QB- Jameis Winston, Florida State, Soph.
The only thing better than being a Heisman Trophy Winner and a national champion as a freshman is doing it again as a sophomore.
RB- Todd Gurley, Georgia, Jr.
Injuries sidelined him for a stretch, but make no mistake, he’s the best running back in college football.
RB- Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin, Jr.
Replacing Montee Ball, Gordon ran for 1,466 yards. This year as the man? Expect a lot more than that.
WR- Amari Cooper, Alabama, Jr.
A.J. McCarron’s favorite target should help the Tide offense click under Jacob Coker, epecially with their vaunted running game.
WR- Antwan Goodley, Baylor, Sr.
The Bears offense should continue to score at will and Goodley and Bryce Petty will team up for the Big 12’s best pass-catch combo.
TE- Nick O'Leary, Florida State, Jr.
The grandson of the Golden Bear came into his own in 2013 and the Seminoles will use him early and often again.
OL- Andrus Peat, Stanford, Jr.
May be the most talented offensive lineman Stanford has had in the last decade, which is saying something.
OL- Cedric Ogbuehi, Texas A&M, Sr.
The Aggies have lost Luke Joeckel and Jake Matthews the last two years, but Ogbuehi has been the one constant.
OL- Tre Jackson, Florida State, Sr.
It’s no surprise that the Seminoles’ return to college football prominance was largely because of their offensive line, and Jackson is their star.
OL- Cameron Erving, Florida State, Sr.
Then again, Ervin has every bit the case to make that he’s the star of the Seminoles offensive line.
OL- Hroniss Grasu, Oregon, Sr.
The anchor of the Ducks’ offensive line, Grasu is the best center in college football and the frontrunner for the Rimington Award.
K- Robert Aguayo, Florida State, Soph.
The Lou Groza Award winner as a freshman, Aguayo could have a monopoly on it for the next couple of years.
KR- Ty Montgomery, Stanford, Sr.
The most dangerous return man in the Pac-12 is also the most dangerous return man in the country, and yet teams still kick to him.
DL- Leonard Williams, USC, Jr.
Teams tried to double Williams last year and he still was a nightmare for offensive lines to stop.
DL- Vic Beasley, Clemson, Sr.
Beasley decided to return to Clemson and the Tiger faithful will more than wecome back he and his ability to find the quarterback (13 sacks in 2013).
DL- Shilique Calhoun, Michigan State, Jr.
Calhoun had 7.5 sacks in a breakout sophomore year and figures to improve on those numbers this year.
DL- Michael Bennett, Ohio State, Sr.
Bennett leads one of the premier defensive lines in all of college football- you can’t really try to double one and leave another unblocked.
LB- Ramik Wilson, Georgia, Sr.
Wilson led the SEC in tackles, with 133, and always seems to be around the ball. The Bulldogs will eed him to be just as good this year.
LB- Myles Jack, UCLA, Soph.
The versatile Jack was good before he tried his hand at offense, that just added another dimension to his game.
LB- Trey DePriest, Alabama, Sr.
The Tide is known for its linebackers and DePriest is the next in line for Alabama to be an All-American.
DB- Vernon Hargreaves, Florida, Soph.
The top cover cornerback in college, it didn’t take Hargreaves long to establish himself as such.
DB- Derron Smith, Fresno State, Sr.
Smith seems to catch as many passes from opposing quarterbacks as Bulldog receivers did from Derek Carr.
DB- Ifo Ekpre Olomu, Oregon, Sr.
Spurned the NFL Draft, and almost certainly a first round pick to return to Oregon and try to get the Ducks over the hump and win a title.
DB- Landon Collins, Alabama, Jr.
Mama has to finally be happy for Collins after his success in Tuscaloosa, which has primed him for a big 2014 season.
P- Drew Kaser, Texas A&M, Jr.
The only reason the Aggies weren’t too broken-hearted when they didn’t score was because Kaser usually had a big punt to follow.
PR- Ryan Switzer, North Carolina, Soph.
His size may not be big, but his ability is. Five punts were returned for touchdowns by Switzer in 2013, tying an NCAA record.