The Christian McCaffrey Ninj-eisman
Given annually to the dude what comes from nowhere to super-hype seemingly overnight.
To kick off the 2016 season, we’re introducing a slough of awards for the year — and with them, our preseason watchlist for each. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to get the latest!
Our Watchlist (see if you can figure which one is Jeremy’s)
- Nathan Peterman (QB, Pitt) — Pitt surprises everyone by running through the weak Coastal division of the ACC off Peterman’s hot hand and a strong run game. Also, his name sounds like a fictional Seinfeld character.
- John Franklin III (QB, Aub) — Stop me if you’ve heard this one before…..Auburn picks up a JUCO QB who formerly played at a big time school but left for whatever reason and made their way to the Lovliest Little Football Rehab on the Plains. Gus Malzahn has a way to take second-hand players and turn them into stars.
- Mitch Trubisky (QB, UNC) — If I’m going to be stuck in basketball country and listen to people talk about North Carolina teams like they’re real entities, then so are you. Larry Fedora has been building a fairly stable program, and the Tar Heels might be on the verge of pulling off something special this year. (see also: Pitt, weak Coastal division)
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2016 awards watchlists