wants to. The key is his weight. He's able to play effectively at around 340 pounds and be used at tackle, but he started out his career at 371 and can't let things get out of hand. He'll be fine as long as he stays under 360; he has the frame to support the bulk.

George Robinson, Sr. Oklahoma
Robinson, who could've turned pro, returns at left guard after an All-America season. A starter for the last two years, he's a huge blocker who has kept his weight in check after starting out his career at 360 pounds, and now at a strong 6-5 and 330 pounds he's been better on the move and just as effective against the run. After keeping his weight down over the last few years, he could be moved to tackle if needed even though he's going to soon be a millionaire on the inside.

2008 CFN Preseason Second Team All-Americans

Anthony Parker, Sr. Tennessee
Parker, an All-American and All-SEC performer at left guard last season, will play around with his position this year seeing time at both guard and center. The 6-3, 300-pounder got over issues with a knee injury that kept him back a few years ago and turned into one of the nation's best all around blockers. A devastating road grater for the running game, he's quick enough to handle any interior pass rusher. He's a special player who'll be a multi-millionaire very soon.

Sergio Render, Jr. Virginia Tech
Now that Duane Brown has graduated, the new anchor up front for the Hokies will likely be Render, a two-year starter who’s on the lip of the All-ACC cup. At 6-4 and 324 pounds, he has the upper body strength to engulf defenders and open up running lanes for the backs. The time is now for him to put it all together and become one of the league’s best blockers.

2008 CFN Honorable Mention All-Americans
(in alphabetical order)

Cedric Dockery, Sr. Texas 
Returning at right guard is the 6-4, 320-pound Dockery, who appeared to be back to form after missing the second half of 2006 with a knee injury. While he wasn't dominant, he was excellent for the ground game earning honorable mention All-Big 12 honors. With his experience, size, and strength, he should be even better.

Ray Feinga, Sr., BYU
The 6-5, 332-pound Feinga was a superstar recruit and a great get for the program in 2004, but he didn't live up to the hype. He was good, but not special. Last year he changed and became a dominant run blocker and was more consistent overall. Most importantly for this offense, he was fantastic in pass protection failing to allow a sack all year.

Greg Isdaner, Jr. West Virginia

If Isdaner continues to improve, he’ll wind up being an All-American before leaving Morgantown.  A big, physical blocker at 6-4 and 315 pounds, he racked up 57 knockdowns, earning First Team All-Big East honors a year after being tabbed a Freshman All-American.  Already on the Lombardi watch list, Isdaner moves well for his size and can destroy defenders on running downs. 

Jeremy Perry, Sr. Oregon State

Perry is a former all-conference performer who's back after missing most of last season with a broken leg and has had a history with injuries. When healthy, the 6-2, 334-pound drive blocker is one of the nastiest drive blockers around and a handful for defensive linemen. The Beavers need Perry’s knee to be 100% to have a shot at controlling the line of scrimmage this fall.

Kraig Urbik, Sr. Wisconsin
The rock of the Badger line is the 6-6, 328-pound Urbik, who has started 39 straight games and has been one of the team's best run blockers at right guard. The former tackle has grown into the position and should be a sure-thing all-star after earning second-team All-Big Ten honors last year.

Stefen Wisniewski, Soph. Penn State
All five starters return to the line with one big twist. The 6-3, 288-pound Wisniewski, the nephew of former Penn State star and longtime NFL starter, Steve, saw time as a true freshman and was fantastic when he got the chance, starting the Indiana game and working as a strong backup the rest of the way. Now he has pushed Mike Lucian out of the job, and even on a line full of talented, established veterans, he's considered the best talent of the bunch.