The College Football Market Share Report – Season Recap

That’s all, folks! The 2015-16 College Football season is officially over. It’s almost time to turn our attention to draft season, but before we do here is one final Market Share Report.

For this edition I’ve made a few tweaks, including a section for best past-catching running backs. Also, for anyone who I know is entering the 2016 NFL Draft, I’ve put an asterisk by their name.

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Quarterbacks of Bowl Season

Sean Maguire, Florida State, 92.7% of team’s offensive yards

  • 22-44, 392 yards, 2 TD, 4 INT vs Houston

Patrick Mahomes II, Texas Tech, 85.7%

  • 28-56, 370 yards, 4 TD, 1 INT vs LSU

Lamar Jackson, Louisville, 84.8%

  • 12-26, 227 yards, 2 TD, 226 rush yards, 2 rush TD vs Texas A&M

Tanner Mangum, BYU, 82.4%

  • 25-56, 315 yards, 2 TD, 3 INT, 1 rush TD vs Utah

*Mike Bercovici, Arizona State, 82.3%

  • 29-52, 418 yards, 4 TD, 10 rush yards vs WVU

*Nick Arbuckle, Georgia State, 82.3%

  • 14-29, 208 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT vs SJSU

Skyler Howard, West Virginia, 82.1%

  • 28-51, 532 yards, 5 TD, 2 INT, 23 rush yards vs ASU

Nick Mullens, Southern Miss, 81.9%

  • 25-38, 331 yards, 2 TD vs Washington

Thomas Woodson, Akron, 81.2%

  • 14-29, 168 yards, 1 INT, 47 rush yards, rec. TD vs Utah St

Josh Rosen, UCLA, 79.8%

  • 26-40, 319 yards, 3 TD, 2 INT vs Nebraska

ACC fans might want to take note of Louisville and QB Lamar Jackson. He posted massive dual-threat production in the bowl game and is just a sophomore next year. Bobby Petrino will be in his third season, which was a fruitful point during his first stay at Louisville and at Arkansas; he lost no more than three games in either of those “year threes”… it might be fun to go back and watch that ASU-WVU bowl game, considering it had two quarterbacks going absolutely bonkers in it.

 

Seasonal QB Leaders

Luke Falk, Washington State, 76.8% of team’s offensive yards

  • 6’4, 205lbs, Sophomore

*Nick Arbuckle, Georgia State, 75.9%

  • 6’1, 215lbs, Senior

Cooper Rush, Central Michigan, 74.6%

  • 6’3, 227lbs, Junior

*Dak Prescott, Mississippi State, 73.2%

  • 6’2, 230lbs, Senior

Garrett Smith, Louisiana-Monroe, 71.8%

  • 6’0, 211lbs, Freshman

*Jeff Driskel, Louisiana Tech, 69.4%

  • 6’4, 231lbs, Senior

Riley Neal, Ball State, 68.7%

  • 6’5, 217lbs, Freshman

*Jared Goff, Cal, 68.6%

  • 6’2, 215lbs, Junior

Brent Stockstill, MTSU, 68%

  • 6’0, 200lbs, Freshman

Patrick Mahomes II, Texas Tech, 67.9%

  • 6’3, 219lbs, Sophomore

Alex McGough, FIU, 67.5%

  • 6’3, 218lbs, Sophomore

Deshaun Watson, Clemson, 67.5%

  • 6’2, 210lbs, Sophomore

Chad Kelly, Ole Miss, 67.5%

  • 6’2, 215lbs, Junior

It’s fun to see Jared Goff end the year with a bang and climb so high up this list. An early declaration, he’s almost certain to go in the first round. Just for fun, I thought I’d check on how first-round quarterbacks from the last two years fared in terms of final-seasons market share of offense:

  • Winston – 67.8%
  • Mariota – 64.0%
  • Bortles – 67.1%
  • Manziel – 69.6%
  • Bridgewater – 67.6%

The average is 67.2%, which is slightly below Goff’s mark (68.9%), and he did himself no favors with his rushing ability… As later-round prospects, it will be fun to see where Dak Prescott and Jeff Driskel end up going… Say hello to Deshaun Watson, Chad Kelly and Patrick Mahomes, who should be among college football’s most exciting quarterbacks in 2016.

