Most Exciting Player On Every Top 25 Team

Most Exciting Player On Every Top 25 Team

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Most Exciting Player On Every Top 25 Team

ESPN.com gives us a fun look at every Top 25 team’s “most exciting” player.  According to ESPN.com, Michigan State is #9 in the nation – so, who do the smart folks at ESPN think is the most exciting Spartan?

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If you spend time on the various sites and platforms dedicated to Michigan State sports that are run by the really, really smart people who give all of the message boarders the opportunity to share all of their evidence that demonstrates how ESPN was responsible for the September 11th, 2001 attacks, you might not want to acknowledge that, once in a blue moon, the people at ESPN create content that isn’t specifically focused on bringing down the entirety of the Michigan State University institution and community.

Those message boarders – and the site publishers that give the message boarders their forums – spend extreme amounts of energy twisting themselves into strange positions as they point out (from their very credible perspectives) that they have a really strong understanding and knowledge (stemming from experience) regarding how ESPN works very hard on a daily basis to attack Michigan State with Journalism Malpractice.

If you spend any time within the SpartansWire world, you know that we refer to the community of people described above as the Moon Howlers.

Those folks like to howl at the moon and they’re very quick to present obvious, hard evidence that supports their insistence that ESPN is out to destroy Michigan State University.

I know that it seems silly for me to suggest this – but – sometimes the ESPNers take a break from the Destroy Michigan State Agenda and they spend their time covering sports (as they continue to drive the most successful sports media enterprise in the history of the world).

The piece we’ve attached below does just that – it covers sports.

As you’ll see, the ESPN people have somehow found the time to come up with a creative way of identifying the players on every Top 25 team that they (the ESPN people) think are the “most exciting.”

The Moon Howlers will, undoubtedly, present reams of evidence that will show how ESPN’s selection of Alec Sinkfield as West Virginia’s most exciting player is indirectly connected to their ongoing commitment to destroying Michigan State and is a tangible example of how ESPN commits Journalism Malpractice on a regular basis.

Most Moon Howlers are certain – and they have plenty of hard evidence that they are proud and quick to bring to the fore that supports this – that ESPN has funneled large sums of monies to Congresswoman Maxine Waters in order to provide the California Congresswoman with plenty of runway that will allow her to continue to use her bully pulpit as she continues in her efforts to destroy America.

Still, my hunch is that the Moon Howlers are able to compartmentalize their views of the facts and find ways to look at pieces like the one we’ve included below and celebrate the ways in which a positive light is shined onto a component of Michigan State, despite the obvious ongoing efforts on the part of ESPN to destroy Michigan State University.

But what about the actual content that ESPN has somehow managed to produce that makes up the fun premise of identifying every Top 25 team’s most exciting player?

Do the ESPN money-grubbing Journalism Malpractice Practicers at least seem to know who the most exciting Spartan is?

Well, it looks like they’ve gotten lucky in their dart-throwing – they chose Felton Davis as the Spartans’ most exciting player.

Of course, we can spend weeks parsing and debating over how to define “most exciting” and I’m confident that the Moon Howlers would be happy to do that in order to point out that ESPN got this one way, way wrong since AJ Acuri or Blake Bueter or Tommy Liesveld should be the obvious choice for most exciting player on the roster.

But, isn’t it fair to recognize that, at the very least, Felton Davis’s hair is pretty exciting?

How about Felton Davis’s running form?  That olympian form is pretty exciting to me.

Felton Davis catching touchdowns is exciting.

Felton Davis jumping high up into the air, out-leaping defenders, and coming down with heroic receptions is exciting.

When Felton Davis hauls in acrobatic catches with practically no time left on the clock in order to tie up a game and allow the Spartans the chance to win a ball game in overtime, I find that exciting.

When I see Felton Davis sprint across the middle of the field, haul in a well-placed pass from Brian Lewerke, and then dart off into the open field, that entire process is very exciting for me to watch.

I’m not saying that ESPN deserves a Pulitzer Prize for naming Felton Davis as Michigan State’s most exciting player.

All I’m saying is that ESPN would probably be way more successful and would make much more money if they listened to the traveling salesmen, the bartenders, the barbers, the stock brokers, the commercial real estate brokers, the lawyers, and the small business owners across the country who all are much smarter than the ESPN people who have built ESPN into the most successful sports media enterprise in the history of the world.

It’s all pretty obvious.

