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Highest-graded players at every position through Week 6 of the 2022 college football season

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cincinnati Bearcats linebacker Ivan Pace Jr. (0) runs onto the field prior to the game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Nippert Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota leads the way: The Golden Gophers have four players who are the highest-graded at their position in the Power Five.

Air Force tight end Kyle Patterson: He’s now the highest-graded player in the country with a 93.9 overall grade.

Cincinnati linebacker Ivan Pace Jr.: He’s now the highest-graded defender in the country with a 92.6 overall grade.

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We’re already just about at the halfway point of the 2022 college football season. While there’s still much to sort out, here are the highest-graded Power Five and Group of Five players at every position through Week 6.


Quarterback

Power Five: Tanner Morgan, Minnesota Golden Gophers | 92.6

Next up: Bryce Young, Alabama Crimson Tide | 91.7

Tanner Morgan and Minnesota were on a bye this past week. Last week, the sixth-year senior came crashing down to earth against Purdue with just a 55.6 grade in Minnesota’s first loss of the year.

Morgan’s overall season has still been very impressive, with three of his five games earning him a 90.0-plus grade. He and Minnesota look to get back on track at No. 24 Illinois this weekend.

Group of Five: Frank Harris, UTSA Roadrunners | 91.5

Next up: Todd Centeio, James Madison Dukes & Rocky Lombardi, Northern Illinois Huskies | 91.0

Frank Harris has excelled as both a passer and runner for the Roadrunners. His passing and rushing grades are both the third-highest among Group of Five quarterbacks this season. UTSA travels to Miami to take on Florida International on Friday.


Running Back

Power Five: Miyan Williams, Ohio State Buckeyes | 90.7

Next up: Blake Corum, Michigan Wolverines | 90.2

Miyan Williams missed Saturday’s game against Michigan State with an undisclosed injury, but he remains the highest-graded running back in the country.

Williams has picked up a first down or touchdown on 45.3% of his carries this year, tied for the highest rate in the Power Five. At 5-foot-9 and 225 pounds, he’s a load to bring down. His 0.41 missed tackles forced per attempt is the fourth-best rate among Power Five running backs. Second-ranked Ohio State has off this weekend before taking on Iowa next week.

Group of Five: Nathan Carter, UConn Huskies | 80.9

Next up: Camerun Peoples, Appalachian State Mountaineers | 80.4

Nathan Carter has missed the past three games after separating his shoulder, but he’s impressed when on the field. 

So far this season, he’s rushed for a first down or touchdown on 34.4% of his attempts, the third-highest rate in the Group of Five. UConn is on the road against Ball State this week.

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