Scouting Roundup College Football Week: 11

News and Notes

 

The college football season is nearing its end but that just means NFL draft season is really starting. The past two weeks I have spent a lot of time catching up on tape and updating rankings, so expect a lot of changes on the boards this week. This week was a bit quiet compared to the last couple, but I still have some things to discuss.

 

This happened last week, but I had already put out the roundup, Rodney Anderson running back from Oklahoma officially declared for the draft. Anderson is out for the season with a knee injury and has had a devasting injury in every year of his college career so far. Anderson might have been RB 1 without all of those injury concerns. The one that concerns me the most is a neck injury he suffered. Neck injuries can be tricky to fully recover from especially for a running back. Hopefully, Anderson is healthy enough to do the combine because that will be his chance to prove to teams he has healed from his injuries.

 

Last week I wrote about how Washington left tackle Trey Adams had returned to the field for the first time this year. I even moved him back up my board a bit because of his overall talent and pedigree. This week, however, Adams declared he would go back to Washington for his senior year and enter the 2020 draft. Adams has the talent to be a top 15 player and LT 1 but he needs to prove he can stay healthy next season.

 

A lot of buzz has been coming from NFL circles that West Virginia quarterback Will Grier is flying up draft boards. Grier is a tough prospect to scout because he puts up huge numbers and showcases a lot of NFL skills. The problem is sometimes he makes some truly awful decisions with the football and his footwork can get scary bad sometimes. What I am hearing is that teams know this a weak class and that teams love his personality. I think if Grier has a strong senior bowl he could end up being taken in the first round. His stock will be affected by Justin Herbert’s decision to stay in school or not. Grier is currently my QB 7, but next week I will have some more QB tape to scout, so maybe he will rise up the board.

 

Top 35 Big Board

1.Nick Bosa Edge Ohio State
2.  Ed Oliver DT Houston
3. Quinnen Williams DT Alabama
4. Devin White LB LSU
5. Clelin Ferrell Edge Clemson
6. Raekwon Davis DT Alabama
7. Jonah Williams LT Alabama
8. Greedy Williams CB LSU
9. Deionte Thompson S Alabama
10. Jachai Polite Edge Florida
11. Justin Herbert QB Oregon
12. Noah Fant TE Iowa
13. Josh Allen Edge Kentucky
14. Trayvon Mullen CB Clemson
15. Rashan Gary DT Michigan
16. Dalton Risner OG/C Kansas State
17. Devin Bush LB Michigan
18. Elgton Jenkins OG/C Mississippi State
19. Deandre Baker CB Georgia
20. Montez Sweat Edge Mississippi State

 

21. David Edwards OT Wisconsin
22. Dre’Mont Jones DT Ohio State
23. Byron Murphy CB   Washington
24. Dexter Lawrence DT Clemson
25. Mack Wilson LB Alabama
26. Taylor Rapp S Washington
27. Jerry Tillery DT Notre Dame
28. N’Keal Harry WR Arizona
29. David Sills WR West Virginia
30. Zach Allen Edge/DT Boston College
31. AJ Brown WR Ole Miss
32. Greg Little OT Ole Miss
33. Lamar Peters CB Mississippi State
34. Jonathan Abram S Mississippi State
35. Isaiah Buggs DT Alabama

 

Three Must watch games for week: 11

 

Game One: Mississippi State vs Alabama/ Saturday 11/10, 3:30 PM

This is my one cop out game for the week because we have covered these teams a lot already. There’s just so much NFL talent in this game that I could not pass it up. Plenty of first-round picks as well as some second and third round picks.

 

Players to watch for Mississippi State:

Lamar Peters: CB 5

Jonathan Abram: Safety 3

Jeffery Simmons: DT 6

Elgton Jenkins: OG/C 2

Nick Fitzgerald: QB 17

 

Players to watch for Alabama:

Quinnen Williams: DT 2

Raekwon Davis: DT 3

Isaiah Buggs: DT 9

Mack Wilson: LB 3

Deionte Thompson: Safety 1

Anfernee Jennings: Edge 12

Damien Harris: RB 3

Jonah Williams: LT 1

Ross Pierschbacher: OG/C 10

 

Game two: North Carolina vs Duke/ Saturday 11/10, 12:20 PM

This game really has only one player that I think is worth watching, that is Duke QB, Daniel Jones. Jones is someone I dove into last week and I liked some of the things I saw from him. This game is just another opportunity to see him in conference play.  

 

Players to watch North Carolina:

Brandon Fritts: TE 11

Myles Dorn: Safety, Tape Study

Anthony Ratliff-Williams: WR 16

 

Players to Watch for Duke:

Daniel Jones: QB 3

Mark Gilbert: CB 12, Injury

Joe Giles-Harris: LB, Tape Study

 

Game three: Clemson vs Boston College/ Saturday 11/10, 8:00 PM

Okay, I lied I have two cop out games this week because the schedule is crap this week. This features a great matchup of Clemson’s D-line vs Boston Colleges O-Line, which is a lot of future pro on future pro action.

