When it comes to being an impact player for a title contender in college football, you have to take the good with the bad and flush both – continuously. It’s the up-and-down mentality pushed by coaches and there are several potential player standouts likely sharing the same mindset ahead of the 2022 season, anxious and ready to silence critics during a bounce-back campaign.

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For some, entering the transfer portal and turning the page on a previous program aids in that progression. For others, increased reps, attention to detail and improvements made during the offseason should result in impressive numbers as reputations are rebuilt.

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You’ve seen breakout player projections and rankings of college football’s best at each position, but it’s time to check in on the undervalued starters who could be back in the spotlight by year’s end.

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Here are eight players we’re keeping an eye on who are primed to prove last season’s inconsistencies are in the past after notable performances this spring.