It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see Eastern Washington’s star wideout Cooper Kupp as one of the best receivers at the FCS level, or dominating Sam Houston State defensive end P.J. Hall as a great pass rusher.
It seems, in fact, that all anyone talks about in the FCS preseason is the painfully obvious.
It doesn’t take a lot of courage to say that North Dakota State is a good team, or that Charleston Southern has the inside track for the Big South Title, or that Missouri State will probably beat Southwestern College today by more than four touchdowns.
But what about the not-so-obvious? Who are the potential FCS breakout players that are on the cusp, but isn’t on everyone’s preseason preview?
Here’s my “under-the-radar” list at each position group.
QB Jake Melville, Colgate
Chuck has been writing about Lehigh football since the dawn of the internet, or perhaps it only seems like it. He’s executive editor of the College Sports Journal and has also written a book, The Rivalry: How Two Schools Started the Most Played College Football Series.
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