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ESPN's 4 Most 'Overhyped' Players In College Football

Tua Tagovailoa of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates a six yard touchdown pass during the third quarter against the Georgia Bulldogs.

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 08: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates a six yard touchdown pass during the third quarter against the Georgia Bulldogs in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

The start of college football is a little more than three weeks away. To mark the countdown to Week 1, ESPN released its list of the top 50 players in college football this week.

Houston defensive tackle Ed Oliver was the No. 1 player on ESPN's list, followed by Stanford running back Bryce Love. Neither of those rankings should surprise anyone.

Whenever there are rankings, there are arguments about people rated "too high" or "too low." ESPN's panel of analysts--Andrea Adelson, Kyle Bonagura, Chris Low, Adam Rittenberg and Jake Trotter--named their choices for players who were either overhyped or undersold.

The four most overhyped players, according to ESPN's expert quintet? All quarterbacks: Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa (No.11), Michigan's Shea Patterson (No. 25), Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins (No. 32) and Oklahoma's Kyler Murray (No. 38).

These were the individual picks by Adelson, Bonagura, Low and Rittenberg

  • Andrea Adelson: QB Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama
  • Kyle BonaguraQB Kyler Murray, Oklahoma
  • Chris LowTagovailoa
  • Adam RittenbergQB Shea Patterson, Michigan
  • Jake TrotterMurray and QB Dwayne Haskins, Ohio State

What do all four of these players have in common, besides their position? All will be playing for teams ranked in the top 10 or 15 this season, and will have expectations heaped upon them.

To read all of ESPN's analysis on who is overhyped, check here.