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UNC QB Drake Maye among the top impact players in CFB

North Carolina quarterback Drake Maye was in a battle for the starting job after Sam Howell left for the NFL following last season. Maye was able to take firm control of the job and so far he hasn’t looked back.

Through Week 3, Maye leads the nation in touchdown passes along with C.J. Stroud of Ohio State and Davis Brin of Tulsa. Given the quick success of North Carolina’s newest quarterback, Tar Heels took a look at where he ranks among college football’s most impactful players.

On3 listed Maye among the top 20 players but where does he land? Check out the top 20 of the On3 impact 300 list.

Bryce Young, Alabama

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Season Stats:

68.2% Comp | 844 Yards |7.6 YPA | 9-2 TD-INT

For more on Young check out Roll Tide Wire

Caleb Williams, USC

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Season Stats:

74.4% Comp | 874 Yards |10.2 YPA | 8-0 TD-INT

27 Carries | 73 Yards | 2.7 YPC | 2 TDs

For more on Williams check out Trojans Wire

Jordan Addison, USC

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Season Stats:

18 Receptions | 295 Yards | 16.4 YPR | 5 TDs

Peter Skoronski, Northwestern

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Season Grades (PFF):

Pass Blocking 92.5 | Run Blocking 84.0 | 0 Hurries Allowed

C.J. Stroud, Ohio State

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Season Stats:

72.9% Comp | 941 Yards | 11.1 YPA | 11-0 TD-INT

For more on Stroud check out Buckeyes Wire

Brock Bowers, Georgia

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Season Stats:

10 Receptions | 216 Yards | 21.6 YPR | 2 TDs

For more on Bowers check out UGA Wire

Joey Porter Jr, Penn State

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Season Stats:

11 Tackles | 6 Passes Defended | 1 Fumble Recovery

For more on Porter check out Nittany Lions Wire

Bijan Robinson, Texas

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Season Stats:

51 Carries | 311 Yards | 6.1 YPA | 5 TDs

7 Receptions | 132 Yards | 18.9 YPR | 1 TD

For more on Robinson check out Longhorns Wire

Jacoby Windmon, Michigan State

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Season Stats:

15 Tackles | 6.5 TFLs | 5.5 Sacks | 4 Forced Fumbles | 1 Fumble Recovery

For more on Windmon check out Spartans Wire

Will Anderson, Alabama

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Season Stats:

15 Tackles | 4.5 TFLs | 2 Sacks | 1 INT | 1 TD

Derek Parish, Houston

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Season Stats:

18 Tackles | 8.5 TFLs | 5.0 Sacks | 1 Forced Fumble

Christopher Smith, Georgia

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Season Stats:

8 Tackles | 2.0 TFLs | 1 INT | 1 Pass Defended

Tyreek Chappell, Texas A&M

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Season Stats:

11 Tackles | 1 TFL | 4 Passes Defended

For more on Chappell check out Aggies Wire

Jonah Tavai, San Diego State

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Season Stats:

11 Tackles | 0.5 TFLs

Xavier Hutchinson, Iowa State

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Season Stats:

28 Receptions | 319 Yards | 11.4 YPR | 5 TDs

Chase Brown, Illinois

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Season Stats:

75 Carries | 496 Yards | 6.6 YPC | 2 TDs

O'Cyrus Torrence, Florida

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Season Grades (PFF):

Pass Blocking 81.8 | Run Blocking 93.7 | 2 Hurries Allowed

For more on Torrence check out Gators Wire

Michael Mayer, Notre Dame

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Season Stats:

15 Receptions | 145 Yards | 9.7 YPR | 2 TDs

For more on Mayer check out Fighting Irish Wire

Drake Maye, North Carolina

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Season Stats:

74.2% Comp | 930 Yards | 9.6 YPA | 11-1 TD-INT

Bryce Ford-Wheaton, West Virginia

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Season Stats:

24 Receptions | 296 Yards | 12.3 YPR | 4 TDs

Story originally appeared on Tarheels Wire