Rutgers Scarlet Knights College Football Preview 2021: Top Players
Best Rutgers Scarlet Knights Offensive Player
RB Isaih Pacheco, Jr.
Flip a coin between Pacheco and Bo Melton for the Best Player designation. The 5-11, 210-pound Pacheco can catch, he can carry the ground game, and he’ll tough it out for yards.
He only averaged 4.5 yards per carry so far, but he’s been through the rough times and came up with close to 1,800 yards and 13 touchdowns. Now he gets to have a little more fun.
2. WR Bo Melton, Sr.
3. WR/KR Aron Cruickshank, Jr.
4. OT Raiqwon O’Neal, Jr.
5. OG Reggie Sutton, Jr.
Best Rutgers Scarlet Knights Defensive Player
LB Olakunle Fatukasi, Sr.
Tyshon Fogg might be the veteran leader and big tackler over the last few years, and there are plenty of Scarlet Knights who make a ton of plays, but Fatukasi is the all-around star – at least statistically.
He led the team with 101 tackles and has 196 over the last two years to go along with his improvement as a playmaker behind the line with a team-high 11 tackles for loss.
2. LB Tyshon Fogg, Sr.
3. S Christian Izien, Jr.
4. CB Avery Young, Jr.
5. DE Mike Tverdov, Sr.
Top Incoming Rutgers Scarlet Knights Transfer
DT Ifeanyi Maijeh, Sr.
Veteran defensive tackles who can get into the backfield are impossible to find, and Rutgers just landed one.
Michael Dwumfour is one of team’s few key losses, and now the hope is for Maijeh – the 6-2, 280-pound Temple transfer – to step in, take over on the inside, and be the playmaker he was at times for the Owls.