All-American 1st Team NFL Draft Prospects

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On Monday, the Associated Press released their All-American teams for the 2019 college football season. 

Much of the first-team featured top-end talent for the 2020 NFL Draft, but the AP teams are not required to select only draft-eligible players. 

Joe Burrow could be the No. 1 overall selection in the 2020 NFL Draft. (Photo Credit: Gus Stark/LSU Athletics)

AP All-American First Team Offense

Heisman trophy winner Joe Burrow headlines the offensive first-team. The LSU senior put up incredible numbers during his dominant season. He has the Tigers poised to win the National Title, and he’s the odds-on favorite to be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 draft.  

The other top-end prospects on the AP’s first team are tackle Andrew Thomas from Georgia, and CeeDee Lamb, the wideout from Oklahoma. Thomas is likely a top-5 selection, and Lamb could be a top-10 pick.

The other potential first-round first-teamers are both Wisconsin Badgers. Jonathan Taylor was a force this season and could be the first running back off the board. Tyler Biadasz is the top-rated center by many. Both are likely mid-to-late first round picks.

Of the other first-teamers, Chuba Hubbard could be second-round pick if he declares. And tight end Harrison Bryant, from Florida Atlantic, could play his way into a late-round selection. 

Auburn’s Derrick Brown was named the AP SEC Defensive Player of the Year. (Photo Credit: Butch Dill/AP)

AP All-American First Team Defense

The defensive side of the ball sports a pair of big-time Buckeyes draft prospects. Heisman finalist Chase Young is in the running for the No. 1 overall selection if it’s a team other than Cincinnati. Jeff Okudah could be a top-10 selection, since he’s widely regarded as the top cornerback prospect. 

Auburn’s Derrick Brown has shot up draft boards recently with his dominant play. He may have played his way into the top-5 of the draft. The other interior defensive lineman, South Carolina’s Javon Kinlaw, also had a great season and could be mid-first rounder. 

Potential top-15, Isaiah Simmons, outside linebacker from Clemson, could solidify his standing with productive play during the College Football Playoff

The defensive first-team also featured potential second-day picks in California linebacker Evan Weaver and Baylor edge rusher James Lynch. Minnesota safety Antoine Winfield Jr., a redshirt sophomore, could be a third-day pick, and Georiga safety J.R. Reed could be a late-round selection. 

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