Whaley, Kovacs headline annual All Two-Star (And Fewer) team
Stewart Mandel can keep his job as steward of the SI.com All-America team. I'm happier choosing the annual All Two-Star (And Fewer) team, which honors the best underrated and -- in some cases -- completely unrated players in college football.
The 2012 team was especially fun to select. Walk-ons -- the smartest, best-looking players on any college football team -- filled several spots. How special is the moment for walk-ons right now? I had to leave one off the team because he was rated too high coming out of high school. I figured Missouri cornerback Randy Ponder would be a shoo-in for the 2012 team. Then I looked up his Rivals.com recruit profile and learned that Ponder was a three-star recruit with multiple FBS offers.
Walk-on or not, we can't have three-star glory boys on this team.