Phil Steele’s Preseason All-Big 10

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Phil Steele has posted his preseason Big 10 teams, all four of them. Unsurpisingly, Michigan has very few players on the lists:

1st Team
DT – Mike Martin

2nd Team
C – David Molk1
P – Will Hagerup

3rd Team
QB – Denard Robinson
WR – Roy Roundtree
OG – Patrick Omameh
LB – Kenny Demens

4th Team
DE – Ryan Van Bergen

No real surpises on offense. Denard is behind Persa and Cousins which is probably accurate when you consider that he is learning a new offense. No Michigan RB provides much excitement and Roundtree is about where he should be.

Defense is a little different. Demens couldn’t crack the starting lineup until late last year and now he’s third team. I hope that’s accurate because he looked sharp at times last year. I know Troy Woolfolk missed all of last year, but I find it hard to believe he isn’t one of the 9 best CBs in the Big Ten.


  1. Molk lucks out, because he is likely the 2nd best center in the country. The problem is that Mike Brewster from Ohio St. is #1 []