Every season college football produces the Heisman Trophy favorites and every season college football brings us players who deserve more recognition but they end up being the “UNDERRATED” players. All of these players are very talented and could and will make the headlines this season.


QB MALCOM PERRY, NAVY: Perry was Navy’s starting “slot” last season and then became their QB late in the season…rushing for 1,182 yards on 8.6 yards per carry.


DL ED OLIVER, HOUSTON: Oliver has been as good as anyone in the country since his freshman season. In 2016, he was named first-team All-American as a freshman and a consensus All-American in 2017.


LB MALIK REED, NEVADA: Reed was a 2017 All-Mountain West selesction as a DE. He will move to LB this season.


QB McKENZIE MILTON, CENTRAL FLORIDA: Milton wasn’t a highly rated player coming out of high school. In 2017 he threw for 4,037 yards and 37 TD’s. Milton also rushed for 613 yards.


DL CARL GRANDERSON, WYOMING: Granderson missed half of the 2016 season with a knee injury. In 2017 he had 9.5 sacks.


DE SUTTON SMITH, NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Smith was the most “improved” player of 2017…earning MAC Defensive Player of the Year honors with 14.0 sacks.


OL JOHN KEENOY, WESTERN MICHIGAN: Keenoy has been a staple in the Broncos offensive line since his freshman season in 2015. He was named First Team All-MAC in 2017.


RB DEVIN SINGLETARY, FLORIDA ATLANTIC: Singletary made the most of 2017 with 1,920 yards rushing and 32 TD’s. In his two seasons, Singletary has 2,941 yards and 44 scores.


WR CODY THOMPSON, TOLEDO: When healthy, Thompson is one of the best producers in the nation. As a sophomore he caught 74 passes for 1,278 yards. He suffered a leg injury last season that limited him to just over four games.


S ANDREW WINGARD, WYOMING: Wingard is a tackling machine (245 over two seasons) who has been an All-Mountain West performer for two seasons.


LB ULYSEES GILBERT, AKRON: An All-MAC performer in his two seasons as a starter. Gilbert recorded 141 tackles with five sacks last season.


OL MAX SCHARPING, NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Scharping has started for three seasons…right tackle for two seasons, left tackle last year. He is an All-MAC performer for two seasons.


RB JALIN MOORE, APPALACHAIN STATE: Moore has led the Sun Belt in rushing for two years, averaging 6.1 yards per carry. He has 3,170 career yards.


WR PENNY HART, GEORGIA STATE: Hart was hurt in 2016. He rebounded last season with 74 receptions and 1,121 yards.


QB BRETT RYPIEN, BOISE STATE: A two-time All-Mountain West selection who has 9,873 passing yards and 60 TD’s.


WR ANTHONY JOHNSON, BUFFALO: Led the MAC in receptions with 76, yards with 1,356 and touchdowns with 14. Averaged over 22 yards per catch in the final three games of 2017.


LB KHALIL HODGE, BUFFALO: Hodge has 277 tackles in two seasons. As expected, he is a two time All-MAC performer.


QB MASON FINE, NORTH TEXAS: Threw for 4,052 yards and 31 TD’s in 2017. Only a two-star recruit out of HS.


QB BRENT STOCKSTILL, MIDDLE TENNESSEE: Injured in 2017, but has been extremely productive since he took over the starting job as a red-shirt freshman.


DL JAYLON FERGUSON, LOUISIANA TECH: Over the last two seasons, Ferguson has 21.5 sacks. He is a two-time All-CUSA selection.