The summer evaluation period was incredibly important for all rankings but especially in the 2021 class as many of those top players were on the national stage for the first time.
In today’s Making The Case, a handful of Rivals analysts make an argument for why a specific player should be ranked No. 1 overall as the new 2021 class rankings get rolled out this week.
RIVALS RANKINGS WEEK:
Monday: Top 10 revealed
Tuesday: Rivals100 revealed
Wednesday: Rivals250 revealed
Thursday: Position rankings revealed
FARRELL'S VIEW: KOREY FOREMAN
"Foreman can make a very good case for being No 1 overall. Big defensive ends who can rush the passer and also play well against the run are much-needed in college and beyond and Foreman could also grow into a defensive tackle if needed. He’s a very athletic and agile prospect with advanced technique and a great motor. He’s very rare for his size and plays like a much leaner and smaller end with his ability to bend and play low."
GORNEY'S VIEW: J.T. TUIMOLOAU
"I have seen Tuimoloau many times over the last two years and every time he does something to show off his athleticism, his physical dominance and why college programs and NFL teams will fall in love with him.
"The first time I ever saw him in person was at a 7-on-7 where he was playing tight end and he could easily be a high four-star at that position. During last season, I saw him at defensive end and there is some talk he can move inside and be a really athletic and big defensive tackle. From everything I’ve seen from Tuimoloau so far he reminds me of Arik Armstead or DeForest Buckner at the same stage as a dominant, athletic and physical defensive end who could be special for many years to come."