Big changes have been made on Todd McShay’s top 32 rankings. It’s that time of year where plugged in analysts are getting info from their sources, adjusting their rankings accordingly. Let’s see who’s rising and falling.
No change at the top of the board. Myles Garrett is firmly planted as the consensus number one player in this class. Jonathan Williams and Leonard Fournette round out the top three.
The biggest mover here is Stanford DL Solomon Thomas. Thomas knocked his bowl game out of the park, utterly destroying North Carolina in the Sun Bowl. I think he’s going to end up a top ten lock, maybe even trending towards the top five.
McShay agrees with me on Marshon Lattimore. He checks in at eight overall as the first cornerback listed. McShay calls him “more naturally gifted” than Eli Apple was last year.
He moves Derek Barnett up from the 30s to 11. I’m going to harp on this, only because I watched every Tennessee game last year. Barnett almost single handedly won a couple games for the Vols this season. He was downright dominant. Athletic questions are going to come and they are warranted, but don’t overthink him. Plug him into a 4-3 base and watch him work.
The David Njoku hype train is off and rolling. McShay has him listed at 13 now. This feels a little like Eric Ebron from a couple years ago.
Wide receivers John Ross and Corey Davis check in at 20 and 21, setting up nicely for a receiver selection at 18. I thought Davis was too low on McShay’s last rankings and he moves up here. Again, Davis’ production will be tough for Robinson to pass up.
Mitch Trubisky is the first quarterback on the board here, coming in at 28 overall. It’s not looking good for this quarterback class. I don’t think Jon Robinson will be getting anyone’s “king’s ransom” this year.