It's time to countdown the top 10 BYU football players that are primed for a breakout season in 2020. Obviously, we're going to assume that football happens this fall. Before we get started, it's important to define what a breakout season means. For the purposes of this series, a breakout season means a player takes on a much bigger role than the prior season. That could be from role player to starter or starter to playmaker. Let's get started!
- Keenan Ellis, Ben Bywater, D'Angelo Mandell, Dax Milne, Alema Pilimai
No. 10 - Gunner Romney
No. 9 - Seleti Fevaleaki
No. 8 - Keenan Pili
No. 7 - Keanu Hill
No. 6 - Blake Freeland
No. 5 - Chaz Ah You
No. 4 - Uriah Leiataua
No. 3 - Zach Wilson
No. 2 - Troy Warner
During spring football, you could argue that Troy Warner was the MVP on defense. Warner finally looked healthy after suffering a lisfranc injury in 2017. Warner looked like the player he was recruited to be and the player he was prior to injury. Warner intercepted a Jaren Hall pass on the first day of spring, and he nearly intercepted a slant route during goal line segment. BYU needs help at Safety in 2020 and Warner looks capable of filling that role.
In his final season as a Cougar, I expect Warner to take a big step forward and be one of the best players on defense.
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