Here are some players who are poised to have a big influence on their new teams this season.
Alabama WR Jameson Williams (from Ohio State)
Williams has been a deep threat for the Buckeyes with 15 catches for 266 yards and three TDs in 10 games. He has a chance to become the No. 2 wide receiver at Alabama behind John Metchie and be deployed in a similar way to Jaylen Waddle.
Florida RB DeMarkcus Bowman (from Clemson)
Bowman had just nine rushing attempts for the Tigers in 2020 but was a five-star recruit in the class of 2020 and the No. 2 running back in the class. He’s the second high-profile transfer RB Florida has gotten in as many years. Lorenzo Lingard transferred from Miami ahead of the 2020 season.
Georgia WR Arik Gilbert (from LSU)
It’s not hyperbole to say that Gilbert could have the biggest impact of any non-QB transfer in 2021. Georgia’s offense needs pass catchers with George Pickens potentially out for the season because of a knee injury and Gilbert was a matchup nightmare as a freshman. He had 35 catches for 368 yards in 2020 and is set to move from tight end to wide receiver.