Scouting Round up College Football Week: 3

  News and Notes

 

This week was a bit quiet compared to the last couple of weeks so this section will probably be shorter than usual. The one big news tidbit from this week is the injury to Oklahoma junior running back Rodney Anderson. Anderson was my RB 3 coming into the week and he had a chance to be RB 1. It was announced Monday by Oklahoma that he tore his ACL in last weeks game. This is the second season-ending injury of his career. That raises a lot of concerns about his NFL future, especially at the running back position. The NFL values availability above all else and Anderson is already struggling in that area. Look at Le’veon Bell, he can’t even get paid to be the best running back in the league with almost no injury history. The last football news I have for the week is that Buffalo is starting Josh Allen for week two. Allen replaces Nathan Peterman who might be the worst starting quarterback in the league. Allen was my QB 4 from last season and I recommended that he sits for a season, but when Peterman is the other option you have to start Allen. In some minor news, I now have a Twitter! Follow @DanteCollinelli to keep up with the blog and all the other things. I also write for the Temple News so I’ll post all of those stories on my twitter as well.

 

Top 30 Big Board

 

Name Position School
1.Nick Bosa DE Ohio State
2. Ed Oliver DT Houston
3. Jonah Williams LT Alabama
4. Raekwon Davis DT Alabama
5. Clelin Ferrell DE Clemson
6. Dalton Risner OG Kansas State
7. Greddy Williams CB LSU
8. Rashan Gary DT Michigan
9. AJ Brown WR Ole Miss
10. Jaquan Johnson S Miami
11. Devin Bush LB   Michigan
12. Devin White LB LSU
13. Justin Herbert QB Oregon
14. Noah Fant TE Iowa
15. Montez Sweat DE Mississippi State
16. David Montgomery RB Iowa State
17. Dre’Mont Jones DT Ohio State
18. Jeffery Simmons DT Mississippi State
19. Jarrett Stidham QB Auburn

 

20. Greg Little LT Ole Miss
21. N’Keal Harry WR Arizona State
22. Deandre Baker CB Georgia
23. Taylor Rapp S Washington
24. Ryan Finley QB NC State
25. Lamar Peters CB Mississippi State
26. David Sills V WR West Virginia
27. Deionte Thompson S Alabama
28. Zach Allen DE Boston College
29. David Edwards OT Wisconsin
30. Joe Jackson DE Miami

 

Three must-watch games for week three

 

Game one: Boise State vs Oklahoma State/ Saturday, 9/15 3:30 PM

There is not much to choose from this week, which means we will have some repeats later in the section. With some creative picking, I went with a shootout form the west. Boise State has a QB on the radar and Oklahoma State has a running back you have to watch, in a now wide open class.   

 

Players to watch for Boise State:

Brett Rypien: QB 9

David Moa: DT 13

 

Players to watch for Oklahoma State:

Justice Hill: RB 3

 

Game two: Houston vs Texas Tech/ Saturday, 9/15 4:15 pm

If I am being honest this game should be Ohio State vs TCU, but I want to save Ohio State for a better opponent. The reason I want you to watch this game is because of just one player in Houston.

 

Players to watch for Houston:

Ed Oliver: DT 1

 

Players to watch for Texas Tech:

Jah’Shawn Johnson: Safety 7

 

Game three: LSU vs Auburn/ Saturday/ 9/15 3:30 PM

I know what I just said about saving Ohio State, but this game has two many draft implications. Auburn QB Jarrett Stidham has been getting a lot of praise recently, even from myself. LSU has one of better defenses in the country, which includes my CB 1 and LB 2. Everyone in this game has a huge opportunity to prove they belong where they are ranked.

 

Players to watch for Auburn

Jarrett Stidham: QB 4

Prince Tega Wanogho: LT 6

Ryan Davis: WR 12

 

Players to watch for LSU:

Greddy Williams: CB 1

Devin White: LB 2

Foster Moreau: TE 8

 

Tape Study Week 3

I’m actually going to the Temple vs Maryland game this weekend, so I figured I would throw some Temple guys in there who can be drafted.

  1. Nate Stanley QB, Iowa
  2. Delvin Randall Safety, Temple
  3. Rock Ya-Sin CB, Temple
  4. Elgton Jenkins IOL, Mississippi State

 

QB

Name School Movement
1. Justin Herbert Oregon None
2. Jarrett Stidham Auburn Up one spot
3. Ryan Finley NC State Down one spot
4. Drew Lock Missouri None
5. Brian Lewerke Michigan State None
6. Will Grier West Virginia None
7. Nick Fitzgerald Mississippi State None
8. Jake Bentley South Carolina Unranked ( week 2 tape study)
9. Brett Rypien Boise State Down one spot
10. Clayton Thorson Northwestern Down one spot

 

Jarrett Stidham: Every time I watch Stidham play I fall more in love. I love his poise and sneaky mobility. He makes good decisions with the ball and is accurate. He might end up being QB1 soon. LSU will be a good test this week.

 

Jake Bentley: Bentley was a tape study from last week and overall I thought he was just okay. I then started watching the Georgia game from this weekend and I realized one simple fact, he struggles against his best competition. Bentley has only won 4 SEC games in his career and that’s troubling.   

RB

Name School Movement
1.David Montgomery Iowa State None
2. Benny Snell Kentucky None
3. Justice Hill Oklahoma State Up one spot  
4. Devin Singletary Florida Atlantic Up one spot
5. Damien Harris Alabama Up one spot
6. Mike Weber Ohio State Up one spot
7. Bryce Love Stanford Up one spot
8. Rodney Anderson Oklahoma Down five spots
9. Myles Gaskin Washington None
10. LJ Scott Michigan State None

 

Rodney Anderson: We talked about the injury that Rodney suffered earlier in the “News and Notes” section, but here is the fallout. I do not love this running back class so Anderson remains in the top 10 for now.

