August 27, 2007
Offense Defense
QB: Brian Brohm
Sr., Louisville
One of the nation's top-10 rated passers in both 2005 and '06.
DE: Calais Campbell
Jr., Miami
Dominant pass-rusher had 10.5 sacks, 20 tackles for loss.
RB: Darren McFadden
Jr., Arkansas
Last year's Heisman runner-up ran for 1,647 yards, 14 TDs.
DT: Glenn Dorsey
Sr., LSU
Highly disruptive run-stopper could have been top-10 pick.
RB: Steve Slaton
Jr., West Virginia
The speed demon averaged a stunning 7 yards per carry.
DT: Eric Foster
Sr., Rutgers
Regarded as the "heart and soul" of nation's fourth-ranked D.
WR: Adarius Bowman
Sr., Oklahoma State
UNC transfer scored 12 TDs on just 60 catches last season.
DE: Bruce Davis
Posted most sacks last season (12.5) of any returning player.
WR: Mario Manningham
Jr., Michigan
Deep-play threat averaged 18.5 yards per catch last year.
LB: Vince Hall
Sr., Virginia Tech
Four-year starter led the ACC last season with 128 tackles.
WR: Travis Beckum
Jr., Wisconsin
Caught 61 passes for 903 yards, tops among returning TEs.
LB: James Laurinaitis
Jr., Ohio State
Won the Nagurski Award and named Butkus finalist last year.
C: Eric Wood
Jr., Louisville
A starter since his first game, Wood anchors dominant O-line.
LB: Keith Rivers
Sr., USC
Leader of USC's stout defense made team-high 85 tackles.
OL: Sam Baker
Sr., USC
Four-year starting left tackle is already a two-time All-American.
CB: Antoine Cason
Sr., Arizona
Four-year starter has 10 career interceptions, 18 deflections.
OL: Ryan Clady
Jr., Boise State
Key figure in Broncos' sixth-ranked rushing offense last year.
S: Kenny Phillips
Jr., Miami
Nation's premier safety notched three INTs in one game last year.
OL: Jake Long
Sr., Michigan
Wolverines' overpowering run-blocker could be No. 1 draft pick.
S: Marty Tadman
Sr., Boise State
Fiesta Bowl Defensive MVP had two INTs, one TD in bowl win.
OL: Jeremy Perry
Jr., Oregon State
Three-year starter is widely considered America's top guard.
CB: Aqib Talib
Jr., Kansas
Lockdown corner led the Big 12 with 22 pass breakups in '06.
Special Teams  
K: Sam Swank
Jr., Wake Forest
Returning All-American nailed 5-of-7 FGs from beyond 50.
KR: Marcus Thigpen
Jr., Indiana
Only player in the country to return three kicks for TDs in '06.
P: Britton Colquitt
Jr., Tennessee
Following in brother Dustin's footsteps as SEC's top punter.
PR: DeSean Jackson
Jr., Cal
Bears' lethal weapon led nation with four returns for TDs in '06.
NOTE: LSU offensive lineman Will Arnold was originally selected for SI's Preseason All-America Team, which ran in the Aug. 20 issue, but it has since been revealed that injuries will prevent Arnold from playing full-time this season. For this publication, he was replaced by Boise State's Ryan Clady.

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