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Phil Steele BSU player rankings




So this will in no way attempt to match Kevan's recap of the Street and Smith/Sporting News preview magazine, but at least has some of the player rankings from Steele's annual magazine.

 

For Individual Units:

Quarterbacks: 6th

Running Backs: 26th

Receivers: 28th

Oline: 17th

Dline: 21st

Linebackers: 9th (includes nickel back)

Defensive Backs: 17th

Special Teams: 2nd

 

For Individual Players:

Offense

Kellen Moore: 12th(!) overall QB, 1st Team WAC, 6th on Heisman Watch List

Jeremy Avery: 38th overall RB, 1st Team WAC

DJ Harper: 3rd Team WAC

Austin Pettis: 9th overall WR (2nd best senior), 4th Team All-American, 1st Team WAC

Titus Young: 8th overall Kick Returner, 1st Team WAC (WR), 1st Team WAC (KR)

Kyle Efaw: 3rd Team WAC (TE)

Thomas Byrd: 42nd overall Center, 3rd Team WAC

Nate Potter: 19th overall Guard, 1st Team WAC

Will Lawrence: 3rd Team WAC (Guard)

Garrett Pendergast: 4th Team WAC (Tackle)  (Pendergast and Leno are the starting tackles according to Steele)

 

Defense:

Ryan Winterswyk: 14th overall DE, 1st Team WAC

Shea McClellin: 4th Team WAC (DE)

Billy Winn: 37th overall DT, 1st Team WAC

Chase Baker: 2nd Team WAC (DT)

Winston Venable: 51st overall OLB (which is where Steele puts nickel backs, I guess), 2nd Team WAC (LB)

Aaron Tevis: 3rd Team WAC (LB)

Daron Mackey: 3rd Team WAC (LB)

Derrell Acrey: 4th Team WAC (LB)

Brandyn Thompson: 19th overall CB, 1st Team WAC

George Iloka: 34th overall FS, 4th Team WAC

Jeron Johnson, 7th overall SS, 2nd Team WAC

 

Special Teams:

Kyle Brotzman: 1st Team WAC Punter, 2nd Team WAC Kicker

Chris Potter: 4th Team WAC Punt Returner.

 

Team Rankings:

1st in WAC, 6th in preseason top-40, 7th in overall power ranking.  Bowl Projection: Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl (formerly Emerald Bowl) vs. Stanford.

 

Notes: Except for one tackle and the 2nd CB (and the FB, I suppose), every starter is an All-WAC selection of some sort or another (as is a back-up LB, apparently).  The 12th overall QB ranking for Moore is puzzling, although I think the individual player rankings put a heavy emphasis on NFL draft-worthiness, so I suppose that might explain Moore's relatively low ranking.

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