CSJ Conference Preview: Patriot League

College Sports Journal announces their 2018 Fearless Prediction for the Order of finish of the Patriot League.

As co-champions of the Patriot League last season, the Colgate Raiders missed out on an at-large bid to the playoffs, but return most of the team that finished with a 7-4 record and are picked to win the Patriot League this season.

Colgate is led on defense by preseason defensive player of the year DE Nick Wheeler, who notched 15 1/2 tackles for loss and making life miserable for Colgate’s opponents, keeping Raider opponents out of the end zone for the final 15 quarters of last season.

For information and details on each school’s prospects for 2018, click on the links below.

  1. Colgate
  2. Lehigh
  3. Holy Cross
  4. Fordham
  5. Bucknell
  6. Lafayette
  7. Georgetown

2017 All-Patriot League Football Preseason Team  

Offense
QB: Brad Mayes, Lehigh (Sr.)
RB: Dom Bragalone, Lehigh (Sr.)
RB: James Holland, Jr, Colgate (Sr.)
FB: Will Eisler, Lafayette (Sr.)
WR: Thomas Ives, Colgate (Sr.)
WR: Austin Longi, Fordham (Sr.)
WR: Blaise Bell, Holy Cross (Sr.)
TE: Isaiah Searight, Fordham (Sr.)
OL: Pat Finn, Bucknell (Sr.)
OL: Max Hartzman, Colgate (Sr.)
OL: Jovaun Woolford, Colgate (Sr.)
OL: Dominic Lombard, Fordham (Sr.)
OL: Chris Fournier, Lehigh (So.)

Defense
DL: Nick Wheeler, Colgate (Jr.)
DL: Khristian Tate, Georgetown (Jr.)
DL: Teddy Capsis, Holy Cross (Sr.)
DL: Neil Vorster, Holy Cross (Sr.)
DL: Anthony Giudice, Lafayette, (Sr.)
LB: T.J. Holl, Colgate (Sr.)
LB: Glenn Cunningham, Fordham (So.)
LB: Ryan Brady, Holy Cross (Sr.)
LB: Jerry Powe, Lafayette (Sr.)
DB: Tyler Castillo, Colgate (Sr.)
DB: Abu Daramy-Swaray, Colgate (Jr.)
DB: Alec Wisniewski, Colgate (Sr.)
DB: Dylan Mabin, Fordham (Sr.)

Special Teams 
PK: Chris Puzzi, Colgate (Jr.)
P: Alex Pechin, Bucknell (Sr.)
RS: CJ Amill, Lafayette (Sr.)
Non-Specialist Player: Ahmad Wilson, Georgetown (So.)

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