The top 300 most impactful players after Week 12
Special Offer

Breaking news. In-depth analysis. Ad-free.

7-Day Free TrialSubscribe Now

The top 300 most impactful players after Week 12

Article written by:On3 Staff ReportOn3 Staff Report
WillAndersonJrAlabama(1)
Alabama OLB Will Anderson Jr. (Courtesy of Alabama Athletics)

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 and Notre Dame S Kyle Hamilton are not listed).

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

PlayerSchoolGrade
1. EDGE Will Anderson Jr.Alabama99
2. DL Jordan DavisGeorgia99
3. QB Bryce YoungAlabama99
4. QB C.J. StroudOhio State99
5. RB Kenneth Walker IIIMichigan State98
6. EDGE Kayvon ThibodeauxOregon98
7. LB Nakobe DeanGeorgia98
8. QB Kenny PickettPitt98
9. LB Devin LloydUtah98
10. EDGE Aidan HutchinsonMichigan98
11. LB Leo ChenalWisconsin97
12. QB Matt CorralOle Miss97
13. WR Chris OlaveOhio State97
14. WR Jameson WilliamsAlabama97
15. WR Jahan DotsonPenn State97
16. C Tyler LinderbaumIowa97
17. RB Abram SmithBaylor97
18. TE Michael MayerNotre Dame96
19. CB Ahmad GardnerCincinnati96
20. CB Andrew Booth Jr.Clemson96
21. QB Desmond RidderCincinnati96
22. WR Garrett WilsonOhio State96
23. WR Jordan AddisonPitt96
24. LB Jack CampbellIowa96
25. DL DeMarvin LealTexas A&M96
26. DL Arnold EbiketiePenn State95
27. RB Braelon AllenWisconsin95
28. OT Nicholas Petit-FrereOhio State95
29. RB TreVeyon HendersonOhio State95
30. EDGE Jermaine JohnsonFlorida State95
31. WR David BellPurdue95
32. LB Noah SewellOregon95
33. TE Brock BowersGeorgia95
34. OT Evan NealAlabama95
35. CB Roger McCrearyAuburn95
36. EDGE Isaiah FoskeyNotre Dame95
37. LB Malcolm RodriguezOklahoma State94
38. QB Sam HartmanWake Forest94
39. S Verone McKinleyOregon94
40. RB Breece HallIowa State94
41. QB Caleb WilliamsOklahoma94
42. RB Jerome FordCincinnati94
43. LB James SkalskiClemson94
44. QB Brennan ArmstrongVirginia94
45. OT Ikem EkwonuNC State93
46. WR Josh DownsNorth Carolina93
47. EDGE Will McDonaldIowa State93
48. DL Jalen CarterGeorgia93
49. QB Sam HowellNorth Carolina93
50. QB Will RogersMississippi State93
college-football-top-300-most-impactful-players-after-week-12
Mississippi State QB Will Rogers (Austin Perryman/Mississippi State Athletics)
PlayerSchoolGrade
51. WR Jaxon Smith-NjigbaOhio State93
52. RB Tyler AllgeierBYU92
53. WR Treylon BurksArkansas92
54. RB RB Sean TuckerSyracuse92
55. RB B.J. BaylorOregon State92
56. S Jaquan BriskerPenn State92
57. LB Zakoby McClainAuburn92
58. LB David OjaboMichigan92
59. S Jalen PitreBaylor92
60. RB Deuce VaughnKansas State92
61. DL Dante StillsWest Virginia92
62. LB Mike RoseIowa State92
63. WR Wan’Dale RobinsonKentucky92
64. WR Xavier WorthyTexas92
65. S Lewis CineGeorgia92
66. LB Micah McFaddenIndiana92
67. EDGE Cameron ThomasSan Diego State92
68. QB Bailey ZappeWestern Kentucky91
69. QB Malik CunninghamLouisville91
70. QB Hendon HookerTennessee91
71. DL Haskell GarrettOhio State91
72. CB Mykael WrightOregon91
73. LB Channing TindallGeorgia91
74. RB Jaylen WarrenOklahoma State91
75. LB Avery RobertsOregon State91
76. CB Riley MossIowa91
77. S Ronnie HickmanOhio State91
78. S Jaylan FosterSouth Carolina91
79. CB Derion KendrickGeorgia91
80. TE Trey McBrideColorado State91
81. RB RB Chris Rodriguez Jr.Kentucky91
82. RB Hassan HaskinsMichigan91
83. WR Jerreth SternsWestern Kentucky91
84. QB Malik WillisLiberty91
85. CB Marcus JonesHouston90
86. RB Sincere McCormickUTSA90
87. CB Trent McDuffieWashington90
88. QB Carson StrongNevada90
