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2022-23 PFF College All-Bowl Team: C.J. Stroud, Laiatu Latu, Brian Branch and more

Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback C.J. Stroud (7) passes the ball against the Georgia Bulldogs during the third quarter of the 2022 Peach Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud: He was the best quarterback from the bowl games after an unbelievable performance under pressure against top-ranked Georgia in the Peach Bowl.

USC wide receiver Brenden Rice: The son of Jerry Rice, Brenden excelled against Tulane in the Cotton Bowl.

Alabama safety Brian Branch: The future first-rounder dominated in the Sugar Bowl against Kansas State.

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For 129 of the 131 FBS teams, the 2022 college football season is over. 

There were plenty of standout performances from bowl season. Here are the best at every position, using PFF’s grades and advanced metrics.


Offense

QB C.J. Stroud (Ohio State Buckeyes)
RB Frank Gore Jr. (Southern Miss Golden Eagles)
RB Jahmyr Gibbs (Alabama Crimson Tide)
WR Brenden Rice (USC Trojans)
WR Johnny Wilson (Florida State Seminoles)
WR Quentin Johnston (TCU Horned Frogs)
TE Beau Johnson (Georgia Southern Eagles)
LT Will Campbell (LSU Tigers)
LG: Clark Barrington (BYU Cougars)
C Justin Dedich (USC Trojans)
RG Jovaughn Gwyn (South Carolina Gamecocks)
RT Amarius Mims (Georgia Bulldogs)


Defense

DI Kobie Turner (Wake Forest Demon Deacons)
DI Jer’Zhan “Johnny” Newton (Illinois Fighting Illini)
ED: Laiatu Latu (UCLA Bruins)
ED Yasir Abdullah (Louisville Cardinals)
LB Barrett Carter (Clemson Tigers)
LB Dee Winters (TCU Horned Frogs)
CB O’Donnell Fortune (South Carolina Gamecocks)
CB Jakorian Bennett (Maryland Terrapins)
S Rakeim Ashford (North Carolina State Wolfpack)
S: Greg Brooks Jr. (LSU Tigers)
Flex D Brian Branch (Alabama Crimson Tide)


Special Teams

K Jake Moody (Michigan Wolverines)
P Andy Vujnovich (Wisconsin Badgers)
KR Chimere Dike (Wisconsin Badgers)
PR Jaylin Lane (Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders)

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