The top 10 players returning to the Toledo Rockets 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. Nick Rosi, T
2. Bryant Koback, RB
3. Bryce Mitchell, WR
4. Samuel Womack, CB
5. Jamal Hines, DE
6. Danzel McKinley-Lewis, WR
7. Saeed Holt, S
8. Chris McDonald, CB
9. Desjuan Johnson, DE
10. Luke Doerger, C
Honorable Mention: Shakif Seymour, RB; Tycen Anderson, S; Mitchell Berg, T;
Rosi is every bit of one of the MAC's top returning offensive players as he does everything at elite levels for the Rockets. He'll explode off the line in the run game and create massive holes while also representing one of the better interior pass-blocking guards in all of the country. His pass sets are great as are his movements and he'll start to garner some NFL draft talk if he continues to excel as he did a season ago.
Koback has Rosi to thank for some of the holes he ran through a season ago but he certainly ripped off enough on his own to be thankful for. In total, he racked up 763 yards of his after contact and forced a whopping 60+ tacklers to miss last season. He totaled 1,185 yards on just 196 carries and did so against loaded boxes all too often.
Though they lose Mitchel Guadagni at quarterback, Bryce Mitchell should help ease the situation as he pairs with McKinley-Lewis to form one of the top 1-2 combinations at receiver in the conference. Mitchell hauled in 679 yards on just 35 catches last season, routinely boxing out defenders for 50-50 balls just the same as he utilized his route separating skills to find an open lane. McKinley-Lewis dominated after the catch himself, totaling over 200 of his 615 yards after the catch while Mitchell was no slouch after the catch himself.
For the Rockets defense, Womack will need to continue his dominant all-around level of play for them to see success this season as he hauled in two picks and nine more pass breakups in coverage, each of which leads the returning players on the team. McDonald had his moments last year as well, tying with Womack with nine PBUs but did have multiple penalties on him. Shaking off a few missteps here and there, and this duo at cornerback is as rock-solid as they come.
Holt is a do-everything kind of guy as well, racking up multiple sacks and multiple forced incompletions in coverage. He won't miss many tackles and he'll routinely make a stop at the line of scrimmage.