So which non-AQ player will have the biggest impact in 2011? Let your voice be heard and vote. I am pretty sure I know who is going to win in this category.
It is hard to pick against Kellen Moore of Boise State. He is a Heisman Trophy finalist and has helped Boise State make it into a BCS game and will probably have them ranked in the preseason Top 10 once again. Moore is expected to elevate his young receivers because of his experience and his smarts. Another 3,000-yard passing season should be in the offing.
As for the other candidates, I went with three players expected to have good seasons and one wild card in Tyler Lantrip of Nevada. He is on the list because I think how he does will largely impact how Nevada does. If he comes right into the Pistol and picks up where Colin Kaepernick left off, the Wolf Pack will win the WAC. If he struggles, then a conference title will be harder to win. The question for Chris Ault in that case is this -- does he stick with a struggling Lantrip, who is a senior, or get redshirt freshman Cody Fajardo in if he is the quarterback of the future?