247Sports Names 10 Underrated College Football Players, SEC Well Represented

Despite playing for top programs in Power Five conferences, some college football players just don’t get the recognition they deserve. Because of their lack of awards or limited air time, such players can be considered underrated.

Well, Austin Nivison with 247Sports recently wrote an article about 10 guys he believes are underrated heading into the 2021 college football season. Though many of us have heard of most of these guys, in his opinion, we haven’t heard about them enough.

SEC players took up four of the 10 spots, including guys from Alabama, LSU, Florida and Texas A&M. What do you think of the players Nivison selected?

  • Brian Robinson Jr., RB, Alabama
  • Eli Ricks, CB, LSU
  • Dameon Pierce, RB, Florida
  • Jalen Wydermyer, TE, Texas A&M

Speaking candidly, I can see why he considers them underrated.

Ricks isn’t going to get the same praise or attention that fellow LSU cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. is going to get. Wydermyer is widely considered one of the top tight ends in college football, but he doesn’t always get included in the elite category, even though he probably should.

Pierce is a good running back, but people are constantly criticizing the Florida run game, so he doesn’t get much praise for the work he does. And Brian Robinson Jr. is currently viewed as a significant regression from his predecessor, Najee Harris.

Former Auburn backup quarterback Malik Willis, who is now starring at Liberty, also made his list. Considering the market, it makes sense, but Willis is also considered one of the top signal caller prospects for the 2022 draft class. He just might not get the same chance for accolades as others such as Sam Howell, JT Daniels, Spencer Rattler or some others.

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Written by Clint Lamb

Clint Lamb is a College Football Writer for OutKick. Managing Editor for Roll Tide Wire. Sports radio host for The Bullpen on 730/103.9 The UMP. Co-host for The 'Bama Beat podcast through The Tuscaloosa News and TideSports.com.


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  1. Honest question here for Outkick. I know you are based in Tennessee and the larger SEC country and , of course, Clay is a big Tennessee homer. It’s his (and Fox’s) business and he can highlight anything he wants to. At what point do the Outkick editors become more national related to sports coverage and more balanced when it comes to other college conferences? You are a respected national sports media outlet and as a VIP love the overall content. Some days it seems you guys are sometimes just Paul Finebaum on the internet. Just my thoughts.

    • I came here just to say that. You would think this was a bama site at first glance. I am an SEC fan and I am a little embarrassed for this site. Plenty of other SEC dedicated sites to go to, why make this one an addition to the rest? I get that they deserve coverage, but almost all of it?

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