ESPN Named The No. 1 Player In College Football

first_imgHouston Cougars cheerleaders at a game vs. ECU.HOUSTON, TX – NOVEMBER 04: The Houston Cougars cheerleaders perform during the game against the East Carolina Pirates at TDECU Stadium on November 4, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)The 2018-2019 college football season kicks off in just three weeks, so it’s time to get caught up on the players and teams to keep an eye out for heading into the campaign. Tuesday, ESPN released a list of the top 50 players in college football. The No. 1 player does not play for a ‘Power 5’ team.The top player in the country, according to ESPN, is Houston Cougars defensive tackle Ed Oliver. Oliver is a 6-foot-3, 290-pound stud who is entering his junior season.At the moment, Mel Kiper has Oliver ranked as the top player on his big board when it comes to the 2019 NFL Draft. He’s expected to both have an incredible season and be the top pick in next year’s draft.Oliver, in his sophomore campaign, finished with 73 tackles, 5.5 sacks and two forced fumbles. He’s a monster on the defensive side of the ball.#CFBRank is back. Here are ESPN’s top 50 players entering the 2018 college season: https://t.co/fNeumWn9YbRankings Roundtable: https://t.co/dOVi4G0xL1Impact freshmen (In): https://t.co/tttnIoAP0v— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) August 6, 2018Oliver was a five-star recruit who was ranked as the seventh-best player in the country in the 2016 class, per 247 Sports.As for the rest of the list – Stanford running back Bryce Love is the No. 2 ranked player in the country. He’s followed by West Virginia quarterback Will Grier, Clemson defensive lineman Christian Wilkins and Clemson defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence.Clemson and Alabama, the top two ranked teams in the country, have five players each on the list.last_img

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