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FROM DORMS TO DYNASTY – THE MOST EXCITING PERSPECTIVES OF NCAA COLLEGE FOOTBALL 25

We just reviewed some of the top prospects from the five highest-rated offensive lines in the NCAA College Football 25, but what about the rest? Which players will you be scoring against your online rivals? And more importantly, which of these video game legends will help you achieve dynasty success in your future rookie drafts?

Travis Hunter – Colorado (WR/CB)

Perhaps no one currently embodies the sport better than NCAA College Football 25 cover athlete Travis Hunter. If you haven't seen him play, you're in for a treat! Travis plays wide receiver. But he also plays cornerback. Yes, he's a true ironman football player. And the amazing thing about it? He excels in both areas and has won the prestigious Paul Hornung Award, given to the most versatile player in college football. On top of that, Hunter was universally voted as a first-team All-American. Did I mention he also has a perfect 4.0 grade point average?

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If any player gets a 99 rating on the NCAA College Football 25, it's Hunter. But what position will he ultimately choose? Will he play wide receiver in the NFL? In just nine games last season, he went 57-721-5, but even that doesn't tell the whole story.

PFF gave Hunter an offensive grade of 77.6. Exceptional? No, but good enough. For comparison, 2024 NFL first-round pick Ricky Pearsall received a grade of 77.2. He's at least someone to keep an eye on in your future dynasty rookie draft. Still, Hunter should be a lot of fun to play with in the NCAA College Football 25… on both sides of the ball. With dynamic quarterback Shedeur Sanders being an elite player throwing the ball to Hunter, Colorado will likely be a popular pick for punters.

Ollie Gordon – Oklahoma State (RB)

Gordon went unnoticed in three unimpressive games to start last season. He had only rushed for 109 yards by the Cowboys' fourth game against Iowa State. After bursting onto the scene with 18 carries for 121 yards, it was time to prepare for a breakthrough. Gordon ended up leading the country in rushing yards, amassing over 1,600 yards with 20 touchdowns, and earning the prestigious Doak Walker Award.

Gordon will certainly be a highly rated running back in the NCAA College Football 25, but opinions are divided in the NFL Draft community. Some consider him to be volume dependent. Others will mention his recent arrest for DUI. Still, PFF has given him a 90.9 rushing grade, which is even higher than TreVeyon Henderson's 89.9. Gordon will again play a role on the college football field this season. The bigger question for us will be how important Gordon will be in our dynasty rookie drafts.

Devin Neal – Kansas (RB)

Traveling a little further north from Oklahoma to Kansas, we find another talented running back you'll love playing with on NCAA College Football 25. Allow me to introduce you to Devin Neal.

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Devin Neal was born and raised in Lawrence, Kansas and has become a local hero and a key part of the Jayhawks' offense. At 6'1″ and 215 pounds, Neal has been a standout since his freshman year. His physicality and agility have been key to his impressive performances on the field. Last season, he ran for 1,280 yards and scored 16 touchdowns. He also caught 25 passes for 217 yards and a touchdown. His equally dynamic quarterback, Jalon Daniels, will give video gamers several reasons to make the Kansas Jayhawks a secret pick for this year's game.

Neal was scheduled to enter the NFL Draft this year, but decided to return for another season. What are Neal's prospects for a dynasty? Even though he returned to school and gained college experience, Neal will still be 22 years old when he enters next year's NFL Draft. Most draft experts see Neal as one of the first picks on the second day of the draft, so he should be in the running for a first-round rookie pick in next year's dynasty rookie drafts.

Luther Burden – Missouri (WR)

No article about the best dynasty prospects for 2025 would be complete without this man, Luther Burden. Burden is currently a top, if not often The Top draft pick in Devy and C2C leagues. Missouri may be a different choice in the NCAA College Football 25 due to its membership in the SEC, but Burden is worth the price of admission.

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The Missouri Tigers' standout wide receiver is expected to be selected in the first round of the 2025 NFL Draft. After years of hype, Burden established himself as a top prospect last season when he was named a First-Team All-SEC selection and a Second-Team All-American. He finished the year second in the SEC and ninth nationally in receiving yards with 86 receptions for 1,212 yards and nine touchdowns. Burden is best known for his ability to make plays after the catch, and his versatility makes him a valuable asset for both your NCAA College Football 25 teams and your dynasty teams.

Tetairoa McMillan – Arizona (WR)

You like wide receivers but you don't like Burden? Then I have an alternative for you. Enter Tet McMillan, the Arizona Wildcats' alpha wide receiver. At 6'5″ and 215 pounds, McMillan is everything the NFL wants in a dominant boundary wide receiver. Last season, McMillan caught 90 balls for 1,402 yards and ten touchdowns. Expect more of the same this season on Saturday and Friday nights on NCAA Football 25.

Taking the ball from quarterback Noah Fifita, McMillan has cemented himself as a top receiver for the 2025 NFL Draft. He has the size, hands and athleticism to be selected on the first day of the draft. In fact, he's going fourth overall to the New England Patriots, according to a Pro Football Network mock draft. His name should be on your radar for next season's dynasty rookie drafts.

Ashton Jeanty – Boise State (RB)

It may be a bit stale now, but picking Boise State and playing on their blue turf has been a tradition in NCAA games. It's been a decade, so let's fire up the Smurf Turf again and play with Ashton Jeanty, the dynamic runner for the Broncos.

Far from Idaho, Jeanty's athletic career began in Texas, where he showed off his talent by scoring 41 total touchdowns in his senior year alone. Enrolling at Boise State in 2022, Jeanty quickly developed into an impressive player. In his freshman year, he played in all 14 games, started twice, and finished with 821 yards on 156 carries and seven touchdowns. In his sophomore year, he was named the Mountain West Conference Offensive Player of the Year.

Jeanty is an explosive runner, but also a talented ball catcher. With 569 receiving yards, Jeanty is an exceptional all-around back. In the mock draft mentioned above, Ian Cummings of Pro Football Network drafted Jeanty in the first round by the Cleveland Browns. He says of Jeanty, “He might be my highest-rated RB prospect since Bijan Robinson.” That's really high praise! Our own Jared Wackerly selected Jeanty in the late first round of the rookie draft.

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The Best of the Rest in NCAA College Football 25

With so many teams, there are far too many talented players to list them all. Some of the other players I'm excited to use once NCAA College Football launches later this month include:

Who did I miss? Who are you most excited to play with? Let me know in the comments. Thanks for reading!

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