 

WR

Name School Movement
1.AJ Brown Ole Miss None
2. N’Keal Harry Arizona State None
3. David Sills V West Virginia None
4. DK Metcalf Ole Miss None
5. Deebo Samuel South Carolina None
6. JJ Arcega-Whiteside Stanford None
7. Ahmmon Richards Miami None
8. Anthony Johnson Buffalo None
9. Juwan Johnson Penn State None
10. Ryan Davis Auburn None

 

IOL

Name School Movement
1.Dalton Risner Kansas State None
2. Martez Ivey Florida None
3. Mike Dieter Wisconsin None
4. Elgton Jenkins Mississippi State Unranked
5. Hjayle Froholdt Arkansas Down one spot
6. Nate Herbig Stanford Down one spot
7. Beau Benzschawel Wisconsin Down one spot
8. Ross Pierschbacher Alabama Down one Spot
9. Nate Linder Indiana Down one spot
10. Mike Jordan Ohio State Down one spot

 

Elgton Jenkins: You are probably wondering where Jenkins came from all of a sudden. I was watching the Mississippi State game from this weekend and he just stuck out to me. After I did the tape study for last week I also looked at the tape for Jenkins. He surprised me with how well he moves for being pegged as a run blocker. Look for him to continue to move up the more we see him pass block.

 

OT

Name School Movement
1. Jonah Williams Alabama None
2. Greg Little Ole Miss Up one spot
3. David Edwards Wisconsin Up one spot
4. Mitch Hyatt Clemson Up one spot
5. Kaleb McGary Washington Unranked (week two tape study)
6. Isaiah Prince Ohio State None
7. Trey Adams Washington Down 2 spots
8. Bobby Evans Oklahoma Down one spot
9. Prince Tega Wanogho Auburn Down one spot
10. Daniel Cooney San Diego State Down one spot

 

Kaleb McGary: McGary was a tape study from week two and he did not disappoint. His tape shows a lineman who plays with balance while being effective in both the pass and run game. Right now I can’t see him as a left tackle but I think Mike McGlinchey is a solid comparison.

DT

Name School Movement
1.Ed Oliver Houston None
2. Raekwon Davis Alabama None
3. Rashan Gary Michigan None
4. Dre’Mont Jones Ohio State None
5. Jeffery Simmons Mississippi State None
6. Dexter Lawrence Clemson None
7. Terry Beckner Missouri None
8. Christian Wilkins Clemson None  
9. Jerry Tillery Notre Dame None
10. Gerald Willis III Miami None

 

Edge

Name College Movement
1.Nick Bosa Ohio State None
2. Clien Ferrell Clemson None
3. Montez Sweat Mississippi State Unranked (week two tape study)
4. Zach Allen Boston College None
5. Joe Jackson Miami Down two spots
6. Anfernee Simmons Alabama Down one spot
7. Shareef Miller Penn State Down one spot
8. Austin Bryant Clemson Down one spot
9. Chase Winovich Michigan Down one spot
10. Porter Gustin USC None

 

Montez Sweat: I’m not sure if I mentioned this already but clearly I forgot to scout Mississippi State over the summer. If we are being honest, Sweat is the best player I have scouted for them. He has great pass rushing moves and can be disruptive in the run game as well.

 

Joe Jackson: I was really excited about the potential Joe Jackson had coming into the season, but he has disappointed me so far. His shortcomings in the run game are really hurting his stock in my book. Make no mistake though I believe that five edge rushers could go in the first round.

 

LB

Name School Movement
1.Devin Bush Michigan None
2. Devin White LSU None
3. Cameron Smith USC None
4. Josh Allen Kentucky None
5. TJ Edwards Wisconsin None
6. Shaquille Quarterman Miami None
7. Mack Wilson Alabama None
8. Sutton Smith Northern Illinois None
9. Khalil Hodge Buffalo None
10. Christian Miller Alabama None

 

CB

Name Team Movement
1.Greedy Williams LSU None
2. Deandre Baker Georgia None
3. Lamar Peters Mississippi State Unranked (week two tape study)
4. Amani Oruwariye Penn State Down one spot
5. Mark Gilbert Georgia Down one spot
6. Levonta Taylor Florida State Down one spot
7. Mike Jackson Miami Down one spot
8. Julian Love Notre Dame Down one spot
9. Lavert Hill Michigan None
10. Kendall Sheffield Ohio State Down two spots

 

Lamar Peters: I got to give a shoutout to Matt Miller better known as @nfldraftscout. He pointed out that Peters had talent and after watching him myself I agree. Peters has good size and ball skills making him ideal for the NFL today.

 

Trayvon Mullen: The biggest reason Mullen fell off of the board was that he got exposed against Texas A@m. If the Clemson pass rush was not getting to the quarterback then the secondary was falling apart.

 

Safety  

Name School Movement
1.Jaquan Johnson Miami None
2. Taylor Rapp Washington None
3. Deionte Thompson Alabama None
4. JR Reed Georgia None
5. Lukas Denis Boston College None
6. Chauncey Gardner-Johnson Florida None
7. Jo-Jo Mcintosh Washington None
8. Jah’Shawn Johnson Texas Tech None
9. Andrew Wingard Wyoming None
10. D’onta Dixon Wisconsin None

 

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