Rice Owls College Football Preview 2021: Top Players
Best Rice Owls Offensive Player
WR Bradley Rozner, Jr.
The 6-5, 204-pounder opted out of the 2020 season after ripping it up for 770 yards and five touchdown on 55 catches in his first year coming over from the JUCO ranks. He’s got the size, deep speed, and hands to be a No. 1 target who can stretch the field. It’s a good group of Owl receivers returning, and he’ll be the one who makes it all go.
2. OT Clay Servin, Soph.
3. OT Jovaun Woolford, Sr.
4. WR/PR Jake Bailey, Soph.
5. QB JoVani Johnson, RFr.
Best Rice Owls Defensive Player
DT De’Braylon Carroll, Soph.
The man in the middle is one of the few Owls who bring the bulk into the interior. At 6-0 and 291 pounds, he’s just big enough to hold his own against the run, and he’s able to be a factor behind the line with 2.5 sacks and 5.5 tackles for loss in two years from the nose.
2. S Kirk Lockhart, Soph.
3. LB Treshawn Chamberlain, Jr.
4. DT Elijah Garcia, Sr.
5. LB Antoni Montero, Jr.
Top Incoming Rice Owls Transfer
WR Cedric Patterson
The Owls aren’t bringing in a slew of transfers, but the more help for the receiving corps, the better. The 5-11, 180-pound Patterson comes in from New Mexico after averaging close to 19 yards per catch on his 16 grabs with three scores. If nothing else, he’s a field stretcher.