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#CFBrank: Smith at No. 91

ESPN.com takes on the task this week of ranking the top 100 players throughout college football. Notre Dame fans will be happy to see a familiar face at No. 91, as rising sophomore Jaylon Smith ties for that spot as one of the premier players in the nation.

The former five-star prospect enters his sophomore campaign as the Irish's leading returning tackler. Having moved from the outside to the inside this past spring, Smith figures to rarely come off the field, welcoming a heavier workload as the QB of the defense.

As for how we arrived to that conclusion, along with our other 99 findings, colleague Heather Dinich does a nice job here of explaining the process of sorting this list out.

As always, your thoughts are welcome on the matter, be it in the mailbag or on Twitter. Be sure to use the hashtag #CFBRank when staking your claim.