Preseason Positional Top 5’s: Offense

With College Football right around the corner, it’s time to update my top 5 player rankings at each position (draft eligible players only). 

Since I released my first rankings, I’ve watched a heck of a lot more tape and feel much more in touch with this draft class than I did in June. However, we are still waiting for Saturday and the first snap of a live football in many months and there will be plenty of movement between now and April 23rd 2020 in Las Vegas. 

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


  1. Justin Herbert, Oregon (-) 
  2. Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama (-) 
  3. Jake Fromm, Georgia (-) 
  4. Jordan Love, Utah State (New Entry) 
  5. Khalil Tate, Arizona (-) 

Same top 3 as back in the early summer and for now, that feels pretty set. I still have Justin Herbert top of the pile with Tagovailoa closely behind; I have these two in the top tier.

Jake Fromm is in the second tier on his own and after that I think it gets pretty messy when it comes to draft eligible players – I really don’t feel a lot towards many of this senior class.

I do feel quite a lot for Jordan Love, on the other hand. I think he’s the best group of 5 QB in college football – You could say I have a lot of love for Jordan.

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 (-) 

No movement here at all. This is a very fun running back class, one that I’m really looking forward to watching this season.

Eno Benjamin of Arizona State and J.J Taylor of Arizona are 6 and 7 for me right now. 

Wide Receivers 

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

No change here amongst my wideouts. This class is excellent, no two ways about it. There’s plenty of scope for change here as the season progresses because I could quite easily have gone and named a top 10 and probably still felt like I left some guys out. 

Tight Ends 

  1. Jared Pinkney, Vanderbilt (+1)
  2. Albert Okweugbunam, Missouri (-1)
  3. Grant Calcaterra, Oklahoma (+1)
  4. Colby Parkinson, Stanford (New Entry) 
  5. Hunter Bryant, Washington (New Entry) 

I was fairly down on this class on first viewing but I’m now a little more positive. I like the match up issues that Bryant and Parkinson could cause this season and therefore, their potential. 

Offensive Tackles 

  1. Andrew Thomas, Georgia (+2)
  2. Tristan Wirfs, Iowa (-1)
  3. Prince Tega Wanogho, Auburn (New Entry) 
  4. Lucas Niang, TCU (New Entry) 
  5. Trey Adams, Washington (-) 

This is a good group of offensive tackles. Thomas and Wirfs are in the top tier but I love the potential of Tega Wanogho and Niang so again, there’s potential for that too tier to become more bloated as we move through the season.

Again, still rooting for Adams to blossom after injuries in his past. 

Interior Offensive Line 

  1. Tyler Biadasz, Wisconsin (-) 
  2. Tre Smith, Tennessee (-) 
  3. Darryl Williams, Mississippi State (-) 
  4. Shane Lemieux, Oregon (New Entry) 
  5. Jake Hanson, Oregon (New Entry) 

Still not a huge fan of this interior offensive line class but after watching the Oregon unit, I certainly feel much better about it than I did in June!!

I actually feel like they’re the best unit in the country… Shame on me for taking so long to watch them. 

Check back on Wednesday for the defensive rankings. 

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