It was a great year for the BYU offense, and Pro Football Focus noticed.
PFF shared a tweet Friday morning that showed the highest-graded football players from the 2020 college football season, and the Cougars were well-represented with two student-athletes among the top five.
Highest-graded players in College Football— PFF College (@PFF_College) January 8, 2021
1) Kyle Pitts, Florida TE - 96.2
2) Brady Christensen, BYU OT - 96.0
3) Mac Jones, Bama QB - 95.7
4) Christian Darrisaw, VA Tech OT - 95.6
5) Zach Wilson, BYU QB - 95.4 pic.twitter.com/wB0KRQtZc0
No. 2 nationally was BYU’s consensus All-American offensive tackle Brady Christensen. His grade of 96.0 trailed only Florida tight end Kyle Pitts, at 96.2.
Cougar quarterback Zach Wilson came in at No. 5, with a 95.4 grade. He finished eighth in the Heisman Trophy voting and was the second quarterback on the list, behind Alabama’s Mac Jones at No. 3 (95.7).
Virginia Tech offensive tackle Christian Darrisaw was fourth at 95.6.
Both Christensen and Wilson have declared for the 2021 NFL draft.