The Athlon Sports FCS Preseason All-America team features plenty of high-powered offensive players who will light up scoreboards all season.
But it comes with a defensive unit that the offensive standouts probably wouldn’t want to run into.
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The talent is soaring in the FCS – as evidenced by Carson Wentz leading 20 FCS selections in the NFL Draft this past April – and it’s widespread as well. There are 11 conferences and 21 schools represented on the Athlon preseason team. Not surprisingly, it’s a senior-dominated group.
Five-time defending FCS champion North Dakota State, national runner-up Jacksonville State, Chattanooga, The Citadel, James Madison and New Hampshire have two selections each.
Athlon Sports 2016 FCS All-America Team
— Written by Craig Haley, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network. Haley has covered the FCS level since 1999 and is the national writer for www.fcs.football. He appears frequently on radio shows and podcasts to discuss everything FCS. Follow him on Twitter @CraigHaley.
(Eli Jenkins photo courtesy of Jacksonville State University Athletic Communications; Keionta Davis photo courtesy of University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Athletic Communications)