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  1. beerlover

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    found this nice prediction thread on GBN & inserted my own Selections where applicable.

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    by Frank Coyle, editor of the Draft Insider's Digest.

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    Decemeber 7, 2005

    2005 College Awards

    Walter Camp Award – Player of the Year
    Reggie Bush (RB) – USC
    A.J. Hawk (LB) - Ohio State
    Matt Leinart (QB) – USC
    Brady Quinn (QB) - Notre Dame
    Vince Young (QB) – Texas
    Frank Coyle’s Selection - Reggie Bush
    Beerlovers Selection - Reggie Bush

    Maxwell Award – Player of the Year
    Reggie Bush (RB) – USC
    Matt Leinart (QB) – USC
    Vince Young (QB) - Texas
    Frank Coyle’s Selection - Reggie Bush
    Beerlovers Selection - Reggie Bush

    O’Brien Award – Best Passer
    Matt Leinart – USC
    Brady Quinn - Notre Dame
    Vince Young - Texas
    Frank Coyle’s Selection - Matt Leinart
    Beerlovers Selection - Vince Young

    Unitas Award- Best Senior Passer
    Brett Basanez - Northwestern
    Kellen Clemens - Oregon
    Brodie Croyle - Alabama
    Jay Cutler - Vanderbilt
    Matt Leinart - USC
    Drew Olson - UCLA
    D.J. Shockley - Georgia
    Frank Coyle’s Selection - Matt Leinart
    Beerlovers Selection - Matt Leinart

    Doak Walker Award – Best Runningback
    Reggie Bush
    – USC
    Jerome Harrison - Washington State
    DeAngelo Williams - Memphis
    Frank Coyle’s Selection - Reggie Bush
    Beerlovers Selection - Reggie Bush

    Outland Award – Best Interior Lineman
    Greg Eslinger (C) - Minnesota
    Marcus McNeill (OT) - Auburn
    Haloti Ngata (DT) - Oregon
    Frank Coyle’s Selection - Marcus McNeill
    Beerlovers Selection - Haloti Ngata

    Biletnikoff Award – Best Receiver
    Dwayne Jarrett - USC
    Mike Hass - Oregon St
    Jeff Samardzija - Notre Dame
    Frank Coyle’s Selection - Jeff Samardzija
    Beerlovers Selection - Mike Hass

    Mackey Award – Best Tight End
    Mercedes Lewis - UCLA
    Vernon Davis - Maryland
    Anthony Fasano - Notre Dame
    Frank Coyle’s Selection - Mercedes Lewis
    Beerlovers Selection - Mercedes Lewis

    Rimington Trophy – Top Center
    Mike Degory - Florida,
    Greg Eslinger - Minnesota,
    Mark Fenton - Colorado,
    Nick Mangold - Ohio St
    Dan Mozes - West Virginia
    Marvin Phillip - California.
    Frank Coyle’s Selection - Greg Eslinger
    Beerlovers Selection - Greg Eslinger

    Groza Award – Top Placekicker
    Mason Crosby - Colorado
    Jad Dean - Clemson
    Alexis Serna - Oregon State
    Frank Coyle’s Selection - Mason Crosby


    Lombardi Award - Best Lineman/Linebacker
    Elvis Dumervil (DE) - Louisville
    Rodrique Wright (DT) - Texas
    A.J. Hawk (LB) - Ohio State
    Frank Coyle’s Selection - A.J. Hawk
    Beerlovers Selection - Rodrique Wright

    Nagurski Award - Top Defender
    Elvis Dumervil (DE) - Louisville
    Tamba Hali (DE) - Penn State
    Haloti Ngata (DT) - Oregon
    DeMeco Ryans (LB) - Alabama
    Jimmy Williams (CB) - Virginia Tech
    Frank Coyle’s Selection - Elvis Dumervil
    Beerlovers Selection - Haloti Ngata

    Bednarik Award - Best Defensive Player
    A.J. Hawk (LB) - Ohio State
    D'Qwell Jackson (LB) - Maryland
    Paul Posluszny (LB) - Penn State
    Frank Coyle’s Selection - A.J. Hawk
    Beerlovers Selection - A. J. Hawk

    Butkus Award – Best Linebacker
    A.J. Hawk - Ohio State
    Paul Posluszny - Penn State
    DeMeco Ryans - Alabama
    Frank Coyle’s Selection - A.J. Hawk
    Beerlovers Selection - A.J. Hawk

