Top 20 players entering the 2019-20 season: 10-6
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theScore counts down the top 20 players heading into the 2019/20 college football season.

20-16 | 15-11 | 10-6 | 5-1

10. D'Andre Swift, RB, Georgia

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Swift boasts elite vision and agility, and he combines speed and power like few others. He eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark in rushing last season and is in line for an even bigger year following the premature departure of former backfield co-star Elijah Holyfield. Since 2015, the Bulldogs have sent running backs Todd Gurley, Nick Chubb, and Sony Michel to the NFL; Swift looks poised to continue the tradition of great Georgia ball carriers.

9. Justyn Ross, WR, Clemson

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Sometimes the dude on the other side of the field is too big, too fast, and too strong - this is almost always the case for defensive backs trying to cover Ross. As a freshman, the lanky wideout put up 1,000 yards and nine touchdowns. He feasted on Notre Dame and Alabama in the College Football Playoff - his two most productive games of the season. The sophomore high-points 50-50 balls as well as anyone in the country, and at 6-foot-4, there really isn't much his opponents can do to stop him from corralling them.

8. Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson

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Etienne averaged an astounding 8.1 yards on 204 carries last year. His blazing speed makes him a home run threat every time he touches the ball, and if he can become more comfortable as a pass-catcher, his game could surge to yet another level. Etienne has 2,424 yards and 37 touchdowns on 311 career rushes - mind-boggling numbers. He's the reason Tavien Feaster transferred for his final year - the South Carolina newbie was smart enough to realize he wasn't going to get much playing time behind Etienne, a Heisman Trophy preseason favorite.

7. Rondale Moore, WR, Purdue

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Moore exploded onto the scene as a freshman, quickly cementing himself as one of the most versatile weapons in the country. The receiver moved all over Purdue's formations last year as the Boilermakers creatively schemed the ball into his hands as much as possible. Moore took occasional handoffs and returned kicks and punts, and despite standing at only 5-foot-7, the former Texas commit was an asset in the blocking game.

6. Chase Young, DE, Ohio State

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It was Young who picked up the slack last year when Nick Bosa dropped out of the lineup with an injury. He finished the season with a team-high 10 sacks, and another 10 in 2019 will make him the first Buckeye with a double-digit sack total in successive campaigns since Mike Vrabel in 1994-95. At 6-foot-5 and with athleticism to spare, Young has the ability to swat away passes when he gets tied up at the line of scrimmage. He's improving as a run-stopper, which is his last step in becoming a dominant all-round edge defender.

Top 20 players entering the 2019-20 season: 10-6
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