The top 10 players returning to the Kansas Jayhawks 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. Pooka Williams, RB
2. Stephone Robinson Jr., WR
3. Andrew Parchment, WR
4. Kyle Mayberry, CB
5. Kyron Johnson, LB
6. Chris Hughes, G
7. Jay Dineen, LB
8. Davon Ferguson, S
9. Kwamie Lassiter II, WR
10. Gavin Potter, LB
Honorable Mention: Malik Clark, G
Pooka is about as dangerous a running back as you're going to find in 2020. He breaks off long runs at will, bounces off would-be tacklers with ease and can make even the best tacklers whiff at thin air. On just 202 carries, he ripped off 1,043 yards and did the majority of his damage after making a player miss or bouncing off first contact.
Robinson and Parchment made the offense roll in 2019, aided by the now-gone Daylon Charlot as well as Lassiter. Robinson had 727 yards on just 45 receptions and has great separation skills. Parchment is a long receiver, longer perhaps than he even is tall at 6'2. He can high point the football extremely well and he churns out first downs and chunk plays with ease.
Mayberry has shown at times that he can be a lockdown type cornerback and did a great job of limiting big plays and yards after the catch into his coverage. He had five pass breakups a season ago and also limited missed tackles across all facets.
The younger Dineen looks to take the mantle as the team's leading tackler in 2020 and should have all the chances to do so alongside Johnson as they both fly around the field with ease and have great skills in coverage to boot.
This defense will need a great season from Ferguson as he'll step into the primary role with Bryce Torneden and Mike Lee now gone. Ferguson had some strong moments last season and if he can limit those mistakes in tackling, he'll fit right in atop the conference leaderboards at safety.