 

Running Backs of Bowl Season

Christian McCaffrey, Stanford, 64.6%

  • 18 carries, 172 yards, 105 rec. yards, 1 rec. TD, 91 ret. yards, 1 ret. TD vs Iowa

Joe Williams, Utah, 57.4%

  • 25 carries, 91 yards, 2 TD, 22 rec. yards vs BYU

James Butler, Nevada, 54.8%

  • 24 carries, 189 yards, 2 TD vs Colorado St

Romello Ross, Central Michigan, 51.4%

  • 19 carries, 100 yards, 1 TD, 28 rec. yards vs Minnesota

Joel Bouagnon, Northern Illinois, 48.5%

  • 8 carries, 16 yards vs Boise

*Tyler Ervin, SJSU, 45.1%

  • 30 carries, 132 yards, 98 return yards vs Georgia State

Johnny Jefferson, Baylor, 42.7%

  • 23 carries, 299 yards, 3 TD, 24 pass yards vs UNC

Leonard Fournette, LSU, 40.1%

  • 29 carries, 212 yards, 4 TD, 44 rec. yards, 1 rec. TD vs Texas Tech

Donnel Pumphrey, SDSU, 39.9%

  • 25 carries, 99 yards, 1 TD, 19 rec. yards, 16 pass yards vs Cincinnati

Marcus Cox, Appalachian State, 37.9%

  • 24 carries, 162 yards, 1 TD vs Ohio

Bowl season and pretty much everything else for the last two months (except the Heisman) has belonged to Christian McCaffrey. If there’s a single bowl season performance worth going back to re-watch, it’s him in the Rose Bowl. I know this is going to sound absurd, and there will almost certainly be “white running back” stereotypes to overcome, but I think he’s a borderline Reggie Bush caliber prospect… Johnny Jefferson might be the only player in McCaffrey’s tier of bowl-studliness. When looking at his bowl game and last regular season game, he rushed for 457 yards on 46 carries. Bye bye, Shock Linwood. Heeeeeeereeee’s Johnny!… Keep an eye on Marcus Cox next year for App State. That program is on the rise and he’s their best offensive player.

 

Seasonal RB Leaders

Christian McCaffrey, Stanford, 44.3% of team’s offensive yards

  • 6’0, 201lbs, Sophomore

Leonard Fournette, LSU, 42%

  • 6’1, 230lbs, Sophomore

*Devontae Booker, Utah, 41.2%

  • 6’1, 212lbs, Senior

Brian Hill, Wyoming, 40.7%

  • 6’1, 211lbs, Sophomore

Donnel Pumphrey, San Diego State, 39.7%

  • 5’9, 180lbs, Junior

Dalvin Cook, Florida State, 39.2%

  • 5’11, 202lbs, Sophomore

Larry Rose III, New Mexico State, 37.2%

  • 5’11, 184lbs, Sophomore

Justin Jackson, Northwestern, 37.2%

  • 5’11, 190lbs, Sophomore

*Tyler Ervin, San Jose State, 36.8%

  • 5’10, 177lbs, Senior

*Derrick Henry, Alabama, 36.1%

  • 6’3, 242lbs, Junior

*Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State, 35.9%

  • 6’0, 225lbs, Junior

What a remarkable year for college running backs. Not sure how else to say it. And even though  Zeke, Derrick and Devontae are off to the NFL, next year will be loaded to with many of the names on this list returning and a few others like Royce Freeman, Marlon Mack, Saquon Barkley and more to sprinkle in… And for the record, I’m still not over the fact that Derrick Henry won the Heisman, depsite accounting for roughly eight percent less of his offense than McCaffrey did on similarly outstanding teams.

