In what is easily one of the most controversial lists this preseason, the 100 best players for the college football season have been ranked and one LSU offensive lineman makes the cut under the top fifty. Despite that, he is being heralded as one best lineman in the conference.
Sports on Earth released the extensive list of best players in the country and the top ten would not surprise you. The top ten is littered with names you’d expect to be on there. Florida cornerback Vernon Hargreaves, Georgia running back Nick Chubb, and UCLA linebacker Myles Jack were all in the top ten with Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa rounding out the top list.
It was Vadal Alexander who has made some of the most noise on the list. Coming in at number sixty-nine, Alexander isn’t even the highest ranked lineman from the SEC, but he is still considered one of the best.
Alexander player right tackle his freshman season and then spent the last two seasons at left guard for the Tigers. He is now back at tackle for his senior season, proving that he really has been one of the most versatile and valuable offensive lineman in the last ten years.
“The 6-foot-6, 320-pound Alexander is one of the SEC’s best linemen and will be a key factor in Leonard Fournette’s development at tailback,” the list said.
Alexander is ranked below Alabama tackle Cam Robinson, Ole Miss tackle Laremy Tunsil, and a handful of other offensive linemen from other conferences. Despite that, Alexander has truly been a great piece to one of the better offensive lines in the country.
If Alexander can continue to be as versatile as he has been these past four seasons, there is no question that he will be a top NFL Draft prospect come next May.
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