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Highest-graded players at every position through Week 3 of the 2022 college football season

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers quarterback Tanner Morgan (2) hands the ball off to running back Mohamed Ibrahim (24) against the Colorado Buffaloes during the first quarter at Huntington Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Golden Gophers: The team leads the way with four players that are the highest-graded at their respective positions.

Air Force WR Dane Kinamon: His 94.5 mark makes him the highest-graded player in the country.

Big Ten Edge Defenders: Michigan State's Jacoby Windmon and Penn State's Chop Robinson are tied for the highest Power Five grade at the position.


We’re just about a quarter of the way through the 2022 college football season. Let’s take a look at the highest-graded player at each position from the Power Five and Group of Five through Week 3.

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Quarterback

Power Five: Tanner Morgan, Minnesota Golden Gophers | 93.8

Tanner Morgan is a veteran presence for Minnesota, as he’s been the Golden Gophers' starter since 2018. He’s graded above 85.0 in every game he’s played in this season, the only Power Five quarterback to do so. However, those have come against New Mexico State, Western Illinois and Colorado, who have an 0-11 combined record. His first major test comes this weekend on the road against Michigan State, who was just recently knocked out of the top 25 by Washington

Group of Five: Todd Centeio, James Madison Dukes | 94.9

This is James Madison’s first year at the FBS level, and the Dukes currently have the highest-graded quarterback in the country. However, Todd Centeio gained some FBS experience at both Temple and Colorado State before transferring to James Madison. He has a 15.7% big-time throw rate this season, the highest among FBS quarterbacks. He also hasn’t made a turnover-worthy play in either of his games. He’s got a massive game this weekend at Appalachian State, who’s on the precipice of being ranked.


Running Back

Power Five: Mohamed Ibrahim, Minnesota Golden Gophers | 91.4

Mohamed Ibrahim had high expectations last year before a ruptured Achilles tendon ended his season after just one game. He’s more than lived up to the hype in 2022, though. He’s gained a first down or touchdown on 49.3% of his attempts, the highest rate among Power Five backs. He faces Michigan State this weekend. 

Group of Five: Keaton Mitchell, East Carolina Pirates | 84.1

Keaton Mitchell exploded this past week against Campbell with a 91.9 grade, the highest-graded game of his career. He racked up 185 yards on just 13 carries, averaging a staggering 14.2 yards per attempt. Fourteen of his runs this season have gone for 10 or more yards, tied for third among FBS running backs. He and the Pirates are at home this weekend against Navy.

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