The best collection of talent in college football resides in the SEC. While the conference is short on proven quarterbacks for 2016, ranking the top 25 players headed into spring practice is no easy assignment considering the talent on defense and some of the positions on offense.
Junior college prospects are some of the biggest wildcards in a recruiting class for college football teams. Not every program taps into the junior college ranks for options, but immediate help can be found at this level. While junior college recruits often help right away, some are more of a project and can take half (or more) of a season to develop.
The countdown to the 2016 college football season is already underway, and even with the season nearly 200 days away, it’s never too early to take a look at the returning talent and project some of the players due for a breakout season.