As we approach the beginning of the 2023 college football season, we want to highlight some of the top players in each conference by announcing our SIS Preseason All-Conference teams. We used our all-encompassing player value stat, Total Points, along with other metrics and our scouting work as leading references in putting together our selections.
You can learn more about Total Points and the statistics referenced here.
|TE||Ben Sinnott||Kansas State|
|OT||Wyatt Milum||West Virginia|
|OG||Cooper Beebe||Kansas State|
|OC||Rusty Staats||Texas Tech|
Jalon Daniels led all Big 12 QBs in EPA on pass attempts and Boom %. RJ Harvey was 2nd in the AAC in Positive % for RBs. Xavier Worthy was a popular deep target in the Big 12 finishing 1st in Intended Air Yards, almost 400 more than 2nd place. Lawrence Arnold finished 4th in Receiving Total Points while Ben Sinnott and Ja’Tavion Sanders were 1st and 2nd respectively for TEs in Total Points.
Cooper Beebe and Lokahi Pauole finished top 3 in the FBS in Total Points for OGs. Wyatt Milum was 5th in Total Points and Tylan Grable finished 9th in the AAC in Total Points. And Rusty Staats was 7th in the FBS in Blown Block% with a measly 0.7%. Coincidentally Cooper Beebe was 1st at 0.4%
|DT||Tony Bradford Jr.||Texas Tech|
|LB||Daniel Green||Kansas State|
|CB||TJ Tampa||Iowa State|
|S||Kendal Daniels||Oklahoma State|
|FLEX||Kenny Logan Jr.||Kansas|
Tony Bradford Jr. led all DTs in Pass Rush Total Points and pressures in the conference while Dontay Corleone led all DTs in the AAC in Run Defense Total Points. Daniel Grzesiak finished 2nd in the Mountain West in pressures. Among defenders with at least 20 pressures, Tre’mon Morris-Brash was top 10 in pressures and Pass Rush Total Points in the AAC.
Jaylan Ford was the cream of the crop for Big 12 LBs finishing 2nd among FBS LBs in Total Points last season. Daniel Green was 2nd among LBs in EPA on pass attempts along with a 40% Deserved Catch %. Josh Newton finished 3rd in Pass Defense Total Points.
TJ Tampa was stingy in defense, leading the Big 12 in Deserved Catch % among CBs with a minimum of 10 targets faced. Devin Lemear finished 2nd for safeties in Pass Defense Total Points while Kendal Daniels finished 2nd for safeties in Run Defense Total Points. And Kenny Logan Jr. finished 3rd in the Big 12 in tackles regardless of position.
Griffin Kell went 17-of-19 on FGs including 8-of-9 on 40+ yard FGs. Mason Fletcher led the AAC in punt average as well as punts downed inside the 20. Hobbs Nyberg was top 10 in the FBS in kick return yards and was also top 5 in punt return average.