The State of College Football: Video Game Rankings for the top CFB Players

The NCAA took our beloved NCAA Football video game from us in 2013 but that won’t stop me from looking at the top players and what they should be rated in NCAA Football 21/22. Let us also remember that ratings in NCAA Football heavily favored upperclassmen and production, not traits or draft status.  

Quarterback:

1. Spencer Rattler, Oklahoma

Overall: 96

Throw Power: 92

Throw Accuracy: 96

Awareness: 87

Speed: 86

2. Sam Howell, North Carolina

Overall: 95

Throw Power: 93

Throw Accuracy: 94

Awareness: 88

Speed: 78

3. Desmond Ridder, Cincinnati

Overall: 92

Throw Power: 92

Throw Accuracy: 91

Awareness: 92

Speed: 88

4. Malik Willis, Liberty

Overall: 92

Throw Power: 97

Throw Accuracy: 84

Awareness: 85

Speed: 92

5. Kedon Slovis, USC

Overall: 90

Throw Power: 90

Throw Accuracy: 94

Awareness: 88

Speed: 77

6. JT Daniels, Georgia

Overall: 90

Throw Power: 90

Throw Accuracy: 92

Awareness: 88

Speed: 76

7. Matt Corral, Ole Miss

Overall: 89

Throw Power: 93

Throw Accuracy: 87

Awareness: 85

Speed: 85

8. Emory Jones, Florida

Overall: 88

Throw Power: 88

Throw Accuracy: 88

Awareness: 88

Speed: 88

9. DJ Uiagalelei, Clemson

Overall: 87

Throw Power: 92

Throw Accuracy: 85

Awareness: 72

Speed: 86

10. Bryce Young, Alabama

Overall: 86

Throw Power: 89

Throw Accuracy: 87

Awareness: 76

Speed: 85

Running Back:

1. Breece Hall, Iowa State

Overall: 97

Speed: 94

Elusiveness: 90

Break Tackle: 96

Catch: 70

2. Isaiah Spiller, Texas A&M

Overall: 95

Speed: 94

Elusiveness: 92

Break Tackle: 92

Catch: 74

3. Kyren Williams, Notre Dame

Overall: 93

Speed: 92

Elusiveness: 92

Break Tackle: 88

Catch: 72

4. Sincere McCormick, UTSA

Overall: 93

Speed: 92

Elusiveness: 94

Break Tackle: 88

Catch: 76

5. Kevin Harris, South Carolina

Overall: 91

Speed: 91

Elusiveness: 89

Break Tackle: 92

Catch: 70

Receiver:

1 Chris Olave, Ohio State

Overall: 96

Speed: 92

Catch: 96

Route Running: 94

Spectacular Catch: 97

2. Garrett Wilson, Ohio State

Overall: 94

Speed: 94

Catch: 95

Route Running: 92

Spectacular Catch: 94 

3. Jalen Tolbert, South Alabama

Overall: 92

Speed: 93

Catch: 96

Route Running: 94

Spectacular Catch: 94 

4. Justyn Ross, Clemson

Overall: 92

Speed: 92

Catch: 96

Route Running: 92

Spectacular Catch: 94 

5. Treylon Burks, Arkansas

Overall: 92

Speed: 92

Catch: 94

Route Running: 90

Spectacular Catch: 94 

Tight Ends:

1. Jalen Wydermyer, Texas A&M

Overall: 96

Speed: 87

Catch: 92

Catch in Traffic: 94

Run Blocking: 72

2. Charlie Kolar, Iowa State

Overall: 95

Speed: 85

Catch: 88

Catch in Traffic: 89

Run Blocking: 76

3. Jeremy Ruckert, Ohio State

Overall: 92

Speed: 84

Catch: 88

Catch in Traffic: 90

Run Blocking: 79

4. Brant Kuithe, Utah

Overall: 92

Speed: 82

Catch: 90

Catch in Traffic: 89

Run Blocking: 68

5. Cade Otton, Washington

Overall: 90

Speed: 86

Catch: 87

Catch in Traffic: 88

Run Blocking: 74

Offensive Line:

