VRBO Citrus Bowl Players To Watch
– RB Benny Snell, Jr. Kentucky: There are heart-and-soul players, and there are guys who can carry their teams no matter what the stats, and there are the guys who can do both. Snell is one of those who can do it all, running for 1,305 yards and 14 touchdowns, but it’s more than that – his workhorse abilities allow everything else about UK work. He’s a tough, hard runner who can catch a little, too.
– LB Josh Allen, Sr. Kentucky: Get ready for him to rocked up the NFL draft charts to almost certainly get into the top 15. The 6-5, 260-pound hybrid killer led the team with 84 tackles with 14 sacks and 18.5 tackles for loss. When he’s on, he can take over games.
QB Trace McSorley, Sr. Penn State: It’s been an interesting career. He took over the starting job as a sophomore, won the Big Ten title, and has been the leader and star for a team that’s won 31 games over the last three seasons.
He’s not all that accurate – completing fewer than 60% of his career passes – and he threw just 16 touchdown passes after tossing 29 as a sophomore and 28 as a junior. But he ran more this season – finishing with 723 yards and 11 touchdowns – and he’s as good as any quarterback in college football in the clutch.
LB Micah Parsons, Fr. Penn State: That wasn’t a bad first season. The superstar recruit turned out to be ready right away, working on the outside of the linebacking corps and finishing with a team-leading 69 tackles with 1.5 sacks and four tackles for loss. All the tools are there to be a special force over the next few years before he’s off to the NFL.