Midseason report: Top 300 most impactful college football players

Midseason report: Top 300 most impactful college football players

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Michigan State RB Kenneth Walker III (Nic Antaya/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 a list of the 300 most talented players. Talent certainly is taken into account, 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.

To the rankings; they were compiled by On3 staffers Gerry Hamilton, Mike Huguenin, Charles Power and Matt Zenitz.

1. RB Kenneth Walker III, Michigan State
2. RB Bijan Robinson, Texas
3. QB Kenny Pickett, Pitt
4. WR Drake London, USC
5. EDGE Will Anderson Jr., Alabama
6. DL Jordan Davis, Georgia
7. QB Bryce Young, Alabama
8. EDGE Aidan Hutchinson, Michigan
9. QB Matt Corral, Ole Miss
10. WR Chris Olave, Ohio State
11. LB Nakobe Dean, Georgia
12. S Kyle Hamilton, Notre Dame
13. C Tyler Linderbaum, Iowa
14. RB Zach Evans, TCU
15. WR Jahan Dotson, Penn State
16. TE Michael Mayer, Notre Dame
17. OT Evan Neal, Alabama
18. CB Ahmad Gardner, Cincinnati
19. LB Devin Lloyd, Utah
20. LB Jack Campbell, Iowa
21. QB Malik Willis, Liberty
22. CB Riley Moss, Iowa
23. CB Andrew Booth Jr., Clemson
24. S Jaquan Brisker, Penn State
25. EDGE Adam Anderson, Georgia
26. CB Mykael Wright, Oregon
27. QB Desmond Ridder, Cincinnati
28. DL Zach Carter, Florida
29. RB Breece Hall, Iowa State
30. CB Roger McCreary, Auburn
31. RB Chris Rodriguez Jr., Kentucky
32. RB TreVeyon Henderson, Ohio State
33. TE Brock Bowers, Georgia
34. DL DeMarvin Leal, Texas A&M
35. LB Jack Sanborn, Wisconsin
36. QB C.J. Stroud, Ohio State
37. LB Noah Sewell, Oregon
38. DL Haskell Garrett, Ohio State
39. S Verone McKinley, Oregon
40. RB Isaiah Spiller, Texas A&M
41. QB Tanner Mordecai, SMU
42. S Jordan Battle, Alabama
43. LB Mike Rose, Iowa State
44. WR Josh Downs, North Carolina
45. QB Jayden Daniels, Arizona State
46. LB James Skalski, Clemson
47. QB Grayson McCall, Coastal Carolina
48. EDGE Jermaine Johnson, Florida State
49. LB Darien Butler, Arizona State
50. DL Arnold Ebiketie, Penn State

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Arizona State LB Darien Butler (Harry How/Getty Images)

51. WR Garrett Wilson, Ohio State
52. CB Kaiir Elam, Florida
53. WR Calvin Austin, Memphis
54. OT Nicholas Petit-Frere, Ohio State
55. EDGE Nik Bonitto, Oklahoma
56. WR Jordan Addison, Pitt
57. QB Jake Haener, Fresno State
58. CB Trent McDuffie, Washington
59. S Lewis Cine, Georgia
60. LB Zakoby McClain, Auburn
61. CB Derion Kendrick, Georgia
62. QB Sam Howell, North Carolina
63. LB Christian Harris, Alabama
64. OT Ikem Ekwonu, NC State
65. CB Joey Porter Jr., Penn State
66. EDGE Kayvon Thibodeaux, Oregon
67. QB Brennan Armstrong, Virginia
68. LB Brandon Smith, Penn State
69. CB Kyu Blu Kelly, Stanford
70. WR Wan’Dale Robinson, Kentucky
71. EDGE George Karlaftis, Purdue
72. QB Tanner McKee, Stanford
73. LB Darrian Beavers, Cincinnati
74. S Ronnie Hickman, Ohio State
75. RB B.J. Baylor, Oregon State
76. QB Will Rogers, Mississippi State
77. LB Malcolm Rodriguez, Oklahoma State
78. DL Dante Stills, West Virginia
79. CB Martin Emerson, Mississippi State
80. TE Trey McBride, Colorado State
81. S Jaylan Foster, South Carolina
82. EDGE Arron Mosby, Fresno State
83. DL Perrion Winfrey, Oklahoma
84. WR Treylon Burks, Arkansas
85. QB Carson Strong, Nevada
86. QB Casey Thompson, Texas
87. RB Sincere McCormick, UTSA
88. RB Zach Charbonnet, UCLA
89. QB Sam Hartman, Wake Forest
90. RB Abram Smith, Baylor
91. RB Sean Tucker, Syracuse
92. RB Jashaun Corbin, Florida State
93. WR Jameson Williams, Alabama
94. CB Denzel Burke, Ohio State
95. RB Brian Robinson Jr., Alabama
96. QB Taulia Tagovailoa, Maryland
97. RB Mataeo Durant, Duke
98. RB Tank Bigsby, Auburn
99. QB Max Johnson, LSU
100. RB Tyler Allgeier, BYU

