The top 10 players returning to the Arkansas State Red Wolves 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. Layne Hatcher, QB
2. Antonio Fletcher, S
3. Andre Harris Jr., G
4. Dahu Green, WR
5. Jonathan Adams Jr., WR
6. Marcel Murray, RB
7. Caleb Bonner, LB
8. Jarius Reimonenq, CB
9. Jeffmario Brown, DE
10. Forrest Merrill, DI
Honorable Mention: Ivory Scott, G
Hatcher, the Alabama transfer, has all the tools to succeed in the Arkansas State offense. He has incredible, underrated athleticism and a strong arm from any platform. He plays much bigger than his size and isn't afraid to take his shots. Hatcher's arm strength means he can fit the ball into any window on the football field.
There's a reason he's the state of Arkansas' all-time leader in passing yards at the high school level.
Fletcher lowers the boom regularly but doesn't miss many tackles by doing so. He's a true all-around threat with great coverage skills and a sound run defender. Added plus for Fletcher is that he won't be outworked on the field or in the weight room, and has great special teams ability as well.
Harris is the workhorse on the offensive line and has terrific pass sets. Adams is a highlight-reel waiting to happen and Green is untapped potential. Green is a former Oklahoma transfer and one of the better receivers from his recruiting class a few years back. He's a massive target with incredible hands and just needs to stay healthy.
Bonner has great ability at the linebacking spot both in run defense and as a pass defender while Reimonenq had a great freshman season as well. Merrill needs to add consistent pass-rush to be considered one of the better interior defensive linemen in the Sun Belt but has all the tools to do so.
Murray has shiftiness for days and doesn't shy away from contact, forming an incredibly difficult ask for smaller linebackers to bring down in space.