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Mountain West top 50: SDSU offensive lineman Nico Siragusa comes in at No. 30

Nico Siragusa is a big reason that the Aztecs have a great running game.

Susan Ragan-USA TODAY Sports

The 2016 version of the Mountain West Connection top 50 football players countdown is here and the 30th player is a key piece for the San Diego State offensive line with Nico Siragusa.

Siragusa was named to Phil Steele's preseason all-conference first team, the preseason media all-conference team and was a first-team last year as well. Siragusa has 28 career starts and is the anchor of this offensive line.

Here are the staff picks and composite rankings.

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12 Nico Siragusa, SDSU, OL Hasaan Henderson, NEV, WR
13 Teriyon Gipson, UNM, RB Nico Siragusa, SDSU, OL Nico Siragusa, SDSU, OL Ben Weaver, BSU, LB Teriyon Gipson, UNM, RB
14 Tanner Gentry, WYO, WR
15 Nico Siragusa, SDSU, OL Nico Siragusa, SDSU, OL
16 Nik D'Avanso, UNM, DE
17 DJ Dunn, Jr, AFA, LB
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19 Jalen Robinette, AFA, WR
20 Kenny Potter, SJSU, QB Jake Roh, BSU, TE Chase Roullier, WYO, OL Nik D'Avanso, UNM, DE Nico Siragusa, SDSU, OL
21 Kenny Potter, SJSU, QB
22 Jake Roh, BSU, TE Maurice McKnight, SJSU, DB Jake Roh, BSU, TE
23 Jake Roh, BSU, TE
24 Malik Smith, SDSU, DB Jonathan Moxey, BSU, CB Roland Ladipo, AFA, CB
25 Chase Roullier, WYO, OL Andre Chachere, SJSU, CB Austin Corbett, NEV, OL Ricky Ali'ifua, USU, DT
26 Jalen Robinette, AFA, WR Ben Weaver, BSU, LB Jake Simonich, USU, T
27 Kendall Keys, UNLV, WR Jalen Robinette, AFA, WR Jake Simonich, USU, T Nico Siragusa, SDSU, OL Jake Roh, BSU, TE Kendall Keys, UNLV, WR
28 Jonathan Moxey, BSU, CB Timothy McVey, AFA, RB Chase Roullier, WYO, OL Chase Roullier, WYO, OL Nik D'Avanzo, UNM, DE Austin Corbett, NEV, OL Jonathan Moxey, BSU, CB
29 Devante Mays, USU, RB Tanner Gentry, WYO, WR Devin Centers, USU, FS Devin Centers, USU, FS Ricky Ali'ifua, USU, DT Nik D'Avanzo, UNM, DE Jalen Robinette, AFA, WR Devante Mays, USU, RB
30 Nico Siragusa, SDSU, OL Roland Ladipo, AFA, CB Austin Corbett, NEV, OL Salesa Faraimo, DT, NEV Chase Roullier, WYO, OL
31 Jake Roh, BSU, TE Jake Roh, BSU, TE Will Kreitler, C, UNLV Tyler Winston, SJSU, WR Jonathan Moxey, BSU, CB
32 Hasaan Henderson, NEV, WR Jake Simonich, USU, T Hasaan Henderson, NEV, WR
Hasaan Henderson, NEV, WR Jake Simonich, USU, T
33 Nik D'Avanzo, UNM, DE Kevin Davis Jr., CSU, LB Kenny Potter, SJSU, QB Izzy Matthews, CSU, RB Gabe Perez, DE, Boise State Jermaine Kelly, SJSU, LB
34 Chase Roullier, WYO, OL Tyler Winston, SJSU, WR Jalen Davis, USU, DB

