Ranking the Commodores’ top 20 players ahead of the 2022 season
Coach Clark Leah took over Vanderbilt knowing he had a long-term rebuilding job ahead of him, but the Commodores should have enough talent on their 2022 roster to at least improve somewhat now that the coaching staff and players settled in. A 2-10 record in 2021 didn’t come as a huge surprise, though maybe the margin of some of the losses – a 20-point loss to ETSU, anyone? – was worse than expected.
Vanderbilt will have a young roster in 2022 with real freshmen and redshirt freshmen accounting for nearly half of its scholarship players. At the same time, the Commodores’ quarterbacks aren’t that young anymore and the defense should become more stingy with Lea playing a bigger role on that side of the ball.
Don’t expect many preseason All-SEC nods, because Vanderbilt is way off the radar right now for most who follow college football. But the ‘Dores still have players who are likely overlooked to some degree, although the depth remains unproven. Here’s a look at Vanderbilt’s top 20 players for the 2022 season, ranked by 247Sports.
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