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Northwestern football’s Top 10 most important players for 2020: Overall Rankings

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Here’s who our staff picked as the biggest difference makers this season.

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Next up in our summer content previewing the 2020 Northwestern football season, our staff will break down who are the top 10 most important players on NU’s roster this season. Now that we’re wrapping up our previews of each position group, it is time to discuss which individuals are crucial to Northwestern’s success this season.

Here’s who our staffers identified as their top 10 most important players for the coming season as well as our composite rankings for Inside NU as a whole.

2020 Top 10 Rankings

Ranking Composite Lia Assimakopoulos Eli Karp Noah Coffman Joe Weinberg Colin Kruse Jacob Brown Will Karmin Daniel Olinger Claire Kuwana Mac Stone Tyler Sexton-Holtmeier
Ranking Composite Lia Assimakopoulos Eli Karp Noah Coffman Joe Weinberg Colin Kruse Jacob Brown Will Karmin Daniel Olinger Claire Kuwana Mac Stone Tyler Sexton-Holtmeier
1 Quarterback QB QB QB (Peyton) QB (Mr. Ramsey) QB (Peyton Ramsey) QB QB (Ramsey) QB QB (Ramsey) QB QB (HJ)
2 Paddy Fisher Rashawn Slater Rashawn Slater Paddy Fisher A CENTER! Rashawn Slater Paddy Fisher Paddy Fisher Paddy Fisher Slater Rashawn Slater Rashawn Slater
3 Rashawn Slater Paddy Fisher Paddy Fisher Greg Newsome II Greg Newsome Pádraic Fisher Blake Gallagher Greg Newsome Rashawn Slater Fisher Isaiah Bowser Isaiah Bowser/ Drake Anderson
4 Isaiah Bowser Blake Gallagher Samdup Miller Kyric McGowan Samdup Miller Greg Newsome II Greg Newsome Isaiah Bowser Isaiah Bowser Samdup miller Paddy Fisher Paddy Fisher
5 Greg Newsome II Riley Lees Isaiah Bowser Trey Pugh Paddy Fisher Travis Whillock JR Pace Riley Lees Blake Gallagher Bowser Riley Lees JR Pace
6 Samdup Miller Travis Whillock Kyric McGowan Samdup Miller Rashawn Slater Isaiah Bowser/Drake Anderson Travis Whillock Earnest Brown Samdup Miller Lees Greg Newsome Riley Lees
7 Riley Lees JR Pace Sam Gerak Sam Gerak Kyric McGowan Kyric McGowan Earnest Brown Rashawn Slater Kyric McGowan Earnest Brown JR Pace Greg Newsome
8 Kyric McGowan Greg Newsome II John Raine Isaiah Bowser John Raine RCB Rashawn Slater Samdup Miller Travis Whillock JR Pace #2 wide receiver (RCB) Earnest Brown
T-9 Blake Gallagher/JR Pace Drake Anderson/Isaiah Greg Newsome Blake Gallagher Earnest Brown IV Sam Gerak Riley Lees #2 receiver (RCB) JR Pace Blake Gallagher Earnest Brown #2 receiver
10 Earnest Brown IV Earnest Brown Earnest Brown EB4 Isaiah Bowser Earnest Brown IV Charlie Kubhander Sam Gerak Center (Charlie Schmidt) Kicker/Punter John Raine Travis Whillock

Stay tuned as we break down these selections over the next few days, and feel free to drop your own rankings in the comments below!