The top 10 players returning to the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers 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. Tarron Jackson, DE
2. CJ Marable, RB
3. Isaiah Likely, TE
4. Myles Olufemi, OLB
5. Bryce Carpenter/Fred Payton, QB(s)
6. Sam Thompson, C
7. C.J. Brewer, DI
8. Kameron Burton, S
9. Teddy Gallagher, LB
10. Jaivon Heiligh, WR
Honorable Mention: Trey Carter, G
Jackson bends the edge tremendously well and has solid strength to go along with his frame. He can move exceptionally for a 6'2, 270-pounder and has length to go along with it. He routinely disrupts passing lanes with pressure through a variety of pass-rush moves or by sticking his arms up and batting balls away.
Marable is a home-run threat waiting to happen and broke off several, beautiful hole-cutting runs a year ago. He can find the crease just about anywhere and has great contact balance through hits from bigger defenders. He oftentimes falls forward and doesn't go down on first contact too regularly.
Likely is an NFL-ready tight end right now while Olufemi is a talented all-around threat at the second level for the Chanticleers. If the quarterback questions can be answered between either Carpenter or Payton, who each had their moments last year, Coastal could make some serious noise.
They have a solid middle of their defense with Brewer, Gallagher and Burton, in that order.