View Full Version : Some Players To Watch.

11-22-2006, 01:59 AM
Western Athletic Conference
• Offensive Player of the Year
Colt Brennan, QB, Hawaii (36)
Tough to turn down either member of Boise State's dynamic duo, running back Ian Johnson or quarterback Jared Zabransky, but Brennan's numbers are just sick: 4,155 passing yards, 48 touchdowns, nine straight games with at least four touchdown passes, a potential record pass efficiency rating and a 9-2 record. So what if it's a gimmick offense; few people can run the gimmick as well as Brennan.

11-22-2006, 02:01 AM
Atlantic Coast Conference
• Offensive Player of the Year
Calvin Johnson, WR, Georgia Tech (7)
He's 18th nationally in receiving yards per game and has 13 touchdowns, despite being the focus of every coverage scheme and catching balls from a quarterback not exactly being compared to Troy Smith and Brad Quinn. Johnson ranks fourth among the top 100 receivers nationally in touchdowns per catch, scoring once every 4.4 receptions. Runner-up: Matt Ryan, QB, Boston College. He ranks 14th nationally in total offense at 250.7 yards per game.
• Defensive Player of the Year
Gaines Adams, DE, Clemson (8)
He's been borderline unblockable: 13½ tackles for loss, 10½ sacks, four passes batted down, two forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries -- including a 66-yard fumble return that turned the tide of what looked like a certain loss to Wake Forest.

11-22-2006, 02:09 AM
Mid-American Conference
• Offensive Player of the Year
Garrett Wolfe, RB, Northern Illinois (21)
By far the active career leader in rushing yards (4,972) and rushing touchdowns (51). Also the clear leader among backs with more than 500 career carries in yards per game (160.4) and yards per carry (6.5). Needs 264 yards in the finale against Eastern Michigan to hit 2,000 on the ground for the season.
• Defensive Player of the Year
Ameer Ismail, LB, Western Michigan (22)
Leads the nation in sacks (15) and is second in tackles for loss (23½), keying a Broncos defense that is eighth nationally against the run, 16th in total defense and single-handedly terminated Wolfe's Heisman Trophy campaign.

The MAC Conference has produced some great players lately...like Ben Roethlisberger, Brian Leftwich, Chad Pennington and even our own Jason Taylor. I saw Wolfe run wild against Ohio State in the opener and he looked impressive, but what about this Ismail guy, he sounds like a great LB and we once drafted a great one out of Western Michigan... John Offerdahl, could the Dolphins strike gold once again...stay tuned. :wink: :D :dolphins:

11-22-2006, 06:22 AM

I'd say of those guys Gaines Adams is our main man, but I like the sound of Ameer Ismail. Might look further into him.