Where does DeForest Buckner rank among all college football players?
Oregon DE DeForest Buckner has been outstanding for the Ducks this season, despite Oregon's defensive struggles. In fact, he's been one of the best players in all of college football.
According to Pro Football Focus, Buckner ranks as the No. 8 player in college football through six weeks of play.
Here's the explanation, via PFF:
“Buckner earned a very good grade last season, while staying somewhat in the shadows of first-round pick Arik Armstead — but he’s on a whole different level this year. He is our top-ranked 3-4 defensive end, earning a grade over two times that of the second-best player at the position. He’s the No. 1 interior pass-rusher in the country, and ranks second at his position in run-stop percentage. Just ask Colorado’s offensive line how much fun he is to block.”
(h/t Pro Football Focus)