1. Tyler Linderbaum, Iowa

Overall: 98

Run Block: 96

Pass Block: 92

Awareness: 96

Acceleration: 88

2. Evan Neal, Alabama

Overall: 96

Run Block: 95

Pass Block: 93

Awareness: 88

Acceleration: 92

3. Kenyon Green, Texas A&M

Overall: 95

Run Block: 94

Pass Block: 92

Awareness: 90

Acceleration: 92

4. Darrian Kinnard, Kentucky

Overall: 93

Run Block: 92

Pass Block: 94

Awareness: 90

Acceleration: 89

5. Ikem Ekwonu, NC State

Overall: 93

Run Block: 94

Pass Block: 92

Awareness: 90

Acceleration: 90

Defensive Line

1. Kayvon Thibodeaux, Oregon

Overall: 96

Strength: 80

Acceleration: 92

Tackle: 85

Power/Finesse Moves: 95/97

Pursuit: 94

2. DeMarvin Leal, Texas A&M

Overall: 94

Strength: 88

Acceleration: 87

Tackle: 90

Power/Finesse Moves: 92/88

Pursuit: 85

3. Bryan Breese, Clemson

Overall: 92

Strength: 88

Acceleration: 88

Tackle: 85

Power/Finesse Moves: 89/86

Pursuit: 85

4. Aidan Hutchinson, Michigan

Overall: 92

Strength: 84

Acceleration: 88

Tackle: 87

Power/Finesse Moves: 92/89

Pursuit: 90

5. George Karlaftis, Purdue

Overall: 92

Strength: 85

Acceleration: 89

Tackle: 88

Power/Finesse Moves: 90/88

Pursuit: 87

Linebacker:

1. Christian Harris, Alabama

Overall: 95

Speed: 87

Tackle: 90

Play Recognition: 94

Pass Coverage: 82

Block Shed: 89

2. Mike Rose, Iowa State

Overall: 95

Speed: 84

Tackle: 92

Play Recognition: 95

Pass Coverage: 84

Block Shed: 88

3. Micah McFadden, Indiana

Overall: 93

Speed: 82

Tackle: 92

Play Recognition: 90

Pass Coverage: 79

Block Shed: 90

4. Jack Sanborn, Wisconsin

Overall: 91

Speed: 82

Tackle: 94

Play Recognition: 92

Pass Coverage: 77

Block Shed: 89

5. Devin Lloyd, Utah

Overall: 90

Speed: 85

Tackle: 88

Play Recognition: 90

Pass Coverage: 84

Block Shed: 87

Corners:

1. Derek Stingley Jr., LSU

Overall: 98

Speed: 95

Man Cov: 96

Zone: 94

Press: 95

Catch: 80

2. Ahmad Gardner, Cincinnati

Overall: 94

Speed: 94

Man Cov: 94

Zone: 91

Press: 92

Catch: 74

3. Kaiir Elam, Florida

Overall: 94

Speed: 95

Man Cov: 95

Zone: 92

Press: 88

Catch: 76

4. Josh Jobe, Alabama

Overall: 92

Speed: 92

Man Cov: 91

Zone: 94

Press: 92

Catch: 70

5. Mykael Wright, Oregon

Overall: 90

Speed: 92

Man Cov: 89

Zone: 92

Press: 90

Catch: 70

Safety

1. Kyle Hamilton, Notre Dame

Overall: 96

Speed: 91

Man Cov: 89

Zone: 92

Tackle: 90

Play Recognition: 94

2. Brandon Joseph, Northwestern

Overall: 94

Speed: 90

Man Cov: 88

Zone: 92

Tackle: 86

Play Recognition: 96

3. Greg Eisworh, Iowa State

Overall: 92

Speed: 88

Man Cov: 87

Zone: 90

Tackle: 88

Play Recognition: 92

4. Bubba Bolden, Miami

Overall: 91

Speed: 90

Man Cov: 89

Zone: 90

Tackle: 87

Play Recognition: 88

5. Jordan Battle, Alabama

Overall: 88

Speed: 89

Man Cov: 87

Zone: 88

Tackle: 86

Play Recognition: 87