How college football’s top teams replace their biggest losses
Many of the best college football players of 2022 are preparing for the NFL Draft next month. Others arrived at their new campuses after entering the transfer portal and changing schools.
Schools have various holes that they need to fix. Alabama lost Heisman Trophy quarterback Bryce Young and two-time Nagurski Trophy winner Will Anderson Jr., both of whom are projected to be in the top 10 in the draft. North Carolina has lost two former starting quarterbacks, Tony Grimes and Duck Storm, to the portal.
Some teams already had depth in their roster. Some schools are introducing translations to make an impact and fill in the gaps. Others are recruiting high school talent to replace departing players.
Here are some of the most important losses for each team in the Too Early Top 25 and the players who will fill those gaps in 2023.