2021 College Fantasy Football Rankings

JD Yonke
College Football Analyst

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Summer is fully underway: The sun is out, barbeques are being fired up, and quarantines are ending. Most importantly, that means that it’s mock draft season! Here are my initial fantasy rankings for the upcoming 2021 college football season. These are meant to be a tool to assist you in your season-long CFF leagues and in your mock drafting during the offseason. Keep in mind that it’s still early and these will change throughout the season. I will offer a few updates to the rankings throughout the offseason, so stay tuned. 

I’m not always a subscriber to group think; you may find a few rankings that differ slightly from other outlets. I promise you that this is not done in an attempt to provide hot takes. Rather, I’m simply trying to have these rankings reflect the value that I’m placing on these players as I consider them for a roster spot on one of my teams. If I wouldn’t consider drafting a player that high, then I’m not going to rank them there just because everyone else does. Simple!

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*Updated 5/25/2021*

Quarterback

RankPlayerSchool
1Malik WillisLiberty
2Matt CorralOle Miss
3Spencer RattlerOklahoma
4Bryce YoungAlabama
5DJ UiagaleleiClemson
6Dustin CrumKent State
7Dillon GabrielUCF
8Sam HowellUNC
9CJ StroudOhio State
11Desmond RidderCincinnati
10Brennan ArmstrongVirginia
12Dorian Thompson-RobinsonUCLA
13Kedon SlovisUSC
14Preston HutchinsonEastern Michigan
15Carson StrongNevada
16Tanner MordecaiSMU
17Grayson McCallCoastal Carolina
18D’Eriq KingMiami
19Kaleb ElebyWestern Michigan
20Micale CunninghamLouisville
21Jake HaenerFresno State
22Chevan CordeiroHawaii
23JT DanielsGeorgia
24Emory JonesFlorida
25Phil JurkovecBoston College
26Brock PurdyIowa State
27Jayden DanielsArizona State
28Bailey ZappeWestern Kentucky
29Max DugganTCU
30Clayton TuneHouston
31Holton AhlersECU
32Will Rogers / Jack AbrahamMississippi State
33Myles Brennan / Max JohnsonLSU
34Casey Thompson / Hudson CardTexas
35Tyler ShoughTexas Tech
36KJ JeffersonArkansas
37Drew PlittBall State
38Michael Penix Jr.Indiana
39Adrian MartinezNebraska
40Jayden da LauraWashington State
41Darriel MackOld Dominion
42Jeff SimsGeorgia Tech
43Layne HatcherArkansas State
44Grant GunnellMemphis
45Frank HarrisUTSA
46Bo NixAuburn
47Sean CliffordPenn State
48Spencer SandersOklahoma State
49Anthony BrownOregon
50Levi LewisLouisiana

Running Back

RankPlayerSchool
1Breece HallIowa State
2Bijan RobinsonTexas
3Mohamed IbrahimMinnesota
4Kevin MarksBuffalo
5Kyren WilliamsNotre Dame
6Sincere McCormickUTSA
7Tank BigsbyAuburn
8Isaiah SpillerTexas A&M
9Ronnie RiversFresno State
10Austin JonesStanford
11Max BorghiWashington State
12Leddie BrownWest Virginia
13Jahmyr GibbsGeorgia Tech
14Xazavian ValladayWyoming
15Eric GrayOklahoma
16Jerrion EalyOle Miss
17Christopher RodriguezKentucky
18Ty ChandlerUNC
19Jarek BroussardColorado
20Camerun PeoplesAppalachian State
21Tyler GoodsonIowa State
22Kevin HarrisSouth Carolina
23Jerome FordCincinnati
24Ulysses Bentley IVSMU
25Master TeagueOhio State
26Bryant KobackToledo
27DeWayne McBrideUAB
28George HolaniBoise State
29Jalen BergerWisconsin
30Brian RobinsonAlabama
31Calvin TurnerHawaii
32Deuce VaughnKansas State
33Brittain BrownUCLA
34De’Montre TuggleOhio
35Rachaad WhiteArizona State
36Greg BellSan Diego State
37Lew Nichols IIICentral Michigan
38Reese WhiteCoastal Carolina
39Chris SmithLouisiana
40Trelon SmithArkansas
41Christian Beal-SmithWake Forest
42CJ VerdellOregon
43Noah CainPenn State
44Lyn-J DixonClemson
45Kimani VidalTroy
46TreVeyon HendersonOhio State
47Zach EvansTCU
48Cam PorterNorthwestern
49Destin CoatesGeorgia State
50Zander HorvathPurdue
51Tyler BadieMissouri
52Teon DollardAkron
53Sheldon EvansMarshall
54Bentavious ThompsonUCF
55Jalen MitchellLouisville
56D’Vonte PriceFIU
57Jo’Quavios MarksMississippi State
58La’Darius JeffersonWestern Michigan
59Toa TauaNevada
60Frank Gore Jr.Southern Miss
61Zamir WhiteGeorgia
62Kobe PaceClemson
63Deion HankinsUTEP
64Zonovan KnightNC State
65LD BrownOklahoma State
66Donovan EdwardsMichigan
67Keontay IngramUSC
68TJ PledgerUtah
69Kobe LewisCentral Michigan
70Charles WilliamsUNLV
71Chase BrownIllinois
72Chip TrayanumArizona State
73SaRoderick ThompsonTexas Tech
74Re’Mahn DavisVanderbilt
75Rahjai HarrisECU

