There are numerous cases each year where a player simply does not get enough credit for what they have accomplished in their college football career. The reasons why are unique, but a majority of the time it's because they don't play for one of the powerhouse programs that get every waking moment of attention from most of the major media outlets. We here at PFF want to shed light on those underrated players as we head into the 2020 season, so without further ado, these are the most underrated players at every position in college football:
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QB: JAMIE NEWMAN, GEORGIA
The addition of transfer quarterback Jamie Newman from Wake Forest has a far larger impact on Georgia’s 2020 squad than most people think. Most know him for his mobility and athleticism, but Newman’s arm talent is legit, and he’ll finally be in an offense that’ll allow him to showcase that.
He wasn’t in an ideal situation at Wake Forest, yet he still managed to produce an 85.7 passing grade that tied for 14th in the FBS. Newman threw into a tight window at the highest rate by a mile, and his accuracy was pinpoint on those throws — he had the fifth-lowest rate of uncatchable passes thrown en route to the second-highest grade in college football. Not to mention, he was one of the best deep passers in the country, owning the third-best grade when throwing 20-plus yards downfield.