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2007 CFN All-Americans & Top Players - Safety

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

  1. BoltsFanUK

    BoltsFanUK Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2006
    2007 CFN Preseason First Team All-Americans

    Preseason 25 Best Safeties
    1. Kenny Phillips, Jr. Miami
    2. Jonathan Hefney, Sr. Tennessee
    3. Myron Rolle, Soph. Florida State
    4. Taylor Mays, Soph. USC
    5. Chris Horton, Sr. UCLA
    6. Tom Zbikowski, Sr. Notre Dame
    7. Jamal Lewis, Sr. Georgia Tech
    8. Courtney Greene, Jr. Rutgers
    9. Derek Pegues, Jr. Miss State
    10. Marcus Griffin, Sr. Texas
    11. Kevin Ellison, Jr. USC
    12. Josh Barrett, Sr. Arizona State
    13. Marty Tadman, Sr. Boise State
    14. Quintin Demps, Sr. UTEP
    15. Tyrell Johnson, Sr. Arkansas State
    16. Barry Church, Soph. Toledo
    17. Andre Sexton, Soph. Oklahoma State
    18. Anthony Scirrotto, Jr. Penn St*
    19. Damon Nickson, Sr. Middle Tennessee
    20. Otis Wiley, Jr. Michigan State
    21. Tony Joiner, Sr. Florida
    22. Marcus Watts, Sr. Kansas State
    23. Nic Harris, Jr. Oklahoma
    24. Eric Wicks, Sr. West Virginia
    25. Patrick Chung, Jr. Oregon
    *Assuming he's eligible

    2007 CFN Preseason First Team All-Americans

    Kenny Phillips, Jr. Miami
    Phillips is an almost certain top ten draft pick next year with 6-2, 202-pound size, big-time hitting ability, and the speed of a corner. Smart enough to always be in the right position, he took his game to another level in spring ball, flying all around the field delivering big pop after big pop. A superstar recruit for the program two years ago, he has lived up to the hype and then some with 159 tackles, nine tackles for loss, ten broken up passes and five interceptions. The numbers would've been even better if he hadn't missed three games with a broken thumb.

    Jonathan Hefney, Sr. Tennessee
    While undersized at 5-9 and 185 pounds, the senior free safety is a superior hitter and sure-thing tackler with 226 career stops with nine picks. 2006 was his best season yet with 96 tackles, led by an incredible 17-tackle game against Air Force, with five interceptions. Tough as nails and speedy like a corner, he's be a sure-thing top ten draft pick if he was about ten pounds heavier and a little bit bigger overall. Along with being one of the nation's elite defensive backs, he's a top punt returner.

    2007 CFN Preseason Second Team All-Americans

    Myron Rolle, Soph., Florida State
    The 6-2, 218-pound sophomore was supposed to be good, but he lived up to the impressive hype and more as a true freshman with 77 tackles, an interception, five broken up passes and 5.5 tackles for loss. He's big, strong, fast, and handled himself well at strong safety. A prototype for the position, he's one of the ACC's biggest hitters with enough speed to be great at free safety if needed. He'll be a multi-millionaire very soon

    Taylor Mays, Soph. USC
    Mays is a budding superstar after just one season on campus. Forced into action in 2006, he responded with 62 tackles and a team-high three picks, en route to Freshman All-American honors. At 6-4 and 225 pounds, Mays hits like a linebacker, yet is as fast as any Trojan, a rare blend that’s making the next-level scouts drool.


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