Best college football transfer portal fits: Colorado adds star EDGE, Ole Miss lands stud RB in spring window

Though the spring college football transfer portal window hasn’t produced the fireworks that some expected, a significant number of talented players have changed roster affiliations since it opened on April 16. The weekend, in particular, was quite busy. As has become the norm under Deion Sanders, Colorado had a jam-packed couple of days filled with visits that produced a string of commitments. The Buffaloes added three key trench players — two on the defensive line and one on the offensive line. This after a week that saw more than 15 players officially depart the program. 

Schools like Auburn, Texas A&M and North Carolina also tallied significant additions over the weekend, putting an exclamation mark on the first week of the second transfer period. 

Not all transfer acquisitions are equal, though. Some stand apart from others, whether it be a team addressing a significant area of need or adding a player that blends perfectly with the scheme in place. Now that the dust has settled from a busy few days, it felt appropriate to look at the best transfer fits of the spring window thus far. Player rankings are according to 247Sports’ transfer portal rankings. 

Dayon Hayes, EDGE, Colorado 

Position Ranking in Transfer Portal: No. 30 DL

For those who didn’t tune into Deion Sanders’ first year, Colorado’s defense was pretty bad. The Buffaloes finished in the bottom third of the Pac-12 in pretty much every major defensive metric, allowing 453 yards per game. In particular, the defensive line was a huge issue. Opponents pushed Colorado around at the point of attack. The Buffs also lacked disruptive trench options, which allowed opposing quarterbacks to pick apart a rather talented secondary. Hayes immediately solves that problem and boosts the…


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