The emergence of new top players and stars is among the most interesting and fun facets of college football. The sport lends itself to these storylines perhaps more than others given how quickly rosters turn over and the constant infusion of new talent via recruiting.
As the planned start for the college football season nears, now seems like a good time to highlight some of the players we’re excited to watch – some in expanded roles or with more development and others for the first time in college football.
These aren’t going to be your household names, at least just yet. And so we aren’t repetitive, we’ll exclude players who were already ranked in 247Sports’ Top 50 players last week.