    Hendricks Award – Top Defensive End
    Tamba Hali - Penn State
    Elvis Dumervil - Louisville
    Willie Evans - Mississippi State
    Mathias Kiwanuka - Boston College
    Ryan Neill - Rutgers
    Darryl Tapp - Virginia Tech
    Frank Coyle’s Selection - Darryl Tapp
    Beerlovers Selection - Elvis Dumervil

    Jim Thorpe Award – Top Defensive Back
    Michael Huff - Texas
    Tye Hill - Clemson
    Jimmy Williams - Virginia Tech
    Frank Coyle’s Selection - Jimmy Williams
    Beerlovers Selection - Michael Huff

    Ray Guy Award – Top Punter
    Danny Baugher - Arizona
    Ryan Plackemeier - Wake Forest
    John Torp - Colorado
    Frank Coyle’s Selection - Ryan Plackemeier

    November 23, 2005

    2005 College All-American Team

    Offense:

    QB: Vince Young - Texas
    RB: Reggie Bush - USC
    RB: Maurice Drew - UCLA
    WR: Calvin Johnson - Georgia Tech
    WR: Maurice Stovall - Notre Dame
    TE: Joe Klopfenstein - Colorado
    OC: Nick Mangold - Ohio St.
    OT: Jonathan Scott - Texas
    OT: Marcus McNeill - Auburn
    OG: Max Jean-Gilles - Georgia
    OG: Davin Joseph - Oklahoma
    P: Ryan Plackemeier - Wake Forest
    PK: Mason Crosby - Colorado
    ST: Skyler Green - LSU

    Defense:

    DE Elvis Dumervil - Louisville
    DE Darryl Tapp - Virginia Tech
    DT Claude Wroten - LSU
    DT Rod Wright - Texas
    LB Demeco Ryans - Alabama
    LB A.J. Hawk - Ohio State
    LB Bobby Carpenter - Ohio State
    CB Jimmy Williams - Virginia Tech
    CB Charles Gordon - Kansas
    SS Michael Huff - Texas
    FS LaRon Landry - LSU
     
  2. Blake

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    Nice post.

    Also, im going to have to go with Marcus McNeil over Haloti.
     
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    Are you kidding me? Vince is nowhere near the passer that Matt and Brady are.
     
  4. beerlover

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    what no love for Vince :homer: no QB has had the impact Vince has this past year, I'll admit that passer is misleading but thats not the only thing I consider :rolleyes:
     
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    Too much UT bias on your part, Beerdude...Leinart and Quinn are much better passers than Young, Rod Wright's season pales in comparison to Hawk's and Dumervil's, and Huff didn't have as good of a season as Williams...
     
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    I'd take Jimmy Williams over Michael Huff any day.
     
  7. rmartin65

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    Good post, just a few things I'd change.
     
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    what?!?!?

    Huff has outperformed Williams in every way imagineable.
     


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    That is because they don't throw to the receiver that Jimmy Williams is covering.
     
  10. MorKnolle

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    A couple things I'd change: Best Passer award goes to Brady Quinn, best athlete at QB would go to Vince Young, maybe offensive MVP or the equivalent to Young as well. Best RB I would go with DeAngelo Williams, best overall player, best overall athlete, anything like that would be Bush, and overall offensive MVP could be Bush or Young. Heisman or overall MVP to Bush. Also, why do you have A.J. Hawk as the best defensive player but not the best lineman/linebacker? Shouldn't the best overall defensive player also be the best at his position?
     
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    Walter Camp Award – Player of the Year
    Reggie Bush (RB) – USC
    A.J. Hawk (LB) - Ohio State
    Matt Leinart (QB) – USC
    Brady Quinn (QB) - Notre Dame
    Vince Young (QB) – Texas
    Frank Coyle’s Selection - Reggie Bush
    Huge's Selection - Reggie Bush

    Maxwell Award – Player of the Year
    Reggie Bush (RB) – USC
    Matt Leinart (QB) – USC
    Vince Young (QB) - Texas
    Frank Coyle’s Selection - Reggie Bush
    Huge's Selection - Reggie Bush

    O’Brien Award – Best QB
    Matt Leinart – USC
    Brady Quinn - Notre Dame
    Vince Young - Texas
    Frank Coyle’s Selection - Matt Leinart
    Huge's Selection - Vince Young

