Scouting Roundup College Football Week: 6

News and Notes

 

College Football week 5 had some nail-biting finishes and also gave us a good look at a lot of prospects. I want to talk at length about the Penn State vs Ohio State game from last Saturday. No game this season has contained more NFL draft prospects. The Ohio State defenders were a mix of good and bad. Dre’Mont Jones was good and Kendall Sheffield was bad, the real killer was letting Trace Mcsorley run around the field all game. I talk about Dwayne Haskins later in the article but overall I was not impressed with his performance. That brings me to Penn State who should have won this game by 20. I do not believe that Trace Mcsorley is a legitimate NFL prospect, but he is a damn good college football player. Mcsorley was by the far the best player on the field all night, he carried Penn State the whole game. The game came down to a fourth and five inside of Ohio State territory. Franklin sends in the play call and Ohio State calls timeout. After the timeout, Franklin then calls another play, but this time Penn State calls timeout. Franklin now has had three opportunities to call a play, and he goes with a zone read. Miles Sanders is a fine prospect but it just was not his night (2.7 yards a carry). Mcsorley had 7.0 yards a carry and 175 yards on the ground. You have to put the ball in his hands at this stage of the game but no Franklin goes with the zone read. After the game, Franklin said, “he would do whatever it takes to make Penn State a top contender”. He should start by looking in the mirror. In some actual draft-related news, Justin Herbert is officially my QB 1 for the season, he is far and away the best QB prospect in this class. The issue is trying to find a QB 2 because I have yet to find one I am comfortable with. Josh Rosen and Baker Mayfield both made their first starts and both of them got robbed of wins. Rosen was robbed by multiple dropped touchdowns and a missed game-winning field goal. Mayfield was robbed by the refs and The Raiders just getting lucky enough to win. The future looks bright for this batch of rookie QBs and I could not be more excited to watch them play the rest of the year.

 

Top 30 Big Board

 

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. Greedy Williams CB LSU
8. Rashan Gary DT Michigan
9. Devin White LB LSU
10. Deionte Thompson S Alabama
11. Devin Bush LB Michigan
12. Justin Herbert QB Oregon
13. David Sills V WR West Virginia
14. Noah Fant TE Iowa
15. Montez Sweat DE Mississippi State
16. Dre’Mont Jones DT Ohio State
17. Taylor Rapp S Washington
18. Jonathan Abram   S Mississippi State
19. Greg Little LT Ole Miss
20. N’Keal Harry WR Arizona State

 

21. Deandre Baker CB Georgia
22. Ryan Finley QB NC State  
23. Lamar Peters CB Mississippi State
24. DK Metcalf WR Ole Miss
25. Jarrett Stidham QB Auburn
26. Zach Allen DE Boston College
27. David Edwards RT Wisconsin
28. Joe Jackson DE Miami
29. AJ Brown WR Ole Miss
30. Jaquan Johnson S Miami

 

Three Must watch games for week: 6

 

Game one: Missouri vs South Carolina/ Saturday, 10/6 12:00 PM

This game included two Quarterback prospects currently in my top 10. It also has a lot of good skill position players to watch on both sides of the ball. I’m starting to get tired of looking for a QB 2 and this game might help.

 

Players to watch for Missouri:

Drew Lock: QB 4

Albert Okwuegbunam: TE 4

Damarea Crockett: RB, Week 6 tape study

 

Players to watch for South Carolina:

Jake Bentley: QB 7

Deebo Samuel: WR 6

Bryan Edwards: WR 12

 

Game two: Boston College vs North Carolina State/ Saturday, 10/6 12:30 PM

We did Boston College last week as well, but this team has a good defense that will put Ryan Finley under some pressure. Finley is my current QB 2, however, I am not sold on anybody not named Justin Herbert.

 

Players to watch for Boston College:

Zach Allen: DE 4

Wyatt Ray: DE 8

Lukas Denis: Safety 6

Chris Lindstrom: OG, Week 6 tape study

 

Players to Watch for North Carolina State:

Ryan Finley: QB 2

Kelvin Harmon: WR, Week 6 tape study

 

Game three: Kansas vs West Virginia/ Saturday, 10/6 12:00 PM

I am not going to lie, this game is not going to be pretty. The reason I wanted to showcase this game is because West Virginia has two prospects high on my board. The other reason is that we have not talked about them or Will Grier yet this season. Auburn vs Mississippi State is a better game but we have covered those teams at length this year.

 

Players to watch for Kansas:

“Insert Gif of Will Smith standing in an empty room from the Fresh Prince”

 

Players to watch for West Virginia:

Will Grier: QB 6

David Sills: WR 1

 

Tape Study for week 6:

  1. KJ Costello, QB/ Stanford
  2. Kelvin Harmon, WR/ NC State
  3. Chris Lindstrom, OG/ Boston College
  4. Jachai Polite, Edge/ Florida

 

QB

Name School Movement
1. Justin Herbert Oregon None
2. Ryan Finley NC State None
3. Jarrett Stidham Auburn None  
4. Drew Lock Missouri None
5. Brian Lewerke Michigan State None
6. Will Grier West Virginia None
7. Jake Bentley South Carolina None
8. Brett Rypien Boise State None
9. Clayton Thorson Northwestern None
10. Tyree Jackson Buffalo Up one spot

 

Tyree Jackson: Jackson and his Buffalo teammates had a rough weekend suffering a big loss. Jackson, however, was a bright spot for the team. He made many NFL throws that will make scouts consider him late in day two of the draft.

