Scouting Roundup College Football Week: 13

News and Notes

 

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! This week should be jammed packed with food and football my two favorite F-words. The world of scouting was a little on the quiet side this week, but there are small things to talk about.

 

Les Miles got hired at the University of Kansas this past week, which was a shock to me, even though it had been rumored for some time. Miles was the coach at LSU for many years and did a good job there. Kansas is a team who rarely produces any kind of NFL talent or wins for that matter. Miles is going to have an uphill battle if he wants to make Kansas successful for the first time ever.

 

I have been hearing from a lot of people that Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins is likely to declare for the draft this season. Haskins has a good year number wise, but his play has fallen off as of late. He will have to improve his poise in the pocket because when he gets pressured everything falls apart for him. With that said, I do think it is a good choice to be entering the draft this year. The QB class is weak and Haskins has does enough to be in the conversation for QB 1. Next years QB class looks very good so I would advise everyone to get out this year while the competition is weak.

 

This week in college football is rivalry week that means a lot of teams who hate each other will be facing off. As a scout, this is one of my favorite weekends of the year because so many top prospects will be lining up against each other. Be on the lookout because there are great games that are on Friday this week as well as Saturday so that means even more fun.

 

Top 35 Big Board

1.Nick Bosa Edge Ohio State
2. Ed Oliver DT Houston
3. Quinnen Williams DT Alabama
4. Deionte Thompson S Alabama
5. Devin White LB LSU
6. Clein Ferrell Edge Clemson
7. Jonah Willaims OT Alabama
8. Greedy Williams CB LSU
9. Raekwon Davis DT 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 Kansas State
17. Devin Bush LB Michigan
18. Montez Sweat Edge Mississippi State
19. Dre’Mont Jones DT Ohio State
20. Deandre Baker CB Georgia

 

21. David Edwards OT Wisconsin
22. Byron Murphy CB Washington
23. Jeffery Simmons DT Mississippi State
24. Dexter Lawernce DT Clemson
25. Mack Wilson LB Alabama
26. Juan Thornhill S Virginia
27. Jerry Tillery DT Notre Dame
28. Byrce Hall CB Virginia
29. Elgton Jenkins OG/C Mississippi State
30. N’Keal Harry WR Arizona State
31. Taylor Rapp S Washington
32. Zach Allen Edge Boston College
33. AJ Brown WR Ole Miss
34. Greg Little OT Ole Miss
35. Julian Love CB Notre Dame

 

Three must-watch games for week: 13

 

Game One: Michigan vs Ohio State/ Saturday, 11/24 12:00 PM

This game is what rivalry week is all about and wow is it important this year. Michigan has a shot to get into the college football playoff; while Ohio State is trying to stay alive and hope for a miracle.

 

Players to watch for Michigan:

Devin Bush: LB 3

Rashan Gary: DT 4

Lavert Hill: CB 9

Chase Winovich: Edge 7

Karon Higdon: RB 10

Shea Patterson: QB 13

 

Players to watch for Ohio State:

Kendall Sheffield: CB 11

Tuf Borland: LB 9

Dre’Mont Jones: DT 5

Isaiah Prince: OT 10

Mike Jordan: OG 13

KJ Hill: WR 13

Mike Weber: RB 7

Dwayne Haskins: QB 2

 

Game Two: Oklahoma vs West Virginia/ Friday, 11/23 8:00 PM

This is yet another huge game, but this game will decide who gets to play in the Big 12 championship game. Both these squads have some NFL talent but not a whole lot.

 

Players to watch for Oklahoma:

Ben Powers: OG/C (Tape Study)

Rodney Anderson: RB 5 (injury)

Marquise Brown: WR 3

 

Players to watch for West Virginia:

Yodny Cajuste: OT 4

David Sills V: WR 6

Will Grier: QB 4

 

Game Three: Auburn vs Alabama/ Saturday, 11/24 3:30 PM

The Iron Bowl is almost always a good game, however, this year might be different. Alabama might be the best team ever while Auburn is having a real down year. On the bright side, there are a lot of NFL prospects on the field for both teams.

