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2015 Big Ten Players to Watch list

The conference released a preseason watch list and it didn't include any Illini.

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The Big Ten released a preseason 'players to watch list' this morning and it included a total of eleven players from the two divisions. A select media panel voted for the top five players each from the East and West Division, with one additional honoree this year due to a tie. Unfortunately, no members of the Illini were included this time around.

Ohio State, Michigan State, Nebraska, and Wisconsin each had two honorees--which is shocking because it's not like they're the best teams or anything. Here's the complete list:

EAST DIVISION
Connor Cook, QB, Michigan State
Shilique Calhoun, DE, Michigan State
Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State
Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State
Anthony Zettel, DT, Penn State

WEST DIVISION*
Drew Ott, DE, Iowa
Maliek Collins, DT, Nebraska
De'Mornay Pierson-El, WR, Nebraska
Justin Jackson, RB, Northwestern
Michael Caputo, S, Wisconsin
Corey Clement, RB, Wisconsin

*Additional honoree due to tie

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