QBMaty Mauk, QB, Missouri, So, 6-0, 200- holds national high school career records for passing completions (1,353), passing attempts (2,110), passing yards (18,932), total yards (22,681), and passing touchdowns. Finally gets the chance to take over the reins of the Tigers after filling in a few games last season.
DeShaun Watson, QB, Clemson, Fr, 6-3, 190- 5 star recruit who has come to Clemson at just the right time to compete for the starting job. Even if he doesn’t start right away, expect him to have the job by the end of the season.
RBLeonard Fournette, RB, LSU, Fr, 6-1, 224- Those that have seen him play compare him to a cross between Adrian Peterson and Eric Dickerson. Great size, speed, agility and most importantly vision. Is he the next Great back of the storied SEC?
Barry Sanders jr, RB, Stanford, So, 5-10, 192- I just said Barry Sanders, so enough said right lol. Unlike his dad he will get to see the field full time a year earlier. But like his dad he’s in an offense that is built to run the ball.
Derrick Henry, RB, Alabama, So, 6-3, 244- Broke a 60 year old record national rushing record with 12,232 rushing yards. Averaged 10.9 yds per carry only 35 carries, Is this the year he gets a chance to shine or will Yeldon get all the carries?
Shock Linwood, RB, Baylor, So, 5-8, 200-Ok you may have already hear of this guy, he had almost 900 yards last year as the backup averaging 6.9 yds per carry, and was named Freshman All-american. Expect him if healthy to challenge for 2k plus.
WRMalachi Dupree, WR, LSU, Fr, 6-3, 188- #1 WR in HS, who has great size and speed in a position of big need for the Tigers, who have produced some quality Wr’s over the years.
Ricky Seals-Jones, WR, Texas A&M, R-Fr, 6-5, 225- The cousin of Eric Dickerson finally gets to hit the field after taking a redshirt season to rehab a knee injury from his Sr year in Highschool. Has the unique mix of TE size with the speed and hands of a wide receiver.
Angelo Jean-Louis, WR, Marshall, Fr, 6-0, 175- Originally committed to Miami(Fl), but failed to qualify academically. An explosive guy on a team with a great QB, who loves to sling the ball.
TEOJ Howard, TE, Alabama, So, 6-6, 240- Everything you can ask for in a TE, Big, can block, and can catch like a wide receiver. Should have a break out year with Bama
Austin Hooper, TE, Stanford, R-Fr, 6-4, 254- Next in line to become another great TE at Stanford
OLCam Robinson, LT, Alabama, Fr, 6-6, 325- Number 1 OL HS recruit, showed up early in the spring and already the starting Left Tackle at Alabama, enough said.
Damian Prince, OT, Maryland, Fr, 6-5, 300- Should be the anchor to a really young but talented offensive line at Maryland.
Derwin Gray, OG, Maryland, Fr, 6-5, 300- Another talent on the young line there, should really blossom this season.
Bentley Spain, OT, UNC, Fr, 6-6, 310- Got in early and impressed in the spring, should be starting Left Tackle
Kent Perkins, OT, Texas, So, 6-5, 330- A beast who has managed to impress Coach Strong with his strength, and agility for his size.
Zach Banner, OT, USC, So, 6-9, 345- A Gynormous man who will instill fear in those in front of him this season.
DLAndrew Brown, DT, Virginia, Fr, 6-4, 300- Gatorade National player of the year in High school. A penetrating defensive tackle who had 18 sacks in Highschool.
Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M, Fr, 6-5, 250- Rated the #1 player overall by several sites. Had 20.5 sacks as a sr, including one game with 8.5, and he’s going to a really bad defense that needs him.
Malik McDowell, DT, Michigan State, Fr, 6-6. 292- Should be in the rotation, and see plenty of time on the field for one of the top defenses in the country.
Chad Thomas, DE, Miami(FL), Fr, 6-5, 233- Many mention his great size, and agility. All of them mention how smart he is, and plays.
LBConnor Strachan, MLB, Boston College, Fr, 6-2, 240- Not many big inside linebackers can run as well as Connor, with his 4.4 speed at 240. Now add in that the offense is likely to struggle so he should be on the field a lot. Expect him to join a long list of great linebackers in the history of BC.
Nyles Morgan, ILB, Notre Dame, Fr, 6-2, 233- Fast, Athletic, mean, and from Chicago, things the Fighting Irish love. Should be a starter by the end of the season, and should impress.
Raekwon McMillan, ILB, Ohio State, Fr, 6-2, 240- Fast and talented. Already pushing older studs for playing time
CBTony Brown, CB, Alabama, Fr, 6-0, 190- Reminds many of Daryl Revis, Strong, quick, and smart. Should be starting and making a name for himself.
William Likely, CB, Maryland, So, 5-7, 175- This guy is a big time threat returning punts, and kicks. Capable of scoring anytime he gets the ball.
Jalen Tabor, CB, Florida, Fr, 6-1, 188- Should have the starting job, or at least the nickel job by the end of the season. Tall for a corner, athletic, and physical.
SSu’a Cravens, S, USC, So, 6-1, 215- Freshman All-american who was all over the field last year.
Jabril Peppers, S, Michigan, Fr, 6-1, 211- Stud who will start at Free this season. Top 10 overall in most rating services. Can play Cb, very athletic.
K/PDaniel Carlson, K, Auburn, R-Fr, 6-4, 216- 2-Time all Colorado with a rocket leg, who could be the deciding factor if Auburn plays for the National title this year.
