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