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ESPN projects how the All-American team will look in 2016
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - DECEMBER 31: Deshaun Watson #4 of the Clemson Tigers reacts against the Oklahoma Sooners in the third quarter of the 2015 Capital One Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium on December 31, 2015 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

The 2016 college football season is less than three months away, and before you know it it will be December and we’ll be finding out which players are on the 2016 All-American team. ESPN’s Mark Schlabach gave a way-too-early prediction of the whole team, in which he predicted which players will be on the team at the end of the season. Spoiler alert: There are a ton of SEC players on the list. Check out ESPN’s All-American team below.

Offense

QB Deshaun Watson, Jr., Clemson: The junior quarterback was the first FBS player to ever have 4,000 passing yards and 1,000 rushing yards in a single season.

RB Leonard Fournette, Jr., LSU: Fournette returns to Baton Rogue for what will likely be his last season in college with 2,987 rushing yards in 18 starts.

RB Dalvin Cook, Jr., Florida State: Another running back who will likely go pro in 2017 — he returns this season as a Heisman-frontrunner.

WR JuJu Smith-Schuster, Jr., USC

WR Calvin Ridley, So., Alabama: The sophomore set a freshman record with 1,045 receiving yards on 89 catches last year.

TE Jake Butt, Sr., Michigan

C Kyle Fuller, Sr., Baylor

T Zach Banner, Sr., USC

T Roderick Johnson, Jr., Florida State: Johnson won the ACC’s Jacobs Blocking Trophy last year.

G Pat Elflein, Sr., Ohio State

G Dan Feeney, Sr., Indiana

Defense

DE Myles Garrett, Jr., Texas A&M: Garrett was able to record 12.5 sacks and 19.5 tackles for loss in 2015.

DE Jonathan Allen, Sr., Alabama

DT Malik McDowell, Jr., Michigan State

LB Jabrill Peppers, Jr., Michigan

LB Ben Boulware, Sr., Clemson: The Tigers return the player who finished 2015 as their top tackler (135 total tackles).

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LB Raekwon McMillan, Jr., Ohio State

LB Reuben Foster, Sr., Alabama

CB Desmond King, Sr., Iowa

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CB Jourdan Lewis, Sr., Michigan

S Derwin James, So., Florida State: James had a true breakout true freshman season recording 91 tackles, 4.5 sacks and two fumble recoveries.

S Jamal Adams, Jr., LSU

Special Teams

K Andy Phillips, Sr., Utah

P Hayden Hunt, Sr., Colorado State

KR Adoree’ Jackson, Jr., USC

AP Christian McCaffrey, Jr., Stanford

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