In conjunction with our College Football’s Best series, highlighting the top plays, players, highlights, and moments from all 133 teams, we’re here to showcase the best the Rutgers Scarlet Knights have had to offer in 2023. Who has stood out? What units are turning heads?
And who from Rutgers is among the top mentions in our College Football’s Best series this season?
Rutgers Scarlet Knights Best of 2023
At College Football Network, we watch every game. Every player. Every team. And our notebooks are chock full of top players, plays, highlights, and moments. Today, I’m emptying the notebook.
Below, find Rutgers’ noteworthy players, groupings, or units, all listed under a different category: good, great, grand, or wonderful. Every team across the country has put forth their best efforts in 2023, and through four weeks of action, those players deserve notoriety for what they’ve put forth this season.
Highlighting the best with a line from the one and only Chris Farley, welcome to this season’s Good, Great, Grand, Wonderful!
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Good: Flip Dixon, S
With Max Melton locking down the outside, it has been Flip Dixon who has impressed over the middle in coverage. He’ll come downhill well but Dixon’s biggest impact has been in coverage where he has two pass breakups and a pick to his credit in four games.
Great: Gavin Wimsatt, QB
When 2023 is all said and done, it’s highly likely that Gavin Wimsatt sets all new career highs in each passing metric. In fact, we’re close to him breaking his best season marks already.
It hasn’t come without its flaws, but Wimsatt’s passing mechanics have improved and he’s shown he has plenty of talent to make a game against any opponent with his dual-threat capabilities.
Grand: Aaron Lewis, EDGE
Leading the way with double-digit pressures, Aaron Lewis has shown he’s fully capable of affecting the opposing quarterback in 2023. Lewis has a great frame to work with and has shown he can get after the QB from inside or outside all the same.
Wonderful: Kyle Monangai, RB
Doing more than most have to with the ball in his hands, Kyle Monangai has shown he can create plenty of yards on his own. Monangai forces missed tackles at ease and can be seen creating space with his shiftiness all the same. He has patience, vision, and burst, as he’s the complete package.