As we kick off our 2018 ranking of the top 100 players in college football, here are nine more who didn’t make the cut but could still be lined up for big seasons.
This week marks the release of SI’s annual ranking of the top 100 players in college football. As that countdown kicks off, we’ll issue an apology—to these nine snubs and the dozens of other players on the teams you love who you’re just absolutely positive are going to break out this season.
Cephus has some of the most impressive big-play potential in all of college football. As a redshirt freshman last year, he caught 25 passes for 622 yards, averaging 24.9 yards per catch. And of those 25 receptions, six were for more than 50 yards. Only two players, James Washington and Marquise Brown, had more catches for 50+ yards last year, and they had 49 and 32 more catches, respectively, than did Cephus.
We’re in a great situation, because we have a very good line, and we have very good running backs, which will allow us to run the ball, Hackett said. Now it’s going to allow us to be a lot more aggressive, because you can trust that Blake is going to make the right decision more consistently.
Now, Bortles did have his bumps last year, to be sure. Even after the aforementioned three-game stretch, there were a couple clunkers to finish the regular season. But he got past those to play well in the postseason, and we’ll see whether that was turning a corner. Hackett seems to believe it could be.
The league’s most-admired offensive trend-setters are set up to face each other for years as NFC West counterparts. Both came up under Jon Gruden in Tampa, honed their styles and Cheap Authentic Hockey Jerseys strategy with the Redskins, and went west last year to inject new life into storied franchises. McVay’s Rams and Basketball Jerseys Custom Shanahan’s 49ers will be compelling theater in 2018, and likely for a long time