Big Ten rankings: No. 15, John Moffitt

The Big Ten preseason player rankings, based on past performance and 2010 potential, continue with ...

No. 15: John Moffitt, G/C, Wisconsin, Sr., 6-5, 323

2009 numbers: Started for the third consecutive season in 2009, making eight starts and left guard and two at center; part of an offensive line that helped Wisconsin lead the Big Ten in scoring (31.8 ppg), rushing (203.8 ypg) and total offense (416.9 ypg).

Most recent ranking: Unranked in the 2009 postseason player rankings.

Making the case for Moffitt: The Big Ten will be very strong at the guard and center spots entering the 2010 season, and Moffitt certainly adds to the group. He earned consensus first-team All-Big Ten honors as a guard last season and has made 29 career starts (15 at center, 14 at left guard). Moffitt brings versatility, experience and leadership to a Badgers offensive line that should be one of the nation's best as it blocks for Heisman Trophy candidate John Clay this fall. Moffitt was named to the Rotary Lombardi Award preseason watch list for the second consecutive year, and ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. projects him as the No. 5 guard for the 2011 NFL draft.

The rundown

  • No. 25: Wisconsin DE J.J. Watt

  • No. 24: Illinois RB Mikel LeShoure

  • No. 23: Iowa DT Karl Klug

  • No. 22: Northwestern LB Quentin Davie

  • No. 21: Michigan State QB Kirk Cousins

  • No. 20: Ohio State LB Brian Rolle

  • No. 19: Wisconsin QB Scott Tolzien

  • No. 18: Iowa QB Ricky Stanzi

  • No. 17: Ohio State WR DeVier Posey

  • No. 16: Wisconsin LB Chris Borland