DEVonta Smith, Alabama's first receiver in over three decades to win the Heisman Trophy, is in his tracks. After the award, he became even more dynamic and productive.
Is it possible to pick the four best receivers in the history of the College Football Playoff? For and, who are on Mount Rushmore's third playoff after previously picking the four best running backs and four best linebackers, this was the easiest choice.
Smith is on the receiving end of Rushmore, and then the discussion for the other three spots begins. Look at what Smith did in his playoff career.
1 catch and 4 yards in the Clemson semi-final
1 catch, 41 yards, and 1 touchdown for the Georgia championship.
Six catches, 104 yards, and one touchdown in Oklahoma's semifinal
Six catches and 65 yards at the Clemson championship
7 catches, 130 yards, and three touchdowns in Notre Dame's semifinal
12 catches, 215 yards, and three touchdowns for the Ohio State championship.
So let's get to the conclusion that the playoff starts with six games, 33 catches, 559 yards, and 8 touchdowns.
Tua Tagovailoa scored the game-winner for the 2017 season finale, and the second game as a senior set the playoff record for title game catches with 12 and set the mark for the most receiving yards in a two-game playoff with 345.
Smith averaged 9.5 receptions and 137 receiving yards per game in his 11 games before being awarded the 2020 Heisman. In his two playoff games, he averaged 9.5 receptions and 173 receiving yards.
He was even better. So that's one face. He's on the way.
What the heck did the discussion unfold for the other three locations? Well, there were a lot of Clemson and a lot of LSU.
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