Top 5 Players Ready For A Big Breakout during the 2020 College Football Season
Every college football season there are players who not many have heard of that shock everyone. During the 2019 season, it was Joe Burrow who went from a mid-range draft pick to being considered for the top overall pick. So who during the 2020 season could be ready for a big breakout? Let’s break it down.
Zach Harrison, Defensive End, Ohio State
All eyes during the 2019 season were on Chase Young, but now that he is heading to the NFL it’s going to be Zach Harrison’s time to shine. Harrison is a 6-foot-6, 255-pound defensive end that was a five-star recruit coming out of high school. He got to sit a year behind Chase Young and learn from him. Now is going to be his time to shine, and become the next star defensive player to be a Buckeye.
Zamir White, Running Back, Georgia
The Georiga Bulldogs always seem to have a doghouse filled with running backs, and it’s no different going into next season. Gone is D’Andre Swift and Brian Herrien which means all the carries are going to have to go somewhere else. Even though White didn’t get a whole lot of attention he did carry the ball 78 times for 408 yards. He is going to be the lead back next season and he should be in line for a lot of carries, especially with questions at quarterback. There is no reason White can’t rush for at least 1,000 yards and ten touchdowns.
Chris Autman-Bell, Wide Receiver Minnesota
The Gophers are going to be a team that is getting a ton of attention heading into the 2020 season and for good reason, they are going to be good. Chris Autman-Bell was the third wide receiver behind Tyler Johnson and Rashod Bateman the last few years, but that will now change with Tyler Johnson gone.
Autman-Bell caught 28 passes for 371 yards and five touchdowns during the 2019 season and it should only go up from here. Look for Autman-Bell to join Bateman as a 1,000-yard receiver next season.
Jordan Whittington, Running Back, Texas
Jordan Whittington was supposed to be a standout during the 2019 season, but he dealt with a sports hernia and that cost him a chance at success. Whittington was the 40th overall ranked player in the 2019 draft class and he should be used as a running back and wide receiver. As long as he can stay healthy, the Big 12 needs to be put on notice.
Spencer Rattler, Quarterback, Oklahoma
As long as the Oklahoma Sooners don’t bring in another quarterback, Spencer Rattler has all the skillsets to be a star, He was the top ranked quarterback in the 2019 class, and with how dynamic the Sooners offense has been, it’s going to be a big year.