The top 300 most impactful players after Week 9

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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 an 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.

The rankings are done by On3’s Mike Huguenin, Charles Power and Matt Zenitz.

PlayerSchoolGrade
1. RB Kenneth Walker IIIMichigan State99
2. DL Jordan DavisGeorgia99
3. EDGE Will Anderson Jr.Alabama99
4. QB Bryce YoungAlabama98
5. QB C.J. StroudOhio State98
6. QB Caleb WilliamsOklahoma98
7. LB Nakobe DeanGeorgia98
8. RB TreVeyon HendersonOhio State98
9. EDGE Kayvon ThibodeauxOregon98
10. QB Kenny PickettPitt98
11. RB Bijan RobinsonTexas98
12. EDGE Aidan HutchinsonMichigan97
13. QB Matt CorralOle Miss97
14. LB Devin LloydUtah97
15. LB Leo ChenalWisconsin97
16. S Kyle HamiltonNotre Dame97
17. WR Chris OlaveOhio State97
18. RB Abram SmithBaylor96
19. QB Desmond RidderCincinnati96
20. WR Jahan DotsonPenn State96
21. CB Ahmad GardnerCincinnati96
22. RB Breece HallIowa State96
23. CB Andrew Booth Jr.Clemson96
24. OT Evan NealAlabama96
25. LB Noah SewellOregon96
26. EDGE Adam AndersonGeorgia95
27. TE Michael MayerNotre Dame95
28. C Tyler LinderbaumIowa95
29. CB Mykael WrightOregon95
30. TE Brock BowersGeorgia95
31. LB Jack CampbellIowa95
32. CB Roger McCrearyAuburn95
33. WR Jameson WilliamsAlabama95
34. DL DeMarvin LealTexas A&M95
35. DL Arnold EbiketiePenn State95
36. RB B.J. BaylorOregon State94
37. WR Garrett WilsonOhio State94
38. EDGE Isaiah FoskeyNotre Dame94
39. OT Nicholas Petit-FrereOhio State94
40. WR Jordan AddisonPitt94
41. LB Malcolm RodriguezOklahoma State94
42. RB Jerome FordCincinnati94
43. LB James SkalskiClemson94
44. S Jaquan BriskerPenn State94
45. QB Malik WillisLiberty93
46. QB Brennan ArmstrongVirginia93
47. EDGE Jermaine JohnsonFlorida State93
48. QB Sam HartmanWake Forest93
49. DL Jalen CarterGeorgia93
50. S Verone McKinleyOregon93
51. OT Ikem EkwonuNC State93
52. WR Josh DownsNorth Carolina92
53. RB Sean TuckerSyracuse92
54. LB Zakoby McClainAuburn92
55. RB Tyler AllgeierBYU92
56. RB Jaylen WarrenOklahoma State92
57. LB Mike RoseIowa State92
58. DL Dante StillsWest Virginia92
59. QB Tanner MordecaiSMU92
60. EDGE Will McDonaldIowa State92
61. WR Calvin AustinMemphis92
62. QB Carson StrongNevada92
63. EDGE Nik BonittoOklahoma92
64. S Lewis CineGeorgia92
65. RB Chris Rodriguez Jr.Kentucky92
66. CB Joey Porter Jr.Penn State92
67. QB Sam HowellNorth Carolina92
68. DL Haskell GarrettOhio State91
69. QB Jake HaenerFresno State91
70. WR Treylon BurksArkansas91
71. CB Riley MossIowa91
72. S Ronnie HickmanOhio State91
73. WR David BellPurdue91
74. RB Brian Robinson Jr.Alabama91
75. QB Will RogersMississippi State91
76. CB Derion KendrickGeorgia91
77. QB Grayson McCallCoastal Carolina91
78. LB Micah McFaddenIndiana91
79. RB Sincere McCormickUTSA91
80. TE Trey McBrideColorado State91
81. EDGE Cameron ThomasSan Diego State91
82. S Jaylan FosterSouth Carolina91
83. WR Wan’Dale RobinsonKentucky91
84. CB Trent McDuffieWashington91
85. DL Zach CarterFlorida90
86. LB Avery RobertsOregon State90
87. CB Marcus JonesHouston90
88. LB Darrian BeaversCincinnati90
89. RB Blake CorumMichigan90
90. LB Channing TindallGeorgia90
91. LB Jack SanbornWisconsin90
92. RB Zach EvansTCU90
93. QB Bailey ZappeWestern Kentucky90
94. S Jalen PitreBaylor90
95. RB Mataeo DurantDuke90
