PFN Preseason All-MWC Team 2022: Dom Peterson, JL Skinner headline defensive-led selections

The PFN All-MWC Team awards the top players on both sides of the ball from the conference ahead of the 2022 college football season.

As one would expect, the All-MWC Team for 2022 is headlined by its defensive prowess. Yet, Fresno State’s Jake Haener and Jalen Cropper form one of college football‘s top threats at their respective positions. Presented in conjunction with our release of our College Football All-Americans, we at PFN debut our 2022 preseason All-MWC Team, as voted on by our team of national analysts and NFL draft evaluators.

PFN’s 2022 All-MWC Team

It’s important to note that these teams may look a bit different than the All-Conference teams listed by each individual conference. Our teams mirror our All-Americans, taking into consideration not only what a player has accomplished to date but looking forward to what we expect to see based on the growth of the athlete’s career.

Offense | First team

QB: Jake Haener, Fresno State
RB: Brad Roberts, Air Force
RB: Toa Taua, Nevada
WR: Jalen Cropper, Fresno State
WR: Tory Horton, Colorado State
WR: Jesse Matthews, San Diego State
TE: Treyton Welch, Wyoming
FLEX: Dante Wright, Colorado State
OT: Dontae Bull, Fresno State
G: Amani Trigg-Wright, UNLV
C: Bula Schmidt, Fresno State
G: Quazzel White, Utah State
OT: Ilm Manning, Hawaii

Defense | First team

EDGE: Viliami Fehoko, San Jose State
DT: Dom Peterson, Nevada
DT: Jonah Tavai, San Diego State
EDGE: Cade Hall, San Jose State
LB: Cam’Ron Carter, Colorado State
LB: Easton Gibbs, Wyoming
LB: Kyle Harmon, San Jose State
CB: Nehemiah Shelton, San Jose State
CB: Hugh Nelson II, Hawaii
CB: Cameron Lockridge, Fresno State
S: Patrick McMorris, San Diego State
S: JL Skinner, Boise State
FLEX: Evan Williams, Fresno State

Specialists | First team

PK: Jonah Dalmas, Boise State
P: Aaron Rodriguez, New Mexico
KR: Jamaal Bell, Nevada
PR: Jordan Byrd, San Diego State
LS: Rex Goossen, UNLV

The strength of the Mountain West is certainly on defense in 2022, but Haener has returned to etch his own legacy at Fresno State. A terrific crop of receivers surrounds Haener as Cropper showcased his ability to take games over against UCLA last season. On defense, however, Cameron Lockridge finds a new home with the Bulldogs after a dominant career at Hawaii. JL Skinner and Patrick McMorris take top honors at safety, but Nevada’s Dom Peterson landed on the PFN Preseason All-American Team as the conference’s lone representative on the first, second, or third teams.

Offense | Second team

QB: Logan Bonner, Utah State
RB: Titus Swen, Wyoming
RB: George Holani, Boise State
WR: Josh Kelly, Fresno State
WR: Zane Pope, Fresno State
WR: Stefan Cobbs, Boise State
TE: Trace Buckler, New Mexico
FLEX: Calvin Tyler Jr., Utah State
OT: Aaron Frost, Nevada
G: Eric Abojei, Wyoming
C: Leif Fautanu, UNLV
G: Micah Vanterpool, Hawaii
OT: Brandon Crenshaw-Dickson, San Diego State

Defense | Second team

EDGE: David Perales, Fresno State
DT: Cole Godbout, Wyoming
DT: Blessman Ta’ala, Hawaii
EDGE: Vince Sanford, Air Force
LB: TD Blackmon, Air Force
LB: Ezekiel Noa, Boise State
LB: Levelle Bailey, Fresno State
CB: Caleb Biggers, Boise State
CB: Tyric LeBeauf, Boise State
CB: Kaonohi Kaniho, Boise State
S: Trey Taylor, Air Force
S: Phillip Hall, UNLV
FLEX: Justin Houston, Fresno State

Specialists | Second team

PK: Daniel Gutierrez, UNLV
P: Stephan Kotsanlee, Utah State
KR: Jordyn Byrd, San Diego State
PR: Thomas Pannunzio, Colorado State
LS: Ryan Wintermeyer, San Diego State

Also returning to action is Logan Bonner after he led the Aggies to a conference title last season. Bonner excels in head coach Blake Anderson’s offense and blossomed without having to split reps at quarterback as the duo did at Arkansas State. Fresno State and Boise State’s strengths are indicated here as they dot both offense and defense on the second team more than any other school.

Offense | Honorable mention

QB:
Hank Bachmeier, Boise State
Haaziq Daniels, Air Force

RB:
Jordan Mims, Fresno State
Devonte Lee, Nevada
Dedrick Parson, Hawaii
A’Jon Vivens, Colorado State

WR:
Tyrell Shavers
, San Diego State
Kyle Williams, UNLV
Isaiah Hamilton, San Jose State
Malikhi Miller, San Jose State
Joshua Cobbs, Wyoming
Justin McGriff, Utah State

TE:
Tanner Arkin
, Colorado State
Jay Rudolph, San Diego State

FLEX:
Elijah Cooks
, San Jose State
DeAndre Hughes, Air Force

OT:
Alfred Edwards
, Utah State
Daviyon McDaniel, UNLV
Frank Crum, Wyoming
Jaime Navarro, San Jose State

G:
Isaak Gutierrez
, New Mexico
Braylen Nelson, Fresno State
Zach Watts, Wyoming
Solo Vaipulu, Hawaii

C:
Alama Uluave
, San Diego State
Chandler Dolphin, Utah State

Defense | Honorable mention

EDGE:
Mohamed Kamara
, Colorado State
Byron Vaughns, Utah State
Keshawn Banks, San Diego State
Patrick Joyner Jr., Utah State

DT:
Jordan Bertagnole
, Wyoming
Devin Phillips, Colorado State
Soane Toia, San Jose State
Christopher Love, Nevada

LB:
Michael Shawcroft
, San Diego State
Ray Leutele, New Mexico
AJ Vongphachanh, Utah State
Dequan Jackson, Colorado State
Kyle Beaudry, UNLV
Alec Mock, Air Force

CB:
Bentlee Sanders, Nevada
Cameron Oliver, UNLV
Donte Martin, New Mexico
Nohl Williams, UNLV
Kenyon Reed, San Jose State
Bralyn Lux, Fresno State

S:
Camby Goff, Air Force
CJ Baskerville, San Diego State
Tavian Combs, New Mexico
Tre Jenkins, San Jose State

FLEX:
Tyreque Jones, Boise State
Jerrick Reed II, New Mexico

Specialists | Honorable mention

PK:
Matthew Shipley, Hawaii
Matthew Dapore, Air Force

P:
Ralph Fawaz, Wyoming
Matthew Shipley, Hawaii

KR:
Thomas Pannunzio, Colorado State
Shamar Garrett, San Jose State

PR:
Stefan Cobbs, Boise State
Luke Wysong, New Mexico

LS:
Andrew Gonneville, San Jose State
Isaiah Perez, New Mexico

For other Pro Football Network’s All-Conference Teams, view each conference here: ACC | Big 12Pac-12SECIndependentsAACC-USAMAC | Sun Belt

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