 

Dwayne Haskins: Most will notice that Dwayne is not on the new top 10. My reason for this is simple, he has not produced enough tape at this point. For the people telling me he is QB 1, please watch the Penn State tape. He looked awful against them and got bailed out by how bad Penn State was down the stretch, and play calling.

 

RB

Name School Movement
1.Benny Snell Kentucky None
2. David Montgomery Iowa State None
3. Justice Hill Oklahoma State None
4. Devin Singletary Florida Atlantic None
5. Damien Harris Alabama None
6 Mike Weber Ohio State None
7. Miles Sanders Penn State None
8. Bryce Love Stanford None
9. Rodney Anderson Oklahoma None
10. Myles Gaskin Washington None

 

WR

Name School Movement
1.David Sills V West Virginia None
2. N’Keal Harry Arizona State None
3. DK Metcalf Ole Miss   None
4. AJ Brown Ole Miss None
5. JJ Arcega-Whiteside Stanford None
6. Deebo Samuel South Carolina None
7. Marquise Brown Oklahoma Unranked (Week 5 tape study)
8. Anthony Johnson Buffalo Down one spot
9. Juwan Johnson Penn State None
10. Ryan Davis Auburn None

 

Marquise Brown: Brown is known to some as “Hollywood” and that name fits. Brown is a flashy, fast, sure-handed wide receiver. He reminds me a lot of former Oklahoma standout Dede Westbrook (Jaguars). I am more of a fan of bigger WRs so Hollywood Brown will be lower on my list than most.

 

Ahmmon Richards: Richards has seen his stock fall for a number of reasons. The big one is injury, as he already missed multiple games again this year. When Richards has been on the field he has not shown anything special.

TE

Name School Movement
1.Noah Fant Iowa None
2.Kaden Smith Stanford None
3. Tommy Sweeney Boston College None
4. Albert Okwuegbunam Missouri None
5. Dawson Knox Ole Miss None
6. Alize Mack Notre Dame None
7. Caleb Wilson UCLA None
8. CJ Conrad Kentucky None
9. Foster Moreau LSU None
10. Brandon Fritts North Carolina 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 None
5. Hjayle Froholdt Arkansas None
6. Nate Herbig Stanford None
7. Beau Benzschawel Wisconsin None
8. Ross Pierschbacher Alabama None
9. Nate Linder Indiana None
10. Mike Jordan Ohio State None

 

OT

Name School Movement
1. Jonah Williams Alabama None
2. Greg Little Ole Miss None
3. David Edwards Wisconsin None
4. Mitch Hyatt Clemson None
5. Kaleb McGary Washington None
6. Isaiah Prince Ohio State None
7. Trey Adams Washington None
8. Bobby Evans Oklahoma None
9. Prince Tega Wanogho Auburn None
10. Daniel Cooney San Diego State None

 

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. Jerry Tillery Notre Dame   Up two spots
8. Christian Wilkins Clemson None  
9. Terry Beckner Missouri   Down two spots
10. Gerald Willis III Miami None

 

Jerry Tillery: Man has this guy been an absolute wrecking ball this season for the Irish. He killed the Stanford O-line on Saturday night and you guys should know how much I respect Stanford. D-Line is the deepest part of this class, so just being on this list means real talent.

 

Edge

Name College Movement
1.Nick Bosa Ohio State None
2. Clien Ferrell Clemson None
3. Montez Sweat Mississippi State None
4. Zach Allen Boston College None
5. Joe Jackson Miami None
6. Anfernee Simmons Alabama None
7. Shareef Miller Penn State None
8. Wyatt Ray Boston College Unranked (week five tape study)
9. Brian Burns Florida State Down one spot
10. Austin Bryant Clemson Down one spot

Wyatt Ray: The Boston College vs Temple game ended up showcasing so much NFL talent. Among that showcase was Wyatt Ray. Ray disrupted the Temple passing game multiple times forcing some bad throws out of Anthony Russo. The rest of Rays tape looks just as impressive he might rise up the ranks as the season goes.

 

LB

Name School Movement
1.Devin White LSU None
2. Devin Bush Michigan 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 School Movement
1.Greedy Williams LSU None
2. Deandre Baker Georgia None
3. Jamal Peters Mississippi State None
4. Amani Oruwariye Penn State None
5. Kendall Sheffield Ohio State None
6. Lavert Hill Michigan None
7. Trayvon Mullen Clemson Up one spot
8. Rock Ya-Sin Temple Up one spot
9. Julian Love Notre Dame Up one spot
10. Mark Gilbert Duke Down three spots

 

Mark Gilbert: Gilbert started the year at number five and as slowly worked his way down the board. Most of it is due to size and other guys at bigger schools outplaying him. I want to note though that I think Gilbert can still be a good NFL corner. This class is deep and if Gilbert can sell himself as a slot corner his stock will increase.

 

Safety  

Name School Movement
1. Deionte Thompson Alabama None
2. Taylor Rapp Washington None
3. Jonathan Abram Mississippi State Unranked (week six tape study)
4. Jaquan Johnson Miami Down one spot
5. JR Reed Georgia Down one spot
6. Lukas Denis Boston College Down one spot
7. Chauncey Gardner-Johnson Florida Down one spot
8. Delvin Randall Temple None
9. Jah’Shawn Johnson Texas Tech None
10. Jo Jo Mcintosh Washington None

Jonathan Abram: Abram is a safety prospect that combines a lot of the skills the NFL is looking for into one player. Abram has great range on the backend and hits hard. He can be out of control sometimes but I think it is easier to teach someone to dial it back than teach them to dial it up.

 

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