96. CB Denzel BurkeOhio State90
97. LB Brandon SmithPenn State90
98. LB Bumper PoolArkansas90
99. RB Deuce VaughnKansas State90
100. RB Isaiah SpillerTexas A&M90
101. RB Jashaun CorbinFlorida State90
102. RB Zach CharbonnetUCLA89
103. WR Dontayvion WicksVirginia89
104. LB J.D. BertrandNotre Dame89
105. WR Dontario DrummondOle Miss89
106. CB Kyu Blu KellyStanford89
107. CB Jermaine WallerVirginia Tech89
108. EDGE Josh PaschalKentucky89
109. EDGE Myles MurphyClemson89
110. LB Drake ThomasNC State89
111. LB Christian HarrisAlabama89
112. LB Darien ButlerArizona State89
113. CB Kaiir ElamFlorida89
114. WR Jerreth SternsWestern Kentucky89
115. RB Tyler BadieMissouri89
116. OT Darian KinnardKentucky89
117. EDGE Arron MosbyFresno State89
118. LB Josh RossMichigan89
119. WR Jaxon Smith-NjigbaOhio State89
120. S Xavier HendersonMichigan State88
121. WR Danny GraySMU88
122. QB Malik CunninghamLouisville88
123. DL Perrion WinfreyOklahoma88
124. QB Payton ThorneMichigan State88
125. WR Xavier WorthyTexas88
126. QB Sean CliffordPenn State88
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 George KarlaftisPurdue88
133. S Daxton HillMichigan88
134. TE Jalen WydermyerTexas A&M87
135. WR Deven ThompkinsUtah State87
136. DL Devonte WyattGeorgia87
137. LB Olakunle FatukasiRutgers87
138. S Brad HawkinsMichigan87
139. QB Max JohnsonLSU87
140. EDGE Kingsley EnagbareSouth Carolina87
141. G Zion JohnsonBoston College87
142. OT Jamaree SalyerGeorgia87
143. DL Phidarian MathisAlabama87
144. LB Nate LandmanColorado87
145. S Antonio JohnsonTexas A&M87
146. QB Taulia TagovailoaMaryland87
147. WR Jalen TolbertSouth Alabama87
148. LB Baylon SpectorClemson87
149. OT Charles CrossMississippi State86
150. EDGE Isaiah ThomasOklahoma86
151. LB Quay WalkerGeorgia86
152. QB Casey ThompsonTexas86
153. QB Tanner McKeeStanford86
154. CB Martin EmersonMississippi State86
155. S Yusuf CorkerKentucky86
156. TE Cole TurnerNevada86
157. TE Isaiah LikelyCoastal Carolina86
158. S Ji’Ayir BrownPenn State86
159. QB Adrian MartinezNebraska86
160. C Alec LindstromBoston College86
161. S Tanner IngleNC State86
162. WR Xavier HutchinsonIowa State86
163. TE Sam LaPortaIowa86
164. EDGE Sam WilliamsOle Miss86
165. QB Jayden DanielsArizona State85
166. RB Kennedy BrooksOklahoma85
167. RB Rachaad WhiteArizona State85
168. WR Mekai PolkMississippi State85
169. WR John MetchieAlabama85
170. DL Jayden PeevyTexas A&M85
171. LB DeMarvion OvershownTexas85
172. WR Nathaniel DellHouston85
173. TE Marshon FordLouisville85
174. EDGE B.J. OjulariLSU85
175. S Scott NelsonWisconsin85
176. QB Devin LearyNC State85
177. RB Tank BigsbyAuburn85
178. TE Charlie KolarIowa State85
179. WR Kyle PhilipsUCLA85
180. S Dane BeltonIowa85
181. DL Tuli TuipulotuUSC85
182. CB Damarion WilliamsHouston85
183. DL Thomas BookerStanford85
184. G Javion CohenAlabama84
185. EDGE Jeffrey GunterCoastal Carolina84
186. S Angelo GroseMichigan State84
187. WR Skyy MooreWestern Michigan84
188. WR Khalil ShakirBoise State84
189. S Nick CrossMaryland84
190. CB Matt HankinsIowa84
191. C Luke FortnerKentucky84
192. EDGE Micheal ClemonsTexas A&M84
193. QB Hendon HookerTennessee84
194. EDGE Myjai SandersCincinnati84
195. S J.L. SkinnerBoise State84
196. WR Romeo DoubsNevada84
197. RB Greg BellSan Diego State84
198. RB Travis DyeOregon84
199. LB Henry To’oTo’oAlabama84
