CFP Championship: Every player rated by NFLDraftScout.com

Jan 1, 2024; New Orleans, LA, USA; Washington Huskies wide receiver Rome Odunze (1) warms up before playing against the Texas Longhorns in the 2024 Sugar Bowl college football playoff semifinal game at Caesars Superdome. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 1, 2024; New Orleans, LA, USA; Washington Huskies wide receiver Rome Odunze (1) warms up before playing against the Texas Longhorns in the 2024 Sugar Bowl college football playoff semifinal game at Caesars Superdome. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

While waiting for Michigan and Washington to battle for the College Football championship game Monday night, let's take a look how NFLDraftScout.com rates all prospects predicted for the 2024 draft — and data on every player on each team.

We show 14 Michigan players as probable draftees while Washington has nine, which reflects the popular opinion that Michigan has the best roster in college football.

That extra year of eligibility granted by the NCAA because of the pandemic-shortened 2020 season is paying off for Michigan and Washington  

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Among Washington’s 22 offensive and defensive starters, seven are in their sixth season and seven are in their fifth. Michigan has one starter in his sixth season and eight in their fifth.

“It’s one of the factors in both teams getting here,” Michigan defensive coordinator Jesse Minter said Saturday. “Guys have been through a lot. Guys have played a lot of football."

Quarterback Michael Penix Jr. is one of seven Washington starters in their sixth season of college football.

"They’re experienced," Minter continued, "and you see it show up in key situations where older players tend to understand how to handle the moment better than young players.”

Washington has five sixth-year players and four fifth-year players who start on defense, and co-defensive coordinator William Inge said he’s certain that experience played a role in the Huskies’ ability to stop Texas when it drove deep into its territory in the final seconds of a 37-31 win at the Sugar Bowl.

“When you have individuals who have sweat equity in your program, playing time and maturity, they understand how to win, how to practice, how to prepare,” Inge said. “That’s something we’re getting to experience right now.”

Big Ten Network analyst Gerry DiNardo said neither Michigan nor Washington has an edge in experience, given the numbers, “but it certainly makes for a better game or a more competitive game.”

The country’s best-known sixth-year player is Washington quarterback and Heisman Trophy runner-up Michael Penix Jr. He had his 2018 and 2020 seasons at Indiana end early because of major knee injuries. He transferred after the 2021 season and became the first quarterback since Texas Tech’s Patrick Mahomes in 2015–16 to throw for 4,500 yards in back-to-back seasons.

Washington coach Kalen DeBoer was Penix’s offensive coordinator at Indiana in 2019, and their familiarity with each other over Penix’s long college career has shown up on the field.

Older players on both teams said they made pacts with fellow graybeards to use their COVID exemption and pursue a national championship.

“Just knowing the guys we had in this room and the brotherhood, we saw all the things we could do together,” Michigan sixth-year linebacker Michael Barrett said. “We talked about what’s good for the hive is good for the bee, and what’s good for the bee is good for the hive.”

Here are the players in the CFP championship game. They are listed in order of draft ratings for 2024 and those not protected are also listed, such as Michigan safety Jesse Madden, who earned team honors for inspirational play in practice on scout teams. But the last, and only, time Jesse was in a game is back in September 18, 2021 — as a quarterback. 

 

