If you haven’t heard about college fantasy football, then let me be the first to enlighten you: It’s awesome. If you thought NFL fantasy football was something special, you should definitely try out the massive undertaking that is a college fantasy football league.
Instead of 32 teams to choose from, you get at least 60 or sometimes even all 130 FBS programs.
I recently took part in a massive industry Power-5 Best Ball College Football Fantasy draft with some of the top college football analysts in the country. And let me tell you, it was heated, it was suspenseful, and the results were terrific.
Taking place with the team over at NBC’s Rotoworld college site and with participants from college fantasy football websites to Athlon Sports, this was a who’s who of college fantasy football players.
One thing that stood out to me, however, was how high and how fast the USC Trojans came off the board once the first domino fell.
Only Alabama had more players drafted before the USC trio with Najee Harris, DeVonta Smith and Jaylen Waddle off the board within the first 17 picks but USC was right behind them. In fact, Tyler Vaughns, Amon-Ra St. Brown and Kedon Slovis went with back-to-back-to-back picks near the top of the third round.
Vaughns went at Pick 36 overall, or with the fourth pick of the third round.
St. Brown went right behind him at Pick 37 overall and Slovis went right after that, with Pick 38 overall.
I, unfortunately, missed out on any of the top USC players and for that matter, any of them in general, due to the way my roster was constructed.
In total, seven USC players went in our Power-5-only draft that spanned 22 rounds and 352 picks. After Slovis came Drake London at No. 111 overall in the seventh round. Vavae Malepeai went with the 206th overall pick in the 13th round, Stephen Carr went with the 211th pick in the 14th round and Kenan Christon went with the 313rd pick in the 20th round.
It was quite a fun experience, to draft a full roster of skill players against some of the people who know the sport best in the industry, and honestly, I feel really good about my team. My full roster was this:
QB Justin Fields (Jr) - Ohio State Buckeyes; Round 1, Pick 2, Overall 2
RB Jermar Jefferson (Jr) - Oregon State Beavers; Round 2, Pick 15, Overall 31
RB Isaiah Spiller (So) - Texas A&M Aggies; Round 3, Pick 2, Overall 34
WR Seth Williams (Jr) - Auburn Tigers; Round 4, Pick 15, Overall 63
TE Charlie Kolar (Jr) - Iowa State Cyclones; Round 5, Pick 2, Overall 66
WR Brennan Eagles (Jr) - Texas Longhorns; Round 6, Pick 15, Overall 95
QB Grant Gunnell (So) - Arizona Wildcats; Round 7, Pick 2, Overall 98
WR Johnny Johnson III (Sr) - Oregon Ducks; Round 8, Pick 15, Overall 127
QB Hendon Hooker (Jr) - Virginia Tech Hokies; Round 9, Pick 2, Overall 130
WR Michael Wilson (Jr) - Stanford Cardinal; Round 10, Pick 15, Overall 159
WR Dontay Demus Jr. (Jr) - Maryland Terrapins; Round 11, Pick 2, Overall 162
RB A.J. Davis (Sr) - Pittsburgh Panthers; Round 12, Pick 15, Overall 191
WR Brian Casteel (Jr) - Arizona; Round 13, Pick 2, Overall 194
RB Kadarius Toney (Sr) - Florida Gators; Round 14, Pick 15, Overall 223
WR Malik Knowles (So) - Kansas State Wildcats; Round 15, Pick 2, Overall 226
TE Pro Wells (Jr) - TCU Horned Frogs; Round 16, Pick 15, Overall 255
QB Jarret Doege (Jr) - West Virginia Mountaineers; Round 17, Pick 2, Overall 258
WR Jalon Calhoun (So) - Duke Blue Devils; Round 18, Pick 15, Overall 287
TE Daniel Barker (Jr) - Illinois Fighting Illini; Round 19, Pick 2, Overall 290
WR Zay Flowers (So) - Boston College Eagles; Round 20, Pick 15, Overall 319
WR Kendric Pryor (Sr) - Wisconsin Badgers; Round 21, Pick 2, Overall 322
WR McLane Mannix (Sr) - Texas Tech Red Raiders; Round 22, Pick 15, Overall 351
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