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The top 300 most impactful players after Week 11

On3 Staff Report2 months
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Michigan State RB Kenneth Walker III (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Here are our updated rankings of the 300 most impactful players in college football.

This is not a NFL draft hot board nor simply a list of the 300 most talented players. Talent certainly is considered, but there are numerous variables and emphasis is placed on players having the most notable on-field impact; that is one reason it is skill position-heavy. The rankings are fluid and change weekly.

One note: Injured players are not listed (that means that, among others, USC WR Drake London, Texas RB Bijan Robinson, Notre Dame S Kyle Hamilton and Coastal Carolina QB Grayson McCall are not listed).

The rankings of the most impactful players are done by On3’s Mike Huguenin, Charles Power and Matt Zenitz.

PlayerSchoolGrade
1. RB Kenneth Walker IIIMichigan State99
2. EDGE Will Anderson Jr.Alabama99
3. DL Jordan DavisGeorgia99
4. QB Bryce YoungAlabama98
5. QB C.J. StroudOhio State98
6. EDGE Kayvon ThibodeauxOregon98
7. LB Nakobe DeanGeorgia98
8. RB TreVeyon HendersonOhio State98
9. EDGE Aidan HutchinsonMichigan98
10. QB Kenny PickettPitt98
11. LB Devin LloydUtah98
12. LB Leo ChenalWisconsin97
13. QB Matt CorralOle Miss97
14. RB Abram SmithBaylor97
15. WR Chris OlaveOhio State97
16. WR Jahan DotsonPenn State97
17. C Tyler LinderbaumIowa97
18. TE Michael MayerNotre Dame96
19. CB Ahmad GardnerCincinnati96
20. WR Jameson WilliamsAlabama96
21. RB Breece HallIowa State96
22. CB Andrew Booth Jr.Clemson96
23. LB Jack CampbellIowa96
24. QB Desmond RidderCincinnati96
25. DL DeMarvin LealTexas A&M96
26. DL Arnold EbiketiePenn State96
27. LB Noah SewellOregon95
28. QB Caleb WilliamsOklahoma95
29. WR Garrett WilsonOhio State95
30. WR Jordan AddisonPitt95
31. CB Roger McCrearyAuburn95
32. S Verone McKinleyOregon95
33. TE Brock BowersGeorgia95
34. OT Evan NealAlabama95
35. EDGE Isaiah FoskeyNotre Dame95
36. LB Malcolm RodriguezOklahoma State94
37. QB Sam HartmanWake Forest94
38. OT Nicholas Petit-FrereOhio State94
39. EDGE Jermaine JohnsonFlorida State94
40. CB Mykael WrightOregon94
41. WR David BellPurdue94
42. RB Jerome FordCincinnati94
43. LB James SkalskiClemson94
44. RB Sean TuckerSyracuse94
45. OT Ikem EkwonuNC State93
46. QB Brennan ArmstrongVirginia93
47. QB Sam HowellNorth Carolina93
48. DL Jalen CarterGeorgia93
49. RB Jaylen WarrenOklahoma State93
50. EDGE Will McDonaldIowa State93
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Oklahoma State RB Jaylen Warren (Tim Warner/Getty Images)
PlayerSchoolGrade
51. WR Treylon BurksArkansas93
52. WR Josh DownsNorth Carolina92
53. LB Zakoby McClainAuburn92
54. RB Tyler AllgeierBYU92
55. S Jaquan BriskerPenn State92
56. QB Will RogersMississippi State92
57. LB David OjaboMichigan92
58. S Jalen PitreBaylor92
59. QB Malik WillisLiberty92
60. RB Deuce VaughnKansas State92
61. DL Dante StillsWest Virginia92
62. LB Mike RoseIowa State92
63. QB Carson StrongNevada92
64. S Lewis CineGeorgia92
65. RB B.J. BaylorOregon State92
66. LB Micah McFaddenIndiana92
67. RB Chris Rodriguez Jr.Kentucky92
68. EDGE Cameron ThomasSan Diego State92
69. DL Haskell GarrettOhio State91
70. LB Channing TindallGeorgia91
71. WR Wan’Dale RobinsonKentucky91
72. WR Jaxon Smith-NjigbaOhio State91
73. WR Xavier WorthyTexas91
74. CB Riley MossIowa91
75. S Ronnie HickmanOhio State91
76. S Jaylan FosterSouth Carolina91
77. LB Avery RobertsOregon State91
78. CB Derion KendrickGeorgia91
79. QB Tanner MordecaiSMU91
80. RB Hassan HaskinsMichigan91
81. RB Sincere McCormickUTSA91
82. TE Trey McBrideColorado State91
82. EDGE Nik BonittoOklahoma91
84. CB Trent McDuffieWashington91