Now, SpartansWire readers – take a look at every Top 25 team’s most exciting player and see how the ESPN people have noted that they think that Felton Davis is Michigan State’s most exciting Spartan….

The most exciting player for each Top 25 team

If you can’t take the heat and are missing fall football weather, we’ve got you covered with something to hold you over. Here’s a look at the most exciting players to catch this college football season from each of our Top 25 teams.


1. Alabama: QB Tua Tagovailoa

Whether he’ll win the starting job remains to be seen, but Tagovailoa is certainly must-see TV. And it didn’t start with the national championship. Go back to Vanderbilt and his insane scramble and throw for a touchdown. — Alex Scarborough


2. Clemson: DE Christian Wilkins

You have to go defensive line here and it’s hard to pick just one player. Wilkins gets the nod in part because few expected him to still be at Clemson. He’s a rare combination of size, athleticism and instincts, and it’s a real treat for everyone (except Clemson’s opponents) to still have him in college football. Wilkins has 26 tackles for loss, 10 sacks, 43 quarterback hurries and 14 pass breakups in his incredible career. — Adam Rittenberg


3. Ohio State: RB J.K. Dobbins

With a jump cut that at times looks like the football cousin of an Allen Iverson crossover, Dobbins produced plenty of “Did you just see that?” moments as a freshman. The Buckeyes are stacked at their skill positions this fall, but the power and speed of this Texas back make him stand out above that talented pack. — Dan Murphy


4. Georgia: RB D’Andre Swift

Sony Michel and Nick Chubb were special. But if you thought they were alone in Georgia’s backfield last season, you weren’t paying attention. As a freshman, Swift showed why coaches have been enamored with his potential, showing off home-run speed with a 7.8 yards-per-carry clip and three rushes of 40 yards or more. — Scarborough


5. Oklahoma: QB Kyler Murray

Murray just signed a $4.6 million contract to play with the Oakland Athletics. But before he plays pro baseball, the former five-star recruit will captain Oklahoma’s offensive juggernaut, a role that could turn the run-pass Murray into a Heisman contender as well. — Jake Trotter


6. Washington: RB Myles Gaskin

Expect Washington’s offense to, well, run through Gaskin this season. In three seasons, Gaskin has rushed for 1,302, 1,373 and 1,380 yards, averaging 5.9 yards per carry in the process. Last season, he averaged 6.2 YPC, rushed for 21 touchdowns and ran for at least 120 yards in four of the Huskies’ final six games. — Edward Aschoff


7. Wisconsin: RB Jonathan Taylor

It’s exciting to think about Taylor’s encore after he broke Adrian Peterson’s FBS freshman rushing record with 1,977 yards in 2017. Taylor isn’t a typical Wisconsin plodder, as he averaged 6.6 yards per carry with five games of 150 rushing yards or more and three of 200 yards or more. He’ll also be running behind arguably the nation’s best offensive line, so look out. — Rittenberg


8. Miami: S Jaquan Johnson

Johnson spent a lot of time either wearing the Turnover Chain or doing things to allow others to wear it in 2017. He had four interceptions, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries to go along with a team-leading 96 tackles. The All-America candidate returns to lead a Miami defense featuring playmakers at all three levels. — Rittenberg


9. Michigan State: WR Felton Davis

Davis is brimming with confidence after leading the Spartans in catches, yards and touchdowns as a junior. His 6-foot-4, 200-pound frame makes him a deep-ball threat that should keep defensive backfields on their heels in 2018. — Rittenberg


10. Michigan: LB Khaleke Hudson

Michigan’s defense is built to create big plays for its Viper position, and this season’s Viper is no exception. Hudson made 18 tackles for loss last season in the linebacker/safety hybrid spot. He has a couple of NFL prospects in front of him, but his athleticism will make it hard to look elsewhere when he’s on the field. — Murphy


11. West Virginia: RB Alec Sinkfield

Though quarterback Will Grier and wideout David Sills V remain the bell cows of the West Virginia offense, the Mountaineers have been buzzing all offseason about redshirt freshman Sinkfield. “Sink” could give West Virginia a home-run threat out of the backfield, which would only make the Mountaineers all the more difficult to stop. — Trotter


12. Notre Dame: RB Dexter Williams

Williams averaged better than 9 yards per carry last fall while fans wondered why he wasn’t getting more touches. Battling injuries and Josh Adams had something to do with that. The door is open to become the centerpiece of the Irish offense if Williams is on the field and healthy during his senior season. — Rittenberg