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Alabama WR Jameson Williams (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

101. CB Trevius Hodges-Tomlinson, TCU
102. QB Bailey Zappe, Western Kentucky
103. LB Channing Tindall, Georgia
104. WR David Bell, Purdue
105. RB Greg Bell, San Diego State
106. LB Bumper Pool, Arkansas
107. CB Jermaine Waller, Virginia Tech
108. DL Devante Wyatt, Georgia
109. OT Darian Kinnard, Kentucky
110. LB J.D. Bertrand, Notre Dame
111. WR Dontario Drummond, Ole Miss
112. QB Sean Clifford, Penn State
113. TE Jalen Wydermyer, Texas A&M
114. S Jalen Catalon, Arkansas
115. EDGE Isiah Foskey, Notre Dame
116. LB Micah McFadden, Indiana
117. EDGE Will McDonald, Iowa State
118. QB Payton Thorne, Michigan State
119. EDGE Amare Barno, Virginia Tech
120. QB Malik Cunningham, Louisville
121. RB Tyler Goodson, Iowa
122. WR Danny Gray, SMU
123. EDGE Myles Murphy, Clemson
124. CB Josh Jobe, Alabama
125. LB Josh Ross, Michigan
126. QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson, UCLA
127. G Zion Johnson, Boston College
128. EDGE Jeffrey Gunter, Coastal Carolina
129. DL Phidarian Mathis, Alabama
130. EDGE Cameron Thomas, San Diego State
131. RB Blake Corum, Michigan
132. EDGE Josh Paschal, Kentucky
133. LB Blaze Alldredge, Missouri
134. QB Adrian Martinez, Nebraska
135. DL Matt Henningsen, Wisconsin
136. S Daxton Hill, Michigan
137. DL Jayden Peevy, Texas A&M
138. EDGE Kingsley Enagbere, South Carolina
139. S Jalen Pitre, Baylor
140. RB Tyler Badie, Missouri
141. RB Deuce Vaughn, Kansas State
142. DL Jalen Carter, Georgia
143. TE Charlie Kolar, Iowa State
144. DL Logan Hall, Houston
145. LB Nate Landman, Colorado
146. TE Cade Otton, Washington
147. WR Jereth Sterns, Western Kentucky
148. RB Pat Garwo III, Boston College
149. RB Jerome Ford, Cincinnati
150. LB Baylon Spector, Clemson

Kentucky DE Josh Paschal (Courtesy of Kentucky Athletics)


151. C Alec Lindstrom, Boston College
152. OT Jamaree Salyer, Georgia
153. S Yusuf Corker, Kentucky
154. WR Jalen Cropper, Fresno State
155. WR Dontayvion Wicks, Virginia
156. S Xavier Henderson, Michigan State
157. CB Marcus Jones, Houston
158. TE Sam LaPorta, Iowa
159. S Ji’Ayir Brown, Penn State
160. DL Tuli Tuipulotu, USC
161. EDGE Isaiah Thomas, Oklahoma
162. LB Avery Roberts, Oregon State
163. WR Jayden Reed, Michigan State
164. RB Zamir White, Georgia
165. S Tanner Ingle, NC State
166. WR Deven Thompkins, Utah State
167. S Antonio Johnson, Texas A&M
168. RB Kennedy Brooks, Oklahoma
169. RB Tiyon Evans, Tennessee
170. CB Duce Chestnut, Syracuse
171. TE Marshon Ford, Louisville
172. RB Jarquez Hunter, Auburn
173. WR Kyle Phillips, UCLA
174. LB Henry To’oTo’o, Alabama
175. WR Mekai Polk, Mississippi State
176. WR John Metchie, Alabama
177. EDGE B.J. Ojulari, LSU
178. TE Greg Dulcich, UCLA
179. QB Spencer Rattler, Oklahoma
180. S Angelo Grose, Michigan State
181. OT Charles Cross, Mississippi State
182. S Brad Hawkins, Michigan
183. C Luke Fortner, Kentucky
184. LB DeMarvion Overshown, Texas
185. CB Damarion Williams, Houston
186. WR Jalen Tolbert, South Alabama
187. RB Zonovan Knight, NC State
188. EDGE Boye Mafe, Minnesota
189. OT Tyler Vrabel, Boston College
190. WR Khalil Shakir, Boise State
191. CB Vincent Gray, Michigan
192. S Nick Cross, Maryland
193. S Pat Fields, Oklahoma
194. DL Thomas Booker, Stanford
195. S Sean Mahone, West Virginia
196. G Javion Cohen, Alabama
197. EDGE Myjai Sanders, Cincinnati
198. QB Emory Jones, Florida
199. QB Max Duggan, TCU
200. S J.L. Skinner, Boise State

