News Article: Sport Illustrated Top 100 Players for 2019

BamaHoosier

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Haven’t seen this discussed here yet, but I thought this was a good series from last week. Interesting analysis on a lot of the players.

10 of our guys on the list. Ruggs is the only one top of mind that I think definitely should have been on it. Otherwise it’s a pretty solid list. Check it out:

100-51
https://www.si.com/college-football/2019/07/09/player-rankings-top-100-shea-patterson-khalil-tate
86- Xavier McKinney
71 - Najee Harris
61 - Anfernee Jennings

50-26
https://www.si.com/college-football/2019/07/10/player-rankings-top-50-justyn-ross-dandre-swift
39 - Jaylen Waddle
32 - Alex Leatherwood
(For those interested, Hurts is #28)

25-11
https://www.si.com/college-football/2019/07/11/player-rankings-top-25-justin-herbert-jake-fromm
24 - Trevon Diggs
16 - Dylan Moses

10-1
https://www.si.com/college-football/2019/07/12/player-rankings-top-10-trevor-lawrence-tua-tagovailoa
10 - Raekwon Davis
4 - Jerry Jeudy
2 - Tua
(#1 is Trevor Lawrence, but that’s not a shock)



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DzynKingRTR

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Not terribly surprised by the list, but a bit surprised in the order.

Without question, Raekwon has Top-10 ability. But whether he can consistently maintain focus, effort, and assignment discipline for multiple games remains an open question. When he's on, he's a terror. Consistency has, however, been an acknowledged issue. Plus, now the NFL is watching with great interest. For our sake and that of his wallet, I'm rooting for him to address that in a positive manner.
 

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Not terribly surprised by the list, but a bit surprised in the order.

Without question, Raekwon has Top-10 ability. But whether he can consistently maintain focus, effort, and assignment discipline for multiple games remains an open question. When he's on, he's a terror. Consistency has, however, been an acknowledged issue. Plus, now the NFL is watching with great interest. For our sake and that of his wallet, I'm rooting for him to address that in a positive manner.
I agree with you 100%. And I'm not in the habit of making incendiary comments about our players. But from where I sit...top in the country??? MAYBE not even top 4 on his unit (Moses, Lewis when healthy, McKinney, Jennings).
 

Relayer

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If it's me, and I'm building my team from scratch -- I think I might be taking Ruggs first.....over our other WRs.... not a slight on any of them, I just think Henry is a beast who doesn't take plays off....and finds the end zone.

https://twitter.com/abc/status/1081954300610469888

I would not take him over Jeudy, but it's pretty much a head-scratcher to me, too, that he doesn't rate in the Top 100 (per SI, anyway).
 

tusks_n_raider

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How is Ruggs III NOT in the Top 100??

I'm not going to outright saying he's better than Jeudy..... but he's just as good.

I DO think he's a better all-around WR than Waddle though and that's not me trying to diss Waddle because he's great too.

But Ruggs was in the Top 4 in TD's per reception. For every 4.18 catches he's in the Endzone!!!

I also agree he's a hell of a blocker..... tenacious like Julio was during his time here.