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2016 Outland Trophy Preseason Watch List: 5 Things That Matter

Sep 27, 2014; Auburn, AL, USA; Auburn Tigers defensive tackle Montravius Adams (1) celebrates an interception during the first half against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at Jordan Hare Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 27, 2014; Auburn, AL, USA; Auburn Tigers defensive tackle Montravius Adams (1) celebrates an interception during the first half against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at Jordan Hare Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports


Outland Trophy Watch List announced. What are the five things that matter for the 2016 Outland first look?


– The Football Writers Association of America announced the 2016 Outland Trophy Watch List, looking at the top interior linemen in college football including 22 offensive tackles, 20 guards, 17 defensive tackles and 11 centers.

– Last season, Stanford OG Josh Garnett won. Iowa OT Brandon Scherff won in 2014, Pitt DT Aaron Donald in 2013, Texas A&M OT Luke Joeckel in 2012, and Alabama OT/C Barrett Jones in 2011.

– Notable Outland Trophy winners: Ndamukong Suh DT Nebraska in 2009, Wisconsin OT Joe Thomas in 2006, Ohio State OT Orlando Pace in 1996, UCLA OT Jonathan Ogden in 1995, Utah State DT Merlin Olsen in 1961, and Iowa DT Alex Karras in 1957. The first Outland went to Notre Dame T George Connor in 1946.

– The SEC leads the way this season with 12 players on the Outland Trophy Watch List. The Big Ten has 11, ACC and Pac-12 with 10, Big 12 6, and all the Group of 5 teams and independents with 21.

2016 OUTLAND TROPHY PRESEASON WATCH LIST

Montravius Adams, Auburn, DT
Brian Allen, Michigan State, C
Zach Banner, USC, OT
Adam Bisnowaty, Pittsburgh, OT
Chris Borrayo, California, G
J.T. Boyd East Carolina, C
Orlando Brown, Oklahoma, OT
Mason Cole, Michigan, C
Parker Collins, Appalachian State, G
Austin Corbett, Nevada, OT
Tyrell Crosby, Oregon, OT
Tyrone Crowder, Clemson, G
Dion Dawkins, Temple, OT
J.J. Dielman, Utah, OT
Pat Elflein, Ohio State, G
Dan Feeney, Indiana, G
Kyle Fuller, Baylor, C
Antonio Garcia, Troy, OT
Will Geary, Kansas State, DT
Avery Gennesy, Texas A&M, OT
Davon Godchaux, LSU, DT
Jay Guillermo, Clemson, C
Darius Hamilton, Rutgers, DT
Jon Heck, North Carolina, OT
Treyvon Hester, Toledo, DT
Daniel Isidora, Miami, G
Martez Ivey, Florida, G
Roderick Johnson, Florida State, OT
Dorian Johnson, Pittsburgh, G
Jaleel Johnson, Iowa, DT
Jarron Jones, Notre Dame, DT
Alex Kozan, Auburn, G
Forrest Lamp, Western Kentucky, OT
Ului Lapuaho, BYU, G
Nick Linder, Miami, C
Lowell Lotulelei, Utah, DT
Erik Magnuson, Michigan, OT
Damien Mama, USC, G
Conor McDermott, UCLA, OT
Malik McDowell, Michigan State, DT
Mike McGlinchey, Notre Dame, OT
Taylor Moton, Western Michigan, OT
Storm Norton, Toledo, OT
Larry Ogunjobi, Charlotte, DT
Tyler Orlosky, West Virginia, C
Ethan Pocic, LSU, C
Billy Price, Ohio State, G
Greg Pyke, Georgia, G
Jake Replogle, Purdue, DT
Cam Robinson, Alabama, OT
Chase Roullier, Wyoming, G
Nico Siragusa, San Diego State, G
Dan Skipper, Arkansas, OT
Tashon Smallwood, Arizona State, DT
Tanzel Smart, Tulane, DT
Braden Smith, Auburn, G
Chris Taylor, Tulane, G
Vincent Taylor, Oklahoma State, DT
Wyatt Teller, Virginia Tech, G
Cameron Tom, Southern Miss, C
Jon Toth, Kentucky, C
Travis Tuiloma, BYU, DT
Clint Van Horn, Marshall, OT
Eddie Vanderdoes, UCLA, DT
Dan Voltz, Wisconsin, C
Carlos Watkins, Clemson, DT
Chad Wheeler, USC, OT
Dylan Wiesman, Tennessee, G
Connor Williams, Texas, OT
Fred Zerblis, Colorado State, G