Top 150 players in college football for 2016: Nos. 1-10

Now that the first week of the 2016 college football season is here, it's time to revise my list of the top 100 players to watch this season -- and add 50 more to the list -- based on what I've seen on their tapes over the summer.

Make sure to check out these stars of the CFB gridiron this fall.

Note: All listed heights and weights are school measurements.

1. Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson (6-foot-3, 215 pounds)
Watson has the mobility, arm strength and calm demeanor you want from a quarterback. He makes throws from the pocket, as well as outside of it. If he sticks in the pocket to find his second or third option on the route, defenses will have no chance against him.

2. Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU (6-1, 235)
Everything that is said about Ezekiel Elliott right now goes for Fournette. The "five-tool back" has speed, power, agility, can catch the ball and block. His Heisman Trophy chances went by the wayside with his 43-yard performance against Alabama last season, but a strong finish to his 2016 season should lead to an invitation to the ceremony in December.

3. Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M (6-5, 262)
Opponents know Garrett's coming on every pass play, yet he's managed 26 sacks in his first two seasons with the Aggies. His burst, flexibility, length and acceleration make him a tough ask for any left tackle.

4. Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford (6-0, 197)
In many other years, McCaffrey might have run away with the Heisman Trophy after breaking Barry Sanders' single-season all-purpose yardage mark (3,864) in 2015. Much like Sanders, McCaffrey's combination of toughness and agility makes you hold your breath every time he gets the ball.

5. Jonathan Allen, DE, Alabama (6-3, 291)
Allen returned to Tuscaloosa for his senior year despite earning first-team All-SEC honors (12 sacks) in 2015. His versatility as a three- or five-technique at the next level will make him a coveted prospect.

6. Tim Williams, OLB, Alabama (6-4, 252)
Explosive. That's pretty much all you need to say about Williams, whose 10.5 sacks ranked second on the Tide behind Allen. He has elite get-off, plays with physicality, and will only add strength to his 252-pound frame.

7. Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida State (5-11, 213)
Cook averaged 7.4 yards an attempt last year, with only a lingering hamstring injury preventing him from reaching the 2,000-yard mark. Cook's low center of gravity helps him make sharps cuts, and his ability to accelerate instantly out of the cut makes him a home-run threat. If he can stay healthy, there'll be no stopping him in 2016.

8. Brad Kaaya, QB, Miami (Fla.) (6-4, 215)
This Los Angeles native improved in his second year as a starter for the Hurricanes. If this tall pocket passer's accuracy, poise and decision-making continue to ascend, the sky is the limit.

9. Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA (6-4, 210)
Rosen is the best freshman quarterback I've seen since Andrew Luck. Like Jared Goff, he'll need to get stronger, but there's no issue with his arm strength now. He's mobile, keeps his eyes downfield and is very accurate. Even with some of his top targets heading to the NFL after last season, Rosen will lead the Bruins down the field during 2016.

10. Teez Tabor, CB, Florida (6-0, 201)
Is Tabor another excellent corner in the Joe Haden-Vernon Hargreaves mold coming out of Florida? Absolutely. While he's not the tallest corner in the country, there are none more competitive. His four interceptions and 14 pass breakups in 2015 portend big things this year, even if teams look away from him a bit with Hargreaves out of the picture.

Follow Chad Reuter on Twitter @chad_reuter.

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