3. TOP WESTERN MICHIGAN PLAYERS
Best Western Michigan Offensive Player
OG Luke Juriga, Sr.
The only thing missing is raw bulk. The 6-4, 295-pounder is a technician who can move, getting the starting nod as a redshirt freshman at guard and not leaving over the last two seasons. He has seen starting time at center and might step in for All-MAC performer John Keenoy, but if he’s at right guard again, he’s the one the good ground game will work behind.
2. QB Jon Wassink, Jr.
3. RB LeVante Bellamy, Sr.
4. WR/CB D’Wayne Eskridge, Sr.
5. TE Giovanni Ricci, Sr.
Best Western Michigan Defensive Player
LB Drake Spears, Sr.
Or Alex Grace, or even inside linebacker Corvin Moment. The linebacking corps should be the strength of the D – and potentially the team – with three excellent starters, and the 6-1, 220-pound Spears the veteran former defensive back who has grown into a a big playmaker at outside linebacker. He led the team with 86 tackles with three sacks and 9.5 tackles for loss, and he and Grace should do it all again.
2. LB Alex Grace, Sr.
3. S Justin Tranquill, Sr.
4. DE Ali Fayad, Jr.
5. DT Ralph Holley, Jr.