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Notre Dame Football: Equanimeous St. Brown Ranked 85th Best Player By Sports Illustrated

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Notre Dame’s most dangerous weapon?

NCAA Football: Notre Dame vs Syracuse Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Sports Illustrated is ranking the best 100 college football players in the country, and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish have at least one player on the list so far.

Equanimeous St. Brown made a name for himself in the recruiting world because of his sweet, sweet name. His name sticks to the brain now, because of his sweet, sweet play.

Amid a largely disappointing season in which Notre Dame’s offense failed to offset its defensive frailties, St. Brown distinguished himself by serving as a go-to target and a dangerous deep threat for quarterback DeShone Kizer. This season, St. Brown will have to make do without Kizer, who decided to enter the NFL draft, but there’s reason to believe the 6’5”, 204-pound junior can build on the 961 yards and nine receiving touchdowns he recorded in 2016. Sophomore quarterback Brandon Wimbush could be a breakout star, and St. Brown should take well to new offensive coordinator Chip Long’s up-tempo system.

Notre Dame has had no shortage of great wide receivers over the past decade plus, and EQ has a chance this year to put his name in the same conversation as guys like Michael Floyd, Will Fuller, Golden Tate, and Jeff Samardzija.

If he can build on last year’s success, this #85 ranking will look like SI completely undervalued St. Brown.

I vote “yes.”

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Is this ranking for St. Brown too low?

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  • 74%
    Yes
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    No
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    MONSTERS!!!
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