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The college football free agency…I mean…transfer portal, is always fun to watch. Every single year there seems to be a few players that land in the ideal position. Let’s take a look at some of these perfect fits:
1. Quarterback Jack Abraham
From Southern Miss to Mississippi State
Abraham heads roughly 180 miles north to take over Mike Leach’s Mississippi State air raid offense. He has surpassed the 7,000 yard mark in passing yards for his career, and has never put up less than a 144.2 passer rating in three seasons as a starter. Leach will give Abraham full control to throw the ball 50 times per game.
2. Running Back Ty Chandler
From Tennessee to North Carolina
The Tarheels are replacing not just one, but two 1,000 yard rushers in Michael Carter and Javonte Williams. Outside of those two studs, the next leading rusher from the running back position only had 99 yards last season. Chandler should start from day one and put up huge numbers, all due to the abilities of quarterback Sam Howell in the RPO game.
3. Running Back T.J. Pledger
From Oklahoma to Utah
It goes without saying that the heartbreaking loss of star freshman running back Ty Jordan hurt the whole football world, but most importantly Utah. It left a glaring hole in the most utilized area of the Utes’ offense. Pledger should immediately step into the starting role as he’s proven more than capable of being an every down back during his time in Norman.
4. Wide Receiver Charleston Rambo
From Oklahoma to Miami (FL)
While optimistic that quarterback D’Eriq King will make a full recovery for the season opener, the Canes know that finding elite skill players on the outside only helps. Rambo is simply a playmaker who can attack downfield, or make people miss in space. Pairing him with returning senior Mike Harley on the perimeter is a perfect scenario for Miami.
5. Defensive Tackle Jowon Briggs
From Virginia to Cincinnati
With Cincy defensive coordinator Marcus Freeman heading to Notre Dame, the defense as a whole may look different. Briggs really spurned the Bearcats when he came out of high school, playing only a few miles down the road at Walnut Hills. A homecoming for the former four star prospect may be enough to tap into the full potential that seemed locked at Virginia.
6. Safety Jaiden Lars-Woodbey
From Florida State to Boston College
Lars-Woodbey will be a staple of the Eagles’ defense in the future. Head coach Jeff Hafley already mentioned him having the ability to “line up in three different positions on three different downs.” Ultimately, he is sitting at 225 lbs. and Hafley may try to create a bullet position to mirror the successful scheme he ran as a defensive coordinator at Ohio State.