Time to move on in our preseason countdown of the top 25 players in the Big East. As a reminder, we are projecting the best 25 players this coming season based on past performance, the way they impact their teams, and with input from other coaches and players around the league. Freshmen, transfers and other newcomers are not included in the list.
No. 12 Moe Petrus, C, UConn
It is often said that you never want to hear your name called out if you are on the offensive line. Because they only time you truly get noticed is if you do something wrong. Solid consistency is never much noticed. But it should be in the case of UConn center Moe Petrus, who has seamlessly made the transition from guard to center, where he goes into his third season as the starter.
Petrus was a second-team all-conference selection last season. He is the preseason favorite to be the first-team pick this season, having been placed on the watch lists for the Rimington and Lombardi Awards. He helped UConn pave the way for Jordan Todman to gain more than 1,000 yards in each of the last two seasons. Not only that, UConn gave up just 15 sacks last season, ranking No. 20 in the nation. His return gives UConn one of the best offensive lines in the Big East.
No. 25 Dave Teggart, PK, UConn
No. 24 B.J. Daniels, QB, USF
No. 23 Tino Sunseri, QB, Pitt
No. 22 Victor Anderson, RB, Louisville
No. 21 Derek Wolfe, DT, Cincinnati
No. 20 Mohamed Sanu, WR, Rutgers
No. 19 Jarred Holley, S, Pitt
No. 18 Chandler Jones, DE, Syracuse
No. 17 Julian Miller, DE, West Virginia
No. 16. D.J. Woods, WR, Cincinnati
No. 15 Blidi Wreh-Wilson, CB, UConn
No. 14 Hakeem Smith, S, Louisville
No. 13 Mark Harrison, WR, Rutgers