The top 10 players returning to the Bowling Green 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. Andrew Clair, RB
2. Derek Downs, T
3. Caleb Biggers, CB
4. Karl Brooks, DE
5. Bryson Denley, RB
6. Quintin Morris, TE
7. Kholbe Coleman, LB
8. Tim Tanner-Blair, G
9. Julian Ortega-Jones, WR
10. Jerry Roberts, LB
Honorable Mention: Jerry McBride III, S; Ty Redding, CB
Clair returns to run it back as one of the better running backs in the conference, a conference that also holds Jaret Patterson and Caleb Huntley. He may have only had 68 carries in four games of action a season ago but he still rattled off several big runs and nearly 66% of his yards came after contact before his season was over. He had run for a combined 1,403 yards in his first two seasons and averaged 5.9 yards per carry prior to last season. He's an elusive back with tons of talent and is ready to explode in 2020.
Denley's presence should only help Clair after he ran for 538 yards on just 112 carries last year. He led the team in explosive runs and broke off a backfield-high 53-yard run in a great season a year ago. Downs and Tanner-Blair should anchor a tough offensive line down the stretch as they get used to a new quarterback.
On defense, Biggers is the star after breaking up five passes last season and causing headaches in coverage for multiple teams. He won't break often as he can run with receivers and outjump most players due to his athleticism and great ball skills. Redding is an underrated aspect of their team as well, and should see more snaps to prove his worth this fall.
Brooks finished with a team-high 35 pressures including five sacks las year while he also proved to be a formidable threat against the run as well. Coleman and Roberts are likely to see even bigger tackle numbers this season while Coleman also represents a threat when he blitzes.