With the start of college football drawing near, the Reese’s Senior Bowl unveiled their Top 250 list on Thursday and three Louisiana Ragin Cajuns made the list.
Levi Lewis, Elijah Mitchell and Trey Ragas were recognized as three of the top seniors ahead of the 2020 college football season. Louisiana’s three selections are tied for the most in the Sun Belt Conference and the second most amongst Group of Five opponents, while the Ragin’ Cajuns are just one of three programs with two running backs named to the list along with Alabama and Baylor.
Lewis has received a lot preseason accolades during the summer, having been named to the Manning Award Preseason Watch List, the Davey O’Brien Award Preseason Watch List, the Maxwell Award Preseason Watch List and the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Watch List. The Scotlandville product threw for 3,050 yards and 26 touchdowns his junior season, both of which were single-season school records.
Meanwhile the running back tandem of Mitchell and Ragas has been highly touted entering the 2020 season, having been named to the Doak Walker Preseason Watch List for the second consecutive season. Both were an integral part of the Cajuns offense, combining for 2,033 rushing yards and 19 touchdowns in 2019.
The Reese’s Senior Bowl has had 93 total players and 40 selected in the first three rounds each of the past two years, including 10 first-round picks in the 2019 NFL Draft. The 93 figure represents nearly 40% of the total draft these past two years.