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Highest-graded players at every position through Week 10 of the 2022 college football season

Piscataway, New Jersey, USA; Michigan Wolverines running back Blake Corum (2) carries the ball against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights during the first half at SHI Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan running back Blake Corum: The Heisman candidate is the highest-graded running back in the country, with a 93.4 mark.

Notre Dame offensive tackle Joe Alt: The true sophomore looks like the best offensive lineman in the nation, sporting a 91.1 grade.

Cincinnati interior defensive lineman Dontay Corleone: With a 92.8 grade, the redshirt freshman is the highest-graded defender in college football.

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We’re (somehow) about three-quarters of the way through the 2022 college football season, and the best players are separating themselves from the pack. Here are the highest-graded Power Five and Group of Five players at every position through Week 10.


Quarterback

Power Five: Drake Maye, North Carolina Tar Heels | 92.3

Next up: Jordan Travis, Florida State Seminoles | 91.0

Drake Maye was given the tall task of following Sam Howell, arguably the best quarterback in North Carolina history.

Not only has Maye held down the fort, but he’s also creating a legacy of his own. His 28 big-time throws are three more than any other quarterback in college football. He also has 370 rushing yards after contact, second-most among FBS quarterbacks. 

Maye looks like a legitimate Heisman contender and could have No. 15 North Carolina competing for an ACC Championship. Next up for the Tar Heels is a trip 100 miles west to Winston-Salem to take on Wake Forest

Group of Five: Kurtis Rourke, Ohio Bobcats | 91.5

Next up: Frank Harris, UTSA Roadrunners | 91.3

Maye isn’t the only quarterback who’s filling big shoes.

Kurtis Rourke’s older brother, Nathan, was one of the best quarterbacks Ohio football has ever had. He stands second in passing yards, second in passing touchdowns and tied for first in rushing touchdowns in program history. 

Kurtis has followed his brother up nicely. He has 23 big-time throws, the third-most in the country. Ohio travels to Miami (OH) on Tuesday.


Running Back

Power Five: Blake Corum, Michigan Wolverines | 93.4

Next up: Bijan Robinson, Texas Longhorns | 92.5

Blake Corum has emerged as a legitimate Heisman candidate so far this season. He’s currently third in BetMGM’s odds (+600) to win the stiff-arm trophy and leads all FBS running backs in rushing first downs (77). Corum is also not afraid to stick his nose in pass protection, with his 81.3 pass-blocking grade ranking third-highest in the country among running backs. Third-ranked Michigan hosts Nebraska this weekend.

Group of Five: Brad Roberts, Air Force Falcons | 87.2

Next up: Carson Steele, Ball State Cardinals | 87.1

Brad Roberts has received a ton of play in Air Force’s triple-option offense. The senior’s 207 carries are the fifth-most in the country. Despite the heavy workload, he’s still gained positive yardage on 96.1% of his attempts, the 10th-highest rate in the nation. Air Force is at home against New Mexico this week.

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