Wide Receiver

RankPlayerSchool
1David BellPurdue
2Kayshon BoutteLSU
3Calvin Austin IIIMemphis
4Reggie RobersonSMU
5Treylon BurksArkansas
6Jaylon RobinsonUCF
7John Metchie IIIAlabama
8Jaquarii RobersonWake Forest
9Khalil ShakirBoise State
10Drake LondonUSC
11Chris OlaveOhio State
12Garrett WilsonOhio State
13Marvin MimsOklahoma
14Ty FryfogleIndiana
15Justyn RossClemson
16Romeo DoubsNevada
17Jalen CropperFresno State
18Justin HallBall State
19Jalen TolbertSouth Alabama
20Jahan DotsonPenn State
21Joshua DownsUNC
22Corey RuckerArkansas State
23Jaivon HeilighCoastal Carolina
24Zay FlowersBoston College
25Travell HarrisWashington State
26Tyrice RichieNorthern Illinois
27Brennan PresleyOklahoma State
28Ainias SmithTexas A&M
29Jyaire ShorterNorth Texas
30Jermaine BurtonGeorgia
31Jaden WalleyMississippi State
32Ja’Shaun PokeKent State
33Yo’Heinz TylerBall State
34Skyy MooreWestern Michigan
35Jordan AddisonPitt
36Braylon SandersOle Miss
37Mike HarleyMiami
38Dante WrightColorado State
39Jerreth SternsWestern Kentucky
40Kalil PimpletonCentral Michigan
41Slade BoldenAlabama
42Xavier HutchinsonIowa State
43Erik EzukanmaTexas Tech
44Jack SorensonMiami (OH)
45Theo WeaseOklahoma
46Renard BellWashington State
47Jonathan MingoOle Miss
48Bru McCoyUSC
49Sam PinckneyGeorgia State
50Ryan O’KeefeUCF
51Elijah CanionAuburn
52Joshua MooreTexas
53Keylon StokesTulsa
54Marcell BarbeeTexas State
55Mike WoodsOklahoma
56Zakhari FranklinUTSA
57Joseph NgataClemson
58Bo MeltonRutgers
59Kaylon Geiger?
60Jacob CowingUTEP
61Danny GraySMU
62Quentin JohnstonTCU
63Chris Autman-BellMinnesota
64Jordan WhittingtonTexas
65Hassan BeydounEastern Michigan
66Agiye HallAlabama
67Tommy BushNorth Texas
68Wan’Dale RobinsonKentucky
69Dontarrio DrummondOle Miss
70Jaylen HallWestern Michigan
71Nykeim JohnsonKent State
72Rashee RiceSMU
73Parker WashingtonPenn State
74Gunner RomneyBYU
75CJ JohnsonECU
76La’Vontae ShenaultColorado
77Isaiah HamiltonSan Jose State
78Charleston RamboMiami (FL)
79Tyler SneadECU
80Elijah CooksNevada
81Tay MartinOklahoma State
82Jadan BlueTemple
83Rakim JarrettMaryland
84Michael WilsonStanford
85Tanner KneuEastern Michigan
86Jordan JohnsonUCF
87Deuce WattsTulane
88Milton WrightPurdue
89Jarrin PierceMTSU
90Jordan WatkinsLouisville

Tight End

RankPlayerSchool
1Cole TurnerNevada
2Jalen WydermyerTexas A&M
3Greg DulcichUCLA
4Charlie KolarIowa State
5Sean DykesMemphis
6Brant KuitheUtah
7Trey McBrideColorado State
8Jahleel BillingsleyAlabama
9Michael MayerNotre Dame
10Isaiah LikelyCoastal Carolina
11Grant CalcaterraSMU
12Jake FergusonWisconsin
13Will MalloryMiami (FL)
14Isaac RexBYU
15Derrick Deese, Jr.San Jose State
16Cade OttonWashington
17Josh WhyleCincinnati
18Austin StognerOklahoma
19James MitchellVirginia Tech
20Peyton HendershotIndiana

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