    Unitas Award- Best Senior QB
    Brett Basanez - Northwestern
    Kellen Clemens - Oregon
    Brodie Croyle - Alabama
    Jay Cutler - Vanderbilt
    Matt Leinart - USC
    Drew Olson - UCLA
    D.J. Shockley - Georgia
    Frank Coyle’s Selection - Matt Leinart
    Huge's Selection - Matt Leinart

    Doak Walker Award – Best Runningback
    Reggie Bush – USC
    Jerome Harrison - Washington State
    DeAngelo Williams - Memphis
    Frank Coyle’s Selection - Reggie Bush
    Huge's Selection - DeAngelo Williams

    Outland Award – Best Interior Lineman
    Greg Eslinger (C) - Minnesota
    Marcus McNeill (OT) - Auburn
    Haloti Ngata (DT) - Oregon
    Frank Coyle’s Selection - Marcus McNeill
    Huge's Selection - Haloti Ngata

    Biletnikoff Award – Best Receiver
    Dwayne Jarrett - USC
    Mike Hass - Oregon St
    Jeff Samardzija - Notre Dame
    Frank Coyle’s Selection - Jeff Samardzija
    Huge's Selection - Jeff Samardzija

    Mackey Award – Best Tight End
    Mercedes Lewis - UCLA
    Vernon Davis - Maryland
    Anthony Fasano - Notre Dame
    Frank Coyle’s Selection - Mercedes Lewis
    Huge's Selection - Mercedes Lewis

    Rimington Trophy – Top Center
    Mike Degory - Florida,
    Greg Eslinger - Minnesota,
    Mark Fenton - Colorado,
    Nick Mangold - Ohio St
    Dan Mozes - West Virginia
    Marvin Phillip - California.
    Frank Coyle’s Selection - Greg Eslinger
    Huge's Selection - Greg Eslinger

    Groza Award – Top Placekicker
    Mason Crosby - Colorado
    Jad Dean - Clemson
    Alexis Serna - Oregon State
    Frank Coyle’s Selection - Mason Crosby
    Huge's Selection - Mason Crosby

    Lombardi Award - Best Lineman/Linebacker
    Elvis Dumervil (DE) - Louisville
    Rodrique Wright (DT) - Texas
    A.J. Hawk (LB) - Ohio State
    Frank Coyle’s Selection - A.J. Hawk
    Huge's Selection - AJ Hawk

    Nagurski Award - Top Defender
    Elvis Dumervil (DE) - Louisville
    Tamba Hali (DE) - Penn State
    Haloti Ngata (DT) - Oregon
    DeMeco Ryans (LB) - Alabama
    Jimmy Williams (CB) - Virginia Tech
    Frank Coyle’s Selection - Elvis Dumervil
    Huge's Selection - AJ Hawk (stupid that he's not a nominated for this award)

    Bednarik Award - Best Defensive Player
    A.J. Hawk (LB) - Ohio State
    D'Qwell Jackson (LB) - Maryland
    Paul Posluszny (LB) - Penn State
    Frank Coyle’s Selection - A.J. Hawk
    Huge's Selection - A. J. Hawk

    Butkus Award – Best Linebacker
    A.J. Hawk - Ohio State
    Paul Posluszny - Penn State
    DeMeco Ryans - Alabama
    Frank Coyle’s Selection - A.J. Hawk
    Huge's Selection - A.J. Hawk

    Hendricks Award – Top Defensive End
    Tamba Hali - Penn State
    Elvis Dumervil - Louisville
    Willie Evans - Mississippi State
    Mathias Kiwanuka - Boston College
    Ryan Neill - Rutgers
    Darryl Tapp - Virginia Tech
    Frank Coyle’s Selection - Darryl Tapp
    Huge's Selection - Elvis Dumervil

    Jim Thorpe Award – Top Defensive Back
    Michael Huff - Texas
    Tye Hill - Clemson
    Jimmy Williams - Virginia Tech
    Frank Coyle’s Selection - Jimmy Williams
    Huge's Selection - Michael Huff

    Ray Guy Award – Top Punter
    Danny Baugher - Arizona
    Ryan Plackemeier - Wake Forest
    John Torp - Colorado
    Frank Coyle’s Selection - Ryan Plackemeier
    Huge's Selection - John Torp

    Actually, the award is not for "best passer". It's for "best QB". So when you factor in this fact:

    Div-1A Passer Effiency rankings:

