Rutgers – Tyshon Fogg, Linebacker, Senior
Despite a 2-10 season a year ago, Tyshon Fogg provided a bright spot during Rutgers’ struggles. He didn’t exactly come up with the “big plays” in terms of interceptions or fumbles, but he was all over the field for the defense, leading the team in tackles with 104. Fogg also registered four tackles for loss as well as 1.5 sacks.
The statistics for Fogg earned him the recognition of being named an All-Big Ten Honorable Mention by both the coaches and media. Additionally, he was a team captain in 2019 as well as Academic All-Big Ten in both 2018 and 2019. Having the ability on the field paired with leadership and a high football IQ makes Fogg that much more appealing in the draft process.
Being a middle linebacker, Fogg could fill a hole that many teams will be in need of. Most top tier linebackers are more of edge rushers that are best off the edge. Being a true middle linebacker that can stuff the run up the middle makes Fogg that much more valuable when the draft rolls around. Even if Rutgers has another poor season, Fogg could again be a bright spot that could warrant consideration in the first few rounds.