Summer Positional Top 5 Rankings; Offense

I know it’s June and these rankings will likely change, and in some places a lot but this is how I see things right now.

 

Admittedly, I’ve watched more of some players than others because like every class, some positions are loaded and some, well… less so. Plus, I watched some of these guys last season in preparation for the 2019 draft only for them to go back to school.

 

I’ll be updating these regularly throughout the college football season and I’ll do some deeper dives into some of the more interesting players and groups.

 

So, here we go with the offensive side of the ball… Enjoy!

 

Quarterbacks

  1. Justin Herbert, Oregon
  2. Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama
  3. Jake Fromm, Georgia
  4. Brian Lewerke, Michigan State
  5. Khalil Tate, Arizona

 

The quarterback class this year has a lot of names but some of them just aren’t very good. Hi Nate Stanley, y’ello Shea Patterson… and this makes the group at the top seem pretty thin, especially when it comes to seniors.

I love, like most people, Tua and Justin Herbert. Jake Fromm is probably in the second tier on his own right now and after that it’s really anyone’s guess.

I have Lewerke and Tate 4 and 5 as they’re Seniors and I’ve seen most of them, so I’m more comfortable rating them highly as opposed to someone like Jacob Eason. Who is more talented than both but the tape is 2 years old and he’s playing in a different system at Washington. That said, I’m super intrigued by Eason and invisage him being a rapid riser if all goes well in Seattle.

Other guys who I want to see more of include; Jarrett Guarantano and Cole McDonald.

 

Running Backs

  1. Travis Etienne, Clemson
  2. D’Andre Swift, Georgia
  3. J.K Dobbins, Ohio State
  4. Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin
  5. Ke’Shawn Vaughn, Vanderbilt

 

After a couple of down years at the running back position, this is one heck of a group. Etiene and Swift are better than some of the starting running backs in the NFL right now. Dobbins and Taylor are also very good and will get first round hype from now until the draft rolls round.

Vaughn took my fifth spot ahead of other really nice backs such as Najee Harris, J.J Taylor and Eno Benjamin; I’ll definitely be watching out for those guys in a few months time.

 

Wide Receivers

  1. Jerry Jeudy, Alabama
  2. Laviska Shenault, Colorado
  3. Collin Johnson, Texas
  4. Tee Higgins, Clemson
  5. CeeDee Lamb, Oklahoma

 

Now… What do we have here? WOW. This receiver class is beyond loaded. There are some bona fide stars in the making in this group, it almost felt bad to narrow this down to five players.

K.J Hill, Denzel Mims, Jalen Reagor, Donovan Peoples-Jones, Tyler Johnson, then there’s the other Alabama receivers, DeVonta Smith and Henry Ruggs… The. List. Goes. ON.

 

Tight Ends

  1. Albert Okweugbunam, Missouri
  2. Jared Pinkney, Vanderbilt
  3. Cheyenne O’Grady, Arkansas
  4. Grant Calcaterra, Oklahoma
  5. Harrison Bryant, Florida Atlantic

 

After last year’s excellent class, it’s kind of reverted to type here at tight end. Albert Okweugbunam and Jared Pinkney are the pick of the bunch here and after that we’re looking for players to emerge.

 

Offensive Tackles

  1. Tristan Wirfs, Iowa
  2. Trey Adams, Washington
  3. Andrew Thomas, Georgia
  4. Walker Little, Stanford
  5. Alaric Jackson, Iowa

 

There are some nice players amongst this group. I feel like one player I’ll be lower on than most people in Walker Little of Georgia. He’s still a good player but I see a lot of guys have him right at the top of their lists. To me, Wirfs is the best I’ve seen so far and I like Jackson too, so Iowa might have two top players at the sample position again, just like last year with their tight ends.

I’m really hoping for a strong comeback season from Trey Adams after he was injured last season.

 

Interior Offensive Line

  1. Tyler Biadasz, Wisconsin
  2. Trey Smith, Tennessee
  3. Darryl Williams, Mississippi State
  4. Ben Cleveland, Georgia
  5. Tommy Kraemer, Notre Dame

 

My immediate feeling is that outside of the top two or three players here, this could be a bit of a down year on the interior offensive line. After Ben Cleveland it was a bit of a struggle if I’m honest.

Biadasz is going to be a star though… He could have gone first round last year as a redshirt sophomore.

 

Check back tomorrow for the defensive rankings, 8pm GMT

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