It’s never too early to talk about the 2022 college football season. Even though we are in full swing with basketball, there are still plenty of talking points going into the next football season. While all the focus is on the NFL Draft with the Senior Bowl coming up, PFF decided to rank the top ten college football players at every position. Here are the Big 12 players who made the cut on offense.
#8 Dillon Gabriel (Oklahoma)
It is going to be a reunion in Norman as Dillon meets up once again with offensive coordinator Jeff Lebby. The two previously were together at Central Florida back in 2019. The transfer quarterback thrived under Jeff Lebby at UCF as a true freshman where he threw 29 touchdown passes. Gabriel would follow up his magical freshman season with an impressive 32 touchdown passes to just four interceptions. Unfortunately, Dillon’s season was cut short this past season due to injury. When healthy, Dillon Gabriel is certainly capable of making some big plays at quarterback.
#1 Deuce Vaughn (Kansas State)
Deuce Vaughn is back again and after showing some big flashes his freshman year, he topped it with a huge sophomore season. This past year Deuce rushed for over 1,400 yards and had 22 total touchdowns. He is electric with the football in his hands and according to PFF he had a total of 59 plays that went for ten or more yards which ranks number one among power five running backs. With another season under his belt, Deuce looks to have another monster season at Kansas State.
#2 Bijan Robinson (Texas)
Although his season was cut short due to injury, Bijan Robinson still had some big moments last year. At times, he had to carry the Texas offense on his back which he was able to do. Much like Deuce Vaughn, the offense just operates better when the football is in his hands. There is no denying that Bijan is as talented as they come in college football when he is healthy and if he can stay healthy, watch out.
#4 Xavier Worthy (Texas)
The true freshman showed the entire country what he can do in Year One. While he may not be the biggest wide receiver out there, he certainly can make up for it with his playmaking abilities. Worthy caught 62 passes for 981 yards and had 12 touchdown grabs last season. He also made the first team All-Big 12 and was a freshman All-American.
#8 Marvin Mims (Oklahoma)
There is no denying that Marvin Mims can be a good number one receiver, but I am still waiting for him to be more consistent. He showed flashes early on last season before the Oklahoma offense started going downhill. With a new staff and a creative offensive coordinator in Jeff Lebby, I am curious to see what Marvin Mims will do in 2022.
#5 Cooper Beebe (Kansas State)
The first team All-Big 12 offensive lineman made quite the improvement from his 2020 season. According to PFF, Cooper graded out 85.4 compared to his 64.2 grade back in 2020. Whether in pass protection or paving the way for Deuce Vaughn, Cooper Beebe can do it all.
#9 Connor Galvin (Baylor)
I am a little confused as to why PFF has him below Cooper Beebe, but this is not my list. Connor was the Big 12 offensive lineman of the year last season and has been an anchor at left tackle since 2018. Galvin is returning for yet another season in Waco and should once again be a favorite to be the top lineman in the Big 12.
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#9 Jacob Gall (Baylor)
Before coming to Baylor, Jacob Gall was loved by PFF when he was at Buffalo. When he came to Waco, Gall played at guard before moving over to center where he still managed to grade out in the top ten.