This has been a much talked about topic lately and it is a very interesting one. This whole conversation has been going on for a good amount of time now and started with a few NFL and college players arguing about who is the real DBU and has spread into most positions so here is who I think are the top 3 of each PositionU’s in recent years.
I think it is hard to say otherwise that Oklahoma is not QBU with QB’s like Sam Bradford, Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray all coming out of Oklahoma. Texas has also had much success at the QB position with players like Colt McCoy, Vince Young and Sam Ehlinger. And then you have USC who has produced talent like Carson Palmer, Mark Sanchez, and Sam Darnold. But overall I think OU produces the best QB talent.
Running back is one of the most talked about and important positions and a highly watched position in college football and with that being said I believe Georgia produces the best RB’s with names like Hershell Walker, Todd Gurley, Nick Chubb, Sony Michel and D’andre Swift. I think Georgia blows this category out of the water but I will give some respect to Alabama with players like Derrick Henry and Mark Ingram and Wisconsin with names like Melvin Gordon, Montee Ball, and Johnathan Taylor.
This position was tough picking the top 3 but I think this is the correct order. Clemson has produced many good receivers and has a ton still at Clemson. Clemson has produced players like Sammy Watkins, Deandre Hopkins, Hunter Renfrow and Justyn Ross. Alabama and LSU still have had some very talented receivers in Amari Cooper, Julio Jones, OBJ and Jarvis Landry.
- Notre Dame
This position is obviously not the easiest to compare stats but it is clear that these 3 schools always have very good offensive lines along with success in the NFL. Wisconsin has had players like Joe Thomas, Travis Fredrick, Notre Dame has had players such as Zack Martin, Mike McGlinchey and Quenton Nelson and Michigan has had players like Jon Jansen, Steve Hutchinson and Jake Long.
- Ohio State
One of the most highly talked about and argued topics, who is DBU? Here is my answer. With players like Tyrann Mathew, Jamal Adams and Patrick Peterson how can you not be DBU? I will show my respect to Ohio State producing players like Denzel Ward, Eli Apple and Marshon Lattimore and also Florida with players like Veron Hargreaves and Joe Haden.
- Ohio State
This position was another tough one to put in order but I believe these 3 schools produce the best Defensive linemen. Alabama tops the list with names like Johnathan Allen, Quinnen Williams and Daron Payne. Clemson has produced names like Dexter Lawerence, Christian Wilkins and Clelin Ferrell and finally some former Ohio State D-lineman contain the names of Joey and Nick Bosa, and Chase Young.
- Penn State
- Ohio State
Last but not least we have linebackerU and all 3 of these schools come from the same conference, THE B1G TEN, and it makes sense that they all come from the B1G TEN since their traditional style of football is hard nose football where linebackers thrive. But to name a few Penn State linebackers we have Paul Posluszny, Sean Lee and Navaro Bowman. A few linebackers that Michigan has produced go by the names of Devin Bush, Lamarr Woodley and Larry Foote and finally the names of some Ohio State alumni linebackers are A.J. Hawk, Andy Katzenmoyer, and James Laurinaitis.
By Andrew Kalb