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 %.
Sam Hartman – Takes over the top spot this week after a dominant game against Duke, passing for 402 yards and 3 TDs and adding 61 rushing yards and 2TDs on the ground. He has been on fire and looks like a big riser in this class.
Kenny Pickett – Hitting good marks for this season. I’d be more excited for his pro prospects if this wasn’t his 5th college season and his only good one.
Matt Corral – This was his worst game of the year posting a 62 QBR. I’m going to chalk this one up to injury and look forward to next week.
Grayson McCall – had his second down week but is still managing to hold the 100th percentile AYA.
Malik Willis – Strong game this week posting a 77 QBR.
Will Levis – Falls out of the top 25.
C.J. Stroud – AYA and EPA/Play in the 100th percentile and QBR in the 98th percentile is almost as good as it gets. Looks like he’s not a rushing QB.
Bryce Young – Bye week.
Tyler Van Dyke – He’s looking good. His season got off to a slow start but he’s killed it for an 86 and 89 QBR against two ranked opponents inside the Top 20.
Small sample size galore.
Caleb Williams – His fourth straight outing over 95 QBR that is just insane. This kid is elite.
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.
Kenneth Walker III – This guy is insane. He rushed 23 times for 197 yards and five TDs! All against the sixth-ranked team in the nation. He looks like a talented rusher.
Breece Hall – With Breece Hall’s first two years in college, I think he’s locked up RB1 in the NFL draft this year.
Tyler Badie – Above the 96th percentile in all stats. Not convinced he’ll be dominant at the next level though.
Tyler Allgeier – Somehow outproduced Kenneth Walker this week posting a 29-266-5 line.
Isaiah Spiller – He’s looked good but keeps losing work to Devon Achane. With his entire body of work, he’s my 2022 RB2.
Kyren Williams – Starting to look more efficient and his receiving ability is very attractive.
Travis Dye – He may not be dominating his backfield but his receiving ability looks really good.
Sean Tucker – Takes back to the top spot! He’s crazy dominant with another week over 200 yards.
Bijan Robinson – Baylor did the impossible and limited Bijan to a 17-43-1 line.
Jo’Quavious Marks – May not have the most impressive YPTP but look at that Rec Share and DR, and BDR.
TreVeyon Henderson – Threw down 152 yards and a TD against the 20th ranked team. So impressive for a year one player.
Braelon Allen – Had his 4th 100-yard rushing game in a row!
The most important stats for a WR are their Reception Yards per Team Pass Attempt and their Weighted Dominator Rating. Generally, over 2 is good and 3 is great for RYPTPA, and over 20% is good and 30% is great for Weighted Dominator.
Drake London – Unfortunately, suffered a season-ending injury. Should be good to go for the draft next year.
Josh Downs – Does he ever not produce?
Jordan Addison – Week in and week out he’s showing he should be a top-3 receiver in the class.
Quentin Johnston – Only two rec for five yards. Yuck.
Jaxon Smith-Njigba – He and Garrett Wilson are jostling for who is the best receiver on the team right now.
Xavier Worthy – This kid is elite. Putting up 115 yards for one TD against #16 Baylor makes this his second game putting up big numbers against ranked competition.
Mario Williams – Finally posted his breakout game earning five receptions for 100 yards and a TD. I’d like to see him continue this at the tail end of the season here.
Isaiah Likely – That RYPTPA is insane for a TE.
Trey McBride – Dominates week in and week out.
Cole Turner – Nailed it this week again going 7-63-2.
Michael Mayer – He killed it to start the year but his last few games haven’t been anything special.