Monday, December 2, 2013

First Annual All-Big Ten Teams

Because I like to pretend that I'm important - even though I'm not - here's my unofficial ballot for the All-Big Ten teams. We'll find out in a week or so whether these selections are approximately accurate or not.

QB: Braxton Miller, Ohio State
RB: Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin
RB: Carlos Hyde, Ohio State
WR: Jeremy Gallon, Michigan
WR: Allen Robinson, Penn State
TE: Devin Funchess, Michigan
OT: Taylor Lewan, Michigan
OG: Ryan Groy, Wisconsin
C: Corey Linsley, Ohio State
OG: John Urschel, Penn State
OT: Jack Mewhort, Ohio State

DE: Randy Gregory, Nebraska
DT: Michael Bennett, Ohio State
DT: DaQuan Jones, Penn State
DE: Noah Spence, Ohio State
LB: Jonathan Brown, Illinois
LB: Anthony Hitchens, Iowa
LB: Ryan Shazier, Ohio State
CB: Ricardo Allen, Purdue
CB: Blake Countess, Michigan
S: Kurtis Drummond, Michigan State
S: B.J. Lowery, Iowa

K: Jeff Budzien, Northwestern
P: Cody Webster, Purdue
RET: Kevonte Martin-Manley, Iowa
AP: Akeem Hunt, Purdue

QB: Devin Gardner, Michigan
RB: Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska
RB: James White, Wisconsin
WR: Steve Hull, Illinois
WR: Cody Latimer, Indiana
TE: Jacob Pedersen, Wisconsin
OT: Rob Havenstein, Wisconsin
OG: Andrew Norwell, Ohio State
C: Brandon Vitabile, Northwestern
OG: Blake Treadwell, Michigan State
OT: Brandon Scherff, Iowa

DE: Shilique Calhoun, Michigan State
DT: Ra'Shede Hageman, Minnesota
DT: Louis Trinca-Pasat, Iowa
DE: Theiren Cockran, Minnesota
LB: Denicos Allen, Michigan State
LB: Chris Borland, Wisconsin
LB: James Morris, Iowa
CB: Tim Bennett, Indiana
CB: Bradley Roby, Ohio State
S: Ibraheim Campbell, Northwestern
S: Greg Heban, Indiana

K: Pat Smith, Nebraska
P: Peter Mortell, Minnesota
RET: Kenny Bell, Nebraska
AP: Josh Ferguson, Illinois

QB: Nathan Scheelhaase, Illinois
RB: David Cobb, Minnesota
RB: Jeremy Langford, Michigan State
WR: Jared Abbrederis, Wisconsin
WR: Shane Wynn, Indiana
TE: Jeff Heuerman, Ohio State
OT: Jeremiah Sirles, Nebraska
OG: Kyle Costigan, Wisconsin
C: Jack Allen, Michigan State
OG: Spencer Long, Nebraska
OT: Donovan Smith, Penn State

DE: Frank Clark, Michigan
DT: Bruce Gaston, Purdue
DT: Avery Moss, Nebraska
DE: Tyler Scott, Northwestern
LB: Chi Chi Ariguzo, Northwestern
LB: Max Bullough, Michigan State
LB: Damien Proby, Northwestern
CB: Ciante Evans, Nebraska
CB: Stanley Jean-Baptiste, Nebraska
S: Earnest Thomas, Illinois
S: Nick VanHoose, Northwestern

K: Michael Geiger, Michigan State
P: Sam Foltz, Nebraska
RET: V'Angelo Bentley, Illinois
AP: Dontre Wilson, Ohio State


  1. Darqueze Dennard?

  2. Dennard should be on list !

  3. You had to know someone would ask: Is Funchess a TE?

    1. Funchess is listed as a tight end on the roster, so that's where I ranked him.

  4. While I agree that Dennard probably is over-rated, so is Roby from OSU. I think Roby has given up a ton of big plays. I guess I was expecting to see Dennard somewhere long before Roby. I also hope Ramon Taylor gets honorable mention at least since he quietly had a very solid year. The fact that so few Michigan players, especially on defense, show up on this list pretty much sums up the season.


  5. I think JMFR has done enough in B1G play to earn third-team...thoughts?

  6. That list is just a reminder of how many good LB's the B1G has this year.

  7. I think Dennard will be in the mix; Roby is certainly over-rated against talented WRs. I am surprised that you didn't put Ross somewhere in the mix, though.

  8. Unoffical Depth chart for 2014????

  9. Whether it's merited or not I think Bullough and Dennard will be first-teamers. Too much media hype.

  10. Michigan is rather disappointingly under-represented, especially on defense, and I expect that will also hold with the official version. A bit too much trouble now to go back and do it, but it might have been interesting to see everyone's eligibility, just to get a sense of who's developing players the quickest. For us to take any kind of step up next year, an awful lots of guys are going to have to emerge out of nowhere (at least, off of this list).

  11. Hey, I think you're important big guy.