Pro Football Focus Ranks Seven Buckeyes Among 101 Best Players in College Football in 2022

By Chase Brown on January 27, 2023 at 2:26 pm
C.J. Stroud / Marvin Harrison Jr.
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While Ohio State's roster was full of talented players this past season, Pro Football Focus believes seven separated themselves from the pack.

On Friday, PFF named Marvin Harrison Jr., C.J. Stroud, Paris Johnson Jr., Emeka Egbuka, Tommy Eichenberg, Luke Wypler and Dawand Jones to its list of the top 101 players in college football in 2022. The Buckeyes had the second-most players mentioned behind only back-to-back national champions Georgia.

Harrison and Stroud led the way for Ohio State as the No. 6 player featured in the rankings. Harrison, labeled the "best receiver in the country" by Max Chadwick and Mitch Kaiser, was the top pass-catcher listed by PFF after a season in which he caught 77 passes for 1,263 yards and 14 touchdowns.

Meanwhile, Stroud's 3,688 passing yards, 41 touchdown passes and NCAA-best passer rating ranked him as the third-best quarterback at No. 7 overall behind Heisman Trophy winner Caleb Williams of USC (No. 1) and Bryce Young of Alabama (No. 5). According to PFF, Stroud solidified himself as one of the greatest signal-callers in Ohio State history with his performances this season, which was highlighted by a 348-yard, four-touchdown effort against Georgia in the Peach Bowl.

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