The 2016 version of the Mountain West Connection top 50 football players countdown is finally here and the 46th player is Colorado State running back Dayln Dawkins.
The Colorado State running back situation could have a pair of backs with Dawkins sharing time with Izzy Matthews. Dawkins had a decent season last year with 867 yards and a pair of touchdowns as he split time with Jasen Oden.
Phil Steele did rank Dawkns on his All-Mountain West third team.
Here are the staff picks and composite rankings.
|Composite||Jeremy Mauss||Duane Grasmick||Daniel Arbino||Matthew Kenerly||Brandon Blake||erwinism||Josh Fredlund||DontWarriorBoutIt||Terrance Dickens|
|17||DJ Dunn, Jr, AFA, LB|
|20||Kenny Potter, SJSU, QB|
|21||Kenny Potter, SJSU, QB|
|22||Maurice McKnight, SJSU, DB|
|24||Malik Smith, SDSU, DB||Roland Ladipo, AFA, CB|
|25||Andre Chachere, SJSU, CB||Austin Corbett, NEV, OL|
|27||Kendall Keys, UNLV, WR||Kendall Keys, UNLV, WR|
|28||Timothy McVey, AFA, RB||Austin Corbett, NEV, OL|
|29||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|
|33||Kevin Davis Jr., CSU, LB||Izzy Matthews, CSU, RB||Gabe Perez, DE, Boise State||Jermaine Kelly, SJSU, LB|
|34||Kenny Potter, SJSU, QB||Gabe Perez, DE, Boise State|
|35||Reno Henderson, UNM, OL||Dalyn Dawkins, CSU, RB|
|36||Jarred Gipson, Nev, TE||Dalyn Dawkins, CSU, RB|
|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||Dalyn Dawkins, CSU, RB|
|40||Jamire Jordan, FSU, WR||Jamire Jordan, WR, FSU||Jarred Gipson, Nev, TE||Izzy Matthews, RB CSU||Austin Corbett, NEV, OL|
|41||Dalyn Dawkins, CSU, RB||Tyler Rausa, K, Boise St||Arthur Flores, SDSU, OL||Travis Averill, Boise St, OG||Reno Henderson, UNM, OL|
|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 Dalyn Dawkins, CSU, RB||Dylan Sumner-Gardner, BSU, DB||Kevin Davis Jr., CSU, LB|
|47 Kenny Potter, SJSU, QB||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||Dalyn Dawkins, CSU, RB|
|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||Dalyn Dawkins, CSU, RB|