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7. Purdue

QB Jack Plummer is a perfect fit for the Boilermaker’s pass-first offense and looks to build off of a solid freshman season. Purdue’s running game needs work, and they’ll look to King Doerue to take a leap his sophomore year and become a true RB1.

WR Rondale Moore is the real deal. After a sensational freshman year, he began 2019 on fire before missing most of 2019 with an injury and looks to build off of his impressive resume.

6. Indiana

Michael Penix Jr. will enter his first year as full-time starting QB, after a great 2019 on limited snaps. After a fantastic 2018 year, RB Stevie Scott III regressed slightly but will look to be a top-5 RB in the conference this season.

WR Whop Philyor is a bonified WR1 after his breakout 2019 season and figures to put up huge numbers in his senior year.

5. Nebraska

QB Adrian Martinez has many of both critics and believers, but there’s no doubt Martinez can play but needs to be more consistent. RB Dedrick Mills had an impressive past two years but struggled to hit the 1k yard mark in both.

Losing JD Spielman leaves Wan’Dale Robinson as the top WR target. Robinson in summary is a poor man’s Rondale Moore. He’s an undersized Swiss Army knife with blazing speed who can leave defenders in his tracks. Robinson is somewhat of a question mark, but could have a breakout year.

4. Penn State

QB Sean Clifford will try to improve off of a phenomenal 2019, which saw him throw for 2,654 yards and 23 touchdowns. Journey Brown could be the top-RB in the conference, as a guy who can run all over defenses, and find the end zone often.

WR is a position that lacks depth, but WR1 Jahan Dotson looks capable, and in the past has tended to net sizable gains.

3. Michigan

Dylan McCaffrey could be the answer Michigan needs at QB, as he showed flashes in limited snaps. RB Zach Charbonnet is coming off a great freshman year and could be a huge piece of Michigan’s offense as he will probably get a lot more carries. WR Nico Collins had amazing 2018 and 2019 seasons and will try to boost his draft stock during his senior season.

2. Minnesota

Tanner Morgan absolutely torched defenses at QB last year, with 30 touchdowns on 3,253 yards. Morgan is arguably a top-5 QB nationally and looks to bring the Golden Gophers to another NY6 bowl. Mohamed Ibrahim was a phenom in 2018, however, he saw his numbers take a big hit last year.

Ibraham will look to find his 2018 self in a promising year for Minnesota. WR Rashod Bateman was great last year, and now with Tyler Johnson out of the picture, Bateman could find himself winning the Biletnikoff Award this season.

1. Ohio State

QB Justin Fields returns after a 2019 season where he led OSU to the CFP, as arguably the best QB in college football. Fields threw 41 touchdowns to just 3 interceptions in his 1st season as a full-time starter. OSU also landed transfer RB Trey Sermon from Oklahoma, and after a huge setback year in 2019, Sermon will try to find the magic he had his first 2 seasons at OU.

WR Chris Olave was amazing last season and should improve with more receptions. Watch out for the Buckeyes this season.

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