Our preseason top 10 players season is in the books, but let’s take one final look at the results from the BSD staff vote.
In all, 11 staff members submitted a top 10 ballot. A first place vote received 10 points, a second place vote resulted in nine points, and so on.
- QB Trace McSorley (110 points)
2. OT Ryan Bates (84 points)
3. WR Juwan Johnson (77 points)
4. CB John Reid (69 points)
5. RB Miles Sanders (63 points)
6. DE Shareef Miller (54 points)
7. C Connor McGovern (38 points)
8. DT Kevin Givens (27 points)
9. QB/LION Tommy Stevens (14 points)
9. DE Ryan Buchholz (14 points)
11. CB Amani Oruwariye (10 points)
12. WR DeAndre Thompkins (9 points)
13. P Blake Gillikin (8 points)
13. LB Micah Parsons (8 points)
15. S Lamont Wade (6 points)
16. LB Koa Farmer (5 points)
17. DT Robert Windsor (3 points)
17. LB Cam Brown (3 points)
19. S Nick Scott (2 points)
20. DE Yetur Gross-Matos (1 point)
Notes and Takeaways:
-As you can see, 20 Nittany Lions received votes across 11 ballots.
-Trace McSorley was the unanimous #1 selection on all ballots. Not even Saquon Barkley earned this distinction ahead of the 2017 season.
-McSorley, Johnson, Bates and Miles Sanders were the four Nitany Lions to appear in all 11 ballots.
-Despite not playing in a regular season game, Micah Parsons left enough of an impression in the Blue-White Game to be listed on three ballots. He had the highest tally among all linebackers.
-John Reid had a very nice point total, coming in fourth overall despite missing the entirety of the 2017 season with a knee injury.
-Defensive end, and surprisingly enough, linebacker were the units with the most votes, each having three players to appear on ballots.
Miss the series? Here are links to out top 10 countdown:
#9 QB Tommy Stevens (tie)
#9 DE Ryan Buchholz (tie)
#2 Ryan Bates