 

Seasonal RB Leaders – Pass Catching

Taquan Mizzell, Virginia, 25.2% of team’s receiving yards

  • 5’10, 195lb, Junior

Christian McCaffrey, Stanford, 21.8%

  • 6’0, 201lbs, Sophomore

*Jalin Marshall, Ohio State, 21.3%

  • 5’11, 205lbs, RS-Sophomore

Ervin Phillips, Syracuse, 21.3%

  • 5’11, 181lbs, Sophomore

Donnel Pumphrey, San Diego State, 20.9%

  • 5’9, 180lbs, Junior

Arkeel Newsome, Connecticut, 19.3%

  • 5’7, 182lbs, Sophomore

Clinton Lynch, Georgia Tech, 18.7%

  • 6’0, 181lbs, Freshman

*Dwayne Washington, Washington, 17.5%

  • 6’2, 226lbs, Junior

Papi White, Ohio, 17.5%

  • 5’9, 166lbs, Freshman

Raekwon James, Kent State, 17.3%

  • 5’9, 187lbs, Freshman

Ben Lewis, Syracuse, 16.5%

  • 6’2, 213lbs, Junior

*Devontae Booker, Utah, 15.5%

  • 5’11, 212lbs, Senior

This is a new category and I’m not entirely sure how relevant it is, but I thought it was interesting. Two of the more head-scratching NFL Draft early entries – Marshall and Washington – show up on this list, which could help explain their entries despite their substandard rushing production… On the other hand, Devontae Booker is a badass on all fronts… And shoutout to Donnel Pumphrey, who appears on both the overall running back leaderboard and the pass-catching back leaderboard. He’s so tiny, but so talented.

Service academy footnotes: Timothy McVey (Air Force, 22.2%), John Trainor (Army, 20.1%), DeBrandon Sanders (Navy, 19.5%)

 

Wide Receivers of Bowl Season

*Malcolm Mitchell, Georgia, 70.8% of team’s receiving yards

  • 5 rec., 114 yards, 1 TD vs Penn State

Isaiah Ford, Virginia Tech, 66%

  • 12 rec., 227 yards, 1 TD, 23 rush yards vs Tulsa

Josh Reynolds, Texas A&M, 57.7%

  • 11 rec., 177 yards vs Louisville

Jerico Richardson, Nevada, 56.8%

  • 4 rec,. 42 yards vs Colorado St

*Cayleb Jones, Arizona, 55.3%

  • 4 rec., 182 yards, 1 TD vs New Mexico

Corey Davis, Western Michigan, 55.3%

  • 8 rec., 183 yards, 1 TD vs MTSU

Justin Holmes, SJSU, 53.9%

  • 3 rec., 48 yards vs Georgia State

*Mike Thomas, Southern Miss, 53.8%

  • 9 rec., 190 yards, 2 TD, 34 ret. yards vs Washington

Andrew Pratt, Akron, 51.6%

  • 9 rec., 94 yards vs Utah State

Travis Rudolph, Florida State, 50.6%

  • 7 rec., 201 yards, 1 TD vs Houston

Good on Malcolm Mitchell to finish an adventurous career with an epic performance in his bowl game. I’m not that high on him as a prospect (for now), but going over 100 yards and 70% of his team’s passing offense is ridiculous… DEVY OWNERS – keep an eye on Isaiah Ford. He’s just 19 years old, went nuts in his bowl game and accounted for nearly 40% of his team’s receiving yards on the year. That is ELITE… Finally, be aware of Mike Thomas from Southern Miss. Not to be confused with Mike Thomas from Ohio State or a million other Mike Thomases. This kid can play and is almost certainly a top 10 receiver in this draft for me. Much more to come on him.

 

