The 2019 college football season is behind us and after grading every player on every play in every game, we can now look back and assign some superlatives from the season. Here's a look at the best player in 35 different offensive categories, from who throws the best deep ball to the receiver who runs the best comeback route, and just about everything in between.
Highest overall grade: Penei Sewell, OT, Oregon
It was a close race all season, but Sewell ends the 2019 year as the highest-graded player on offense, dominating nearly every facet of play with relative ease. Not only was he the best run-blocking lineman in the country, Sewell held his own against a variety of pass-rushers and anchored the talented Ducks offensive line by allowing only seven pressures on his 449 pass-blocking snaps from left tackle.
Best passer, by distance
1-9 yards downfield: Anthony Gordon, Washington State
The Air Raid offense is favorable to short-distance throws but Gordon made the most of those opportunities, even by recent Air Raid QB success rates. He's the nation's highest-graded thrower on passes targeted 1-9 yards downfield by some margin and leads in every major category, including throwing 15 touchdowns and 1,991 yards with just two turnover-worthy passes on his 247 attempts from that distance.
10-19 yards downfield: Justin Fields, Ohio State
Fields was outstanding to the intermediate range of the field, completing 55 of 77 attempts for 889 yards and 11 touchdowns against just one interception. Fields was accurate and sharp with his reads on such throws and led the country with a 76.6% adjusted completion percentage, as four of his incompletions were actually on the money but dropped by his receivers.