200. RB Hassan HaskinsMichigan84
201. OT Sean RhyanUCLA84
202. WR Jayden ReedMichigan State84
203. EDGE Garrett NelsonNebraska84
204. LB Chad MumaWyoming84
205. S Sean MahoneWest Virginia84
206. EDGE Nolan SmithGeorgia84
207. RB Leddie BrownWest Virginia84
208. WR A.T. PerryWake Forest84
209. QB K.J. JeffersonArkansas84
210. WR Jaquarii RobersonWake Forest83
211. TE Payne DurhamPurdue83
212. WR Zakhari FranklinUTSA83
213. QB Seth HeniganMemphis83
214. LB DeAndre SquareKentucky83
215. S JoJo DomannNebraska83
216. EDGE Nick HerbigWisconsin83
217. WR Jacob CowingUTEP83
218. C Ricky StrombergArkansas83
219. S Christopher SmithGeorgia83
220. WR Corey SuttonAppalachian State83
221. QB Chase GarbersCalifornia83
222. OT Tyler VrabelBoston College83
223. QB Brock PurdyIowa State83
224. DE Cody RoscoeSyracuse83
225. EDGE Boye MafeMinnesota83
226. QB Jayden de LauraWashington State83
227. DE Jacub PanasiukMichigan State83
228. WR Tyquan ThorntonBaylor83
229. TE Greg DulcichUCLA82
230. WR Charleston RamboMiami82
231. CB Emmanuel ForbesMississippi State82
232. RB Brad RobertsAir Force82
233. DL Colby WoodenAuburn82
234. RB Chez MellusiWisconsin82
235. LB D’Marco JacksonAppalachian State82
236. QB Hank BachmeierBoise State82
237. CB Kei’Trel ClarkLouisville82
238. CB Kyler GordonWashington82
239. WR Jaivon HeilighCoastal Carolina82
240. S Corvan TaylorAir Force82
241. QB Bo NixAuburn82
242. TE Sean DykesMemphis82
243. EDGE Felix Anudike-UzomahKansas State82
244. WR Josh JohnsonTulsa82
245. QB Gerry BohanonBaylor82
246. WR Erik EzukanmaTexas Tech82
247. LB Chance CampbellOle Miss82
248. WR Jalen NailorMichigan State82
249. DL Curtis BrooksCincinnati82
250. S Latavious BriniGeorgia82
251. WR Rakim JarrettMaryland82
252. S Reed BlankenshipMiddle Tennessee82
253. RB Pat Garwo IIIBoston College82
254. OL Kenyon GreenTexas A&M82
255. LB Yasir AbdullahLouisville82
256. TE Peyton HendershotIndiana82
257. EDGE Taijh AlstonWest Virginia82
258. QB Connor BazelakMissouri82
259. QB Anthony BrownOregon82
260. WR Calvin Jackson Jr.Washington State82
261. DL Tyree WilsonTexas Tech81
262. QB Jaren HallBYU81
263. EDGE Drake JacksonUSC81
264. CB Ja’Quan McMillianEast Carolina81
265. QB Frank HarrisUTSA81
266. S Demani RichardsonTexas A&M81
267. LB Mikel JonesSyracuse81
268. RB Braelon AllenWisconsin81
269. CB Duce ChestnutSyracuse81
270. RB Kyren WilliamsNotre Dame81
271. EDGE Ron Stone Jr.Washington State81
272. LB Ellis BrooksPenn State81
273. TE Brant KuitheUtah81
274. CB Alontae TayorTennessee81
275. EDGE Zach HarrisonOhio State81
276. S Bubba BoldenMiami81
277. DE Joey NobleNew Mexico81
278. LB Jeremy BanksTennessee81
279. QB Max DugganTCU81
280. OT Bernhard RaimannCentral Michigan81
281. WR Justyn RossClemson81
282. TE Jelani WoodsVirginia81
283. G T.J. BassOregon80
284. S Chamarri ConnerVirginia Tech80
285. S Otis ReeseOle Miss80
286. LB Damone ClarkLSU80
287. LB Jaylan AlexanderPurdue80
288. TE Lucas KrullPitt80
289. WR Billy Kemp IVVirginia80
290. TE Grant CalcaterraSMU80
291. RB Keaontay IngramUSC80
292. CB Jarrick Bernard-ConverseOklahoma State80
293. RB Rasheen AliMarshall80
294. EDGE Andre Carter IIArmy80
295. S Trenton ThompsonSan Diego State80
296. LB Chris BerginNorthwestern80
297. WR Dante CephasKent State80
298. RB Tyler GoodsonIowa80
299. TE Gerrit PrinceUAB80
300. S Daniel ScottCalifornia80