Brent Yarina, BTN.com Senior Editor, July 7, 2014
Iowa offensive tackle Brandon Scherff and Purdue running back and track star Raheem Mostert were listed on Bruce Feldman's list of top 20 "Freaks" in college football. Scherff came in at No. 2, behind Auburn wide receiver Sammie Coates, while Mostert landed at No. 10. See what Feldman said about each player in this post.
2. Brandon Scheff, OT, Iowa
"The latest in Kirk Ferentz's terrific pipeline of elite O-linemen, Scherff is a 6-5, 325-pound left tackle with an uncanny knack for excelling in pretty much everything he attempts. According to Hawkeyes staff, Iowa began heavily recruiting Scherff when he was a 280-pound quarterback. He also, despite his enormous size, was a standout pitcher who threw in the mid-80s and had a nasty breaking ball; a basketball player, who averaged a double-double; and a varsity letter-winning tennis player, in addition to being a state champion shot putter. But Scherff isn't just one of those rare athletes who has the dexterity to excel at everything he does — he also has the freak-wiring in his genes as well."
10. Raheem Mostert, RB, Purdue
"The Boilers went to Florida to recruit the Big Ten's fastest football player. The 5-11, 190-pound senior won the conference's 60-meter and 200-meter indoor titles, as well as the outdoor 100 and 200."
Here's a handful of other Big Ten guys worthy of inclusion: Tevin Coleman, RB, Indiana; Stefon Diggs, WR, Maryland; Randy Gregory, DE Nebraska; Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State; Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin.