Key Question No. 25 - New Star True Freshman
Posted Aug 23, 2013

Key Question No. 25 - Which true freshman will play as if he's already NFL-ready?

25. Which true freshman will play as if he's already NFL-ready?

Richard Cirminiello: Michigan RB Derrick Green. The blue-chip rookie is the right back at the right time in Ann Arbor, as the Wolverines rededicate to a power, ground-based philosophy on offense. Green is a bruiser between the tackles, the kind of 220-pounder who looks as if he belongs at Camp Randall Stadium. Denard Robinson is gone. Fitz Toussiant, might be the starter, but he's coming off a serious injury. Green wearing maize and blue could equal 1,000 yards and a bunch of touchdowns in 2013.

FOLLOW! @PeteFiutak: Arkansas RB Alex Collins. Penn State's Christian Hackenberg is the tempting pick if he can take over the starting quarterback job, but very, very quickly, Collins is going to be a star in the Bret Bielema rushing offense. He might not have the make-up and the ability to be a Wisconsin-like 30-carry-a-game workhorse, but he's going to be an explosive element to a strong ground game. There's a reason many considered him the top running back recruit in the country, and now he's on the right team with the right coach at the right time. And his mom will be happy about it. 

2013 CFN Preseason Questions
No. 25 New Star True Freshman | No. 24 Best New Head Coach
No. 23 Top Non-Conference Game | No. 22 Top Conference Game
No. 21 Who'll Bust The BCS? | No. 20 What Can Louisville Do?
No. 19 The Next Kansas State | No. 18 Cameron & Mettenberger
No. 17 Where's The Florida O? | No. 16 Clemson Or Florida St?
No. 15 Stanford Or Oregon? | No. 14 Clowney & The Heisman