Scouting Roundup College Football Week: 8

News and Notes

 

College football and the NFL was busy this week so we have a lot to get to. Some big names got injured while some others decided to leave school. Oh, and some big-name rookies also got hurt this week. Also if you notice that some big boards changed slightly that is because I am catching up on tape still. I did not think small changes really needed an explanation. If you want to talk NFL draft be sure to follow on Twitter @DanteCollinelli

 

The biggest piece of news has to be Nick Bosa leaving Ohio State. Bosa suffered a “core” injury a couple of weeks ago but was expected to return before the end of the season. This week it was reported that Bosa would leave Ohio State and instead focus on the draft. He has gotten some hate these past couples of days, but I don’t understand it. These young kids spend their college days getting used by the NCAA and do not get paid. Bosa has a chance to be the first overall pick which, regardless of play, will leave him with a lot of money. This will not affect his stock in my eyes or the eyes of the NFL.

 

DK Metcalf, the star receiver for Ole Miss, was diagnosed with a neck injury this week that will end his season. Metcalf was having a decent year and some people had him as WR 1 (he was my WR 3). Now the focus will turn to if Metcalf will declare for the draft in April or not. I think it will depend on his overall health. If he is healthy enough to attend the combine, I would bet that he does declare.

 

Porter Gustin, an edge defender for USC, also will miss the rest of the season with an injury. Gustin was a big-time recruit coming out of high school but never really lived up to the hype. This is the third injury that will cause him to miss significant time in as many years. His draft stock will fall pretty hard because of this.

 

Last but not least on the injury train we have Bills rookie quarterback Josh Allen. Allen suffered an injury during the second half of the team’s loss to the Houston Texans. Allen was replaced by Nathan Peterman who then, proceed to throw two interceptions, and lose the game. Allen has not played great this year, but the only way he is going to learn at this point is by being on the field. Current reports are that Allen might miss a couple of weeks at most.   

 

Top 35 Big Board

1.Nick Bosa Edge Ohio State
2. Ed Oliver DT Houston
3. Jonah Willaims LT Alabama
4. Devin White LB LSU
5. Clein Ferrell Edge Clemson
6. Raekwon Davis DT Alabama
7. Greedy Williams CB LSU
8. Rashan Gary DT Michigan
9. Dalton Risner OG Kansas State
10. Deionte Thompson S Alabama
11. Justin Herbert QB Oregon
12. Quinnen Williams DT Alabama
13. David Sills V WR West Virginia
14. Noah Fant TE Iowa
15. Montez Sweat Edge Mississippi State
16. Devin Bush LB Michigan
17. Dre’Mont Jones DT Ohio State
18. Taylor Rapp S Washington
19. Jonathan Abram S Mississippi State
20. Jachai Polite Edge Florida

 

21. N’Keal Harry WR Arizona State
22. Deandre Baker CB Georgia
23. Lamar Peters CB Mississippi State
24. David Edwards LT Wisconsin
25. Zach Allen DE/DT Boston College
26. Greg Little LT Ole Miss
27. AJ Brown WR Ole Miss
28. Elgton Jenkins OG/C Mississippi State
29. Joe Jackson DE Miami
30. Dexter Lawernce DT Clemson
31. Josh Allen LB Kentucky
32. Kaden Smith TE Stanford
33. David Montgomery RB Iowa State
34. Jerry Tillery DT Notre Dame
35. JJ Arcega-Whiteside WR Stanford

 

Three Must Watch games for Week: 8

 

Game one: North Carolina State vs Clemson/ Saturday 10/20 3:30 PM

I am pretty sure that we have not covered Clemson this season, which is surprising. Clemson has so many great prospects on the D-Line it might get hard to keep track of. NC State has some talent on offense that I am excited to see play a legit defense.

 

Players to watch for NC State:

Ryan Finley: QB 2

Kelvin Harmon: WR 6

 

Players to watch for Clemson:

Clein Ferrell: Edge 2

Dexter Lawernce: DT 7

Christian Wilkins: DT 11

Austin Bryant: Edge 11

Trayvon Mullen: CB 8

Mitch Hyatt: LT 4

 

Game two: Ole Miss  vs Auburn/ Saturday 10/20, 12:00 PM

Both of these teams have underperformed this season. Auburn was supposed to compete with Alabama, and Ole Miss has so much talent they too should be towards the top of the SEC. Regardless of this, these teams have a lot of players to watch who will play on Sunday next year.

 

Players to watch for Ole Miss:

Greg Little: LT 3

AJ Brown: WR 3

Dawson Knox: TE 5

DK Metcalf: WR, Lost for the season with an injury

 

Players to watch for Auburn:

Jarrett Stidham: QB 3

Ryan Davis: WR 11

Prince Tega-Wanagho: LT 9

Derrick Brown: DT, Week 8 tape study

 

Game Three: Vanderbilt vs Kentucky/ Saturday 10/20, 7:30 PM

We have another case of me wanting to spread the love a little bit. Mississippi State plays LSU this week and that is a much better game. Since we covered those teams, I think this game will be more fun. Kentucky has two players that have risen quite a bit my rankings this year.