Seasonal WR Leaders

*Dezmon Epps, Idaho, 47.2% of team’s receiving yards

  • 5’10, 175lbs, Senior

*Leonte Carroo, Rutgers, 43.6% of receiving yards

  • 6’1, 215lbs, Senior

Tanner Gentry, Wyoming, 43.6%

  • 6’2, 201lbs, Junior

*Tajae Sharpe, UMass, 42.7%

  • 6’3, 188lbs, Senior

BJ Johnson, Georgia Southern, 41.8%

  • 6’1, 212lbs, Junior

Isaiah Ford, Virginia Tech, 39.6%

  • 6’2, 188lbs, Sophomore

Chris Godwin, Penn State, 39.5%

  • 6’1, 208lbs, Sophomore

*Tyler Boyd, Pitt, 39.5%

  • 6’2, 200lbs, Junior

*Pharoh Cooper, South Carolina, 39.1%

  • 5’11, 207lbs, Junior

Kenny Golladay, Northern Illinois, 38.7%

  • 6’4, 200lbs, Junior

JuJu Smith-Schuster, USC, 38.5%

  • 6’2, 215lbs, Sophomore

Corey Davis (my love), Western Michigan, 38.4%

  • 6’3, 205lbs, Junior

*Aaron Burbridge, Michigan State, 38.4%

  • 6’1, 208lbs, Senior

Exciting to see that this leaderboard is peppered with players who will be in the 2016 NFL Draft. I’ve already written about a number of them at RotoViz and plan to hit more in the coming weeks:

Looking ahead to 2016, Ford, Godwin, Juju and Corey Davis are among the top returning receiver prospects… About Dezmon Epps, he only played six games this year, and he’s miniature, but he was really good in those games, so I cheated a bit on my games played requirement and included him for draft awareness purposes.

Service Academy footnotes: Jamir Tillman (51.3%, Navy), Edgar Poe (44.6%, Army)

Jerome Lane footnotes: 32% of Akron’s yards

 

Tight Ends of Bowl Season

Cole Hikutini, Louisville, 45.4% of team’s receiving yards

  • 3 rec., 103 yards vs NC State

O.J. Howard, Alabama, 45% (2 games)

  • 8 rec., 267 yards, 2 TD vs Michigan St, Clemson

Pharoah McKever, NC State, 38.3%

  • 1 rec., 82 yards, 1 TD vs Mississippi State

Alex Ellis, Tennessee, 38.1%

  • 3 rec., 74 yards vs Northwestern

Ari Werts, Georgia State, 30.3%

  • 3 rec., 63 yards vs SJSU

*Hunter Henry, Arkansas, 29.2%

  • 5 rec., 92 yards vs Kansas State

*Ben McCord, Central Michigan, 29%

  • 2 rec., 42 yards vs Minnesota

Alec Bloom, UConn, 27.9%

  • 2 rec., 24 yards vs Marshall

Evan Engram, Ole Miss, 27.7%

  • 6 rec., 96 yards vs Oklahoma State

Barrett Burns, Appalachian St, 25.8%

  • 3 rec., 32 yards, 2 TD vs Ohio

After years of hearing about O.J. Howard and not seeing any production, it was exciting to see him blow up in the National Championship game. Paging Lane Kiffin, please use him more next year… Hunter Henry is a name you need to know, if you don’t already. Probably my top TE prospect for the 2016 Draft.

 

Seasonal TE Leaders

*David Morgan II, UTSA, 24.4% of team’s receiving yards

  • 6’4, 260lbs, Senior

Gerald Everett, South Alabama, 24%

  • 6’4, 225lbs, Junior

*Rodney Mills, UMass, 21.9%

  • 6’1, 205lbs, Senior

Jaylen Samuels, NC State, 21.8%

  • 5’11, 236lbs, Sophomore

O.J. Howard, Alabama, 21.2%

  • 6’6, 242lbs, Junior

*Dan Vitale, Northwestern, 21.2%

  • 6’2, 235lbs, Senior

*Hunter Henry, Arkansas, 21.2%

  • 6’5, 253lbs, Junior

Jake Butt, Michigan, 21.2%

  • 6’6, 248lbs, Junior

Billy Freeman, SJSU, 21.2%

  • 6’3, 232lbs, Junior

*Matt Weiser, Buffalo, 20.9%

  • 6’5, 255lbs, Senior

Cam Serigne, Wake Forest, 20.5%

  • 6’3, 245lbs, R-Sophomore

Brandon Lingen, Minnesota, 20.2%

  • 6’5, 247lbs, Sophomore

The 2016 TE class looks like it’s going to take a hit by not having Serigne, Hodges, Butt and Engram not declare, but I’m intrigued by what David Morgan II and, to a lesser extent, Matt Weiser might have to offer.

