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2007 CFN All-Americans & Top Players - DEs

Discussion in 'All Other San Diego Sports' started by BoltsFanUK, Aug 7, 2007.

  1. BoltsFanUK

    BoltsFanUK Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2006
    2007 CFN All-Americans

    Defensive Ends

    2007 CFN Preseason First Team All-Americans

    Preseason 25 Best Ends
    1. Calais Campbell, Jr. Miami
    2. Tommy Blake, Sr. TCU
    3. Bruce Davis, Sr. UCLA
    4. Ian Campbell, Jr. Kansas State*
    5. Albert McClellan, Jr. Marshall
    6. Derrick Harvey, Jr. Florida
    7. Quentin Groves, Sr. Auburn
    8. Ken Iwebema, Sr. Iowa
    9. Chris Long, Sr. Virginia
    10. Titus Brown, Sr. Miss State
    11. Adamm Oliver, Sr. Georgia Tech
    12. Lawrence Jackson, Sr. USC
    13. Tyson Jackson, Jr. LSU
    14. Vernon Gholston, Jr. Ohio State
    15. Joe Clermond, Sr. Pitt
    16. Chase Ortiz, Sr. TCU
    17. Tyler Clutts, Sr. Fresno State
    18. Louis Holmes, Sr. Arizona
    19. Jameel McClain, Sr. Syracuse
    20. Willie VanDeSteeg, Jr. Minnesota
    21. Jamaal Westerman, Jr. Rutgers
    22. Leger Douzable, Sr. UCF
    23. Larry English, Jr. No Illinois
    24. Xavier Mitchell, Jr. Tennessee
    25. Erik Walden, Sr. Middle Tenn
    *Campbell is part LB, part DE this year but is being counted as a DE
    Tommy Blake, Sr. TCU
    Blake flirted with the idea of turning pro early, and then chose to come back in what should be an All-America season. In three years he's made 134 tackles, 19 sacks and 36.5 tackles for loss with a blend of blinding quickness and good size. Up to 252 pounds, he's filled out his 6-3 frame and should be even stronger against the run.

    Calais Campbell, Jr. Miami
    The 6-8, 282-pound Campbell came up with a breakout season finishing third on the team with 84 tackles to go along with 10.5 sacks and 205.5 tackles for loss. With his size and tremendous pass rushing ability, he's in a salary drive season as he could be a first round pick in next year's draft if he has another huge season. Not just a great athlete, he has the work ethic and the motor to live up to his preseason hype.

    2007 CFN Preseason Second Team All-Americans

    Ian Campbell, Jr. Kansas State
    After a stunning breakout season with 67 tackles, 17.5 tackles for loss and 11.5 sacks at an end, Campbell will move to an outside linebacker in the new scheme. In reality, he'll likely play a hybrid of end and linebacker to do whatever is needed, but wherever he lines up, he'll be one of the Big 12's most dangerous defenders who'll need to be accounted for on every play. At 6-5 and 232 pounds, he has decent size, to go along with far too much speed for most tackles. The former walk-on was surprisingly strong against the run and could be devastating in all areas with more room to move.

    Bruce Davis, Sr. UCLA
    Davis was able to speed rush his way to 17.5 tackles for loss and 12.5 sacks in 2006. Just 6-3 and 237 pounds, he’s a blur coming off the edge with the explosive first step and equally incendiary demeanor that’s often too much for opposing tackles to handle.


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