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2016 Summer Guide

Coming off a 10-win campaign and with a lot of contributors returning, 2016 has the makings for another special year for Northwestern football. We have all of your preview content here with out 2016 Summer Guide, including most important players, position previews, our Know Your Opponent series and much, much more.

Northwestern Position Preview Videos

We talk with Mark Rogers about each position

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Know Your Opponent Series: 2016 Preview & Analysis

Wildcat Shootaround: Strongest position group?

Running back, linebacker and more make the list.

Summer Guide Position Preview: Special Teams

The unit should improve but must replace its punt returner

Summer Guide Position Preview: Cornerbacks

The team loses Nick VanHoose and will rely on inexperienced options

Summer Guide Position Preview: Linebackers

All-American Anthony Walker leads the way for one of Northwestern's best position groups

Summer Guide Position Preview: Defensive Line

The biggest question on the defense by far

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Northwestern Summer Guide: Position Preview

Summer Guide Position Preview: Wide Receivers

There isn't really a sure thing outside of Austin Carr in this group

Summer Guide Position Preview: Running Backs

Justin Jackson is the star, but he’ll have help.

Summer Guide Position Preview: Quarterbacks

Clayton Thorson — surprise! — is the focal point.

Most Important Player Wrap Up: Snubs

Matt Harris, Jack Mitchell and others make the list

Most Important Player No. 1: Clayton Thorson

Northwestern's quarterback tops the list for the second straight year

Most Important Player No. 2: Anthony Walker

Most Important Player No. 3: Justin Jackson

Most Important Player No. 4: Keith Watkins

He has big shoes to fill

Most Important Player No. 5: Ifeadi Odenigbo

With the departures of Dean Lowry and Deonte Gibson, Northwestern will need Odenigbo to step up at defensive end

Most Important Player No. 6: Solomon Vault

The speedy junior moved to receiver this past offseason and could add a new element to Northwestern's offense

Most Important Player No. 7: Garrett Dickerson

The Wildcats could use a breakout season from the former top superback recruit.

Most Important Player No. 8: Jordan Thompson

The defensive lineman was one of just two true freshmen to see action in every game last year.

Most Important Player No. 9: Austin Carr

What can we expect from the senior wideout this season?

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Top 10 Most Important Players of 2016

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