- Explosiveness is no coincidence: USC RB Ronald Jones III was a sprinter.**Jones briefly sprinted for USC's track team in 2016. He ran the third leg of the 400-meter relay in the UCLA Duel, with the four sprinters clocking a combined time of 39.89 to win. He sprinted for McKinney North High School's track team in Texas. His best 100-meter dash was 10.37 seconds and he won the 2015 district championships. Jones's grandfather, Charles Dockery, was on the track team at Texas Southern in the mid-1960s.
2. Consistency is key.USC RB Ronald Jones III had at least one touchdown in 19 of his last 20 collegiate games, including 13 consecutive games spanning across the 2016 and 2017 seasons. He also won USC's Offensive Perimeter Player of the Year Award in 2017
- Auburn DB Carlton Davis has some explosiveness of his own.**Davis was a sprinter in high school at Norland High School in Miami, Fla. He was a district finalist for both the 100 and 200-meter dashes. He was also the MVP of the Chick-fil-A Battle of the Borders game in high school and was a member of the gifted student program.
4. Good from the jump.Auburn defensive back Carlton Davis's three interceptions in 2015 are the most of any SEC freshman. He was a starter as a true freshman and made the 24/7 Sports Freshman All-American Team. He recorded 56 total tackles that year in 13 games for the Tigers, along with eight passes defensed.
- Did someone say M.J. from North Carolina?**
M.J. Stewart, that is. Stewart played snaps at both cornerback and nickelback for the Tar Heels throughout his collegiate career, making him a versatile defender for Tampa Bay's secondary.