My 2010-2019 picks:
QB Mike Piatkowski
(2011) --Although at times outshined by his successors, Andy Rice and Grant Kraemer, Piatkowski is the obvious choice. He was a three-year starter who finished as Drake's record holder in both season and career passing yards.
RB Steve Platek
(2010) --Recruited as a quarterback, he became a starting linebacker, then a J-Back in Chris Creighton's offense. He excelled at every position he played, and was voted team MVP his Junior season.
RB Drew Lauer
(2019) --Overcame injuries to put it all together in his final year: 1,127 rushing yards and 233 receiving yards. Edged out his predecessor, Conley Wilkins.
OL Evan Lawrence
(2010) --Two time All-PFL 1st teamer at right tackle.
OL Ryan Lemke
(2017) --Started over two seasons. 1st Team All-PFL as a Senior.
OL Payson Wick
(2017) --Started almost three seasons. Final season earned 1st Team all league. Honorable mention to Troy Witmer (2014).
OL Avery Fuhs
(2012) 1st team All-PFL as a guard. 1st team All-Hair Team as a tackle and guard.
OL Aaron Melton
-- (2016) After starting a season at guard, he missed a year due to injury. He then returned as a center, and was 1st team All-PFL.
TE Eric Saubert
(2016) --Created matchup nightmares for every opponent. Drafted by the NFL Falcons.
WR Devin Cates
(2019) --Mostly a wideout at Drake, before switching to tight end his final year. Another mismatch creator, Devin's pass catching skills improved over his last dozen games.
WR Steven Doran
(2019) --FCS top-ten in touchdowns scored during his Junior year.
DefenseDL Dain Taylor (2010)--2nd team FCS All-American. 27.5 career sacks.
DL Matt Acree
--(2014) Four year starter. 1st team All-PFL as a Senior.
DL Nathan Clayberg
(2018) --PFL Defensive Player of the Year.
DL Mack Marrin
(2014)--1st Team all league as a Sophmore. He missed many games with injuries. Otherwise, he was a four-year starter.
LB Tyler Moorehead
(2012)--PFL Defensive Player of the Year.
LB John Hugunin
(2015)--Led the league in tackles his Senior year (113).
LB Kieran Sierra
(2018)--Led the 2018 team in tackles. Sealed his place on this list with big plays in the Iowa State game. Honorable mention to teammate Zac Rujawitz, who (like Lauer) was a St. Louis area recruit who had a big finish.
DB Michael Lahart
(2011) --Began as a running back, then became one of the best corners in Drake's nonscholarship era. Great on special teams. Great student.
DB Sean Lynch
(2018)--Started over two seasons. 1st team All-PFL as a Junior. Honorable mention: Mike Ratelle (2011).
DB Will Warner
--Although he won't finish until the next decade, he makes the team for his All-America season in 2018.
DB Jabari Butler
(2018)--1st team All-PFL. Best coverage cornerback during his years at Drake.
PK Josh Lee
(2016) PFL Special Teams Player of the Year.
P Cam Bohnert
(2014) Averaged nearly 40 yards per kick during his Junior year.