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ESPN PAC-12 Blog: Top 10 players on Colorado depth chart

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  1. RSSBot

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    Top 10 players on Colorado depth chart

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  2. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    ESPN rank:
    1. Chidobe Awuzie
    2. Phillip Lindsay
    3. Tedric Thompson
    4. Shay Fields
    5. Rick Gamboa
    6. Kenneth Olugbode
    7. Derek McCartney
    8. Alex Kelley
    9. Sefo Liufau
    10. Sean Irwin

    I need to think about this a bit, but that would not be my Top 10 for 2016.
     
  3. J.R. Ewing

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    Interesting list. Is interesting the right word? At least someone at ESPN other than Miller wrote about us.
     
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  4. Shldr2Shldr

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    The top 4, I can get behind. After that... ehhhhh
     
  5. TSchekler

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    The arrivals of Webb, Winfree, Lewis, Tupou and Gillam potentially add 5 players to this top 10.
     
  6. Big Jim

    Big Jim WTF? Club Member

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    If that were true, no way this team wins a single conference game this season.
     
  7. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Easily in my Top 10 are 3 guys who are returning from injury or suspension.

    Jeromy Irwin, Addison Gillam and Josh Tupou are all in the Top 6 if they are right.
     
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    Jeromy Irwin too. Not a bad list from a casual writer not too involved in our program but I think we all know our top 10 has potential to be drastically better and different!
     
  9. Bufffan68

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    Only thing I agree with...as I think everyone here would...is Chido being #1. Dude is awesome!
     
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    I'd slide Teddy T up to #2, throw Tupou, AG, and Jeromy Irwin on there and move those LBs down the list.
     
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    Not defending the specifics of the list (except #1 for sure), but I think it is fair that they did not include players who didn't play last year for CU (or much) in this kind of list.
     
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    Can I put 10 empty spaces above Awuzie?
     
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    When you think about it, it is kind of sobering. I would have McCartney higher but it shows we do not have many elite players. Some of the new comers better be able to contribute.
     
  14. Bufffan68

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    So, pick the 10 best players who will likely play this season (I selected those I think would make the biggest impact if they played the way they can at their best):

    1. Chido
    2. Webb
    3. Adkins
    4. Tupou
    5. Gillam
    6-10. Entire OL
     
  15. Duff Man

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    Adkins in any top 5 is laughable.
     
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    Mine would look something like:

    1 Chido
    2 Winfree
    3 Thompson
    4 Webb
    5 Bisharat
    6 Tupou
    7 McCartney
    8 Carr
    9 Gillam
    10 Lindsay
     
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    I feel like Donovan Lee is definitely in here. He is arguably our 2nd best offensive player behind Shay (not including Webb or Winfree).
     
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    I get that...but when the guy is healthy he is the best RB on the team IMO...could be 2nd team PAC12 IMO. With the big caveat of staying healthy of course...
     
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    Without a ton of thought:
    Chido
    Webb
    Tedric
    Tupuo
    AG
    Winfree
    Fields
    Lindsay
    Irwin
    Thomas
     
  20. Buffnik

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    Surprised at how little run Jordan Carrell is getting. That dude can play.

    Starting DL of Carrell-Tupou-Samson could be friggin' nasty this season.
     
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    That would make it a top 15.
     
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    This makes me depressed. We have a long way to go... ugh
     
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    Adkins takes a steaming dump on our other running backs if he's healthy.
     
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    Just can't take that trio to a party
     
  25. Medford M.

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    I'd say by years end, a realistic top ten or fifteen in no particular order would be

    Gillam
    Tupou
    Thompson
    Awuzie
    McCartney
    Irwin
    Kelley
    Fields
    Adkins
    Webb
    Lee
    Winfree
    Carrell
    Kafovalu
    Moeller
     
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    You bitches can thank me for not giffing here....
     
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    Can't wait to see it!
     
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    I love the "slight" qualifier everyone makes with Adkins.
     
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    You know, this season if Adkins has his head right, gets himself into peak shape for fall camp, plays and practices with focus, fights through injuries, avoids serious injury, and is willing to give himself up to pass block and gain that extra yard... he could be really damn good.
     
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    It's a real qualifier, and it's an unfortunate fact. I struggle to see another true P5 starting RB on the team so far, unless, as possible there's one sitting on the bench or is incoming as a new guy. Lindsey has a lot of moxie but he's an FCS player.
     

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