13. Penn State: QB Trace McSorley

The third-year starting quarterback has a low-key personality off the field, but in pads he is a home-run-swinging, defense-evading, energy-sharing playmaker. McSorley will be the key to Penn State’s offense hanging on to the momentum it has built in the past couple of seasons. — Murphy


14. Stanford: RB Bryce Love

It’s pretty easy to say that Love is the Cardinal’s most exciting player to watch. He was second in Heisman voting last year with a Power 5-best 2,118 rushing yards and 162.9 yards per game. He rushed for at least 100 yards in 12 of the 13 games in which he played, ran for 19 touchdowns and averaged 8.1 yards per carry. — Aschoff


15. Virginia Tech: QB Josh Jackson

Hokies fans can breathe a bit easier after the school cleared Jackson of an academic issue that briefly threatened his eligibility. This offense loses a lot but regains a young quarterback who could blossom under Justin Fuente’s tutelage. Jackson passed for 2,991 yards and 20 touchdowns as a redshirt freshman and had a passer rating of 135.17. — Rittenberg


16. Mississippi State: QB Nick Fitzgerald

It’s easy to be enamored with Fitzgerald’s athleticism. His speed and throwing ability are really something to behold. But pay attention to a different facet of the quarterback’s game: his toughness. He can not only break tackles, but right now he’s surpassing expectations as he works his way back from a gruesome ankle injury late last season. — Scarborough


17. USC: RB Stephen Carr

Though an ankle injury limited Carr to 10 games last season, he was easily one of the most fun Trojans to watch when healthy in 2017. To start the season, Carr averaged more than 9 yards per carry against Western Michigan and Stanford. The elusive Carr rushed for only 363 yards last year but averaged 5.6 YPC. — Aschoff


18. UCF: QB McKenzie Milton

An easy choice here, Milton put himself on the national radar with a record-setting sophomore season for the undefeated Knights. He set team records for passing yards (4,037), passing touchdowns (37) and pass efficiency (179.29) in 2017, averaging 15.2 yards per completion. Milton must adjust to a new coach and offense, although UCF hired Josh Heupel in large part to maintain schematic continuity. — Rittenberg


19. Auburn: WR Devan Barrett

If Eli Stove can come back from ACL surgery, he’s the one to pay attention to. The slot receiver is among the fastest players in the SEC. But if he’s not healthy, watch out for his potential replacement in Barrett. He might not have Stove’s straight-line speed, but his background as a running back could make him lethal in the open field. — Scarborough


20. TCU: WR KaVontae Turpin

Since his electrifying Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year season, Turpin’s career has been derailed by injuries and off-the-field issues. Yet when healthy and locked in, Turpin can change games. Now a senior, Turpin will look to rediscover that freshman form. — Trotter


21. Boise State: DE Curtis Weaver

Leighton Vander Esch, the first-round pick of the Dallas Cowboys in April, generated all the headlines last season on a rugged Boise State defense. But Weaver was a massive part of the Broncos’ success as well. A freshman All-American in 2017, Weaver will look to lead the Mountain West in sacks again. — Trotter


22. Texas: WR Lil’Jordan Humphrey

The versatile Humphrey lit up Texas’ spring game, suggesting he could be in for a big season. The Longhorns have longed for a go-to wide receiver for years now. Humphrey and teammate Collin Johnsonseem primed to finally fill that void. — Trotter


23. Texas A&M: RB Trayveon Williams

It’s understandable if you lost Williams in the shuffle the past couple of seasons. There have been a bunch of good running backs in the SEC during that time. But sleeping on him and his combined 1,790 yards, 15 touchdowns and 38 receptions is a mistake. — Scarborough


24. Oregon: QB Justin Herbert


Herbert’s 2017 season was railroaded by a broken collarbone, but when he was in, he showed flashes of greatness. The 6-foot-6, 231-pounder is a fast, slippery runner but has an accurate cannon for an arm. He threw a touchdown pass in all eight games in which he played in last season and hit nearly 2,000 yards on the season (247.9 yards per game). — Aschoff


25. South Carolina: WR Deebo Samuel

If you thought South Carolina’s offense was better than expected last season, then get ready for what comes next. The Gamecocks won nine games without their most dynamic offensive weapon in Samuel, who is simultaneously one of the best receivers in the SEC as well as one of the best return specialists in the conference, if not the best. –– Scarborough

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