Best Guess: USAAAB West Starting Lineup

The players are set to check in on Sunday and begin practice on Monday, and that is when some of the nation's best will be competing against one another for the chance to be named as a starter in the 10th annual U.S Army All-American Bowl. takes a guess at which players could rise to the top of the depth chart.

In an All-American game setting the coach could call on the players with the most talent or he could just start the players he feels gives him and the team the best opportunity to be successful with-in the scheme of the game plan.

This year the opportunity of picking a starting lineup will fall on the shoulders of "Quarterback Guru" Bob Johnson, who has compiled a 115-24 overall record at national prep powerhouse Mission Viejo while capturing 8 League Championships and 3 CIF Championships.

Here is our best guess at who coach Johnson might pick to start the game after a week of talent evaluation and team workouts.


Quarterback: Jake Heaps
ANALYSIS: Coach Johnson is very familiar with Heaps as he worked with him at the Elite 11 camp, where Heaps won MVP.

Running Back: Lache Seastrunk
ANALYSIS: Seastrunk is a real home run hitter that is also a weapon catching the ball, which compliments an AA gameplan.

Wide Receiver: Robert Woods
ANALYSIS: Woods is a flawless route runner and is used to competing against top level talent, so he should be a shoe-in.

Wide Receiver: Trovon Reed
ANALYSIS: There is no player out there as competitive as Reed. He is strong off the ball and has powerfully strong hands, an asset sometimes overlooked.

Wide Receiver: Dillon Baxter
ANALYSIS: Baxter has some motivation as he could prove that he is competing to be considered as the best in the state and the nation.

Wide Receiver: Ross Apo
ANALYSIS: BYU fans have a good shot to see two of their commits start the AA game. Apo is strong route runner with size. If he catches the ball in practice he should be fine.

Offensive Tackle: Seantrel Henderson
ANALYSIS: Henderson is the most ready lineman in the game. If he does not start it will be a dissapointment.

Offensive Guard: Andrew Rodriguez
ANALYSIS: Rodriguez has experience at tackle, but because of his size he may be the perfect candidate to move inside and play some guard.

Center: Dominic Espinosa
ANALYSIS: Espinosa is the only true center on the roster and barring an injury he may be one of the sure bets.

Offensive Guard: Nick Demien
ANALYSIS: Like Rodriguez Demien could play tackle, but he should be in the mix to be one of the top lineman and has a great shot to start.

Offensive Tackle: Jake Matthews
ANALYSIS: This guy will be a good compliment to Henderson on the other side at tackle. He is a well schooled lineman.


Defensive End: Reggie Wilson
ANALYSIS: The hardest position to pick a player as it is loaded. Going out on a limb to say a motivated Wilson takes the reigns.

Defensive Tackle: Ricky Heimuli
ANALYSIS: He will be an athletic and powerful weapon on the interior of the line. He is my pick to be one of the most consistent performers.

Defensive Tackle: Sione Potoae
ANALYSIS: Potoae has been on the rise in the rankings after a strong senior season, and he and Heimuli will be a formidable duo.

Defensive End: Ronald Powell
ANALYSIS: Want a quick end to put pressure on the QB? Enter "RoPo" who would have his picture next to the term ‘speed rush' if it was a term in the dictionary.

Linebacker: Josh Shirley
ANALYSIS: Shirley may be the most physical guy and will be one that will be serious about winning the job.

Linebacker: C.J. Mosley
ANALYSIS: What… Alabama is in the West? Well look for it to play in as an advantage as Mosely edges out Tevin Jackson for the starting role.

Linebacker: Tony Jefferson
ANALYSIS: Jefferson may be a risky pick as he was nursing a separated shoulder after the CIF Championship. If healthy he is a no doubter.

Cornerback: Dior Mathis
ANALYSIS: Mathis is the highest rated corner and 1-of-2 true corners listed on the roster, so I am taking him with my first pick at corner.

Safety: Eric Reid
ANALYSIS: Reid is finally healthy and looking to show why he is considered one of the best in the country. He will also be representing the SEC on the West squad.

Safety: Sean Parker
ANALYSIS: I have got to see Parker twice without pads, and now I am itching to see what he can do once he is able to lay the wood.

Cornerback: Ahmad Dixon
ANALYSIS: The roster is filled with safeties and Dixon to me would have the best skills to possibly make the move out to corner.

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