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Mountain West top 50: The 20th player is Boise State LB Joe Martarano

We are now in the top 20 of our countdown of the 50 best players in the Mountain West.

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The 2016 version of the Mountain West Connection top 50 football players countdown is here and the 20th player is Boise State linebacker Joe Martarano. This could be the year that Martarano breaks out as he is not playing minor league baseball this year.

in 2015, he put up 53 tackles, 3.5 tackles for a loss and an interception. This pick has a lot to do on potential for Matarano this year.

Lotulelei has the talent to be a first team linebacker once the season ends, he had 11.5 tackles for loss, three sacks and 70 total tackles. He also did that in just 10 games as he sat out two last year.

Here are the staff picks and composite rankings.

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11 Travis Seefeldt, USU, DT Fred Zerblis, CSU, G
12 Nico Siragusa, SDSU, OL Jacobi Owens, AFA, RB 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 Joe Martarano, BSU, LB Paul Harris, Hawaii, RB Tanner Gentry, WYO, WR Joe Martarano, BSU, LB
15 Tau Lotulelei, UNLV, LB Tanner Vallejo, BSU, LB Kenny Potter, SJSU, QB Fred Zerblis, CSU, G Nico Siragusa, SDSU, OL Nico Siragusa, SDSU, OL Tau Lotulelei, UNLV, LB
16 NIck Stevens, CSU, QB Nik D'Avanso, UNM, DE Fred Zerblis, CSU, G
17 Rashaad Penny, SDSU, RB/KR/PR Kenny Potter, SJSU, QB DJ Dunn, Jr, AFA, LB Rashaad Penny, SDSU, RB/KR/PR
18 Rashaad Penny, SDSU, RB/KR/PR Fred Zerblis, CSU, G
19 Kenny Potter, SJSU, QB Travis Seefeldt, USU, DT Jalen Robinette, AFA, WR NIck Stevens, CSU, QB
20 Joe Martarano, BSU, LB Roland Ladipo, CB, AFA Jake Roh, BSU, TE Chase Roullier, WYO, OL Nik D'Avanso, UNM, DE Nico Siragusa, SDSU, OL Tau Lotulelei, UNLV, LB Joe Martarano, BSU, LB Roland Ladipo, CB, AFA
21 Tau Lotulelei, UNLV, LB Jacobi Owens, AFA, RB NIck Stevens, CSU, QB Tanner Vallejo, BSU, LB
Tau Lotulelei, UNLV, LB
22 Jacobi Owens, AFA, RB Jake Roh, BSU, TE Maurice McKnight, SJSU, DB Joe Martarano, BSU, LB Kenny Potter, SJSU, QB Paul Harris, Hawaii, RB Jacobi Owens, AFA, RB Jake Roh, BSU, TE
23 Fred Zerblis, CSU, G Jacobi Owens, AFA, RB Tanner Vallejo, BSU, LB Tau Lotulelei, UNLV, LB Jake Roh, BSU, TE Jacobi Owens, AFA, RB
24 Paul Harris, Hawaii, RB Malik Smith, SDSU, DB Jonathan Moxey, BSU, CB Roland Ladipo, AFA, CB NIck Stevens, CSU, QB Roland Ladipo, CB, AFA
25 Tanner Vallejo, BSU, LB Paul Harris, Hawaii, RB Chase Roullier, WYO, OL Andre Chachere, SJSU, CB Austin Corbett, NEV, OL Ricky Ali'ifua, USU, DT Tanner Vallejo, BSU, LB Paul Harris, Hawaii, RB
26 NIck Stevens, CSU, QB Jalen Robinette, AFA, WR Jacobi Owens, AFA, RB Ben Weaver, BSU, LB Roland Ladipo, CB, AFA Jake Simonich, USU, T Rashaad Penny, SDSU, RB/KR/PR
27 Rashaad Penny, SDSU, RB/KR/PR Kendall Keys, UNLV, WR Jalen Robinette, AFA, WR Jake Simonich, USU, T Fred Zerblis, CSU, G Nico Siragusa, SDSU, OL Jake Roh, BSU, TE Kendall Keys, UNLV, WR
28 Travis Seefeldt, USU, DT Jonathan Moxey, BSU, CB Fred Zerblis, CSU, G Timothy McVey, AFA, RB Chase Roullier, WYO, OL Chase Roullier, WYO, OL Nik D'Avanzo, UNM, DE Austin Corbett, NEV, OL Paul Harris, Hawaii, RB Jonathan Moxey, BSU, CB
29 Roland Ladipo, CB, AFA Devante Mays, USU, RB Joe Martarano, BSU, LB 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 Jacobi Owens, AFA, RB Salesa Faraimo, DT, NEV Chase Roullier, WYO, OL
31 Jake Roh, BSU, TE Fred Zerblis, CSU, G Tau Lotulelei, UNLV, LB Jake Roh, BSU, TE Will Kreitler, C, UNLV Tyler Winston, SJSU, WR Rashaad Penny, SDSU, RB/KR/PR Jonathan Moxey, BSU, CB Fred Zerblis, CSU, G
32 Hasaan Henderson, NEV, WR Jake Simonich, USU, T Hasaan Henderson, NEV, WR Paul Harris, Hawaii, RB
Hasaan Henderson, NEV, WR Jake Simonich, USU, T
33 Nik D'Avanzo, UNM, DE Travis Seefeldt, USU, DT Kevin Davis Jr., CSU, LB Kenny Potter, SJSU, QB Izzy Matthews, CSU, RB Gabe Perez, DE, Boise State Jermaine Kelly, SJSU, LB Travis Seefeldt, USU, DT Travis Seefeldt, USU, DT
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 Paul Harris, Hawaii, RB 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 Tau Lotulelei, UNLV, LB 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 Paul Harris, Hawaii, RB Jacobi Owens, AFA, RB Jermaine Kelly, SJSU, LB Devante Mays, USU, RB NIck Stevens, CSU, QB 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 Tanner Vallejo, BSU, LB 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 Jacobi Owens, AFA, RB 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 Travis Seefeldt, USU, DT Teriyon Gipson, UNM, RB NIck Stevens, CSU, QB Mike Hughes, DT, UNLV Josh Lovingood, CSU, DT Kevin Davis Jr., CSU, LB
46 Dalyn Dawkins, CSU, RB Dylan Sumner-Gardner, BSU, DB Paul Harris, Hawaii, RB 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 D.J. May, WYO, 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 Travis Seefeldt, USU, DT Marcus Kemp, UH, WR Josh Lovingood, CSU, DT
50 DJ May, WYO, LB Nico Siragusa, SDSU, OL Jake Simonich, USU, T Rashaad Penny, SDSU, RB/KR/PR Rashaad Penny, SDSU, RB/KR/PR Michael Carrizosa, P, SJSU NIck Stevens, CSU, QB Dalyn Dawkins, CSU, RB Teriyon Gipson, UNM, RB Chase Roullier, WYO, OL