The top 10 players returning to the Air Force Falcons for the 2020 college football season.
Important to note that this list is based upon last year's data and film from on each specific team as well as judgment based upon the player's position both his skill and the level of talent around him at the said position and influential cohorts. Positional value also plays a large factor in these rankings as does the offensive or defensive scheme.
1. Donald Hammond III, QB
2. Kadin Remsberg, RB
3. Nolan Laufenberg, G
4. Demonte Meeks, LB
5. Parker Ferguson, T
6. Timothy Jackson, FB
7. Jordan Jackson, DE
8. Milton Bugg III, CB
9. Lakota Wills, DE
10. Adam Jewell, T
Honorable Mention: Christopher Herrera, DI
Hammond is not just an option quarterback but rather, an incredibly talented dual-threat signal-caller. He can sling the ball downfield and is perhaps one of the past decade's most talented throwers of the football from the triple-option offense. He's also an incredibly gifted runner and has tremendous knowledge of his reads and keys in the option rushing attack.
Remsberg is beyond difficult to tackle and makes defenders miss just as easily as he runs them over. He averaged nearly 6.0 yards per carry last year and had more than double the next closest running backs in terms of big, 10+ yard carries.
Laufenberg paves the way as one of the more talented guards in the entire country, not just Mountain West, not just Group of 5. He and Ferguson make an extremely scary duo for any defensive lineman and when you add in Jewell as well, this line should once again be one of the best in the country at moving people off the line of scrimmage.
Meeks flies to the football and is perhaps the team's best returning pass-rusher, Jackson is an elusive dude and Bugg plays a great brand of high-risk football in coverage. He was targeted a ton last year yet did more of the 'bend' rather than 'break' in that mantra.
The edge duo of Jackson and Wills should take some of the sting away from the loss of some talented players inside while the entire defense will miss Jeremy Fejedelem on the backend.