CJ Stroud, Jaxon Smith-Njigba among highest NIL valuations in CFB for 2022
CJ Stroud and Jaxon Smith-Njigba are among the most valuable NIL pieces in the country for the 2022 college football season.
On Tuesday, Pro Football Focus released the top-10 valuations for college football players heading into 2022 as compiled by On3.com. The top of that list was Alabama QB Bryce Young at $3.1 million.
Not far behind, Ohio State’s Stroud and USC QB Caleb Williams were tied for 2nd in the country at $2.4 million. South Carolina QB Spencer Rattler was the only other player to reach a $2 million valuation.
Smith-Njigba was the top non-QB player on the list, checking in at 6th in the country with a $1.4 million.
Here is the full top 10:
It’s BAG SZN for this group 💰 pic.twitter.com/JDvkF3OA6M
— PFF College (@PFF_College) August 2, 2022
According to On3, the NIL Valuation system uses a proprietary algorithm with data points for the categories of performance, influence and exposure. The system includes high school recruits with high school basketball star Bronny James – son of NBA superstar Lebron James – at the top of the list.