 

Seasonal Special Teams Leaders

Janarion Grant, Rutgers, WR, 91.3% of team’s return yards

  • 5’11, 170lbs, Junior

Brisly Estime, Syracuse, WR, 89.6%

  • 5’9, 178lbs, Junior

*Derek Keaton, Georgia Southern, WR, 89.6%

  • 5’11, 185lbs, Senior

Kylen Towner, Western Kentucky, WR, 89.4%

  • 5’8, 175lbs, Sophomore

*Teddy Ruben, Troy, WR, 87.3%

  • 5’7, 161lbs, Senior

KaVontae Turpin, TCU, WR, 86.7%

  • 5’9, 152lbs, Freshman

*Deandre Reaves, Marshall, WR, 86.2%

  • 5’10, 179lbs, Senior

*Tyler Ervin, SJSU, RB, 85.2%

  • 5’10, 177lbs, Senior

Christian McCaffrey, Stanford, RB, 84.6%

  • 6’0, 201lbs, Sophomore

*Jakeem Grant, Texas Tech, WR, 83.6%

  • 5’7, 168lbs, Senior

I’ve written in the past about how special teams contributions are a key to finding hidden value, and I’m curious about how Jakeem Grant will fare in the coming months. He’s pretty dynamic and looked great against LSU in his bowl game.

And, yes, I’m aware that I used the same Christian McCaffrey photo on this article and the last in-season one, but he’s earned it.

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The College Football Market Share Report – Week 13 Recap

Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving holiday last week. Because of the holiday I got behind on work and didn’t publish a report. We have just one week left of the regular season and many players are already finished with their regular seasons.

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Quarterbacks of the week

Shuler Bentley, Old Dominion, 93.8% of team’s offensive yards

  • 24-42, 287 yards, 3 TD, 18 rush yards, 1 rush TD vs FAU

Blake Kemp, East Carolina, 90.4%

  • 33-50, 315 yards, 1 TD, 33 rush yards vs. Cincinnati

Dane Evans, Tulsa, 87.7%

  • 19-32, 367 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT @ Tulane

Keenan Reynolds, Navy, 86.3%

  • 13-16, 312 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT, 84 rush yards, 1 rush TD @ Houston

Peyton Bender, Washington State, 84.6%

  • 36-58, 288 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT @ Washington

Jeff Driskel, Louisiana Tech, 84.4%

  • 27-44, 355 yards, 3 TD, 3 INT vs. Southern Miss

Mitch Leidner, Minnesota, 84.4%

  • 16-37, 223 yards, 1 TD, 3 INT, 10 yards vs. Wisconsin

Jared Goff, Cal, 84.3%

  • 30-51, 542 yards, 5 TD, 31 rush yards vs. Arizona State

Tim Boyle, Connecticut, 82.6%

  • 12-20, 121 yards, 1 INT @ Temple

Brandon Silvers, Troy, 82.4%

  • 20-45, 284 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT, 15 rush yards, 9 rec. yards @ Georgia State

Keenan Reynolds’ Heisman hopes took a hit with Navy’s loss at Houston, but there’s not much more he could have done. He was brilliant… Jared Goff killed it against ASU and got a shoutout in the latest RotoViz College Football Show. I’m not sure he’s a first round quarterback, but he certainly made a strong closing argument over the final few weeks.

 

Seasonal QB Leaders

Luke Falk, Washington State, 76.8% of team’s offensive yards

  • 6’4, 205lbs, Sophomore

Nick Arbuckle, Georgia State, 76.1%

  • 6’1, 215lbs, Senior

Cooper Rush, Central Michigan, 75.5%

  • 6’3, 227lbs, Junior

Dak Prescott, Mississippi State, 73%

  • 6’2, 230lbs, Senior

Garrett Smith, Louisiana-Monroe, 71.8%

  • 6’0, 211lbs, Freshman

Jeff Driskel, Louisiana Tech, 69.5%

  • 6’4, 231lbs, Senior

Riley Neal, Ball State, 68.7%

  • 6’5, 217lbs, Freshman

Matt Johnson, Bowling Green, 68.2%

  • 6’0, 219lbs, Senior

Jared Goff, Cal, 67.9%

  • 6’2, 215lbs, Junior

Alex McGough, FIU, 67.5%

  • 6’3, 218lbs, Sophomore

Chad Kelly, Ole Miss, 67.5%

  • 6’2, 215lbs, Junior

In case you missed it, Collin Cowherd had a rant about how the SEC has no good quarterbacks and the Big 10 has so many. Prescott and Kelly both appear on this list, which doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with their NFL ability, but I think they, at worst, have been tremendous college quarterbacks and were perhaps too easily dismissed by Cowherd… Also, say what’s up to Jeff Driskel. I professed my curiosity about him on the Chris Burke’s “On The Clock” podcast and I think he could end up being selected in the back half of the draft.

