Oklahoma wide receiver Dede Westbrook has been named a first-team All-American by USA Today Sports, and quarterback Baker Mayfield has been named to the second team. The complete first and second teams can be seen here.
The first team also included Heisman finalists Lamar Jackson and Jabrill Peppers, as well as Texas’ D’Onta Foreman and Connor Williams. The second team included West Virginia’s Tyler Orlosky and Rasul Douglas.
I absolutely love how Westbrook is racking up all of these awards and national honors, as it’s been evident how much work he’s put into improving his game since last season. He’s definitely be a consensus All-American — which is a pretty difficult thing for even an elite play to achieve — when it’s all said and done.
Many of you have noticed the way in which many Clemson fans tend to conduct themselves on social media and message boards, so I’m sure there will be plenty of fuss about Baker Mayfield making the second team instead of Deshaun Watson. They have a legitimate gripe, but they’re not going to handle it well.