#CFBRank 70-61

Originally Published: July 29, 2014
By ESPN Staff Profile | ESPN.com

ESPN.com is ranking the top 100 players in college football. As the rankings are announced, you can also find them here on the pages of ESPN.com.

What is #CFBrank?

#CFBrank is the Twitter hashtag to use if you want to get involved in the discussion or just follow along.

How did we rank the players?

We asked 32 of ESPN's college football writers and editors to rate players on a scale of 0-10 based on their expected contributions for this upcoming season.

T-68. DT A'Shawn Robinson, Alabama Crimson Tide
Score: 6.91
He might have been a true freshman last season, but Robinson looked and played like a grown man. He anchored Alabama's defensive line with a rare blend of athleticism and size at 320 pounds and led the Crimson Tide with 5.5 sacks.

T-68. LB Jordan Jenkins, Georgia Bulldogs
Score: 6.91
Part of a deep and talented linebacker corps at Georgia, Jenkins led the Bulldogs with 12 tackles for loss in 2013. An outside linebacker in Georgia's 3-4 scheme, Jenkins isn't just a pass-rusher. He's also a force against the run.

T-68. DT CB Quandre Diggs, Texas Longhorns
Score: 6.91
A three-year, 36-game starter and outspoken leader with a knack for making big plays, Diggs has eight career INTs and 32 pass breakups. He'll be one of the nation's most versatile DBs, playing cornerback, nickel and everywhere else on the field.

T-66. OT Laremy Tunsil, Ole Miss Rebels
Score: 6.94
A likely future first-round NFL draft pick, Tunsil will anchor Ole Miss' line at left tackle. He started nine games there last season and allowed just one sack. Tunsil was the best prospect of the Rebels' historic 2013 recruiting haul last fall, and he should be even better in 2014.

T-66. WR Sammie Coates, Auburn Tigers
Score: 6.94
After he caught just six passes as a freshman, Coates emerged last season and finished with 42 receptions for 902 yards and seven touchdowns. He led the SEC in yards per catch (21.5) and could have an even bigger role in 2014.

65. WR Jamison Crowder, Duke Blue Devils
Score: 6.97
Perhaps one of the most underrated players in the country, Crowder needs 85 receptions and 1,152 receiving yards to set school and ACC career records. Crowder has hit more than 1,000 yards receiving the past two seasons, so those records are in reach.

T-63. LB A.J. Tarpley, Stanford Cardinal
Score: 7.00
Tarpley, Stanford's leading tackler over the past three seasons, has quietly has become one of the most consistent performers in the country. Without Shayne Skov or Trent Murphy in the linebacking corps in 2014, Tarpley's production figures to soar.

T-63. WR Ty Montgomery, Stanford Cardinal
Score: 7.00
Montgomery turned heads as a junior, ranking second in the nation as he averaged 30.3 yards per kickoff return, but he is equally dangerous as a receiver. A 1,000-yard receiving season isn't out of the question, despite Stanford's run-heavy offense.

T-61. S Kurtis Drummond, Michigan State Spartans
Score: 7.06
Drummond is the playmaking safety in the Spartans' "No Fly Zone" secondary, and it's a job he does very well. He has eight career interceptions, with more likely to come.

T-61. S Jordan Richards, Stanford Cardinal
Score: 7.06
One of the more underappreciated safeties in the country, Richards is a hard-hitting ball hawk who anchors the Stanford secondary. With Ed Reynolds and Shayne Skov departed, Richards is the de facto leader of what should be another stellar Cardinal defense.

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