Some big names are returning to college football in 2017, and some of the sports best players will come out of the Big Ten.
NFL.com ranked its top 50 college football players of 2017 this week, and it published its top 10 list on Friday. Penn State and Michigan were represented.
Nittany Lions running back Saquon Barkley is the highest-ranked Big Ten player, checking in at No. 8. Michigan DT Rashan Gary is right behind him at N0. 9.
Barkley and Gary both were forces to be reckoned with on either side of the ball in 2016. Barkley ran for 1,496 yards and 18 touchdowns. Gary had 23 tackles, five of which came for a loss.
Here’s the full NFL.com top 10:
- Ed Oliver, DT, Houston
- Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville
- Sam Darold, QB, USC
- Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma
- Derwin James, S, Florida State
- Connor Williams, OT, Florida State
- Arden Key, DE, LSU
- Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State
- Rashan Gary, DT, Michigan
- Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming
The full list of all 50 players can be found here.