The Associated Press has come out with its first preseason All-American team and Sam Darnold made the first team. Linebacker Cameron Smith and cornerback Iman Marshall made the second team. Full team after the jump:
Quarterback – Sam Darnold, sophomore, USC.
Running backs – Saquon Barkley, junior, Penn State; Derrius Guice, junior, LSU.
Tackles – Orlando Brown, junior, Oklahoma; Connor Williams, junior, Texas.
Guards – Quenton Nelson, senior, Notre Dame; Cody O’Connell, senior, Washington State.
Center – Billy Price, senior, Ohio State.
Tight end – Mike Gesicki, junior, Penn State.
Wide receivers – James Washington, senior, Oklahoma State; Christian Kirk, junior, Texas A&M.
All-purpose player – Quadree Henderson, junior, Pittsburgh.
Kicker – Daniel Carlson, senior, Auburn.
Ends – Harold Landry, senior, Boston College; Bradley Chubb, senior, North Carolina State.
Tackles – Ed Oliver, sophomore, Houston; Dexter Lawrence, sophomore, Clemson.
Linebackers – Arden Key, junior, LSU; Josey Jewell, senior, Iowa; Azeem Victor, senior, Washington.
Cornerbacks – Tavarus McFadden, junior, Florida State; Jaire Alexander, junior, Louisville.
Safeties – Derwin James, junior, Florida State; Minkah Fitzpatrick, junior, Alabama.
Punter – Mitch Wishnowsky, junior, Utah.
Quarterback – Lamar Jackson, junior, Louisville.
Running backs – Nick Chubb, senior, Georgia; Bo Scarbrough, junior, Alabama.
Tackles – Mike McGlinchey, senior, Notre Dame; Jonah Williams, sophomore, Alabama.
Guards – Will Hernandez, senior, UTEP; Braden Smith, senior, Auburn.
Center – Frank Ragnow, senior, Arkansas.
Tight end – Troy Fumagalli, senior, Wisconsin.
Wide receivers – Calvin Ridley, junior, Alabama; Courtland Sutton, junior, SMU.
All-purpose player – Jaylen Samuels, senior, North Carolina State.
Kicker – Eddy Pineiro, sophomore, Florida.
Ends – Tyquan Lewis, senior, Ohio State; Rashan Gary, sophomore, Michigan.
Tackles – Christian Wilkins, junior, Clemson; Vita Vea, junior, Washington.
Linebackers – Micah Kiser, senior, Virginia; Tegray Scales, senior, Indiana; Cameron Smith, junior, USC.
Cornerbacks – Duke Dawson, senior, Florida; Iman Marshall, junior, USC.
Safeties – Quin Blanding, senior, Virginia; Godwin Igewbuike, senior, Northwestern.
Punter – JK Scott, senior, Alabama