The best players in college football get all the publicity. From their skills to their innate ability to wow crowds on the football field, they give fans a million things to talk about during the entire year.
Football may have an offseason, but football discussions and debates do not. While some players on this list are heading into just their sophomore season, they all deserve to be here.
Johnny Manziel made his mark as a redshirt freshman, while others were late bloomers compared with the youthful Texas A&M quarterback.
Here are the top 25 college players and their pro counterparts, delivered in alphabetical order by the college players' last names.
*All college national rankings not individually linked are from ESPN.com.