Friday, July 8, 2016

Top 5 skill players JSU will face in 2016

JACKSON, Mississippi -- Earlier this week, The Clarion-Ledger examined the top five quarterbacks who will face Jackson State this fall.

Some of those quarterbacks will be able to distribute the ball to some pretty talented skill players.

Here's a look at the five best skill players who will line up against the Tigers in 2016.

Honorable mention

Martez Carter, Grambling: Martez Carter, a running back, posted 1,663 all-purpose yards last season, which is the top mark among any returning player in the conference this season. He's a big-play threat, who is capable of scoring nearly every time he touches the ball.

Top five

5. Marquis Warford, Alcorn State: Whether it was through the air or on the ground, Marquis Warford made his presence felt toward the end of last season. Warford rushed for 120 yards in the SWAC title game and caught two touchdown passes. He hurt Jackson State in the regular season finale with a kickoff-return touchdown. In total, Warford amassed 1,431 all-purpose yards. Alcorn State's coaching staff decided to move Warford to running back this offseason, so he'll tote the ball a bit more out of the backfield in the fall.


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