Here are a few more Big East players on watch lists:
Butkus Award, given to the country's best linebacker
Max Gruder, Pitt
My take: So the Butkus committee thinks Gruder is better than Sio Moore of Connecticut and JK Schaffer of Cincinnati? Hmmmm.
Doak Walker Award, given to the best running back
Victor Anderson, Louisville
Ray Graham, Pittsburgh
Isaiah Pead, Cincinnati
My take: This looks just right. All the other teams have uncertainty at the running back position.
Davey O'Brien watch list, given to the best quarterback
Zach Collaros, Cincinnati
Geno Smith, West Virginia
Tino Sunseri, Pitt
My take: No question these are the top three quarterbacks in the league.