 

Running Backs of the week

Timothy McVey, Air Force, 67.4% of team’s offensive yards

  • 12 carries, 105 yards, 2 TD, 157 rec. yards, 3 rec. TD @ New Mexico

Dalvin Cook, Florida State, 63.8%

  • 26 carries, 183 yards, 2 TD, 11 rec. yards @ Florida

Leonard Fournette, LSU, 61.8%

  • 32 carries, 159 yards, 1 TD, 43 rec. yards vs. Texas A&M

Chris Warren III, Texas, 61.7%

  • 25 carries, 276 yards, 4 TD, 12 rec. yards vs. Texas Tech

Kelvin Taylor, Florida, 58.8%

  • 24 carries, 136 yards, 18 rec. yards vs FSU

Derrick Henry, Alabama, 58.3%

  • 46 carries, 271 yards, 1 TD @ Auburn

Joe Williams, Utah, 57.7%

  • 34 carries, 187 yards, 1 TD vs Colorado

Jordan Canzeri, Iowa, 56%

  • 17 carries, 140 yards, 2 TD @ Nebraska

Ryan Nall, Oregon State, 53.4%

  • 19 carries, 174 yards, 1 TD, 54 rec. yards @ Oregon

Marquis Young, UMass, 53.1%

  • 35 carries, 240 yards, 3 TD, 3 rec. yards @ Buffalo

I don’t watch hardly any Air Force football, but McVey’s performance might be worth going back to see. No matter how you slice it, he was spectacular… Texas fans might be excited about freshman Chris Warren’s first big game, but keep in mind it was against Texas Tech, which has one of the nation’s worst run defenses… Jordan Canzeri was one of the Seasonal RB Leaders for much of the first half of the season until he got injured. To see him back healthy for the Big 10 championship is huge for Iowa.

Seasonal RB Leaders

Leonard Fournette, LSU, 42.3% of team’s offensive yards

  • 6’1, 230lbs, Sophomore

Dalvin Cook, Florida State, 41.5%

  • 5’11, 202lbs, Sophomore

Devontae Booker, Utah, 41.2%

  • 6’1, 212lbs, Senior

Brian Hill, Wyoming, 40.7%

  • 6’1, 211lbs, Sophomore

Donnel Pumphrey, San Diego State, 40.1%

  • 5’9, 180lbs, Junior

Christian McCaffrey, Stanford, 40%

  • 6’0, 201lbs, Sophomore

Larry Rose III, New Mexico State, 38.9%

  • 5’11, 184lbs, Sophomore

Derrick Henry, Alabama, 37.5%

  • 6’3, 242lbs, Junior

Justin Jackson, Northwestern, 37.4%

  • 5’11, 190lbs, Sophomore

Tyler Ervin, San Jose State, 36.3%

  • 5’10, 177lbs, Senior

Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State, 35.9%

  • 6’0, 225lbs, Junior

Leonard Fournette probably isn’t going to win the Heisman, but his 2015 was remarkable. Same with Dalvin Cook. The college running back landscape is in great hands with both of them back for 2016… The likely winner is Derrick Henry who has been creeping up this list in recent weeks. He should wrap up the award with a 100 yards performance in the SEC title game… More on McCaffrey in a minute.