89. EDGE Nik BonittoOklahoma90
90. LB Jack SanbornWisconsin90
91. WR Deven ThompkinsUtah State90
92. RB Brian Robinson Jr.Alabama90
93. RB Tyler BadieMissouri90
94. QB Tanner MordecaiSMU90
95. CB Joey Porter Jr.Penn State90
96. QB Jake HaenerFresno State90
97. WR Calvin AustinMemphis90
98. LB J.D. BertrandNotre Dame90
99. LB Bumper PoolArkansas90
100. CB Denzel BurkeOhio State90
Michigan RB Blake Corum (Alika Jenner/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 Brandon SmithPenn State89
107. WR A.T. PerryWake Forest89
108. LB Josh RossMichigan89
109. RB Isaiah SpillerTexas A&M89
110. CB Jermaine WallerVirginia Tech89
111. S Ji’Ayir BrownPenn State89
112. EDGE Arron MosbyFresno State89
113. RB Zach CharbonnetUCLA89
114. RB Mataeo DurantDuke89
115. RB Jashaun CorbinFlorida State89
116. LB Christian HarrisAlabama89
117. QB Grayson McCallCoastal Carolina89
118. EDGE Sam WilliamsOle Miss88
119. DL Zach CarterFlorida88
120. WR Mekai PolkMississippi State88
121. LB Darien ButlerArizona State88
122. LB Darrian BeaversCincinnati88
123. EDGE George KarlaftisPurdue88
124. WR Dontario DrummondOle Miss88
125. QB Payton ThorneMichigan State88
126. WR Danny GraySMU88
127. OT Darian KinnardKentucky88
128. QB Dorian Thompson-RobinsonUCLA88
129. QB Sean CliffordPenn State88
130. WR Jalen TolbertSouth Alabama88
131. DL Logan HallHouston88
132. OT Charles CrossMississippi State88
133. S Jordan BattleAlabama87
134. G Zion JohnsonBoston College87
135. DL Devonte WyattGeorgia87
136. LB Olakunle FatukasiRutgers87
137. EDGE Kingsley EnagbareSouth Carolina87
138. TE Jalen WydermyerTexas A&M87
139. S Tanner IngleNC State87
140. CB Trevius Hodges-TomlinsonTCU87
141. DL Phidarian MathisAlabama87
142. S Antonio JohnsonTexas A&M87
143. WR Jalen CropperFresno State87
144. WR John MetchieAlabama87
145. RB Rachaad WhiteArizona State87
146. OT Jamaree SalyerGeorgia87
147. LB Nate LandmanColorado87
148. S Daxton HillMichigan87
149. LB Quay WalkerGeorgia86
150. LB Baylon SpectorClemson86
college-football-top-300-most-impactful-players-after-week-12
Miami WR Charleston Rambo (Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
PlayerSchoolGrade
151. WR Charleston RamboMiami86
152. TE Cole TurnerNevada86
153. WR Xavier HutchinsonIowa State86
154. TE Charlie KolarIowa State86
155. WR Nathaniel DellHouston86
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. TE Isaiah LikelyCoastal Carolina86
163. QB K.J. JeffersonArkansas86
164. RB Kennedy BrooksOklahoma86
165. CB Martin EmersonMississippi State85
166. QB Adrian MartinezNebraska85
167. WR Skyy MooreWestern Michigan85
168. DL Jayden PeevyTexas A&M85
169. TE Sam LaPortaIowa85
170. C Alec LindstromBoston College86
171. S Dane BeltonIowa85
172. WR Romeo DoubsNevada85
173. S Xavier HendersonMichigan State85
174. EDGE Felix Anudike-UzomahKansas State85
175. EDGE Nick HerbigWisconsin85
176. CB Matt HankinsIowa85
177. S Yusuf CorkerKentucky84
178. G Javion CohenAlabama84
179. LB Chad MumaWyoming84
180. CB Kyu Blu KellyStanford84
181. CB Kaiir ElamFlorida84
182. CB Damarion WilliamsHouston84
183. QB Taulia TagovailoaMaryland84
184. WR Khalil ShakirBoise State84
185. QB Tyler Van DykeMiami84
186. OL Kenyon GreenTexas A&M84
187. DL Perrion WinfreyOklahoma84
188. WR Kyle PhilipsUCLA84
189. RB Tank BigsbyAuburn84
190. C Luke FortnerKentucky84
191. WR Jacob CowingUTEP84
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. RB Kyren WilliamsNotre Dame84
198. QB Seth HeniganMemphis84
199. LB Henry To’oTo’oAlabama84
