FARGO, N.D. (AP) — There are plenty of reasons to pick six for the North Dakota State Bison.

The five-time defending Football Championship Subdivision winners return most of their statistical leaders on offense and defense, including their top five rushers, top two receivers, top two kick returners and top four tacklers.

Although standout quarterback Carson Wentz left the team and was drafted Number 2 overall by the Philadelphia Eagles, the Bison are again expecting regular visits from NFL scouts. Nearly every NFL team has already inquired about middle linebacker Nick DeLuca, who led NDSU with 135 tackles a year ago.

Head coach Chris Klieman said during Wednesday's media day festivities that his team is further ahead than he expected, but coaches are looking for depth at defensive back and wide receiver.

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