Phil Steele All-American teams

Here’s the list of his top four teams for 2015.  If you’re too lazy to do the counting, there are a total of five Georgia players on them.

Sophomore running back Nick Chubb was named to Steele’s 1st Team on Offense, while junior offensive guard Greg Pyke was named to the 3rd Team.

On defense, sophomore Leonard Floyd was named to the 1st team and senior linebacker Jordan Jenkins was named to the 4th team.

Sophomore Isaiah McKenzie was named to the 2nd Team on Special Teams.

For comparison, there are seven from Alabama listed by Steele.

I’ll have more on Steele’s list later on, as I’m a little swamped this morning, but figure this is a good place to start a discussion.

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21 responses to “Phil Steele All-American teams

  1. Timphd

    I’m betting that by the end of the year Zo Carter is on the list somewhere. He looks like a beast to me.

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    • Irwin R. Fletcher

      I’m hoping Theus makes the case for placing on the team. You look at Young and Tunsil…two guys UGA recruited hard…and it just hammers home the fact that Theus hasn’t performed at that level yet.

      Carter, D. Sanders, Blazevich, Morgan….all could sneak on. I’ve got a suspicion that Trent Thompson is going to be more of an impact player than national media are giving credit for right now.

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  2. Denver94

    Blazevich.

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  3. Laremy Tunsil. First Team AA at OT. Pardon me while I step into the bathroom and vomit.

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  4. JCDAWG83

    4th team, really? This is getting close to the “everyone gets a trophy” mentality. I don’t recall hearing anyone talk about a player cracking the four deep.

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    • Puffdawg

      All about selling magazines my man.

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    • Irwin R. Fletcher

      You’re slipping…usually you can get your ‘negative trollish’ comment in before anyone else has time to comment on the actual article. Must be a busy day for everyone.

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      • JCDAWG83

        Not directed at any one player, I think having a fourth team is a little ridiculous for an All American selection.

        I gotta agree with Puffdawg, Steele is working to sell those magazines.

        I do think Floyd being named first team is a real slap in the face to the anonymous SEC coach who said he was all hype. I still think that coach had to be Muschamp.

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        • DawgPhan

          You are right. Recognizing, at best, the top 3% of offensive and defensive players in the country is EXACTLY like everyone getting a trophy.

          Sort of like letting 4 teams in the playoffs is EXACTLY like everyone gets a trophy.

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          • JCDAWG83

            OK, let’s have 8th string, that would only be about 5-6% of the players. Surely, that’s not overkill? Why not the top 10%, go 20 or so deep, that would still be like getting a “A” on a college test?

            It seems to me an All American “team” made up of three 11 man units (offense, defense, special teams) would be three deep, or 99 players, about the size of an actual college team.

            Don’t let a rational thought get in the way of making sure you disagree with anything I post though.

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            • DawgPhan

              So your complaint is that 3 teams would have been perfect, but 4 teams is totally over the line and leading to the moral decline of our country. And you are the one using rational thought?

              gotcha. ok. good luck with that.

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            • Mayor

              I’m reminded by this of when one of my kids was attending a school function where the children were awarded certificates for the class “Honor Roll” and every single student got one. You did see, didn’t you, that Steele did the very same thing with just the conference–4 teams All-SEC?

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  5. I Wanna Red Cup

    I like Leonard Floyd( who I always call Leonard Pope) and Jordan Jenkins, but I think Lorenzo is going to be better than both and will be on more all conference lists at the end of the year than either of them.

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    • Riverdawg

      Y’all remember when Pope broke that poor boy’s leg in Knoxville? We were in the end zone when he caught the ball on the 15; the “pop” of that collision was unlike any I had ever heard. GATA!!

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  6. AlphaDawg

    What could have been.
    LT – Tunsil,
    LG – Greg Pike,
    C – Kublenow/whoever,
    RG – Houston/Long,
    RT – Theus.
    That’s one hell of a OL no matter who you plug in at center with plenty of depth on bench.

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  7. 81Dog

    thanks for updating us in the midst of your busy day, Senator. I guess those fat stacks of hundreds don’t just count themselves!

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  8. Cosmic Dawg

    Surprised but so happy to see a quiet over-achiever like Pyke get this much-deserved recognition. He did an AMAZING job last year.

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