3. RB Tyler Goodson, Iowa
There were glimpses of greatness after a good freshman season.
The 5-10, 199-pounder was smaller and skinnier to start the 2019 campaign, but he still showed off his flash and wheels with 638 yards and five touchdowns to go along with 24 catches for 166 yards.
He didn’t have to be a workhorse – only carrying the ball 20 times once – but he made the most of an increased role later in the season with a touchdown run in each of the last four games.
After splitting carries with Mekhi Sargent nearly 50/50, Goodson took over with almost twice as many touches in 2020, earning All-Big Ten honors with 762 yards and seven scores. He ran for over 100 yards in four of the last six games including an 11-carry, 106-yard, one-score game in the season finale win over Wisconsin.
Sargent is done, but the Iowa passing game should be stronger – at least that’s the hope – and should carry more of the weight. Even so, Goodson should be the main man on a team good enough to push for the Big Ten West title.