    1. Vince Young, Texas 182 285 2769 63.9 9.7 26 10 13 168.56
    2. Rudy Carpenter, Arizona St 133 193 1806 68.9 9.4 13 2 20 167.68
    3. Brian Brohm, Louisville 207 301 2883 68.8 9.6 19 5 17 166.73
    4. Drew Olson, UCLA 232 354 3055 65.5 8.6 31 3 24 165.23
    5. Brady Quinn, N Dame 263 405 3633 64.9 9.0 32 7 15 162.90
    6. Phil Horvath, N Illinois 168 238 1995 70.6 8.4 18 8 15 159.23
    7. Troy Smith, Ohio St 130 209 1940 62.2 9.3 14 4 13 158.45
    8. Matt Leinart, USC 254 391 3450 65.0 8.8 27 7 14 158.29

    On top of what he was able to do on the ground, I think Vince has every bit an argument for the top QB award as Brady or Leinart.
     
  12. beerlover

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    I personally feel that lineman both offensive & defensive don't get the respect they deserve thats why. the linebackers soak up box scores with tackles & sacks while the interior lineman grapple with two 300+ pounders. IF Haloti Ngata for example was nominated for the Bednarik Award as the nations top defensive player I would have picked him as well, without him Oregon would really suck defensively, as a matter of fact when the came and played Houston at Relient he was clearly a man amongst boys absorbing three players and controlling them. when the Ducks played USC all the damage was done around the corners the middle was completly plugged by one man simply amazing specimen, things that don't show up in stats :rolleyes:

    I thought I choose A.J. Hawk as the top Linebacker?

    2005 College Awards

    Walter Camp Award – Player of the Year
    Beerlovers Selection - Reggie Bush

    Maxwell Award – Player of the Year
    Beerlovers Selection - Reggie Bush

    O’Brien Award – Best Passer
    Beerlovers Selection - Vince Young

    Unitas Award- Best Senior Passer
    Beerlovers Selection - Matt Leinart

    Doak Walker Award – Best Runningback
    Beerlovers Selection - Reggie Bush

    Outland Award – Best Interior Lineman
    Beerlovers Selection - Haloti Ngata

    Biletnikoff Award – Best Receiver
    Beerlovers Selection - Mike Hass

    Mackey Award – Best Tight End
    Beerlovers Selection - Mercedes Lewis

    Rimington Trophy – Top Center
    Beerlovers Selection - Greg Eslinger

    Lombardi Award - Best Lineman/Linebacker
    Beerlovers Selection - Rodrique Wright

    Nagurski Award - Top Defender
    Beerlovers Selection - Haloti Ngata

    Bednarik Award - Best Defensive Player
    Beerlovers Selection - A. J. Hawk

    Butkus Award – Best Linebacker
    Beerlovers Selection - A.J. Hawk

    Hendricks Award – Top Defensive End
    Beerlovers Selection - Elvis Dumervil

    Jim Thorpe Award – Top Defensive Back
    Beerlovers Selection - Michael Huff
     
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    I'm not sure where all this Jimmy Williams hype comes from :confused: yes I've seen him play and he is a great prospect but I don't see him playing CB in the NFL he reminds me more of a FS or even a SS, I think he is around 220 lbs and 6'2" and is not great in man to man coverage plus VA TECH fell just a little short this season didnt they.......meanwhile Huff played a major role in the Texas secondary and remain undefeated in the National Championship game and that has to count for a little more. Huff is also a Safety type of DB with good size 6'0 205 he has better speed and seems better school'ed reading pass coverage and could play corner in the NFL too. Also he has improved the most this season and should be seriously considered in the same vein as the best db's in College. OK I'm a :homer: too!
     
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    I have no idea how the QB rating is computed in college but it doesn't make sense at all. For instance, Young has 63.9% completions, 2769 yards, 9.7 ypa, 26 TDs to 10 INTs (2.6 TDs/INT), while Brohm has 68.8% completions, 2883 yards, 9.6 ypa, and 19 TDs to 5 INTs (3.8 TDs/INT). Brohm has a much higher completion percentage, about the same yards per attempt, and much better TD-INT ratio, yet has a lower rating. According to a calculator I found on the internet, their NFL QB ratings would come out to:

