College Football News Preview 2020: Top Minnesota Golden Gophers Players
Best Minnesota Golden Gophers Offensive Player
QB Tanner Morgan, Jr.
Not having around Rashod Bateman and Tyler Johnson won’t help the cause, but Morgan helped make those guys great, too. The 6-2, 215-pound veteran threw for 30 touchdowns with seven picks, and he ran for a score, but his experience will be as important as anything else.
He’ll be helped by a strong running game to take the pressure off, and there are enough good receivers returning to be okay, but it should be a massive help if he can repeat his 2019 season without his top two guys.
2. OG Blaise Andries, Jr.
3. WR Chris Autman-Bell, Jr.
4. RB Mohamed Ibrahim, Jr.
5. OT Daniel Faalele, Jr.
Best Minnesota Golden Gophers Defensive Player
CB Coney Durr, Sr.
It was Antoine Winfield’s secondary, but the 5-10, 200-pound Durr did his part to make a whole lot of plays, too. All back full two years after missing most of the 2017 season with a torn ACL, the All-Big Ten performer in the classroom and on the field made 33 tackles and picked off a pass for a score against Maryland. He’s at his best balling out when the ball is thrown his way with ten broken up passes, but he only made the one pick.
2. S Jordan Howden, Jr.
3. S Benjamin St. Juste, Sr.
4. LB Mariano Sori-Marin, Jr.
5. DE Esezi Otomoewo, Jr.