Alabama Football: Preseason All-American List Spot-on with 'Bama Players

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Alabama Football: Preseason All-American List Spot-on with 'Bama Players
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Barrett Jones, pre-season first team All-American.

Preseason lists for awards and honors are hit or miss, as they are based completely upon past performances. They do not account for dark-horse players and potential.

This time, Phil Steele nailed it when it comes to Alabama players.

He gave appropriate recognition to Alabama players and didn't get too carried away in the high-potential, low-experience players. 

Don't get me wrong. I have found the list to be extremely flawed in many aspects (such as listing South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney on the fourth team), but not when it comes to Steele's opinion on the boys in crimson. 

Here's a link to Steele's preseason All-American list ( 

What exactly did Steel get right? I'll show you.

This is only a look at Steele's preseason All-American list, not his preseason All-SEC list. 

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