Final Rivals 100 for 2017 released

Final Rivals 100 for 2017 released


January 16, 2017

Donovan Peoples-Jones (image via Bleacher Report)

I’ve given up updating every single release/re-release of rankings, because with four sites doing constant updates – especially at 247 Sports – it’s just too time-consuming. But it is worth noting final rankings, because these are the ones we’ll be looking back at in three to five years to see if they were accurate as these players graduate or head to the NFL. For reference, here’s the initial Rivals 100 from July of 2015 (LINK) and the Rivals 250 (LINK). Below is the final Rivals 100 (linked here) prospects who were offered by Michigan.

MOVEMENT FOR MICHIGAN COMMITS SINCE JULY 2015

  • Donovan Peoples-Jones jumped from #55 to #12
  • Jordan Anthony jumped from #82 to #26
  • Cesar Ruiz jumped form #156 to #41
  • Drew Singleton jumped from #144 to #52
  • Luiji Vilain jumped from off the list to #74
  • Tarik Black jumped from #112 to #76
  • Dylan McCaffrey fell from #100 to being off the list

Hit the jump for the full list.

5-stars:

1. Najee Harris – RB – CA (Alabama)
2. Marvin Wilson – DT – TX
3. Cam Akers – RB – MS (Florida State)
4. Alex Leatherwood – OT – FL (Alabama)
5. Joshua Kaindoh – DE – FL (Florida State)
6. Jaelan Phillips – DE – CA (UCLA)
7. Walker Little – OT – TX (Stanford)
8. Chase Young – DE – MD (Ohio State)
9. Baron Browning – LB – TX (Ohio State)
10. Davis Mills – QB – GA (Stanford)
11. Lamont Wade – CB – PA (Penn State)
12. Donovan Peoples-Jones – WR – MI (Michigan)
13. A.J. Terrell – CB – GA (Clemson)
14. Foster Sarell – OT – WA (Stanford)
15. Tee Higgins – WR – TN (Clemson)
16. Jeffrey Okudah – S – TX (Ohio State)
17. Isaiah Wilson – OT – NY (Georgia)
18. Hunter Johnson – QB – IN (Clemson)
19. Jerry Jeudy – WR – FL (Alabama)
22. Wyatt Davis – OG – CA (Ohio State)
24. Shaun Wade – CB – FL (Ohio State)
25. Jedrick Wills – OT – KY (Alabama)
26. Jordan Anthony – LB – FL (Michigan)
27. Darnay Holmes – CB – CA (UCLA)
28. JaCoby Stevens – S – TN (LSU)
30. A.J. Epenesa – DE – IL (Iowa)
31. Aubrey Solomon – DT – GA
32. Dylan Moses – LB – FL (Alabama)
33. Trevon Grimes – WR – FL (Ohio State)

4-stars:

35. D’Andre Swift – RB – PA (Georgia)
37. Jay Tufele – DT – UT
38. Stephen Carr – RB – CA (USC)
39. Tate Martell – QB – NV (Ohio State)
41. Cesar Ruiz – C – FL (Michigan)
44. Brock Wright – TE – TX (Notre Dame)
45. LaBryan Ray – DE – AL
47. Devon Hunter – S – VA
48. Calvin Ashley – OT – FL (Auburn)
49. Trey Smith – OT – TN (Tennessee)
50. Joseph Lewis – WR – CA
51. Paris Ford – S – PA (Pitt)
52. Drew Singleton – LB – NJ (Michigan)
54. Deommodore Lenoir – CB – CA
55. Josh Myers – OT – OH (Ohio State)
56. Stanford Samuels – CB – FL (Florida State)
57. Jeff Thomas – WR – IL
58. Richard LeCounte – CB – GA (Georgia)
59. Austin Deculus – OT – TX (LSU)
60. Nate McBride – LB – GA (Georgia)
61. Bubba Bolden – S – NV (USC)
62. Tyjon Lindsey – WR – NV (Nebraska)
63. Hamsah Nasirildeen – S – NC (South Carolina)
64. Jaylon Johnson – CB – CA (Utah)
68. Hunter Echols – DE – CA (USC)
69. Colby Parkinson – TE – CA (Stanford)
70. Grant Delpit – S – FL (LSU)
71. Netori Johnson – OG – AL (Georgia)
73. Willie Gay – LB – MS
74. Luiji Vilain – DE – VA (Michigan)
75. Eno Benjamin – RB – TX (Arizona State)
76. Tarik Black – WR – CT (Michigan)
77. Austin Jackson – OT – AZ
78. C.J. Thorpe – OG – PA (Penn State)
80. Ty Chandler – RB – TN (Tennessee)
84. Zach Carter – DE – FL (Florida)
86. Maleik Gray – S – TN (Tennessee)
88. Andrew Thomas – OT – GA (Georgia)
92. Chevin Calloway – CB – TX
93. Kasim Hill – QB – MD (Maryland)
95. Cole Kmet – TE – IL (Notre Dame)
99. Isaiah Pola-Mao – S – AZ
100. Anthony Hines III – LB – TX (Texas A&M)

3 comments

  1. Comments: 400
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    INTJohn
    Jan 16, 2017 at 3:18 PM

    These player rankings strike me as indefinitive and unproductive from an analysis point of view as well as being unfair to the individual players themselves. In theory the ‘Top 100’ could be comprised of all running backs. What does this really tell me regarding the analysis of the quality of positonal depth regarding any particular year or player?

    When I study these ranking charts I prefer positional group rankings. The top 50 RB for example or the top 150 OL for example or the top 30 qb’s. Otherwise one is simply ranking oranges, apples & grapes as if there is some value similarity.

    Hence the ‘Top 100’ of this positional potpourri is ridiculous…………

    IMHO………………INTJohn

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    Lanknows
    Jan 17, 2017 at 11:38 AM

    Any explanation for McCaffrey’s fall?

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      Joined: 7/13/2015
      Jan 17, 2017 at 11:49 AM

      Nothing really definitive. In my eyes, I don’t think he got a lot better from his junior year. Keep in mind that I already thought he was pretty good, but I don’t think he got bigger or faster, and his arm strength didn’t really improve. He just hasn’t hit that growth spurt/maturity level where he starts to fill out. So I think it’s more a matter of other guys getting better and passing him up than him getting worse, but still, you hope he hits that level soon. He’s built more like his dad than his brother Christian, which is a good thing for height, but not so much for strength.

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