 

Players to watch for Clemson:

Clelin Ferrell: Edge 2

Dexter Lawrence: DT 7

Christian Wilkins: DT 11

Austin Bryant: Edge 13

Trayvon Mullen: CB 2

Tre Lamar: LB 12

Mitch Hyatt: OT 4

 

Players to watch for Boston College:

Zach Allen: Edge 5

Wyatt Ray: Edge 11

Lukas Denis: Safety 6

Chris Lindstrom: OG/C 3

Tommy Sweeney: TE 3

Tape Study for week 11:

  1. Juan Thornhill, Safety/ Virginia
  2. Myles Dorn, Safety/ North Carolina
  3. Irv Smith Jr, TE/ Alabama
  4. Ricky Walker, DT/ Virginia Tech
  5. Germaine Pratt, LB/ North Carolina State
  6. Joe Giles-Harris, LB/ Duke    

 

QB

Name School Movement
1. Justin Herbert Oregon None
2. Dwayne Haskins Ohio State None
3. Daniel Jones Duke None
4. Brett Rypien Boise State None
5. Jarrett Stidham Auburn None
6. Ryan Finley NC State None
7. Will Grier West Virginia None
8. Clayton Thorson North Western None
9. Drew Lock Missouri None
10. Tyree Jackson   Buffalo   None

 

RB

Name School Movement
1.David Montgomery Iowa State None
2. Bennie Snell   Kentucky   None
3. Damien Harris Alabama None
4. Devin Singletary Florida Atlantic None
5. Rodney Anderson Oklahoma Up six spots
6. Justice Hill Oklahoma State Down one spot
7. Mike Weber Ohio State Down one spot
8. Damarea Crockett Missouri Down one spot
9. Miles Sanders Penn State Down one spot
10. Bryce Love Stanford Down one spot

 

Rodney Anderson: I already talked about Anderson’s draft situation in the news and notes section but here is where I rank him in the class. His injury concerns will come to a head at the combine when NFL doctors can look at him.

 

WR

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

 

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. Isaac Nauta Georgia None
7. Alize Mack Notre Dame None
8. Caleb Wilson UCLA None
9. CJ Conrad Kentucky None
10.  Foster Moreau LSU None

 

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. Nate Herbig Stanford Up one spot
6. Garrett Brumfield LSU Unranked (week 10 tape study)
7. Martez Ivey Florida Down two spots
8. Beau Benzschawel Wisconsin Down one spot
9. Hjayle Froholdt Arkansas Down one spot
10. Ross Pierschbacher Alabama Down one spot

 

Garrett Brumfield: I put off watching Brumfield for a while because I knew the game against Alabama was coming up. Brumfield’s body of work is solid, it shows a run blocker with a solid base and a pass protector who gets the job done. Alabama was not his best game of the year but they have some men on their front line.

 

Martez Ivey: Ivey plays a lot of tackle but the word around the league is that he projects mostly as a guard. I liked Ivey coming into the year but his play this season has been tough to defend. He gets beat way too often by speed and I am starting to think switching to guard will not help.

 

 OT

Name School Movement
1. Jonah Williams Alabama None
2. David Edwards Wisconsin None
3. Greg Little Ole Miss   None
4. Mitch Hyatt Clemson None
5. Kaleb McGary Washington None
6. Yodny Cajuste West Virginia None
7. Isaiah Prince Ohio State 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. Quinnen Williams Alabama Up two spots
3. Raekwon Davis Alabama Down one spot
4. Rashan Gary Michigan Down one spot
5. Dre’Mont Jones Ohio State None
6. Jeffery Simmons Mississippi State None
7. Dexter Lawrence Clemson None
8. Jerry Tillery Notre Dame None
9. Isaiah Buggs Alabama None
10. Gerald Willis Miami None

 

Quinnen Williams: Williams was a tape study from a couple of weeks ago and he has really flown up the charts like nobody’s business. He was an absolute beast against LSU racking up 3.5 tackles for a loss and 2 sacks. He also had 10 tackles in general, which is crazy for a DT. Williams is a top 10 talent and maybe a top 5 talent.

 

Edge

Name College Movement
1.Nick Bosa Ohio State None
2. Clien Ferrell Clemson None
3. Jachai Polite Florida None  
4. Josh Allen Kentucky None
5. Montez Sweat Mississippi State None
6. Zach Allen Boston College None
7. Oshane Ximines Old Dominion None
8. Brian Burns Florida State Up one spot
9. Chase Winovich Michigan Up one spot
10. Joe Jackson Miami Down two spots

 

LB

Name School Movement
1.Devin White LSU None
2. Devin Bush Michigan None
3. Mack Wilson   Alabama None  
4. TJ Edwards Wisconsin None
5. Cameron Smith USC None
6. Shaquille Quarterman Miami None
7. Te’Von Coney Notre Dame None
8. D’andre Walker Georgia None
9. Sutton Smith Northern Illinois None
10. Khalil Hodge Buffalo None

 

CB

Name School Movement
1.Greedy Williams LSU None
2. Trayvon Mullen Clemson Up three spots
3. Deandre Baker Georgia Down one spot
4. Byron Murphy Washington None
5. Lamar Peters Mississippi State Down two spots
6. Julian Love Notre Dame Up four spots
7. Amani Oruwariye Penn State Down one spot
8. Kendall Sheffield Ohio State Down one spot
9.Lavert Hill Michigan Down one spot
10. Rock Ya-Sin Temple Down one spot

 

Trayvon Mullen: It is important for scouts to admit when they were wrong about a player and I was wrong about Mullen. He is a big physical corner who rarely even gets targeted in coverage. He also has the perfect length teams are looking for at the position. I am sorry to all Clemson fans for not seeing his talent sooner.

 

Julian Love: Love is a guy I was not high on coming into the season but he has shown improvement in a lot of areas. His ball skills have improved as well as his ability to mirror WRs down the field. He has given Notre Dame a true lockdown guy on the outside this season.

 

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. Chauncey Gardner-Johnson Florida Up two spots
6. Lukas Denis Boston College None
7. JR Reed Georgia Down two spots
8. Delvin Randall Temple None
9. Jah’Shawn Johnson Texas Tech None
10. Jojo Mcintosh Washington None

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