● By Staff
After an offseason spent constantly ranking and reranking college football players on NIL deals and transfer portal moves, the impending kickoff of actual football games means that the time has come to rank players on their actual football abilities. Not by unit, conference or where they might or might not be selected in future NFL drafts, but rather a good, old-fashioned 1-to-100 stacking of who is the best at playing football, regardless of position. Does having a Heisman Trophy at the house mean Bryce Young should automatically stiff-arm the competition? What about all those dudes trying to tackle the Bama QB this fall? Read ahead and prepare to be impressed. Or, if you're a ball carrier being chased by Will Anderson, distressed.
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