OTHERS OF NOTE
QBKyle Allen, QB, Texas A&M, Fr, 6-3, 205
Tommy Armstrong, QB, Nebraska, So, 6-1, 220
Adam Bertke, QB, Pittsburgh, Fr, 6-6, 210
Gabe Burgess, QB, Tulsa, Fr, 6-2, 210
Wayne Gallman, RB, Clemson, R-Fr, 6-1, 195-
Will Gardner, QB, Louisville, So, 6-5, 226
Jerrod Heard, QB, Texas, Fr, 6-2, 190
Justin Holman, QB, UCF, So, 6-4, 206
Kenny Hill, QB, Texas A&M, So, 6-1, 205
Gunner Kiel, QB, Cincinnati, So(NDame Tran), 6-4, 208
Tanner Lee, QB, Tulane, R-Fr, 6-4, 203
Mitch Leidner, QB, Minnesota, So, 6-4, 233
Cyler Miles, QB, Washington, So, 6-4, 217
Kevin Olsen, QB, Miami(Fl), R-Fr, 6-3, 200
Tyrone Swoopes, QB, Texas, So, 6-5, 241
Austin Wilson, QB, Syracuse, R-Fr, 6-3, 210
RBMiles Autry, RB, Georgia Tech, Fr, 5-11, 180
Donald Catalon, RB, Texas, Fr, 6-0, 200
Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida State, Fr, 6-0, 200
Pierre Cormier, RB, Arizona, R-Fr, 5-10, 183
Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State, So, 6-0, 225
Keith Ford, RB, Oklahoma, So, 5-11, 202
Royce Freeman, RB, Oregon, Fr, 6-0, 227
Aaron Green, RB, TCU, Jr(Transfer from Neb), 5-11, 215
Daniel Gresham, RB, SMU, Fr, 5-10, 237
TJ Logan, RB, UNC, So, 5-10, 185
Joe Mixon, RB, Oklahoma, Fr, 6-2, 216
Ra’Shaad Samples, RB, Ok State, R-Fr, 5-11, 178
Marcus Stamps, RB, San Diego State, R-Fr, 6-1, 210
William Stanback, RB, UCF, R-Fr, 6-5, 272
Terrence Williams, RB, Baylor, Fr, 6-3, 220
Myles Willis, RB, Boston College, So, 5-9, 192
WRBryce Bobo, WR, Colorado, R-Fr, 6-2, 190
KD Cannon, WR, Baylor, Fr, 5-11, 180
Freddie Canteen, WR, Michigan, Fr, 6-1, 175
Shelton Gibson, WR, WVirgina, R-Fr, 6-1, 186
Davion Hall, WR, Baylor, Fr, 6-2, 192
Bo Hines, WR, NC State, Fr, 6-1, 190
Eric Lauderdale, WR, Arizona State, Jr(JUCO), 6-2, 195
Speedy Noil, WR, Texas A&M, Fr, 5-11, 190
Mike Williams, WR, Clemson, So, 6-5, 205
TEMatt Williams, TE, Minnesota, So, 6-4, 254
Jake Roh, TE, Boise State, R-Fr, 6-3, 226
Durham Smythe, TE, Notre Dame, R-Fr, 6-5, 242
OLJacob Alsadek, OG/T, Arizona, R-Fr, 6-7, 313
Pat Elfein, OG, Ohio State, So, 6-3, 300
Aaron Evans, OG, UCF, R-Fr, 6-5, 282
Kyle Kalis, OG, Michigan, So, 6-5, 304
Erik Magnuson, OT, Michigan, So, 6-6, 295
Michael Dunn, OT, Maryland, R-Fr, 6-5, 295
Sean Welsh, OG, Iowa, R-Fr, 6-3, 283
Tyrone Crowder, OG, Clemson, R-Fr, 6-2, 325
Sean Harlow, OG, Oregon State, So, 6-4, 291
Cole Madison, OT, Washington State, R-Fr, 6-5, 294
Joseph Noteboom, OT, TCU, R-Fr, 6-5, 305
Jake Rawlerson, OC, Texas, R-Fr, 6-5, 281
Mike Glinchey, OT, Notre Dame, R-Fr, 6-8, 300
Josh Thomas, OT, Houston, R-Fr, 6-5, 327
DLJack Cottrell, DE, Boston College, R-Fr, 6-4, 239
DaJuan Drennon, DE, UNC, R-Fr, 6-4, 250
Paul James, DE, Illinois, Fr, 6-4, 240
Derick Roberson, DE, Texas, Fr, 6-4, 235
Vincent Taylor, DT, Ok State, R-Fr, 6-4, 290
LBDominique Alexander, ILB, Oklahoma, So, 6-0, 220
Gelen Robinson, OLB, Purdue, Fr, 6-2, 230
DJ Calhoun, OLB/S, Arizona State, Fr, 6-0, 210
Jeremy Timpf, ILB, Army, So, 6-3, 220
CBMacKenzie Alexander, CB, Clemson, R-Fr, 5-11, 185
Brandon Clements, CB, Navy, So, 5-11, 188
Dashon Hunt, CB, Oregon State, R-Fr, 5-8, 182
Jermaine Kelly, CB, Washington, R-Fr, 6-1, 188
Ranthony Texada, CB, TCU, R-Fr, 5-10, 165
SBubba Baker, S, Washington, Fr, 5-10, 180
Marcus Ball, S, Arizona State, R-Fr, 6-3, 216
Zach Edwards, S, Cincinnati, R-Fr, So, 5-11, 186
Germaine Pratt, S, NC State, Fr, 6-3, 195
Leon McQuay, S, USC, So, 6-0, 175