 

Players to watch for Vanderbilt:

Charles Wright: LB 14

Kyle Shurmur: QB 15

 

Players to watch for Kentucky:

Benny Snell: RB 2

Josh Allen: LB 3

 

Tape Study for week 8:

  1. Derrick Brown/ DT, Auburn
  2. Te’Von Coney/ LB, Notre Dame
  3. Deandre Walker/ LB, Georgia
  4. Yodny Cajuste/ OT, West Virginia
  5. Colin Johnson/ WR, Texas

 

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 None
8. KJ Costello Stanford None
9. Clayton Thorson Northwestern None
10. Tyree Jackson Buffalo None  

 

RB

Name School Movement
1.David Montgomery Iowa State Up one spot
2. Bennie Snell   Kentucky   Down one spot
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 None
8. Miles Sanders Penn State None
9. Bryce Love Stanford None
10. Myles Gaskin Washington None

 

David Montgomery: Montgomery was my RB 1 to start the season, and he held that spot for multiple weeks. Bennie Snell overtook him but it was time to switch it back again. Montgomery has been playing amazing for Iowa State against difficult matchups with little help. He consistently makes something out of nothing

 

WR

Name School Movement
1.David Sills V West Virginia None
2. N’Keal Harry Arizona State None
3. AJ Brown Ole Miss Up one spot
4. JJ Arcega-Whiteside Stanford Up one spot
5. Marquise Brown Oklahoma Up one spot
6. Kelvin Harmon NC State Up one spot
7. Deebo Samuel South Carolina Up one spot
8. Anthony Johnson Buffalo Up one spot
9. Bryan Edwards South Carolina Up one spot
10. Juwan Johnson Penn State Up one spot

 

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. Issac Nauta Georgia Unranked (week 7 tape study)
7. Alize Mack Notre Dame Down one spot
8. Caleb Wilson UCLA Down one spot
9. CJ Conrad Kentucky Down one spot
10.  Foster Moreau LSU Up two spots

 

Issac Nauta: This was a pleasant surprise to find another tight end who is actually productive. Nuata shows up in both the run and pass game for Georgia. I do not think he is the best athlete out there and he lacks some production, but he is at least a solid option in a weak class.

 

IOL

Name School Movement
1.Dalton Risner Kansas State None
2. Elgton Jenkins Mississippi State   None
3. Mike Dieter Wisconsin None
4. Chris Lindstrom Boston College None
5. Martez Ivey Florida None
6. Nate Herbig Stanford None
7. Beau Benzschawel Wisconsin None
8. Hjayle Froholdt Arkansas None
9. Ross Pierschbacher Alabama None
10. Nate Linder Indiana None

 

 OT

Name School Movement
1. Jonah Williams Alabama None
2. David Edwards Wisconsin Up one spot  
3. Greg Little Ole Miss   Down spot  
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. Quinnen Wiliams Alabama Unranked (week 7 tape study)
5. Dre’Mont Jones Ohio State Down one spot
6. Jeffery Simmons Mississippi State Down one spot
7. Dexter Lawernce Clemson Down one spot
8. Jerry Tillery Notre Dame Down one spot
9. Isaiah Buggs Alabama Unranked (week 7 tape study)
10. Gerald Willis Miami None

 

Quinnen Williams: This Alabama defensive line now as three prospects in my top 10, which is insane. Williams may not be as polished as Raekwon Davis, but he gets the same type of disruption in the backfield.

 

Isaiah Buggs: Buggs is the last Alabama defensive lineman to make my list. Buggs projects as an effective interior pass rusher who can also impact the run game. His production has gone up this year, but I still need to see more before I move him up any higher.

 

Edge

Name College Movement
1.Nick Bosa Ohio State None
2. Clien Ferrell Clemson None
3. Montez Sweat Mississippi State None
4. Jachai Polite Florida None
5. Zach Allen Boston College None
6. Joe Jackson Miami None
7. Anfernee Jennings Alabama None
8. Shareef Miller Penn State None
9. Wyatt Ray Boston College None
10. Brain Burns Florida State None

 

LB

Name School Movement
1.Devin White LSU None
2. Devin Bush Michigan None
3. Josh Allen Kentucky None
4. Cameron Smith USC 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. Bryon Murphy Washington Unranked (week 7 tape study)
6. Kendall Sheffield Ohio State Down one spot
7. Lavert Hill Michigan Down one spot
8. Trayvon Mullen Clemson Down one spot
9. Rock Ya-Sin Temple Down one spot
10. Julian Love Notre Dame Down one spot

 

Bryon Murphy: Washington has one of the best secondaries in the country. Murphy got a bit lost in the tape for me. Once I forced myself to watch him I was pleasantly surprised to find a player who can be taken in round one. He has the skill and physicality NFL teams look for in a modern-day corner.

 

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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