2016 College Football Top Ten Lists

For the past few months, I’ve done nothing but talk about the 2016 NFL Draft class. Man, the Draft can’t get here fast enough, but for most that know me, I’m really a college football guy at heart. I’ve been spitting out top 10 lists by position the past couple of weeks for the draft. Well, how about we take a look at some 2016 CFB Top ten lists.

This is no indication of draft status or anything of the sort, just players as they are in college. So, with that caveat in mind, let’s get started with a WAY early assessment of the best players in the nation, again, with no regard to an NFL future.

Top 10 Offensive Players in College football

1. RB Christian McCaffrey, Stanford
2. QB Deshaun Watson, Clemson
3. QB Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma
4. RB Leonard Fournette, LSU
5. RB Dalvin Cook, Florida State
6. RB Nick Chubb, Georgia
7. G Pat Elflein, Ohio State
8. QB J.T. Barrett, Ohio State
9. RB Royce Freeman, Oregon
10. QB Luke Falk, Washington State

Honorable Mention

RB Samaje Perine, Oklahoma
QB Chad Kelly, Ole Miss
G Greg Pyke, Georgia
OT Cam Robinson, Alabama
QB Patrick Mahomes, Texas Tech
RB Jalen Hurd, Tennessee
WR Calvin Ridley, Alabama
RB Brian Hill, Wyoming
C Ethan Pocic, LSU
WR JuJu Smith-Schuster, USC

Top 10 Defensive Players in College Football

1. DE Myles Garrett, Texas A&M
2. DE Carl Lawson, Auburn
3. S Jabrill Peppers, Michigan
4. ILB Raekwon McMillan, Ohio State
5. CB Adoree Jackson, USC
6. DE/DT Jonathan Allen, Alabama
7. OLB Tim Williams, Alabama
8. ILB Kendell Beckwith, LSU
9. DT Davon Godchaux, LSU
10. ILB Anthony Walker, Northwestern

Honorable Mention

ILB Reuben Foster, Alabama
CB Jourdan Lewis, Michigan
S Armani Watts, Texas A&M
S Eddie Jackson, Alabama
S Jamal Adams, LSU
S Derwin James, Florida State
OLB Devonte Fields, Louisville
OLB Vince Biegel, Wisconsin

There are plenty more players that deserve mention, but these are near the top of the list heading into the 2016 season.

By: John Harris

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