Pro Football Focus released their list of their All-American team and all-conference teams last week.
There are several Ducks on both the All-American and All-Pac-12 teams, according to PFF’s grading standards.
Which Ducks are on the All-American team?
G Shane Lemieux
- “The highest-graded returning guard, Lemieux is strong in both pass protection as he is in run-blocking while the latter leads all guards. He allowed just 11 pressures on nearly 500 pass-blocking snaps in 2018.”
OT Calvin Throckmorton
- “Throckmorton holds the nation’s top pass-blocking grade since 2017 and has allowed just three sacks + hits on 862 pass-blocking reps in that two-year span.”
In addition to those two standout linemen, QB Justin Herbert made the Honorable Mention team and sophomore left tackle Penei Sewell made the second team.
How did the Pac-12 fare?
Eno Benjamin was the only other Pac-12 player named to the All-American team on offense while the conference is represented with multiple players on defense.
Second team: Evan Weaver LB Cal, Paulson Adebo CB Stanford
Honorable Mention: EDGE Bradlee Anae Utah, DL Levi Onwuzurike Washington, DL Mustafa Johnson Colorado, LB Nate Landman Colorado, Ashyton Davis S Cal, Jevon Holland S Oregon, Oscar Draguicevich III P Washington State
Which Ducks are on the All-Pac-12 team?
QB Justin Herbert
OT Calvin Throckmorton
OG Shane Lemieux
OT Penei Sewell
- “Sewell’s 84.0 overall grade for the season is the third-highest among active tackles and he allowed just eight total pressures on 215 snaps in pass protection.”
S Jevon Holland
- “Holland holds the Power-5’s third-highest coverage grade, breaking up six passes and intercepting another five in a dynamic true freshman season.”
G Dallas Warmack
C Jake Hanson
EDGE La’Mar Winston
DL Jordon Scott
LB Troy Dye
RB C.J. Verdell
CB Deommodore Lenoir
CB Thomas Graham, Jr
- PFF really loves the Ducks as they have the most representatives on the All-Pac-12 team and several All-Americans. Rightly so as the Ducks have a loaded team, particularly along the offensive line.
- Utah’s defensive line might be the most talented DL group in the nation. Colorado’s pair of linebackers will be pretty solid under defensive specialist HC Mel Tucker.
- The Ducks don’t have that one star edge rusher but a collection of assets that could become something. Maybe true freshman Kayvon Thibodeaux becomes the star that offenses have to plan for every week eventually.
- Oregon has a formidable secondary with three entrants on the Pac-12 team. Two battle tested juniors and a sophomore in Jevon Holland ready to make a Derwin James type of leap.
- The entire projected offensive line is either on the first team or second team all conference. Good stuff from Coach Mirabal’s men.
- Defensively, the Pac-12 might be the most prospect loaded conference in the power five from top to bottom.