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Big Ten Media Days: Conference names Players to Watch

Nebraska and Wisconsin are expected to be competitors for the Big Ten West division all season long, and according to some in the media they have some of the best talent in the conference as well. The two schools dominated the Big Ten’s official Players to Watch list, as they each put two players on the list.

The Cornhuskers got running back Ameer Abdullah and defensive end Randy Gregory on the list, while Wisconsin got running back Melvin Gordon and right tackle Rob Havenstein on the list as well. The foursome was joined by Iowa Hawkeyes’ left tackle Brandon Scherff.

Out east, it was quarterbacks stealing the show. Both Ohio State’s Braxton Miller and Penn State’s Christian Hackenberg were honored by the selected media. Newcomer Maryland also got on the board before ever playing a conference game, with wide receiver Stefon Diggs being named one of the 10 Players to Watch.

Here is the full list of honorees:

EAST DIVISION

Stefon Diggs, WR, Maryland

Devin Funchess, WR, Michigan

Shilique Calhoun, DE, Michigan State

Braxton Miller, QB, Ohio State

Christian Hackenberg, QB, Penn State

 

WEST DIVISION

Brandon Scherff, OL, Iowa

Ameer Abdullah, RB, Nebraska

Randy Gregory, DE, Nebraska

Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin

Rob Havenstein, RT, Wisconsin

Andy Coppens is the Founder and Publisher of Talking10. He’s a member of the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) and has been covering college sports in some capacity since 2008. You can follow him on Twitter @AndyOnFootball

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