Jerico Richardson, NEV, WR

Devante Mays, USU, RB Gabe Perez, DE, Boise State Tyler Winston, SJSU, WR
35 Jonathan Moxey, BSU, CB Reno Henderson, UNM, OL Nik D'Avanzo, UNM, DE Jalen Robinette, AFA, WR Jalen Davis, USU, DB Nik D'Avanzo, UNM, DE Dalyn Dawkins, CSU, RB
36 Jalen Robinette, AFA, WR Nik D'Avanszo, UNM, DE Tyler Winston, SJSU, WR Jarred Gipson, Nev, TE Dalyn Dawkins, CSU, RB Ricky Ali'ifua, USU, DT Nik D'Avanzo, UNM, DE
37  Jake Simonich, USU, T Jerico Richardson, NEV, WR Teriyon Gipson, UNM, RB Ricky Ali'ifua, USU, DT Izzy Matthews, RB, CSU Jamire Jordan, WR,FSU Jalen Davis, USU, DB Jake Simonich, USU, T Jerico Richardson, NEV, WR
38 Ricky Ali'ifua, USU, DT Mike Hughes, UNLV, LB Gabe Perez, BSU, DL Jermaine Kelly, SJSU, LB Devante Mays, USU, RB Mike Hughes, UNLV, LB
39 Tyler Winston, SJSU, WR* (Ineligible) Ricky Ali'ifua, USU, DT Jermaine Kelly, SJSU, DB Dylan Sumner-Gardner, BSU, S Asauni Rufus, Nev, SS Devante Mays, USU, RB Dalyn Dawkins, CSU, RB Devante Mays, USU, RB Ricky Ali'ifua, USU, DT
39 Devante Mays, USU, RB Jamire Jordan, FSU, WR Jamire Jordan, WR, FSU Jarred Gipson, Nev, TE Izzy Matthews, RB CSU Austin Corbett, NEV, OL
39 Teriyon Gipson, UNM, RB Dalyn Dawkins, CSU, RB Jonathan Moxey, BSU, CB Jonathan Moxey, BSU, CB Tyler Rausa, K, Boise St Arthur Flores, SDSU, OL Travis Averill, Boise St, OG Ben Weaver, BSU, LB Reno Henderson, UNM, OL
42 Ben Weaver, BSU, LB Tanner Gentry, WYO, WR Hasaan Henderson, NEV, WR Tyler Winston, SJSU, WR Tanner Gentry, WYO, WR Jonathan Moxey, BSU, CB Tyler Winston, SJSU, WR Tanner Gentry, WYO, WR
43 Tanner Gentry, WYO, WR Johnny Stanton, UNLV, QB Jarred Gipson, NEV, TE Jake Simonich, USU, T Malik Smith, SDSU, FS Tanner Gentry, WYO, WR Dylan Sumner-Gardner, BSU, DB
44 Jalen Davis, USU, DB Malik Smith, SDSU, FS Asauni Rufus, NEV, DB Ben Weaver, BSU, LB Dylan Sumner-Gardner, BSU, S Travis Averill, G, Boise St Christian Chapman, SDSU, QB Jerico Richardson, NEV, WR Malik Smith, SDSU, FS
45 Jerico Richardson, NEV, WR DJ Dunn, AFA, LB Teriyon Gipson, UNM, RB Mike Hughes, DT, UNLV Josh Lovingood, CSU, DT Kevin Davis Jr., CSU, LB
46 Dalyn Dawkins, CSU, RB Dylan Sumner-Gardner, BSU, DB
Ben Weaver, BSU, LB Kevin Davis Jr., CSU, LB
47 Kenny Potter, SJSU, QB Hasaan Henderson, NEV, WR DJ Dunn, LB, AFA Gabe Perez, BSU, DE Hasaan Henderson, NEV, WR DJ Dunn, LB, AFA Jerico Richardson, NEV, WR Malik Smith, SDSU, DB Hasaan Henderson, NEV, WR
48  Kevin Davis Jr., CSU, LB Marcus Kemp, UH, WR Jake Roh, BSU, TE Kwayde Miller, T, SDSU Malik Smith, SDSU, FS Dalyn Dawkins, CSU, RB
49 Malik Smith, DB, SDSU Jalen Davis, USU, DB Austin Corbett, NEV, OL Jesse Washington, AFA, DB Marcus Kemp, UH, WR Josh Lovingood, CSU, DT
50 DJ May, WYO, LB Nico Siragusa, SDSU, OL Jake Simonich, USU, T Michael Carrizosa, P, SJSU Dalyn Dawkins, CSU, RB Teriyon Gipson, UNM, RB Chase Roullier, WYO, OL