Scouting Roundup College Football Week: 7

News and Notes

 

The college football season is officially half over as of this week. Most of my time during this part of the season is spent catching up on scouting video, which is one of fun parts of this job. This means my rankings for the overall class and positions will be changing a lot over the next couple of weeks.

 

The big news for the week was that Miami WR Ahmmon Richards football career is over. Richards has a neck injury, which is so bad, doctors have told him the wrong hit will paralyze him. This is sad to hear because when Richards was on the field he made a lot of big plays for The Hurricanes. Richards started the year as my number five overall WR, so to see him go down like this is truly upsetting.

 

Last week in the NFL, all four rookie quarterbacks won for their teams. This is something that has never happened in the modern NFL. Of the four players, I feel like Josh Allen is the one who people disagree on. Bills fans are passionate about how Allen will lead them to greatness. While that is nice and all, you have to look at the facts. The Bills rank towards the bottom of the league in almost every offensive category. I will acknowledge that Allen’s supporting cast is not the best, but the job of the quarterback is to make everyone else better. So far, Allen has not that done a good job in that department.

 

The last thing I want to talk about is my ongoing search for a “QB 2” in this class. Nobody even comes close to Justin Herbert, and Dwayne Haskins does not have enough tape right now. It feels like every single week I put my hopes in a new player only for them to let me down. Right now I have Ryan Finley in the “QB 2” spot, but there is no way I would give him a round one grade at this point.

 

Top 30 Big Board

 

1.Nick Bosa Edge Ohio State
2. Ed Oliver DT Housten
3. Jonah Williams LT Alabama
4. Raekwon Davis DT Alabama
5. Clien Ferrell Edge 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 WR West Virginia
14. Noah Fant TE Iowa
15. Montez Sweat Edge Mississippi State
16. Dre’Mont Jones DT Ohio State
17. Taylor Rapp S Washington
18. Jonathan Abram S Mississippi State
19. N’Keal Harry WR Arizona State
20. Deandre Baker CB Georgia

 

21. Lamar Peters CB Mississippi State
22. DK Metcalf WR Ole Miss
23. David Edwards OT Wisconsin
24. Zach Allen Edge Boston College
25. Greg Little OT Ole Miss
26. Jachai Polite Edge Florida
27. AJ Brown WR Ole Miss
28. Elgton Jenkins C/OG Mississippi State
29. Joe Jackson Edge Miami
30. Dexter Lawerence DT Clemson

 

Three Must watch games for week: 7

 

Game one: Georgia vs LSU/ Saturday, 10/13 3:30 PM

Welcome to the week where I tell you all to watch teams that have already been featured. These games are really just too good to turn down. Georgia and LSU both have great defenses that will do battle on Saturday. This game might lack some offensive weapons, but I’m telling you the defense is worth it.

 

Players to watch for Georgia:

Deandre Baker: CB 2

JR Reed: Safety 5

Riley Ridley: WR 12

Issac Nuta: TE, Week 7 Tape Study

 

Players to watch for LSU:

Devin White: LB 1

Greedy Williams: CB 1

Foster Moreau: TE 11

 

Game Two: Washington vs Oregon/ Saturday, 10/13 3:30 PM

I’ve given a lot of praise to Justin Herbert over recent weeks, however, this is his real chance to prove me right. Washington as one of the best overall defenses in all of college football. Their strength is the secondary, that means both Herbert, and The Huskies defense will get there biggest test of the season.

 

Players to Watch for Washington:

Taylor Rapp: Safety 2

Jo-Jo Mchlintosh: Safety 10

Kaleb McGary: OT 5

Myles Gaskin: RB 10

Bryon Murphy: CB, Week 7 tape study

 

Players to watch for Oregon:

Justin Herbert: QB 1

 

Game Three: Wisconsin vs Michigan/ Saturday, 10/13 7:30 PM

Wisconsin is the only new team to scout this week. I have been saving them for a worthy opponent, and I think I found one in Michigan. Prospects are all over the field and will most likely go one on one.

 

Players to Watch for Wisconsin:

David Edwards: OT 3

Mike Dieter: OG 3

TJ Edwards: LB 5

Beau Benzschawal: OG 7

 

Players to Watch for Michigan:

Devin Bush: LB 2

Lavert Hill: CB 6

Rasahan Gary: DT 3

Shea Patterson: QB 12

 

Week 7 Tape Study:

  1. Issac Nuta, Te/ Georgia
  2. Byron Murphy, CB/ Washington
  3. Isaiah Buggs, DT/ Alabama
  4. Quinnen Williams, DT/ Alabama

 

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. Brett Rypien Boise State Up one spot
8. KJ Costello Stanford Unranked ( week 6 tape study)
9. Clayton Thorson Northwestern None
10. Tyree Jackson Buffalo None  

 

KJ Costello: KJ is a guy that surprised me with how much he has improved from last season. He is not a guy who is going to go out and have huge numbers but he is reliable. He has shown up in big games, and he has looked more accurate this year.

 

Jake Bentley: Bentley has had a really tough year. He suffered an injury last week, so his replacement went and balled out. When Bentley was on the field its not like he was lighting the world on fire.

 

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. Damera Crockett Missouri Unranked (week 6 tape study)
8. Miles Sanders Penn State Down one spot
9. Bryce Love Stanford Down one spot
10. Myles Gaskin Washington None

 

Damera Crockett: Crockett is another tape study to make it onto the list. He has some injury concerns so I will watch this ranking closely. When he is on the field he produces in both the running and passing game.

 

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. Marquise Brown Oklahoma Up one spot
7. Kelvin Harmon NC State Unranked (week 6 tape study)
8. Deebo Samuel South Carolina Down two spots
9. Anthony Johnson Buffalo Down one spot
10. Bryan Edwards South Carolina Up one spot

 

Kelvin Harmon: Harmon has been super productive this season for NC State and quarterback Ryan Finley. He projects as a physical receiver who will be able to high point the football and win on the outside.

 

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. Elgton Jenkins Mississippi State   Up two spots
3. Mike Dieter Wisconsin None
4. Chris Lindstrom Boston College Unranked (week 6 tape study)
5. Martez Ivey Florida Down three spots
6. Nate Herbig Stanford None
7. Beau Benzschawel Wisconsin None
8. Hjayle Froholdt Arkansas Down three spots
9. Ross Pierschbacher Alabama Down one spot
10. Nate Linder Indiana Down one spot

 

Chris Lindstrom: Lindstrom has been a starter at Boston College for four years now, and his experience shows. He consistently moves people in the run game and gets to the second level.

 

Hjayle Froholdt: Arkansas has a had an awful year so far to this point. That start has not been helped the offensive line. Froholdt himself is doing okay, but he has given up some sacks in some big spots.

 

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   None
8. Christian Wilkins Clemson None
9. Terry Beckner Missouri   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 None
4. Zach Allen Boston College None
5. Jachai Polite Florida Unranked (week 6 tape study)
6. Joe Jackson Miami Down one spot
7. Anfernee Jennings Alabama Down one spot
8. Shareef Miller Penn State Down one spot
9. Wyatt Ray Boston College Down one spot
10. Brain Burns Florida State Down one spot

 

Jachai Polite: Man has this guy burst onto the scene almost out of nowhere. Polite has been on a tear lately and during that, he has shown a lot of NFL traits. He gets off the line quickly, while being able to bend the edge with the best of them. Polite could end up as high as number 2 on this list.

 

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 None
8. Rock Ya-Sin Temple None
9. Julian Love Notre Dame None
10. Mark Gilbert Duke None

 

Safety  

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

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