Originally posted on Crystal Ball Run  |  Last updated 5/24/13
A common theme in our staff’s predictions for the 2013 season in the Mountain West was the conference’s surprising depth. That all starts with the guys under center. It’s not a stretch to say the MWC may have the best collection of quarterbacks in the country. There’s productivity for miles, with four returning field generals who finished in the top 20 nationally in passer rating. The league also boasts dual threats such as Utah State’s Chuckie Keeton and Nevada’s Cody Fajardo who can just as easily make plays with their feet as their arms. Leaving guys like Keeton and David Fales of San Jose State off of CBR’s 2013 Preseason All-Mountain West Team sucks, but there can be only QB. We’re going with Fresno State senior Derek Carr (344-of-511 pass attempts, 4,104 passing yards, 37 touchdown passes and 7 interceptions in 2012). Former No. 1 overall NFL draft pick David Carr’s baby brother leads a group of five Bulldogs to make the squad. Offense QB: Derek Carr, Senior, Fresno State RB: Stefphon Jefferson, Senior, Nevada RB: Adam Muema, Junior, San Diego State WR: Davante Adams, Sophomore, Fresno State WR: Noel Grigsby, Senior, San Jose State TE: Kivon Cartwright, Junior, Colorado State OL: Austin Wentworth, Senior, Fresno State OL: Matt Paradis, Senior, Boise State OL: Tyler Larsen, Senior, Utah State OL: Weston Richburg, Senior, Colorado State OL: Charles Leno, Senior, Boise State Defense DL: Tyeler Davidson, Junior, Fresno State DL: Travis Raciti, Junior, San Jose State DL: Demarcus Lawrence, Junior, Boise State DL: Brock Hekking, Junior, Nevada LB: Jake Doughty, Senior, Utah State LB: Kyler Fackrell, Sophomore, Utah State LB: Dallas Bollema, Senior, New Mexico DB: Derron Smith, Senior, Fresno State DB: Nat Berhe, Senior, San Diego State DB: Christian Spears, Junior, Air Force DB: Bene Benwikere, Senior, San Jose State
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