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ESPN: Big Ten rankings: No. 6, Kirk Cousins

The final half-dozen of our preseason player rankings, based on past performance and potential impact for the 2011 season, kicks off with ...

No. 6: Kirk Cousins, QB, Michigan State, Sr., 6-3, 205

2010 numbers: Completed 226 of 338 passes (66.9 percent) for 2,825 yards and 20 touchdowns, with 10 interceptions. Also ran for one score.

Why he's here: If public speaking were a measurement in these rankings, Cousins would be the runaway winner. Yet Cousins' impressive gift of gab shows you what kind of leader he must be in the huddle and the locker room. There's not a quarterback ...

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