This article outlines the top-performing college players each week. There is a table for each position organized by draft eligibility and, below each table, I’ll note things I find interesting.
The best metrics for year-over-year correlation at the QB position are QBR, EPA/Play, AYA, and Completion %.
Cameron Rising – Just joined the top 10 last week and he already vaulted to the top. My concern is his low AYA. You really want to see over 10.
Matt Corral – Matt Corral is still impressing through the air, but especially on the ground. 38% of his production is coming from the run and I love to see those Konami QBs.
Kenny Pickett – Still impressing week over week and hasn’t really had a bad game yet. His passing stats are where he shines.
Grayson McCall – Bye week.
Malik Willis – Had his second down passing week in a row but his Rush EPA Share is what makes him so enticing.
C.J. Stroud – Bye week.
Bryce Young – Had a great comeback after Alabama had their first loss of the season last week. He posted an impressive QBR of 96 and he’s definitely my QB1 of the class. You can also see he’s starting to use his legs more since his Rush EPA Share is bumped from 1 to% to 8% this week.
Will Rogers – Was exposed by Alabama big time this week. His low AYA and EPA/Play are concerning.
D.J. Uiagalelei – Continues with only one game with a QBR above 50. Garbage.
Small sample size galore.
Caleb Williams – Started for Oklahoma this week and played amazing, earning a 96.5 QBR! I love to see that 12.4 AYA, 33.5% Rush EPA Share, and EPA/Play as a Freshman.
Seth Hennigan – Keep an eye on this guy. His passing stats are all above the 70th percentile for year one QBs. He also has an impressive AYA and EPA/Play.
The best metrics for RB’s are Yards per Team Play which is a measure of volume and efficiency, Backfield Dominator Rating which is the share of the backfield production, rushing and receiving, that an RB earns, Dominator Rating which is the share of the total team rushing and receiving production, and Reception Share which tells you how big of the reception pie the RB earned.
Breece Hall – Back to his old self earning a 30-197-2 on the ground and adding another 5-35 through the air. He’s looking really impressive and overtook Kenneth Walker III for the top spot!
Kenneth Walker III – Had a down game this week by his standards. His rushing stats are nice but his receiving market share is brutal.
Tyler Badie – Another good game, especially through the air. 100th percentile dominator and 98th percentile Rec Share is something I love to see.
Zach Charbonnet – Finally got the bulk of the rushing work and boy did he produce. He’s still underutilized, but it seems to be trending in the right direction.
Jaylen Warren – He is looking impressive. He’s efficient in his offense and is earning a good share of the offense (DR) and his coaches trust him with most of the backfield work (BDR).
Jerome Ford – Starting to show the force that he is. He went 20-189-4 this week! His involvement in the passing game leaves something to be desired but as a rusher he’s good.
Kyren Williams – Still out of the top 10. Not what you like to see from a G5 RB going into their draft year.
Sean Tucker – He’s steadily working his way up my rankings. He’s great for C2C and his draft stock is rising by the week. He just destroyed a very good Clemson defense.
Bijan Robinson – A big 21-135-2 day seems average for Bijan. It’s insane.
Zach Evans – He’s officially moved up to #2 in my rankings for the 2023 class. His 5-star pedigree mixed with his impressive play seals it.
Tank Bigsby – Had a decent day against a good Arkansas defense, but I still have concerns about his low receiving and backfield usage.
Rasheen Ali – Hasn’t been talked about much but he’s putting together a really good season.
TreVeyon Henderson – Bye week.
Raheim Sanders – Earned the majority of the backfield carries this week again. I like this guy.
Braelon Allen – Looks to be making his push for the best RB in Wisconsin. Chez Mellusi is still getting the most carries, but Allen has been impressive with his touches.
The most important stats for a WR are their Reception Yards per Team Pass Attempt and their Weighted Dominator Rating. Generally, over two is good and three is great for RYPTPA, and over 20% is good and 30% is great for Weighted Dominator.
Jacob Cowing – He’s putting up a historic season right now.
Treylon Burks – Oh look. Your WR1 for the 2022 class.
Drake London – Bye week.
Wan’Dale Robinson – Georgia’s imposing defense held him mostly in check this week but he still earned 12 rec for 39 yards and 1 TD.
Garrett Wilson – Bye week.
Josh Downs – Hitting historical numbers right now. They’re starting the tough part of their schedule this week so I’m interested in seeing how he fares.
Quentin Johnston – Now this is the player I thought we’d see all year. He went 7-185-3 against a top-ranked Oklahoma team.
Jaxon Smith-Njigba – Bye week.
Konata Mumpfield – Haven’t heard much chatter about him but he’s playing very well for Akron.
Xavier Worthy – Only 5 receptions for 28 yards, but the passing game was lacking as a whole.
De’Zhaun Stribling – Putting up decent numbers for a Freshmen.
Isaiah Likely – Bye week.
Gerrit Prince – His raw numbers aren’t amazing but in the context of his offense he’s putting up great numbers.
Trey McBride – Dominates week in and week out.
Greg Dulcich – Stands out with his 1.23 EPA/Play and 2.42 Y/TPA. Great numbers for a TE.
Michael Mayer – Bye week.
Jaheim Bell – Takes over the top P5 spot for the 2023 class. He and Mayer are the only two with impressive numbers.
Theo Johnson – I expected a better season from him after Freiermuth left but he hasn’t really stepped up.
Brock Bowers – TE #2 in all of college football? Yes. He might even be pushing for #1 over Mayer.