    Vince Young. Texas.......... 182/285-63.9%-2769-9.7-26/10- 111.6 - 5th
    Rudy Carpenter, Arizona St 133/193-68.9%-1806-9.4-13/2- 116.6 - 2nd
    Brian Brohm, Louisville....... 207/301-68.8%-2883-9.6-19/5- 113.4 - 3rd
    Drew Olson, UCLA............ 232/354-65.5%-3055-8.6-31/3- 118.3 - 1st
    Brady Quinn, N Dame.........263/405-64.9%-3633-9.0-32/7- 112.7 - 4th
    Phil Horvath, N Illinois........168/238-70.6%-1995-8.4-18/8- 107.0 - 7th
    Troy Smith, Ohio St...........130/209-62.2%-1940-9.3-14/4- 106.9 - 8th
    Matt Leinart, USC.............254/391-65.0%-3450-8.8-27/7- 108.5 - 6th

    Just thought I'd figure those out because I've wondered all year how the college rating is computed when it seems that better stats (in Brohm's or Olson's cases vs. Young) while having a lower rating, so these are what there stats would yield in an NFL rating.
     
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    Louisville's Dumervil wins Nagurski award

    December 5, 2005
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Louisville senior defensive end Elvis Dumervil won the Bronko Nagurski Trophy on Monday night as the best defensive player in college football.

    Dumervil, the Division I-A leader with 20 sacks and 10 forced fumbles, edged Virginia Tech cornerback Jimmy Williams, Alabama linebacker DeMeco Ryans, Oregon tackle Haloti Ngata and Penn State end Tamba Hali in voting for the award.

    The 13-year-old award is presented by the Football Writers Association of America and the Charlotte Touchdown Club. It's named for the former Minnesota All-American, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

    The 6-foot, 256-pound Dumervil helped the Cardinals (9-2) earn a spot in the Gator Bowl against Virginia Tech.

    win some lose some :brickwall

    I really like Dumervil, he has valuted his way into the 1st rd of the 06 draft, as I've made comparables to Dwight Freeney in the past its not a shock, however Oregon owes in large part its success to Haloti Ngata. It would be the upsets of upsets if he were to win any national awards of recognition because nose tackles in a 3-4 don't have those kinda stats (20 sacks are you kidding me).

    Seriously I've followed the draft for over 30 years, but only in the last two because of my love for the Texans have I researched and got this in depth (some may call it another name) but in 04 my gut feeling said the Texans would in fact draft Vince Wolfork with the 10th overall pick (I was wrong and happy to be so) but mark my words Ngata is the finest NT I have ever seen in College football. will he crack the top 10? will Dumervil?
     
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    I will join you. Some of my votes are write in since i do not agree with the nominees.

    2005 College Awards

    Walter Camp Award – Player of the Year
    Reggie Bush (RB) – USC
    A.J. Hawk (LB) - Ohio State
    Matt Leinart (QB) – USC
    Brady Quinn (QB) - Notre Dame
    Vince Young (QB) – Texas
    Frank Coyle’s Selection - Reggie Bush
    Beerlovers Selection - Reggie Bush
    AWTYSST Selection: Reggie Bush

    Maxwell Award – Player of the Year
    Reggie Bush (RB) – USC
    Matt Leinart (QB) – USC
    Vince Young (QB) - Texas
    Frank Coyle’s Selection - Reggie Bush
    Beerlovers Selection - Reggie Bush
    AWTYSST Selection - Reggie Bush

    O’Brien Award – Best Passer
    Matt Leinart – USC
    Brady Quinn - Notre Dame
    Vince Young - Texas
    Frank Coyle’s Selection - Matt Leinart
    Beerlovers Selection - Vince Young
    AWTYSST Selection -DREW OLSON

    Unitas Award- Best Senior Passer
    Brett Basanez - Northwestern
    Kellen Clemens - Oregon
    Brodie Croyle - Alabama
    Jay Cutler - Vanderbilt
    Matt Leinart - USC
    Drew Olson - UCLA
    D.J. Shockley - Georgia
    Frank Coyle’s Selection - Matt Leinart
    Beerlovers Selection - Matt Leinart
    AWTYSST Selection -DREW OLSON

    Doak Walker Award – Best Runningback
    Reggie Bush – USC
    Jerome Harrison - Washington State
    DeAngelo Williams - Memphis
    Frank Coyle’s Selection - Reggie Bush
    Beerlovers Selection - Reggie Bush
    AWTYSST Selection -Reggie Bush

