Noted college football savant Phil Steele has released his preseason All-Big Ten teams, and to the surprise of few Ohio State was very well represented.
Quarterback Braxton Miller heads six Buckeyes on the first team. Six more made the second team, and five others are either on the third or fourth team.
Other Ohio State first-teamers were cornerback Bradley Roby, safety Christian Bryant, linebacker Ryan Shazier and offensive linemen Jack Mewhort and Andrew Norwell. Roby, like Miller, will be on just about every major preseason award list throughout the summer.
Wisconsin linebacker Chris Borland, a native of the Dayton area, was on the first team. Ohio State’s Adolphus Washington and Curtis Grant were on the second team, and both are interesting projections because they’ll be in totally new roles this season. All four of Ohio State’s returning offensive linemen were represented in Steele’s four-tier projections.
Steele is based in Cleveland. His annual magazine — the absolute annual college football encyclopedia — will be released later this month.
View the full list here on Steele’s site