 

Wide Receivers of the Week

Thadd Smith, Boston College, 100% of team’s receiving yards

  • 1 rec. 9 yards @ Syracuse

Tre’Quan Smith, UCF, 87.9%

  • 7 rec. 102 yards vs USF

Tajae Sharpe, UMass, 84.7%

  • 6 rec. 138 yards @ Buffalo

Alex Erickson, Wisconsin, 83.5%

  • 6 rec. 66 yards, 12 ret. yards @ Minnesota

Shelton Gibson, West Virginia, 73.3%

  • 6 rec. 148 yards, 1 TD, 53 ret. yards vs Iowa State

Courtland Sutton, SMU, 70.3%

  • 2 rec. 45 yards @ Memphis

Trent Bostick, Charlotte, 70.3%

  • 6 rec. 111 yards, 1 TD @ Rice

Warren Redix, UTEP, 60.9%

  • 3 rec. 42 yards, 1 TD, 27 rush yards, 2 ret. yards @ North Texas

Wesley Leftwich, Missouri, 59%

  • 3 rec. 49 yards @ Arkansas

Keyarris Garrett, Tulsa, 58.9%

  • 10 rec. 216 yards, 1 TD @ Tulane

Will Fuller, Notre Dame, 58.1%

  • 6 rec. 136 yards, 1 TD @ Stanford

Tajae Sharpe finished his career with a bang and has delivered on the promise he showed earlier in his career… A million years ago Keyarris Garrett was an intriguing prospect from Tulsa, but injuries and the decline of the Tulsa program set him back. His size will make him a prospect worth monitoring throughout the next few months… West Virginia has gone run-heavy over the second half of this season, but Shelton Gibson is a star in the making for that team. Keep an eye on him next year to breakout on a bigger scale.

Seasonal WR Leaders

Leonte Carroo, Rutgers, 43.6% of receiving yards

  • 6’1, 215lbs, Senior

Tanner Gentry, Wyoming, 43.6%

  • 6’2, 201lbs, Junior

Tajae Sharpe, UMass, 42.7%

  • 6’3, 188lbs, Senior

BJ Johnson, Georgia Southern, 41.7%

  • 6’1, 212lbs, Junior

Kenny Golladay, Northern Illinois, 40.6%

  • 6’4, 200lbs, Junior

Aaron Burbridge, Michigan State, 40.2%

  • 6’1, 208lbs, Senior

Tyler Boyd, Pitt, 39.5%

  • 6’2, 200lbs, Junior

Pharoh Cooper, South Carolina, 39.1%

  • 5’11, 207lbs, Junior

JuJu Smith-Schuster, USC, 38.7%

  • 6’2, 215lbs, Sophomore

Chris Godwin, Penn State, 38.6%

  • 6’1, 208lbs, Sophomore

Carlos Harris, North Texas, 37.5%

  • 5’8, 185lbs, Senior

Minus Laquon Treadwell, nearly every prospect that I expect to be at the center of the 2016 draft conversation is on this list: Carroo, Sharpe, Burbridge, Boyd and Cooper… Looking ahead to next year, JuJu Smith-Schuster will almost certainly be the unicorn wide receiver prospect. He has led the team in receiving yards in ten of 12 games this year and just recently turned 19 in his sophomore year. Beast mode.

Service Academy footnotes: Jamir Tillman (53.4%, Navy), Edgar Poe (41.0%, Army)

Jerome Lane footnotes: 33.1% of Akron’s yards

 

Tight Ends of the week

Gerald Everett, South Alabama, 56.5% of team’s receiving yards

  • 1 rec., 35 yards @ Georgia Southern

Jacob Hollister, Wyoming, 48%

  • 5 rec., 119 yards, 1 TD vs. UNLV

Jaylen Samuels, NC State, 47.1%

  • 6 rec., 97 yards, 5 rush yards vs UNC

Reece White, New Mexico, 43%

  • 1 rec., 58 yards vs Air Force

Keith Rucker, Georgia State, 41.8%

  • 10 rec. 154 yards vs. Troy

Deon Watson, Idaho, 40.1%

  • 5 rec., 124 yards, 2 TD vs. Texas State

Cam Serigne, Wake Forest, 39.9%

  • 5 rec., 135 yards, 1 TD vs. Duke

George Kittle, Iowa, 36.1%

  • 2 rec., 35 yards, 1 TD @ Nebraska

Metuisela ‘Unga, Hawaii, 34.5%

  • 1 rec., 40 yards vs ULM

Billy Freeman, San Jose State, 32.4%

  • 7 rec., 109 yards, 1 TD vs. Boise State

I’ve got nothing here.

