College football is a mere 50 days away and so begins our countdown of the 50 best players heading into the Mountain West. The honorable mention list is already done and the No. 50 players comes as a shock as it is Colorado St. Rams quarterback Garrett Grayson.
The thing about Grayson is that he may not even be the Rams starting quarterback heading into the 2013 as there will be a competition this fall between Grayson and Conner Smith.
In 2012, Grayson played in only six games due to breaking his clavicle against Air Force, so his stats were not all that great. In those six games, Grayson completed 56.5 percent of his passes for 946 yards, tossed seven touchdowns and three just three interceptions. If he gets the starting job over Smith, he will likely deserve this spot.
Below is how each writer voted in their top-50 so far, as well as a composite list. The player name in bold will represent the days pick.
|Composite||Jeremy Mauss||Chris Hondros||ROFLCOPTER16||rebelfan1||NevadaPack||Matthew_K|
|19.||Garrett Grayson, Colorado State, QB|
|26.||Nick Sherry, UNLV, QB|
|31.||Nolan Kohorst, UNLV, PK||Dominic Rufran, Wyoming, WR|
|32.||Christian Tago, San Jose Sate, LB|
|33.||Alex Hansen, DE, Air Force|
|34.||Jon Lee, Air Force, RB|
|35.||Cole Gautsche, New Mexico, QB|
|36.||John Hardy-Tuliau, Hawai'i, S||Chandler Jones, San Jose State, WR|
|37.||Cole Gautsche, New Mexico, QB||Joel Bitonio, Nevada, T|
|39.||Ty MacArthur, Air Force, WR/KR|
|40.||Nevin Lawson, Utah State, CB||Don Jackson, Nevada, RB||Lenny Jones, Nevada, DE|
|41.||Josh Harper, Fresno State, WR||Josh Harper, Fresno State, WR|
|42.||Austin Lopez, K, San Jose State||Andy Jennings, Fresno State, DE||Josh Quezada, Fresno State, RB|
|43.||Dillon Farrell, New Mexico, Center||Dillon Farrell, New Mexico, Center||Andy Jennings, Fresno State, DE||Dallas Bollema, New Mexico, LB|
|44.||Billy Ray Stutzmann, Hawaii, WR||Nevin Lawson, Utah State, CB||Nevin Lawson, Utah State, CB||DeAndre Elliott, Colorado State, CB||Ben Clarke, Hawaii, C||John Hardy-Tuliau, Hawai'i, S|
|45.||Jon Lee, Air Force, RB||Blake Renaud, LB, Boise State||Ian Seau, Nevada, LB||Alex Hansen, DE, Air Force|
|46.||Trent Matthews, Colorado State, S||Sam Meredith, DT, San Diego State||Billy Ray Stutzmann, Hawaii, WR||Taylor Graham, Hawaii, QB||Nolan Kohorst, UNLV, PK||LaMarr Bratton, G, New Mexico|
|47.||Sidney Hodge, UNLV, CB||Kivon Cartwright, Colorado State, TE||Tyler Ervin, KR, San Jose State|
|48.||Ty MacArthur, Air Force, WR/KR||Richy Turner, Nevada, WR||Joel Bitonio, T, Nevada|
|49.||Nick Sherry, UNLV, QB||Eric Pinkins, San Diego State, SS||Marcus Sullivan, UNLV, WR|
|50. Garrett Grayson, Colorado State, QB||Colin Lockett, San Diego State, WR||Lenny Jones, Nevada, DE||Chandler Jones, San Jose State, WR|