The Ultimate 11 Offensive Players

Throughout the spring and summer, I’ve been preparing for the season and writing about games and star-laden units. I’ll stay in that lane and break down the best offensive players in college football. Here’s MY assessment of the Ultimate 11 players at each offensive position heading into the 2016 season (NOT Draft ranking, just based on COLLEGE production and performance).


  1. Deshaun Watson, Clemson
  2. J.T Barrett, Ohio State
  3. Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma
  4. Josh Rosen, UCLA
  5. Luke Falk, Washington State
  6. Patrick Mahomes, Texas Tech
  7. Chad Kelly, Ole Miss
  8. Brad Kaaya, Miami
  9. Greg Ward, Jr., Houston
  10. Josh Dobbs, Tennessee
  11. DeShone Kizer, Notre Dame

Running Backs

  1. Christian McCaffrey, Stanford
  2. Leonard Fournette, LSU
  3. Dalvin Cook, Florida State
  4. Nick Chubb, Georgia
  5. Saquon Barkley, Penn State
  6. Royce Freeman, Oregon
  7. Samaje Perine, Oklahoma
  8. Jalen Hurd, Tennessee
  9. Donnel Pumphrey, San Diego State
  10. Wayne Gallman, Clemson
  11. Brian Hill, Wyoming

Wide Receivers

  1. JuJu Smith-Schuster, USC
  2. Calvin Ridley, Alabama
  3. Gabe Marks, Washington State
  4. James Washington, Oklahoma State
  5. Jehu Chesson, Michigan
  6. Josh Reynolds, Texas A&M
  7. Isaiah Ford, Virginia Tech
  8. Artavis Scott, Clemson
  9. Allen Lazard, Iowa State
  10. Simmie Cobbs, Indiana
  11. Mike Williams, Clemson

Athletes/Dual Threat/Hybrids

  1. WR/RB/RET Christian Kirk, Texas A&M
  2. RB/WR/RET Sony Michel, Georgia
  3. WR/CB Adoree Jackson, USC
  4. WR/Returner Ryan Switzer, North Carolina 5. RB/LB Kalen Ballage, Arizona State 6. RB Stanley Boom Williams, Kentucky 7. WR/RET Kermit Whitfield, Florida State 8. WR KaVontae Turpin, TCU 9. WR/RB Taquan Mizzell, Virginia 10. CB/WR/RET Ishmael Adams, UCLA 11. WR/ATH Speedy Noil, Texas A&M **Antonio Callaway, Florida would be in the U11, but his playing status still is up in the air.

Tight ends

  1. Evan Engram, Ole Miss (WR/TE hybrid)
  2. Jake Butt, Michigan
  3. Jordan Leggett, Clemson
  4. O.J. Howard, Alabama
  5. Mark Andrews, Oklahoma (WR/TE hybrid) 6. Ricky Seals-Jones, Texas A&M (WR/TE hybrid) 7. Billy Freeman, San Jose State 8. Jaylen Samuels, NC State (H-Back/FB/TE hybrid) 9. Bucky Hodges, Virginia Tech 10. Ethan Wolf, Tennessee 11. Jeremy Sprinkle, Arkansas

Offensive Linemen

  1. G Dan Feeney, Indiana
  2. C Ethan Pocic, LSU
  3. OT Cam Robinson, Alabama
  4. G/C Pat Elflein, Ohio State
  5. OT Zach Banner, USC
  6. G Quenton Nelson, Notre Dame
  7. G Greg Pyke, Georgia
  8. OT Chad Wheeler, USC
  9. OT Conor McDermott, UCLA
  10. OT Roderick Johnson, Florida State
  11. (Tie) G Billy Price, Ohio State/G/C Sean Welsh, Iowa

By: John Harris

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