WASHINGTON

Rnk Player School Pos. Pos. Rnk Ht Wt Class 40 Proj. Rnd
12
Rome Odunze Washington WR 4 6026 215 rJr 4.46 1
18
Michael Penix Jr. Washington QB 5 6025 213 rSr 4.64 1
31
Troy Fautanu Washington OG 1 6035 317 rJr 5.25 1
45
JaLynn Polk Washington WR 8 6016 204 rSo 4.53 2
48
Bralen Trice Washington DE 5 6031 274 rJr 4.76 2
107
Jalen McMillan Washington WR 18 6005 192 rJr 4.45 3-4
111
Zion Tupuola-Fetui Washington DE 9 6035 254 rSr 4.78 3-4
148
Edefuan Ulofoshio Washington ILB 7 6005 236 rSr 4.67 4-5
337
Dominique Hampton Washington SS 15 6015 220 rSr 4.54 7-HPFA
NR
Parker Brailsford Washington C 19 6020 275 rFr 5.04 N/A
NR
Will Rogers Washington QB 36 6016 215 rSr 4.84 N/A
NR
Roger Rosengarten Washington OT 54 6052 300 rSo 5.14 N/A
NR
B.J. Green Washington DE 63 6005 270 Jr 4.83 N/A
NR
Asa Turner Washington FS 62 6026 200 rSr 4.57 N/A
NR
Mishael Powell Washington SS 69 6006 210 rJr 4.53 N/A
NR
Devin Culp Washington TE 85 6032 237 rSr 4.64 N/A
NR
Jack Westover Washington TE 94 6026 248 rSr 4.83 N/A
NR
Carson Bruener Washington ILB 76 6015 226 rJr 4.8 N/A
NR
Jeremiah Hunter Washington WR 118 6021 200 rJr 4.52 N/A
NR
Elijah Jackson Washington CB 140 5116 191 rSo 4.52 N/A
NR
Sebastian Valdez Washington DT 124 6022 284 Jr 4.96 N/A
NR
Alphonzo Tuputala Washington ILB 94 6016 240 rJr 4.73 N/A
NR
Daniyel Ngata Washington RB 155 5086 192 rJr 4.37 N/A
NR
Tybo Rogers Washington RB 156 5096 185 Fr 4.54 N/A
NR
Nate Kalepo Washington OG 141 6056 327 rJr 5.34 N/A
NR
Voi Tunuufi Washington DE 147 6010 260 Jr 4.85 N/A
NR
Faatui Tuitele Washington DT 159 6021 317 rJr 5.17 N/A
NR
Tuli Letuligasenoa Washington DT 160 6012 292 rSr 5.15 N/A
NR
Ralen Goforth Washington ILB 130 6016 237 rSr 4.78 N/A
NR
Ulumoo Ale Washington DT 194 6052 327 rSr 5.46 N/A
NR
Richard Newton Washington RB 246 5112 223 rSr 4.59 N/A
NR
Sekai Asoau-Afoa Washington DE 198 6036 263 rSr nan N/A
NR
Antonio Hill Washington CB 358 5106 188 Sr nan N/A
NR
Dillon Johnson Washington RB 304 5116 218 Sr 4.58 N/A
NR
Matteo Mele Washington C 105 6045 298 rSr 5.32 N/A
NR
Jabbar Muhammad Washington CB 406 5086 183 Sr 4.53 N/A
NR
Jacob Bandes Washington DT 396 6021 302 rJr 5.17 N/A
NR
Ethan Barr Washington ILB 320 6032 245 rSr 4.8 N/A
NR
Julius Buelow Washington OT 229 6081 313 rJr 5.46 N/A
NR
Cameron Davis Washington RB 399 6002 212 rJr 4.5 N/A
NR
Thaddeus Dixon Washington CB 538 5116 192 Jr nan N/A
NR
Kamren Fabiculanan Washington FS 242 6006 196 rJr 4.49 N/A
NR
Drew Fowler Washington OLB 353 6005 222 rJr 4.78 N/A
NR
Jaden Green Washington LS 105 5105 214 rJr 4.87 N/A
NR
Giles Jackson Washington WR 859 5081 178 rSr 4.48 N/A
NR
Alex Johnson Washington QB 313 6052 214 Jr nan N/A
NR
Quentin Moore Washington TE 323 6041 255 rJr 4.84 N/A
NR
Sean Toomey-Stout Washington SS 374 5096 192 rJr nan N/A
NR
Tre Watson Washington TE 362 6046 245 Jr 4.86 N/A
NR
Mason Wheeler Washington WR 1059 5085 173 rJr nan N/A
NR
Sam Adams II Washington RB 549 6005 207 rSo nan N/A
NR
Davon Banks Washington CB 747 5112 184 rSo nan N/A
NR
Darren Barkins Washington CB 749 5096 184 rSo nan N/A
NR
Germie Bernard Washington WR 1107 6002 203 So nan N/A
NR
Owen Coutts Washington WR 1164 6031 217 rSo nan N/A
NR
Josh Cuevas Washington TE 406 6032 239 rSo 4.7 N/A
NR
Zach Durfee Washington DE 601 6046 255 rSo nan N/A
NR
Makell Esteen Washington SS 427 6006 190 rSo 4.57 N/A
NR
Alex Froelich Washington LS 159 6016 213 rSo nan N/A
NR
Jaivion Green Washington CB 824 6021 207 So nan N/A
NR
Grady Gross Washington K 225 5112 209 So nan N/A
NR
Geirean Hatchett Washington OG 743 6031 303 rSo 4.94 N/A
NR
Maurice Heims Washington DE 622 6046 246 rSo nan N/A
NR
Milton Hopkins Jr. Washington DE 628 6036 226 rSo nan N/A
NR
Jake Jennings Washington DE 637 6035 229 rSo nan N/A
NR
Jalen Klemm Washington OT 411 6045 281 rFr nan N/A
NR
Jack McCallister Washington P 175 5115 216 rSo 4.96 N/A
NR
Dyson McCutcheon Washington CB 882 5095 185 rSo nan N/A
NR
Bradley McGannon Washington DT 754 6032 283 rSo nan N/A
NR
Gaard Memmelaar Washington OG 796 6032 299 rSo 5.14 N/A
NR
Anay Nagarajan Washington CB 895 5106 188 rSo nan N/A
NR
Will Nixon Washington RB 693 5106 202 rSo 4.49 N/A
NR
Jayvon Parker Washington DT 777 6031 297 So nan N/A
NR
Samuel Peacock Washington OT 452 6052 296 rSo 5.06 N/A
NR
Addison Shrock Washington K 269 6005 188 rSo nan N/A
NR
Robert Wyrsch Washington OT 507 6061 293 rSo nan N/A
NR
Drew Azzopardi Washington OT 522 6045 315 rFr nan N/A
NR
Habib Bello Washington DT 852 6015 310 Fr nan N/A
NR
Jakson Berman Washington CB 1001 5106 186 rFr nan N/A