As the beginning of the college football season draws near, key players are highlighted and analyzed. Watch lists come out, detailing many of the players to keep an eye on this season. Some deserving players, however, are overlooked because they play for teams who were the opposite of successful last season. Let's take a look at 15 such standout returning players who produced at a high level despite playing on bad teams last season.
Note: Only players who played for teams who won two or less games last season were considered for this article. These players played for the worst of the worst, teams who couldn't even win a fourth of their games.