Best college football players at every position in 2021: Highest-graded veterans, true freshmen and surprises

The wild and exciting 2021 college football season is officially in the books after the Georgia Bulldogs avenged their past losses to the Alabama Crimson Tide to win the College Football Playoff National Championship. But before we completely turn the page and focus on the 2022 season, it's time to take one final look at the best players from 2021 using PFF's player grades.

The following is a list of the highest-graded player overall and highest-graded true freshman at every position in 2021. We'll also include the biggest surprise to highlight a player who made a major leap in grade year over year. One thing to remember: PFF grades are not opponent-adjusted.