As we impatiently wait for the 2020 college football season to kickoff and hope that it actually happens, there is a good chance that you’re consuming as much off-season content as possible.
Despite the uncertainty surrounding the season, we’ve received a good dose of entirely too early rankings, conference power rankings, position rankings, etc.
One of my favorite preseason rankings are from CFB reporter Bruce Feldman who breaks down the biggest freaks in the game.
Per Feldman, the rankings focus on players who generate buzz inside their programs by displaying the type of rare physical abilities that wow even those folks who are used to observing gifted athletes every day.
Two Louisville Cardinals have found themselves among the freakiest athletes in college football.
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6. Tutu Atwell, Louisville, wide receiver
Freakiest attribute: Speed, but it’s close
He’s coming off a breakout season where he caught 70 passes for 1,276 yards and 12 TDs. Atwell is 5-9, 190 but he can squat triple his body weight, he can bench press double his body weight and he has blinding speed with a 4.26 40 and a 3.9 short shuttle.
21. Trevor Reid, Louisville, offensive tackle
Freakiest attribute: Flexibility
Out went one Freak O-lineman in Mekhi Becton and in comes another in the 6-6, 320-pound Reid, who back-flipped his way into the Cards’ hearts this summer.
— Mike Sirignano (@IRON_CoachMike) July 10, 2020
The junior college transfer has gained 30 pounds since coming to Louisville in the winter. He benches more than 400 pounds but in addition to his agility and coordination, Reid’s speed is another very eye-popping aspect of his toolbox. Cards strength coach Mike Sirignano thinks Reid can run the 40 in the 4.85 range, especially after he’s had more time in the Louisville training program. Expect Reid to vault up this list in 2021.
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