Florida QB Emory Jones (James Gilbert/Getty Images)

201. QB Brock Purdy, Iowa State
202. S B.J. Foster, Texas
203. EDGE Garrett Nelson, Nebraska
204. S Smoke Monday, Auburn
205. TE Isaiah Likely, Coastal Carolina
206. S Dane Belton, Iowa
207. S Christopher Smith, Georgia
208. RB Rachaad White, Arizona State
209. RB Ty Chandler, North Carolina
210. WR Justyn Ross, Clemson
211. S JoJo Domann, Nebraska
212. EDGE Micheal Clemons, Texas A&M
213. TE Peyton Hendershot, Indiana
214. QB Hendon Hooker, Tennessee
215. CB Matt Hankins, Iowa
216. EDGE Sam Williams, Ole Miss
217. C Ricky Stromberg, Arkansas
218. RB Jaylen Warren, Oklahoma State
219. RB Kyren Williams, Notre Dame
220. QB Seth Henigan, Memphis
221. OT Peter Skoronski, Northwestern
222. WR Samori Toure, Nebraska
223. EDGE Nolan Smith, Georgia
224. DL P.J. Mustipher, Penn State
225. WR Xavier Worthy, Texas
226. WR Jacob Cowing, UTEP
227. WR Corey Sutton, Appalachian State
228. WR Xavier Hutchinson, Iowa State
229. CB Emmanuel Forbes, Mississippi State
230. LB Olakunle Fatukasi, Rutgers
231. OT Sean Rhyan, UCLA
232. WR Zay Flowers, Boston College
233. WR Charleston Rambo, Miami
234. OT Obinna Eze, TCU
235. LB D’Marco Jackson, Appalachian State
236. LB Isaiah Moore, NC State
237. WR Jordan Whittington, Texas
238. QB Will Levis, Kentucky
239. S Corvan Taylor, Air Force
240. CB Kei’Trel Clark, Louisville
241. WR Joshua Cephus, UTSA
242. RB Brandon Thomas, Memphis
243. WR Jaivon Heileigh, Coastal Carolina
244. WR Erik Ezukanma, Texas Tech
245. LB Chance Campbell, Ole Miss
246. WR Rakim Jarrett, Maryland
247. TE Sean Dykes, Memphis
248. RB Ronnie Rivers, Fresno State
249. S Otis Reese, Ole Miss
250. CB Jarrick Bernard-Converse, Oklahoma State

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Rutgers LB Olakunle Fatukasi (Rich Schultz/Getty Images)


251. QB Chance Nolan, Oregon State
252. S Latavious Brini, Georgia
253. LB Brian Asamoah, Oklahoma
254. S Bubba Bolden, Miami
255. TE Cameron Latu, Alabama
256. RB Stephen Carr, Indiana
257. TE Grant Calcaterra, SMU
258. EDGE Zach Harrison, Ohio State
259. S Teja Young, FAU
260. EDGE Drake Jackson, USC
261. RB Chez Mellusi, Wisconsin
262. S Demani Richardson, Texas A&M
263. S Reed Blankenship, Middle Tennessee
264. QB Gunnar Holmberg, Duke
265. QB Connor Bazelak, Missouri
266. RB Dameon Pierce, Florida
267. QB Hank Bachmeier, Boise State
268. WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Ohio State
269. RB Camerun Peoples, Appalachian State
270. QB Kedon Slovis, USC
271. RB Hassan Haskins, Michigan
272. EDGE Mitchell Agude, UCLA
273. QB Devin Leary, NC State
274. RB Travis Dye, Oregon
275. CB Ja’Quan McMillian, East Carolina
276. OL Kenyon Green, Texas A&M
277. QB Gerry Bohanon, Baylor
278. LB DeAndre Square, Kentucky
279. DL Colby Wooden, Auburn
280. WR Jaquarii Roberson, Wake Forest
281. QB Bo Nix, Auburn
282. QB Christian Andersen, Army
283. RB Brad Roberts, Air Force
284. LB Chad Muma, Wyoming
285. QB N’Kosi Perry, FAU
286. QB Kaleb Eleby, Western Michigan
287. LB Dee Winters, TCU
288. WR Emeka Emezie, NC State
289. OT Bernhard Raimann, Central Michigan
290. TE Lucas Krull, Pitt
291. WR Josh Johnson, Tulsa
292. S Daniel Scott, California
293. EDGE Andre Carter II, Army
294. G T.J. Bass, Oregon
295. S Kerby Joseph, Illinois
296. TE Jelani Woods, Virginia
297. WR Skyy Moore, Western Michigan
298. EDGE Taijh Alston, West Virginia
299. WR Jalen Nailor, Michigan State
300. TE Brant Kuithe, Utah