 

Seasonal TE Leaders

Gerald Everett, South Alabama, 24.6% of team’s receiving yards

  • 6’4, 225lbs, Junior

David Morgan II, UTSA, 24.4%

  • 6’4, 260lbs, Senior

Jaylen Samuels, NC State, 23.7%

  • 5’11, 236lbs, Sophomore

Jake Butt, Michigan, 22%

  • 6’6, 248lbs, Junior

Rodney Mills, UMass, 21.9%

  • 6’1, 205lbs, Senior

Billy Freeman, SJSU, 21.7%

  • 6’3, 232lbs, Junior

Dan Vitale, Northwestern, 21.2%

  • 6’2, 235lbs, Senior

Matt Weiser, Buffalo, 20.9%

  • 6’5, 255lbs, Senior

Brandon Lingen, Minnesota, 20.8%

  • 6’5, 247lbs, Sophomore

Cam Serigne, Wake Forest, 20.5

  • 6’3, 245lbs, R-Sophomore

Bucky Hodges, Virginia Tech, 20.5%

  • 6’7, 241lbs, R-Sophomore

Since SJSU’s top receiver got hurt, Billy Freeman has slowly climbed this list. He’s a bit undersized, but has had a really strong season… As we get into early-declarations for the NFL Draft, keep an eye on Hodges, Serigne, and Butt. They are among the handful of underclassmen who could declare to make this class magnitudes better than the 2015 crop.

 

Special Teams Studs of the week

Deandre Reaves, Marshall, WR, 221 return yards, 1 TD, 45 rec. yards @ WKU

Daje Johnson, Texas, WR, 194 ret. yards, 3 rec. yards vs. Texas Tech

C.J. Sanders, Notre Dame, WR, 190 ret. yards, 1 TD @ Stanford

Victor Bolden, Oregon State, WR, 182 ret. yards, 1 TD, 43 rec. yards, 11 rush yards @ Oregon

Alex Ross, Oklahoma, RB, 170 ret. yards @ Oklahoma State

Derek Keaton, Georgia Southern, WR, 164 ret. yards, 23 rec. yards, 1 rec. TD vs. South Alabama

Derrick Dick, UTSA, WR, 156 ret. yards vs. Middle Tennessee

Quadree Henderson, Pitt, WR, 145 ret. yards vs. Miami FL

Kesean Strong, Old Dominion, RB, 140 ret. yards, 20 rec. yards vs. FAU

Joe Hansley, Colorado State, WR, 136 ret. yards, 2 ret. TD, 46 rec. yards, 1 rec. TD @ Fresno State

I don’t know what Joe Hansley had for breakfast on Saturday, but I want some. DAYUM, kid!

 

Seasonal Special Teams Leaders

Kylen Towner, Western Kentucky, WR, 91.9% of team’s return yards

  • 5’8, 175lbs, Sophomore

Janarion Grant, Rutgers, WR, 91.3

  • 5’11, 170lbs, Junior

Brisly Estime, Syracuse, WR, 89.6%

  • 5’9, 178lbs, Junior

Tyler Ervin, SJSU, RB, 88.8%

  • 5’10, 177lbs, Senior

Derek Keaton, Georgia Southern, WR, 88.3%

  • 5’11, 185lbs, Senior

Scott Miller, BGSU, WR, 88.2%

  • 5’10, 162lbs, Freshman

KaVontae Turpin, TCU, WR, 87.7%

  • 5’9, 152lbs, Freshman

Jakeem Grant, Texas Tech, WR, 86%

  • 5’7, 168lbs, Senior

Teddy Ruben, Troy, WR, 85.9%

  • 5’7, 161lbs, Senior

Deandre Reaves, Marshall, WR, 85.5%

  • 5’10, 179lbs, Senior

Christian McCaffrey, Stanford, RB, 82.6%

  • 6’0, 201lbs, Sophomore

I promised more commentary on Christian McCaffrey and here it is. In addition to ranking sixth among all running backs in terms of market share of offensive yards, he also ranks highly for market share of special teams return yardage. In almost any other year, he would be the Heisman front runner and I’m not sure it would be particularly close.