College Football: Top 5 Most Explosive Players in 2013

1.  RB/WR De'Anthony Thomas, Oregon 

The Black Mamba is the most explosive player in College Football.  He is a 5-9, 173 lbs. RB/WR from the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon.  Thomas rushed for over 700 yards last season despite being primarily placed primarily at wide receiver because of former Duck and now NFL RB, Kenyon Barner.   

Thomas is a home-run threat when he has the ball in his hands because he has amazing speed and agility.  He should be the go-to guy at RB unless incoming rusher, Thomas Tyner, further impresses.  He should be a dark-horse Heisman candidate in 2013.

2.  WR Marqis Lee, USC

Marqis Lee is a dynamic wide receiver from the Southern California Trojans.  He is 6-1, 195 pound playmaker from Inglewood, CA.  It's truly amazing that Lee and for that matter Thomas, mentioned earlier, were sophomores last season.  

Lee caught 191 passes for 2, 864 yards and 25 touchdowns in his two years at USC.  Although he had a pretty good QB in Matt Barkley throwing it to him, he played along side former USC WR Robert Woods who is now in the NFL.  Marqis Lee will be "the guy" to throw to in 2013 and could have a Heisman worthy season.

3.  RB Todd Gurley, Georgia


Todd Gurley had a dynamic true freshman season at Georgia.  Gurley is a 6-1, 218 lbs. RB from Tarboro, NC.  He rushed for 1,385 yards for 17 touchdowns.  He did this while sharing the back field with fellow freshman star, RB Keith Marshall, who added another 759 yards.  Gurley is a big, tough, physical back who also has very good speed.  He will only be better in 2013 and should be a Heisman contender. 

4.  RB T.J. Yeldon, Alabama


T.J. Yeldon is another talented freshman RB along with Gurley.  Yeldon rushed for 1,108 yards and 12 TDs even though he had former stud RB and current Green Bay Packer, Eddie Lacy.  He has great speed, power, and agility.  He should be one of the best RBs in College Football as Alabama's run heavy offense won't hurt his chances.  Keep your eyes on this man.  He will play on Sundays.

5.  QB Jonny Manziel, Texas A&M

The reason Manziel is lower on this list is because he shouldn't run as much with every SEC defensive coordinator trying to take him out and with RBs Trey Williams, Brandon Williams, and others in the backfield.  

The redshirt sophomore dual-threat QB from Kerryville, TX passed for 3,706 yards for 26 TDs while rushing for 1,410 yards and 21 touchdowns while averaging over 100 yards a game on the ground.  He is great speed, agility, and throwing power and accuracy.  This man is the total package at QB and compares to NFL QBs Russell Wilson, Robert Griffin III, and Collin Kaepernick.  

Honorable Mentions: Clemson WR Sammy Watkins, LSU RB Jeremy Hill