Paul Finebaum names player he's most excited to watch in 2022 season
ESPN college football commentator Paul Finebaum is a firm believer in Alabama linebacker Will Anderson Jr. having another great season in 2022, per Awful Announcing.
Anderson, who enters his junior season at Alabama, is coming off of a sophomore season when he won the 2021 Bronko Nagurski Trophy and was named the 2021 SEC Defensive Player of the Year. Finebaum noted Anderson’s standout 2021 season and expected Anderson to produce another high-quality season at Alabama in 2022. In an interview with Awful Announcing, Finebaum explained why he is excited to watch Anderson:
“I think the most intriguing player in the country is Will Anderson Jr. If those of us who vote in the Heisman race weren’t so biased about quarterbacks and running backs, he would have won the Heisman last year. I’ve watched Alabama football pretty closely for 40 years. I think he’s in the conversation as the best player I’ve ever seen,” Finebaum said.
Anderson produced 17.5 sacks in 2021, which led the country in sacks. Finebaum wants more Heisman Trophy voters to respect Anderson.