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10. WR Christian Kirk - Texas A&M
Quarterback play hasn't always been to his benefit at Texas A&M, but Kirk has still posted nearly 2,000 yards and 16 touchdowns through his first two seasons . He's recorded two or more receptions in every game of his career, and last year hauled in at least three in each contest.
9. WR James Washington - Oklahoma State
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The Oklahoma State senior has seen his production increase steadily from one season to the next, making him a popular preseason pick to capture this year's Biletnikoff Award. Washington averaged a smidgen under 20 yards per catch en route to a 1,380-yard campaign in 2016, and is easily the best returning deep threat in the country.
8. DT Dexter Lawrence - Clemson
Lawrence lived up to his five-star billing as a true freshman, racking up 79 tackles and a Clemson freshman record seven sacks while dominating inside. He played a huge part in the Tigers' national championship victory over Alabama, and figures to only get better as his body matures.
7. CB Minkah Fitzpatrick - Alabama
Fitzpatrick was a beast in his first season as an Alabama starter, notching six interceptions and returning two of them for touchdowns. Nick Saban's program always boasts an array of stars on defense, and Fitzpatrick, who also excels on special teams, looks to be the brightest one in this year's bunch.
6. QB Sam Darnold - USC
Darnold might be the best all-round quarterback in the nation, as his ability to make plays within and beyond the pocket is unparalleled. The USC star owns a strong arm and is plenty accurate. The biggest knock against Darnold at this point is his limited sample size, as he has just 10 career starts under his belt.
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