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PFF Preseason 2019 All-Sun Belt Team

Dec 15, 2018; Orlando, FL, USA; Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns running back Trey Ragas (9) runs with the ball during the first half against the Tulane Green Wave at Camping World Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

After grading and analyzing every player on every play of every game during the 2018 college football season, it’s time we unveil the 2019 Preseason PFF All-Sun Belt first team, second team and honorable mention for every position on offense and defense as well as for the first time ever, specialists.

The Preseason All-Sun Belt list may differ a bit from any year-end look back at the previous season as we project to the 2019 season ahead of us. Find out which of these athletes made the PFF All-American team as well.

First-Team Offense

Louisiana's 1-2 punch at running back rivals the country's best and headline the offensive selections on the Sun Belt team. The Ragin' Cajuns return key players across the board but the conference's top quarterback spot belongs to App State's Zac Thomas. First-Team All-American Kindle Vildor highlights the defensive side of the ball in the Sun Belt.

QB

Zac Thomas, App State

Second-Team: Shai Werts, Georgia Southern
Honorable Mention: Levi Lewis, Louisiana

RB

Trey Ragas, Louisiana

Second-Team: Marcel Murray, Arkansas State
Honorable Mention: Tra Minter, South Alabama

RB

Elijah Mitchell, Louisiana

Second-Team: Darrynton Evans, App State
Honorable Mention: B.J. Smith, Troy

WR

Ja'Marcus Bradley, Louisiana

Second-Team: Malik Williams, App State
Honorable Mention: Kawaan Baker, South Alabama

WR

Corey Sutton, App State

Second-Team: Omar Bayless, Arkansas State
Honorable Mention: RJ Turner, UL-Monroe

WR

Hutch White, Texas State

Second-Team: Ky'Jon Tyler, Coastal Carolina
Honorable Mention: Jordan McCray, South Alabama

TE

Josh Pederson, UL-Monroe

Second-Team: Collin Reed, App State
Honorable Mention: Isaiah Likely, Coastal Carolina

OT

Aaron Brewer, Texas State

Second-Team: Hunter Atkinson, Georgia State
Honorable Mention: Ryan Alexander, South Alabama

OG

Kevin Dotson, Louisiana

Second-Team: Ryan Neuzil, App State
Honorable Mention: Tristian Crowder, Troy

C

Noah Hannon, App State

Second-Team: Bobby Reynolds, UL-Monroe
Honorable Mention: Cole Prudhomme, Louisiana

OG

Shamarious Gilmore, Georgia State

Second-Team: Baer Hunter, App State
Honorable Mention: T.J. Fiailoa, UL-Monroe

OT

Robert Hunt, Georgia State

Second-Team: Eastwood Thomas, UL-Monroe
Honorable Mention: J.L. Gaston, Troy

 

First-Team Defense

Edge

William Bradley-King, Arkansas State

Second-Team: Tarron Jackson, Coastal Carolina
Honorable Mention: Jarvis Hayes, Troy

Edge

Raymond Johnson III, Georgia Southern

Second-Team: Terry Thomas, Georgia State
Honorable Mention: Chauncey Manac, Louisiana

DI

Forrest Merril, Arkansas State

Second-Team: Larance Shaw, UL-Monroe
Honorable Mention: Kevin Thurmon, Arkansas State

DI

Bennie Higgins, Louisiana

Second-Team: Tyree Turner, South Alabama
Honorable Mention: Caeveon Patton, Texas State

LB

Carlton Martial, Troy

Second-Team: Tron Folsom, Troy
Honorable Mention: Akeem Davis-Gaither, App State

LB

Bryan London II, Texas State

Second-Team: Nikolas Daniels, Texas State
Honorable Mention: Tajhea Chambers, Arkansas State

CB

Kindle Vildor, Georgia Southern

Second-Team: Tyler Murray, Troy
Honorable Mention: Michael Jacquett III, Louisiana

CB

Anthony J Taylor, Texas State

Second-Team: Tobias Moss, South Alabama
Honorable Mention: Jeremy Smith, Arkansas State

S

Desmond Franklin, App State

Second-Team: Jashon Waddy, Texas State
Honorable Mention: Kenderick Duncan Jr., Georgia Southern

S

Josh Thomas, App State

Second-Team: Josh Newman, Texas State
Honorable Mention: Jabari Johnson, UL-Monroe

Flex

Monquavion Brinson, Georgia Southern

Second-Team: Marcus Jones, Troy
Honorable Mention: Kordell Rodgers, Texas State

 

First-Team Specialists

K

Tyler Bass, Georgia Southern

P

Cody Grace, Arkansas State

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