It's the offseason, and that means useless filler banter for the next few months, so... RANK THE 10 BEST MEAN GREEN PLAYERS YOU HAVE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO WITNESS PLAY FOR THE MEAN GREEN
It would help us all gauge the guys you've seen by including how long you've been following the Mean Green closely (I would say, give your Freshman year, but I know some folks have been fans for even longer than their enrollment). And yes, I want to hear from you McCarney-and-Littrell-era-only young alumni/students!
I must preface, I'm basing my list on players' CAREERS. So "Freshman" Jamario (although if he would kept that pace up, he'd most-definitely be on here), and 2008 Casey Fitzgerald's All-American season won't make the cut here. You may choose a different set of criteria for your list... it's up to you!
Since 2000 (my Freshman year):
10. Brelan Chancellor - pure electricity whenever the ball was in his hands. 9. Johnny Quinn - seemed like just about every time the play-action pass went up, it was a huge, much-needed, JQ play. 8. Patrick Cobbs - We had some amazing runners during Coach Dickey's years, Pat was the best of them all. He just shouldered the entire offense like Atlas. 7. Andy Brewster - an absolute mauler, and if those Dickey-draw plays worked, it was because Andy had already planted his DT & was upfield looking for a LB/Safety to devour. 6. Trevor Moore - Automatic. His are the only 4 years I wasn't on the edge of my seat when a critical 30-40 yarder was about to be kicked, because I already knew it was going in. 5. Craig Robertson - So speedy & his nose for the ball was better than any LB I've seen wear the Green/White. 4. Lance Dunbar - His vision was incredible. He just knew where would-be tacklers were going to be before they got there... & watch that cutback! 3. Zach Orr - His motor was unstoppable. The ENTIRE team fed off his work ethic & leadership, and if he got his hands/arms on you, you're going down. 2. Mason Fine - What can you say about this guy? He's already obliterated just about every passing record in our books, & he still has another year to go! 1. Brandon Kennedy - Bar none, best player I've ever seen play. We don't win 26-straight conference games or SBC championships 4 years in a row (if any at all) without this guy. He almost single-handedly made me a Mean Green fan for life.
I thought about adding an "Honorable Mention", but it would get too long! Maybe the dudes I had there will show up in some of y'all's lists.
EDIT: Yep, just in the first few posts afterward my honorable mention guys (sans 1) have been mentioned.