    Outland Award – Best Interior Lineman
    Greg Eslinger (C) - Minnesota
    Marcus McNeill (OT) - Auburn
    Haloti Ngata (DT) - Oregon
    Frank Coyle’s Selection - Marcus McNeill
    Beerlovers Selection - Haloti Ngata
    AWTYSST Selection -Max Jean Gilles

    Biletnikoff Award – Best Receiver
    Dwayne Jarrett - USC
    Mike Hass - Oregon St
    Jeff Samardzija - Notre Dame
    Frank Coyle’s Selection - Jeff Samardzija
    Beerlovers Selection - Mike Hass
    AWTYSST Selection: Jeff Samardzija

    Mackey Award – Best Tight End
    Mercedes Lewis - UCLA
    Vernon Davis - Maryland
    Anthony Fasano - Notre Dame
    Frank Coyle’s Selection - Mercedes Lewis
    Beerlovers Selection - Mercedes Lewis
    AWTYSST Selection: Mercedes Lewis

    Rimington Trophy – Top Center
    Mike Degory - Florida,
    Greg Eslinger - Minnesota,
    Mark Fenton - Colorado,
    Nick Mangold - Ohio St
    Dan Mozes - West Virginia
    Marvin Phillip - California.
    Frank Coyle’s Selection - Greg Eslinger
    Beerlovers Selection - Greg Eslinger

    Groza Award – Top Placekicker
    Mason Crosby - Colorado
    Jad Dean - Clemson
    Alexis Serna - Oregon State
    Frank Coyle’s Selection - Mason Crosby


    Lombardi Award - Best Lineman/Linebacker
    Elvis Dumervil (DE) - Louisville
    Rodrique Wright (DT) - Texas
    A.J. Hawk (LB) - Ohio State
    Frank Coyle’s Selection - A.J. Hawk
    Beerlovers Selection - Rodrique Wright
    AWTYSST Selection- AJ HAWK

    Nagurski Award - Top Defender
    Elvis Dumervil (DE) - Louisville
    Tamba Hali (DE) - Penn State
    Haloti Ngata (DT) - Oregon
    DeMeco Ryans (LB) - Alabama
    Jimmy Williams (CB) - Virginia Tech
    Frank Coyle’s Selection - Elvis Dumervil
    Beerlovers Selection - Haloti Ngata
    AWTYSST selection: Mathias Kiwanuka

    Bednarik Award - Best Defensive Player
    A.J. Hawk (LB) - Ohio State
    D'Qwell Jackson (LB) - Maryland
    Paul Posluszny (LB) - Penn State
    Frank Coyle’s Selection - A.J. Hawk
    Beerlovers Selection - A. J. Hawk
    AWTYSST Selection- AJ HAWK

    Butkus Award – Best Linebacker
    A.J. Hawk - Ohio State
    Paul Posluszny - Penn State
    DeMeco Ryans - Alabama
    Frank Coyle’s Selection - A.J. Hawk
    Beerlovers Selection - A.J. Hawk
    AWTYSST Selection- AJ HAWK

    Hendricks Award – Top Defensive End
    Tamba Hali - Penn State
    Elvis Dumervil - Louisville
    Willie Evans - Mississippi State
    Mathias Kiwanuka - Boston College
    Ryan Neill - Rutgers
    Darryl Tapp - Virginia Tech
    Frank Coyle’s Selection - Darryl Tapp
    Beerlovers Selection - Elvis Dumervil
    AWTYSST Selection: Mathias Kiwanuka

    Jim Thorpe Award – Top Defensive Back
    Michael Huff - Texas
    Tye Hill - Clemson
    Jimmy Williams - Virginia Tech
    Frank Coyle’s Selection - Jimmy Williams
    Beerlovers Selection - Michael Huff
    AWTYSST selection: Michael Huff
     
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    at least we can agree on Huff :thumbup
     
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    2005 College Awards

    Walter Camp Award – Player of the Year
    Reggie Bush (RB) – USC
    A.J. Hawk (LB) - Ohio State
    Matt Leinart (QB) – USC
    Brady Quinn (QB) - Notre Dame
    Vince Young (QB) – Texas

    WBB's Pick - Reggie Bush.

    Explanation: Carried USC in many games when the terribly overrated Matt Leinart couldnt get anything done.


    Maxwell Award – Player of the Year
    Reggie Bush (RB) – USC
    Matt Leinart (QB) – USC
    Vince Young (QB) - Texas
    Frank Coyle’s Selection - Reggie Bush

    WBB's pick: Reggie Bush

    Explanation: See above.


