College Football News Preview 2020: Top Northwestern Wildcats Players
Best Northwestern Wildcats Offensive Player
RB Isaiah Bowser, Jr.
Left tackle Rashawn Slater should be an All-Big Ten performer, and the hope is for Peyton Ramsey to be terrific, but if Bowser is healthy, he’s the steady runner to take over the offense.
Drake Anderson is good, and there are other options, but the 6-1, 215-pound Bowser is the potential difference-maker. He came on at the end of his freshman year to finish with 866 yards and six scores – doing almost all of his work over the final eight games – but last year he couldn’t get going with a knee injury keeping him down.
2. OT Rashawn Slater, Sr.
3. QB Peyton Ramsey, Sr.
4. WR Riley Lees, Sr.
5. RB Drake Anderson, Soph.
Best Northwestern Wildcats Defensive Player
LB Paddy Fisher, Sr.
The latest great Northwestern linebacker, the 6-4, 246-pound big hitter followed up two straight 100+ tackle seasons with an 88-stop campaign with a sack and six tackles for loss. He can get behind the line, but his game is about holding up between the hashmarks and eating everything up.
Great from the start, he’s not in his fourth year as the leader and star of the D. Expect All-Big Ten honors and a third 100-tackle season in the last four.
2. LB Blake Gallagher, Sr.
3. S Travis Whillock, Sr.
4. LB Chris Bergin, Sr.
5. CB Cam Ruiz, Jr.