200. RB Leddie BrownWest Virginia84
college-football-top-300-most-impactful-players-after-week-12
UTEP WR Jacob Cowing (Courtesy of UTEP Athletics)
PlayerSchoolGrade
201. DL Thomas BookerStanford84
202. EDGE Nolan SmithGeorgia84
203. EDGE Garrett NelsonNebraska84
204. EDGE Tyree JohnsonTexas A&M84
205. S Sean MahoneWest Virginia84
206. QB Jayden de LauraWashington State84
207. WR Zakhari FranklinUTSA84
208. RB Lew Nichols IIICentral Michigan84
209. QB Chase GarbersCalifornia83
210. LB D’Marco JacksonAppalachian State83
211. OT Sean RhyanUCLA83
212. LB Damone ClarkLSU83
213. TE Payne DurhamPurdue83
214. RB Brad RobertsAir Force83
215. TE Brant KuitheUtah83
216. S JoJo DomannNebraska83
217. DL Curtis BrooksCincinnati83
218. EDGE Jeffrey GunterCoastal Carolina83
219. WR Tyquan ThorntonBaylor83
220. WR Jayden ReedMichigan State83
221. S Christopher SmithGeorgia83
222. WR Corey SuttonAppalachian State83
223. LB Chance CampbellOle Miss83
224. LB Yasir AbdullahLouisville83
225. QB Brock PurdyIowa State83
226. EDGE Boye MafeMinnesota83
227. QB Hank BachmeierBoise State83
228. DE Cody RoscoeSyracuse83
229. DE Jacub PanasiukMichigan State82
230. QB Anthony BrownOregon82
231. QB Gerry BohanonBaylor82
232. CB Emmanuel ForbesMississippi State82
233. RB Pat Garwo IIIBoston College82
234. DL Colby WoodenAuburn82
235. C Ricky StrombergArkansas82
236. G T.J. BassOregon82
237. CB Kei’Trel ClarkLouisville82
238. CB Kyler GordonWashington82
239. WR Erik EzukanmaTexas Tech82
240. TE Sean DykesMemphis82
241. S Reed BlankenshipMiddle Tennessee82
242. WR Travell HarrisWashington State82
243. DL Tyree WilsonTexas Tech82
244. WR Jaivon HeilighCoastal Carolina82
245. S Corvan TaylorAir Force82
246. EDGE B.J. OjulariLSU82
247. WR Josh JohnsonTulsa82
248. QB Aidan O’ConnellPurdue82
249. WR Rakim JarrettMaryland82
250. DL Tuli TuipulotuUSC82
college-football-top-300-most-impactful-players-after-week-12
Texas Tech DL Tyree Wilson (Courtesy of Texas Tech Athletics)
PlayerSchoolGrade
251. S Latavious BriniGeorgia82
252. LB Ellis BrooksPenn State82
253. OT Bernhard RaimannCentral Michigan82
254. CB Ja’Quan McMillianEast Carolina82
255. QB Jayden DanielsArizona State82
256. CB Alontae TayorTennessee82
257. S Angelo GroseMichigan State82
258. EDGE Taijh AlstonWest Virginia82
259. TE Marshon FordLouisville82
260. QB Jaren HallBYU82
261. LB DeMarvion OvershownTexas81
262. WR Jack SorensonMiami (Ohio)81
263. S Demani RichardsonTexas A&M81
264. QB Frank HarrisUTSA81
265. LB Jeremy BanksTennessee81
266. LB Jaylan AlexanderPurdue81
267. WR Emeka EmezieNC State81
268. LB Mikel JonesSyracuse81
269. RB Ty ChandlerNorth Carolina81
270. EDGE Zach HarrisonOhio State81
271. RB Rasheen AliMarshall81
272. TE Greg DulcichUCLA81
273. OT Tyler VrabelBoston College81
274. RB Tyler GoodsonIowa81
275. DE Mika TafuaUtah81
276. LB Daniel GreenKansas State81
277. RB Devon AchaneTexas A&M81
278. LB Trenton SimpsonClemson81
279. CB Duce ChestnutSyracuse81
280. DE Joey NobleNew Mexico81
281. WR Mitchell TinsleyWestern Kentucky81
282. S Brandon JosephNorthwestern81
283. S Chamarri ConnerVirginia Tech80
284. LB DeAndre SquareKentucky80
285. WR Billy Kemp IVVirginia80
286. TE Peyton HendershotIndiana80
287. LB Jahad WoodsWashington State80
288. LB Chris BerginNorthwestern80
289. TE Derrick Deese Jr.San Jose State80
290. TE Jelani WoodsVirginia80
291. RB Keaontay IngramUSC80
292. EDGE Andre Carter IIArmy80
293. WR Calvin Jackson Jr.Washington State80
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