5 C-USA Players To Watch: Nick Mullens, Aaron Jones, Taywan Taylor, Trey Hendricksen And Xavier Woods

  • 5 C-USA Players To Watch: Nick Mullens, Aaron Jones, Taywan Taylor, Trey Hendricksen And Xavier Woods
    1/19 1. Nick Mullens - QB - Southern Miss: The reigning Conference USA Offensive Player of the Year is already on seven preseason watch lists and is expected to be the league's #1 passer.
  • 5 C-USA Players To Watch: Nick Mullens, Aaron Jones, Taywan Taylor, Trey Hendricksen And Xavier Woods
    2/19 1. Nick Mullens - QB - Southern Miss: Mullens ranked 2nd in C-USA in yards passing in 2015 (4,476) and TD passes (38) - both school records - and was tied for 4th nationally.
  • 5 C-USA Players To Watch: Nick Mullens, Aaron Jones, Taywan Taylor, Trey Hendricksen And Xavier Woods
    3/19 1. Nick Mullens - QB - Southern Miss: His team lost the C-USA title game to Western Kentucky last term and he'd love to go one better in 2016, ending his senior season lifting the league trophy.
  • 5 C-USA Players To Watch: Nick Mullens, Aaron Jones, Taywan Taylor, Trey Hendricksen And Xavier Woods
    4/19 2. Aaron Jones - RB - UTEP: When Jones went down in the 2nd game of 2015, he was averaging 6.5 ypc and was on pace for over 1,500 yds.
  • 5 C-USA Players To Watch: Nick Mullens, Aaron Jones, Taywan Taylor, Trey Hendricksen And Xavier Woods
    5/19 2. Aaron Jones - RB - UTEP: He's back healthy, looking strong in camp and hungrier than ever. Jones’ offensive line is one of the biggest in C-USA and he should have no problems racking up the yards in 2016.
  • 5 C-USA Players To Watch: Nick Mullens, Aaron Jones, Taywan Taylor, Trey Hendricksen And Xavier Woods
    6/19 2. Aaron Jones - RB - UTEP: If he can avoid injury, he should be one of the top RBs in the league and in the running for Offensive Player of the Year.
  • 5 C-USA Players To Watch: Nick Mullens, Aaron Jones, Taywan Taylor, Trey Hendricksen And Xavier Woods
    7/19 3. Taywan Taylor - WR - Western Kentucky: Taylor set single season school records for receptions (86), yards (1,467) and TDs (17) in 2015 and was the favorite target of QB Brandon Doughty, who now plays in the NFL.
  • 5 C-USA Players To Watch: Nick Mullens, Aaron Jones, Taywan Taylor, Trey Hendricksen And Xavier Woods
    8/19 3. Taywan Taylor - WR - Western Kentucky: Taylor should once again be a top target - but his numbers could take a hit. It's hard to follow up one of the greatest seasons for a WR in C-USA history.
  • 5 C-USA Players To Watch: Nick Mullens, Aaron Jones, Taywan Taylor, Trey Hendricksen And Xavier Woods
    9/19 4. Trey Hendricksen - DE - Florida Atlantic University: Hendricksen set FAU's all-time single-season sack record in 2015 with 13.5 and is now the school's all-time leader with 20.
  • 5 C-USA Players To Watch: Nick Mullens, Aaron Jones, Taywan Taylor, Trey Hendricksen And Xavier Woods
    10/19 4. Trey Hendricksen - DE - Florida Atlantic University: He led C-USA in sacks last term and was 2nd in the country. He registered 39 total tackles, which included 15 tackles for loss and is already on the watch list for the Bednarik Award.
  • 5 C-USA Players To Watch: Nick Mullens, Aaron Jones, Taywan Taylor, Trey Hendricksen And Xavier Woods
    11/19 4. Trey Hendricksen - DE - Florida Atlantic University: A perfectionist in terms of his technique, Hendricksen is as dominant as they come.
  • 5 C-USA Players To Watch: Nick Mullens, Aaron Jones, Taywan Taylor, Trey Hendricksen And Xavier Woods
    12/19 5. Xavier Woods - S - Louisiana Tech: Woods is one of the best in the league in his position and recorded 56 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, three interceptions, six passes defended and a pair of forced fumbles in 2015.
  • 5 C-USA Players To Watch: Nick Mullens, Aaron Jones, Taywan Taylor, Trey Hendricksen And Xavier Woods
    13/19 5. Xavier Woods - S - Louisiana Tech: He is on the watch list for the Jim Thorpe award, given to the nation's top defensive back.
  • 5 C-USA Players To Watch: Nick Mullens, Aaron Jones, Taywan Taylor, Trey Hendricksen And Xavier Woods
    14/19 5. Xavier Woods - S - Louisiana Tech: Much like Hendricksen, Woods is a student of the game and is found watching film as much as he is studying for class. He's also a member of the C-USA All-Academic team with his 3.7 GPA.
  • 5 C-USA Players To Watch: Nick Mullens, Aaron Jones, Taywan Taylor, Trey Hendricksen And Xavier Woods
    15/19 Honorable Mention: Brent Stockstill - QB - Middle Tennessee
  • 5 C-USA Players To Watch: Nick Mullens, Aaron Jones, Taywan Taylor, Trey Hendricksen And Xavier Woods
    16/19 Honorable Mention: Jarveon Williams - RB - UTSA
  • 5 C-USA Players To Watch: Nick Mullens, Aaron Jones, Taywan Taylor, Trey Hendricksen And Xavier Woods
    17/19 Honorable Mention: Alex Lyons - LB - Rice
  • 5 C-USA Players To Watch: Nick Mullens, Aaron Jones, Taywan Taylor, Trey Hendricksen And Xavier Woods
    18/19 Honorable Mention: TJ Ricks - LB - Old Dominion
  • 5 C-USA Players To Watch: Nick Mullens, Aaron Jones, Taywan Taylor, Trey Hendricksen And Xavier Woods
    19/19 Honorable Mention: Jonathan Barnes - PK - Louisiana Tech