85. QB Bailey ZappeWestern Kentucky91
86. RB Brian Robinson Jr.Alabama90
87. CB Marcus JonesHouston90
88. QB Malik CunninghamLouisville90
89. QB Hendon HookerTennessee90
90. LB Jack SanbornWisconsin90
91. WR Jerreth SternsWestern Kentucky90
92. QB Jake HaenerFresno State90
93. WR Calvin AustinMemphis91
94. CB Joey Porter Jr.Penn State90
95. WR Deven ThompkinsUtah State90
96. J.D. BertrandNotre Dame90
97. LB Bumper PoolArkansas90
98. CB Denzel BurkeOhio State90
99. LB Brandon SmithPenn State90
100. RB Tyler BadieMissouri90
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Missouri RB Tyler Badie (Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)
PlayerSchoolGrade
101. WR Dontayvion WicksVirginia89
102. EDGE Josh PaschalKentucky89
103. EDGE Myles MurphyClemson89
104. LB Drake ThomasNC State89
105. RB Blake CorumMichigan89
106. LB Darien ButlerArizona State89
107. S Ji’Ayir BrownPenn State89
108. WR Dontario DrummondOle Miss89
109. RB Isaiah SpillerTexas A&M89
110. EDGE Arron MosbyFresno State89
111. CB Jermaine WallerVirginia Tech89
112. WR A.T. PerryWake Forest89
113. LB Josh RossMichigan89
114. RB Mataeo DurantDuke89
115. QB Payton ThorneMichigan State89
116. RB Jashaun CorbinFlorida State89
117. LB Christian HarrisAlabama89
118. RB Zach CharbonnetUCLA89
119. DL Zach CarterFlorida88
120. WR Danny GraySMU88
121. QB Sean CliffordPenn State88
122. RB Braelon AllenWisconsin88
123. LB Darrian BeaversCincinnati88
124. G Zion JohnsonBoston College88
125. OT Darian KinnardKentucky88
126. EDGE George KarlaftisPurdue88
127. S Jordan BattleAlabama88
128. QB Dorian Thompson-RobinsonUCLA88
129. CB Trevius Hodges-TomlinsonTCU88
130. WR Jalen CropperFresno State88
131. DL Logan HallHouston88
132. EDGE Sam WilliamsOle Miss88
133. TE Jalen WydermyerTexas A&M88
134. S Xavier HendersonMichigan State88
135. DL Devonte WyattGeorgia87
136. LB Olakunle FatukasiRutgers87
137. EDGE Kingsley EnagbareSouth Carolina87
138. RB Rachaad WhiteArizona State87
139. S Tanner IngleNC State87
140. OT Charles CrossMississippi State87
141. DL Phidarian MathisAlabama87
142. S Antonio JohnsonTexas A&M87
143. WR Jalen TolbertSouth Alabama87
144. CB Kyu Blu KellyStanford87
145. OT Jamaree SalyerGeorgia87
146. LB Nate LandmanColorado87
147. S Daxton HillMichigan87
148. QB Taulia TagovailoaMaryland87
149. LB Quay WalkerGeorgia87
150. LB Baylon SpectorClemson86
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NC State QB Devin Leary (Courtesy of NC State Athletics)
PlayerSchoolGrade
151. TE Cole TurnerNevada86
152. TE Isaiah LikelyCoastal Carolina86
153. C Alec LindstromBoston College86
154. QB Adrian MartinezNebraska86
155. WR Mekai PolkMississippi State86
156. RB Travis DyeOregon86
157. QB Devin LearyNC State86
158. S Scott NelsonWisconsin86
159. S Brad HawkinsMichigan86
160. EDGE Isaiah ThomasOklahoma86
161. WR Jaquarii RobersonWake Forest86
162. WR Nathaniel DellHouston86
163. WR Xavier HutchinsonIowa State86
164. TE Sam LaPortaIowa86
165. WR John MetchieAlabama85
166. CB Martin EmersonMississippi State85
167. CB Kaiir ElamFlorida85
168. DL Jayden PeevyTexas A&M85
169. QB K.J. JeffersonArkansas85
170. S Dane BeltonIowa85
171. QB Jayden DanielsArizona State85
172. WR Romeo DoubsNevada85
173. TE Charlie KolarIowa State85
174. WR Charleston RamboMiami85
175. WR Jayden ReedMichigan State85
176. CB Matt HankinsIowa85
177. S Yusuf CorkerKentucky85
178. RB Kennedy BrooksOklahoma85
179. EDGE Jeffrey GunterCoastal Carolina85
180. DL Perrion WinfreyOklahoma85
181. DL Tuli TuipulotuUSC85
182. CB Damarion WilliamsHouston85
183. WR Kyle PhilipsUCLA85
184. G Javion CohenAlabama84
185. DL Thomas BookerStanford84
186. S Angelo GroseMichigan State84
187. WR Skyy MooreWestern Michigan84
188. WR Khalil ShakirBoise State84
189. RB Tank BigsbyAuburn84
190. C Luke FortnerKentucky84
