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Deondre Francois, Eddy Pineiro among SI's top 100 players

MONICA HERNDON | Times

19

June

Sports Illustrated is counting down its list of the top 100 players in college football, and the first installment features three from the state.

Florida Gators kicker Eddy Pineiro is No. 100. Yes, he's a kicker, but he's also a darn good one.

The player in front of Pineiro is even more intriguing - Florida State running back Cam Akers. The next snap he plays will be his first, but his performance in the spring game showed he's worthy of being compared to Dalvin Cook, the player he is trying to replace.

The other on the list (so far) is FSU quarterback Deondre Francois, at No. 91. I'm torn on Francois, but SI makes a solid case for him: He led all freshmen in passing last year (3,350 yards) and can run, too.

Check out SI's full list (well, 100-91, at least) here.

[Last modified: Monday, June 19, 2017 2:54pm]

    

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