Dak Prescott and Chris Jones were named top 100 college football players for 2015.
The list was compiled by 43 of ESPN's college football experts and the players were ranked "based on their expected contributions for the 2015 season."
Prescott tied Alabama offensive tackle Cam Robinson for No. 19 in the rankings while Chris Jones tied TCU receiver Josh Doctson and Ole Miss safety Tony Conner at No. 63.
CJ's appearance on the list comes as a bit of a surprise after not being named one of the top 25 players in the SEC, a ranking also voted on by ESPN analysts. But his No. 63 ranking has more to do with potential than last year's production.
ESPN had the following to say about the former five-star recruit:
"Jones' production level hasn't matched the amount of hype he received as an incoming recruit. (He has only started three times and has six career sacks, 10.5 tackles for loss and 58 total tackles.) That could change this year, as he is expected to step into a full-time starting role at defensive tackle. His strength and athleticism are unquestioned; production is what's anticipated for the 6-foot-6, 308-pound Jones."
The flashes of greatness were apparent throughout his freshman season. After a disappointing sophomore campaign, which he admitted didn't live up to his standard, this is a make-or-break year.
The word so far out of fall camp is that Manny Diaz wants to move his defensive tackles out on the edge to rush the quarterback in certain situations. That should benefit #98 and take away the double-teams he would constantly face on the inside. (FYI: CJ changed from #96 to #98. I know, it will take time for me to get used to it also.)
As for Dak Prescott I think No. 19 is a fair spot to put him. There are three QB's ahead of him on the list: USC's Cody Kessler, Michigan State's Connor Cook, and TCU's Trevone Boykin. Certainly all talented QB's with NFL futures on the horizon.