191. EDGE Nick HerbigWisconsin84
192. EDGE Micheal ClemonsTexas A&M84
193. S Nick CrossMaryland84
194. EDGE Myjai SandersCincinnati84
195. S J.L. SkinnerBoise State84
196. RB Greg BellSan Diego State84
197. QB Tyler Van DykeMiami84
198. QB Seth HeniganMemphis84
199. LB Henry To’oTo’oAlabama84
200. QB Tanner McKeeStanford84
Wyoming LB Chad Muma (Troy Babbitt/Wyoming Athletics)
PlayerSchoolGrade
201. LB Chad MumaWyoming84
202. EDGE Nolan SmithGeorgia84
203. EDGE Garrett NelsonNebraska84
204. WR Jacob CowingUTEP84
205. EDGE Tyree JohnsonTexas A&M84
206. S Sean MahoneWest Virginia84
207. WR Tyquan ThorntonBaylor84
208. QB Anthony BrownOregon84
209. RB Kyren WilliamsNotre Dame84
210. OT Sean RhyanUCLA83
211. RB Leddie BrownWest Virginia83
212. TE Payne DurhamPurdue83
213. WR Zakhari FranklinUTSA83
214. OT Tyler VrabelBoston College83
215. LB D’Marco JacksonAppalachian State83
216. QB Jayden de LauraWashington State83
217. S JoJo DomannNebraska83
218. RB Brad RobertsAir Force83
219. EDGE Felix Anudike-UzomahKansas State83
220. OL Kenyon GreenTexas A&M83
221. S Christopher SmithGeorgia83
222. WR Corey SuttonAppalachian State83
223. QB Chase GarbersCalifornia83
224. B.J. OjulariLSU8
225. QB Brock PurdyIowa State83
226. EDGE Boye MafeMinnesota83
227. QB Hank BachmeierBoise State83
228. DE Cody RoscoeSyracuse83
229. DE Jacub PanasiukMichigan State83
230. LB Chance CampbellOle Miss82
231. QB Gerry BohanonBaylor82
232. CB Emmanuel ForbesMississippi State82
233. RB Pat Garwo IIIBoston College82
234. DL Colby WoodenAuburn82
235. C Ricky StrombergArkansas82
236. LB Yasir AbdullahLouisville82
237. CB Kei’Trel ClarkLouisville82
238. CB Kyler GordonWashington82
239. WR Erik EzukanmaTexas Tech82
240. TE Sean DykesMemphis82
241. S Reed BlankenshipMiddle Tennessee82
242. TE Greg DulcichUCLA82
243. LB DeMarvion OvershownTexas82
244. WR Jaivon HeilighCoastal Carolina82
245. S Corvan TaylorAir Force82
246. WR Calvin Jackson Jr.Washington State82
247. WR Josh JohnsonTulsa82
248. LB Damone ClarkLSU82
249. WR Rakim JarrettMaryland82
250. DL Curtis BrooksCincinnati82
Utah TE Brant Kuithe (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
PlayerSchoolGrade
251. S Latavious BriniGeorgia82
252. LB Ellis BrooksPenn State82
253. G T.J. BassOregon82
254. CB Ja’Quan McMillianEast Carolina82
255. TE Brant KuitheUtah82
256. QB Aidan O’ConnellPurdue82
257. TE Peyton HendershotIndiana82
258. EDGE Taijh AlstonWest Virginia82
259. QB Connor BazelakMissouri82
260. TE Marshon FordLouisville82
261. DL Tyree WilsonTexas Tech81
262. QB Jaren HallBYU81
263. S Demani RichardsonTexas A&M81
264. CB Alontae TayorTennessee81
265. EDGE Drake JacksonUSC81
266. QB Frank HarrisUTSA81
267. OT Bernhard RaimannCentral Michigan81
268. LB Jeremy BanksTennessee81
269. LB Mikel JonesSyracuse81
270. LB Jaylan AlexanderPurdue81
271. RB Ty ChandlerNorth Carolina81
272. EDGE Ron Stone Jr.Washington State81
273. RB Lew Nichols IIICentral Michigan81
274. QB Casey ThompsonTexas81
275. WR Jack SorensonMiami (Ohio)81
276. RB Tyler GoodsonIowa81
277. RB Devon AchaneTexas A&M81
278. EDGE Zach HarrisonOhio State81
279. CB Duce ChestnutSyracuse81
280. DE Joey NobleNew Mexico81
281. WR Emeka EmezieNC State81
282. S Brandon JosephNorthwestern81
283. S Chamarri ConnerVirginia Tech80
284. LB DeAndre SquareKentucky80
285. WR Billy Kemp IVVirginia80
286. RB Rasheen AliMarshall80
287. LB Chris BerginNorthwestern80
288. LB Jahad WoodsWashington State80
289. TE Derrick DeeseSan Jose State80
290. TE Lucas KrullPitt80
291. RB Keaontay IngramUSC80
292. EDGE Andre Carter IIArmy80
293. TE Jelani WoodsVirginia80
294. WR Dante CephasKent State80
295. LB Luke ReimerNebraska80
296. LB Justin RiceUtah State80
297. EDGE Javon SolomonTroy80
298. S Trenton ThompsonSan Diego State80
299. TE Gerrit PrinceUAB80
300. S Daniel ScottCalifornia80