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Top 50 Mountain West players: No. 48 Kevin Davis Jr., CSU, LB

Colorado State's linebacker Kevin Davis is 48th on our top 50 countdown.

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The 2016 version of the Mountain West Connection top 50 football players countdown is finally here and the 48th player is Colorado State linebacker Kevin Davis.

Phil Steele likes Davis and put him on his fourth-team preseason all-conference team, and if things fall right perhaps Davis can make it to the post season all-conference team but he will need to outperform a number of players to do so.

Davis had a solid year last season with 17 tackles for a loss, three sacks, 101 total tackles plus an interception and broke up a pair of passes.

Here are the staff picks and composite rankings.

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17 DJ Dunn, Jr, AFA, LB
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22 Maurice McKnight, SJSU, DB
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24 Malik Smith, SDSU, DB Roland Ladipo, AFA, CB
25 Andre Chachere, SJSU, CB Austin Corbett, NEV, OL
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27 Kendall Keys, UNLV, WR Kendall Keys, UNLV, WR
28 Timothy McVey, AFA, RB Austin Corbett, NEV, OL
29 Tanner Gentry, Wyo, WR Devin Centers, USU, FS Devin Centers, USU, FS
30 Roland Ladipo, AFA, CB Austin Corbett, NEV, OL Salesa Faraimo, DT, NEV
31 Will Kreitler, C, UNLV
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33 Kevin Davis Jr., CSU, LB Izzy Matthews, CSU, RB Gabe Perez, DE, Boise State Jermaine Kelly, SJSU, LB
34 Gabe Perez, DE, Boise State
35 Reno Henderson, UNM, OL
36 Jarred Gipson, Nev, TE
37 Izzy Matthews, RB, CSU Jamire Jordan, WR,FSU
38 Mike Hughes, UNLV, LB Gabe Perez, BSU, DL Jermaine Kelly, SJSU, LB Mike Hughes, UNLV, LB
39 Jermaine Kelly, SJSU, DB Dylan Sumner-Gardner, BSU, S Asauni Rufus, Nev, SS
40 Jamire Jordan, FSU, WR Jamire Jordan, WR, FSU Jarred Gipson, Nev, TE Izzy Matthews, RB CSU Austin Corbett, NEV, OL
41 Tyler Rausa, K, Boise St Arthur Flores, SDSU, OL Travis Averill, Boise St, OG Reno Henderson, UNM, OL
42 Tanner Gentry, Wyo, WR
43 Johnny Stanton, UNLV, QB Jarred Gipson, NEV, TE Malik Smith, SDSU, FS Dylan Sumner-Gardner, BSU, DB
44 Malik Smith, SDSU, FS Asauni Rufus, NEV, DB Dylan Sumner-Gardner, BSU, S Travis Averill, G, Boise St Christian Chapman, SDSU, QB Malik Smith, SDSU, FS
45 DJ Dunn, AFA, LB Mike Hughes, DT, UNLV Josh Lovingood, CSU, DT Kevin Davis Jr., CSU, LB
46 Dylan Sumner-Gardner, BSU, DB
Kevin Davis Jr., CSU, LB
47 DJ Dunn, LB, AFA Gabe Perez, BSU, DE DJ Dunn, LB, AFA Malik Smith, SDSU, DB
48  Kevin Davis Jr., CSU, LB Marcus Kemp, UH, WR Kwayde Miller, T, SDSU Malik Smith, SDSU, FS
49 Malik Smith, DB, SDSU Austin Corbett, NEV, OL Jesse Washington, AFA, DB Marcus Kemp, UH, WR Josh Lovingood, CSU, DT
50 DJ May, WYO, LB Michael Carrizosa, P, SJSU