Welcome to the offseason Watch-List Watch, where we're keeping track of the Cyclones' nominees to various watch lists — while keeping in mind a player does not need to be on a preseason watch list to win a particular award.
- Rimington Award: Tom Farniok (Best Center, May 19).
- Lott IMPACT Trophy: Cory Morrissey (Defensive Player with Biggest "IMPACT" on and off field — acronym for Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity, May 19).
- Paul Hornung Award: Aaron Wimberly (Most versatile, high-level performer in major college football, July 7).
- Mackey Award: E.J. Bibbs (Best Tight End, July 8).