    O’Brien Award – Best Passer
    Matt Leinart – USC
    Brady Quinn - Notre Dame
    Vince Young - Texas
    Frank Coyle’s Selection - Matt Leinart

    WBB's pick: Brady Quinn

    Explanation: Even in losses and bad games, Quinn performed very well. 851 yards and a 6-2 TD-INT ratio in ND's two losses.


    Unitas Award- Best Senior Passer
    Brett Basanez - Northwestern
    Kellen Clemens - Oregon
    Brodie Croyle - Alabama
    Jay Cutler - Vanderbilt
    Matt Leinart - USC
    Drew Olson - UCLA
    D.J. Shockley - Georgia
    Frank Coyle’s Selection - Matt Leinart

    WBB's pick - Drew Olsen

    Explanation: No real reason other than I think Leinart is a piece of garbage.


    Doak Walker Award – Best Runningback
    Reggie Bush – USC
    Jerome Harrison - Washington State
    DeAngelo Williams - Memphis
    Frank Coyle’s Selection - Reggie Bush


    WBB's pick: Reggie Bush

    Explanation: See other Reggie Bush explanations...


    Outland Award – Best Interior Lineman
    Greg Eslinger (C) - Minnesota
    Marcus McNeill (OT) - Auburn
    Haloti Ngata (DT) - Oregon
    Frank Coyle’s Selection - Marcus McNeill


    WBB's pick: Max-Jean Gilles

    Explanation: An absolute monster at Guard for the Dogs.


    Biletnikoff Award – Best Receiver
    Dwayne Jarrett - USC
    Mike Hass - Oregon St
    Jeff Samardzija - Notre Dame
    Frank Coyle’s Selection - Jeff Samardzija

    WBB's pick: Jeff Samardzija

    Explanation: Lead the Nation in TDs. Fourth in yards. Shark/Stovall proved to be the best tandem in the nation.



    Mackey Award – Best Tight End
    Mercedes Lewis - UCLA
    Vernon Davis - Maryland
    Anthony Fasano - Notre Dame
    Frank Coyle’s Selection - Mercedes Lewis

    WBB's pick: Vernon Davis

    Explanation: Led the ACC in recieving. An absolute monster of a reciever. Caught anything thrown to him. Other nominees had problems, Lewis with drops and Fasano with fumbles.


    Rimington Trophy – Top Center
    Mike Degory - Florida,
    Greg Eslinger - Minnesota,
    Mark Fenton - Colorado,
    Nick Mangold - Ohio St
    Dan Mozes - West Virginia
    Marvin Phillip - California.
    Frank Coyle’s Selection - Greg Eslinger


    WBB's pick:Greg Eslinger.

    Explanation: Was tempted to go with Mangold, but Eslinger wins based on reputation. Can't say I watch Centers play too carefully.


    Groza Award – Top Placekicker
    Mason Crosby - Colorado
    Jad Dean - Clemson
    Alexis Serna - Oregon State
    Frank Coyle’s Selection - Mason Crosby

    WBB's pick: Some Gramatica. I know there's one still playing somewhere.

    Explanation: Everyone loves a Gramatica!

    Lombardi Award - Best Lineman/Linebacker
    Elvis Dumervil (DE) - Louisville
    Rodrique Wright (DT) - Texas
    A.J. Hawk (LB) - Ohio State
    Frank Coyle’s Selection - A.J. Hawk

    WBB's pick: Elvis Dumervil

    Explanation: Amazing sack numbers.


    Nagurski Award - Top Defender
    Elvis Dumervil (DE) - Louisville
    Tamba Hali (DE) - Penn State
    Haloti Ngata (DT) - Oregon
    DeMeco Ryans (LB) - Alabama
    Jimmy Williams (CB) - Virginia Tech
    Frank Coyle’s Selection - Elvis Dumervil

    WBB's Pick: Elvis Dumervil

    Explanation: See above.


    Jim Thorpe Award – Top Defensive Back
    Michael Huff - Texas
    Tye Hill - Clemson
    Jimmy Williams - Virginia Tech
    Frank Coyle’s Selection - Jimmy Williams

    WBB's Pick: Darnell Bing

    Explanation: An absolute playmaker at safety.
     
  20. beerlover

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    I like your pick here I was going to go with Vern but instead went with the numbers, very un-beerlover. I also feel he would be a better fit with the Texans as he is a more capable blocker & Carr knows we need that :goodnight
     

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