College Football News Preview 2020: Top Iowa Hawkeyes Players
Best Iowa Hawkeyes Offensive Player
OT Alaric Jackson, Sr.
Tristan Wirfs was selected by Tampa Bay with the 13th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. There were some varying opinions on where Jackson might have gone if he had come out early – he wasn’t quite himself with a knee problem bothering him – but he certainly would’ve flirted with the first round. Now the 6-6, 320-pound senior will be the anchor on the line from his left tackle spot.
He was a bit banged up throughout last season, but he locked it down over the second half of the year to earn All-Big Ten honors. This year, if he stays healthy, he might just be the league’s best blocker – at least the NFL types might think so.
2. C Tyler Linderbaum, Soph.
3. WR Ihmir Smith-Marsette, Sr.
4. QB Spencer Petras, Soph.
5. PK Keith Duncan, Sr.
Best Iowa Hawkeyes Defensive Player
DE Chauncey Golston, Sr.
Go ahead and throw Golston into the Key Player To A Successful Season bucket, too, considering all the stars lost on the defensive front.
The 6-5, 272-pounder is more of an end who could play tackle, but he produces no matter where he lines up. He earned All-Big Ten honors making 47 tackles with three sacks and 9.5 tackles for loss, and he was always around the ball with three fumble recoveries and five broken up passes.
2. LB Djimon Colbert, Jr.
3. CB Matt Hankins, Sr.
4. S Jack Koerner, Jr.
5. DT Daviyon Nixon, Jr.