 

Players to watch for Auburn:

Derrick Brown: DT 14

Prince Tega-Wanahago: OT 12

Ryan Davis: WR 12

Jarrett Stidham: QB 6

 

Players to watch for Alabama:

Deionte Thompson: Safety 1

Mack Wilson: LB 3

Christain Miller: LB 12

Anfernee Jennings: Edge 12

Isiah Buggs: DT 9

Quinnen Williams: DT 2

Raekwon Davis: DT 3

Ross Pierschbacher: OG 12

Jonah Williams: OT 1

Damien Harris: RB 3

Irv Smith JR: TE 3

 

QB

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

 

RB

Name School Movement
1.David Montgomery Iowa State None
2. Bennie Snell   Kentucky   None
3. Damien Harris Alabama None
4. Miles Sanders Penn State Up two spots
5. Rodney Anderson Oklahoma Down one spot
6. Devin Singletary FAU Down one spot
7. Mike Weber Ohio State None
8. Damera Crockett Missouri None
9. Justice Hill Oklahoma State None
10. Karon Higdon Michigan None

WR

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

 

TE

Name School Movement
1.Noah Fant Iowa None
2.Kaden Smith Stanford None
3. Irv Smith JR Alabama None
4. TJ Hockenson Iowa Unranked
5. Jace Sternberger Texas A@M Unranked
6. Albert Okwuegbunam Missouri Down two spots
7. Tommy Sweeny Boston College Down two spots
8. Dawson Knox Ole Miss Down two spots
9. Issac Nauta Georgia Down two spots
10. Alize Mack Notre Dame Down two spots

 

TJ Hockenson: Hockenson does not get as much love as his counterpart Noah Fant, but he is a great prospect in his own right. Hockenson can hold his own in the running game and can be an effective pass catcher. Look for his stock to rise as we get closer to April.

 

Jace Sternberger: Sternberger makes a lot of contested catches for Texas A@M. He will often high point the ball and has a huge catch radius. You would like to see some development in his blocking but that can come with time. He reminds a bit of Mike Gesicki from Penn State last season. He might not test as well as Mike but they make there catches in similar ways. 

 

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 None  
6. Garrett Brumfield LSU None
7. Martez Ivey Florida None
8. Beau Benzschawel Wisconsin None
9. Hjayle Froholdt Arkansas None
10. Ross Pierschbacher Alabama None

 

 OT

Name School Movement
1. Jonah Williams Alabama None
2. David Edwards Wisconsin None
3. Greg Little Ole Miss   None
4. Yodny Cajuste West Virginia None
5. Mitch Hyatt Clemson None
6. Kaleb McGary Washington None
7. Tyree ST. Louis Miami Unranked
8. Jawaan Taylor Florid Unranked
9. Max Scharping Northern Illinois Unranked
10. Isaiah Prince Ohio State Down three spots

 

Tyree ST. Louis: I can not believe that I missed this guy for so long but he is pretty good. Multi-year started who if he sets his feet can really be an effective pass blocker. My concern is that sometimes he can not handle speed on the edge. This is a weak tackle class so ST. Louis still has a chance to shot up some boards. 

 

DT

Name School Movement
1.Ed Oliver Houston None
2. Quinnen Williams Alabama None
3. Raekwon Davis Alabama None
4. Rashan Gary Michigan None
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

 

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. Chase Winovich Michigan Up two spots
8. Oshane Ximenes Old Dominion Down one spot
9. Brian Burns Florida State Down one spot
10. Joe Jackson Miami None

 

LB

Name School Movement
1.Devin White LSU None
2. Devin Bush Michigan None
3. Mack Wilson   Alabama None  
4. Germaine Pratt NC State Unranked
5. TJ Edwards Wisconsin Down one spot
6. Cameron Smith USC Down one spot
7. Te’Von Coney Notre Dame None
8. Joe Giles-Harris Duke None
9. Tuf Borland Ohio State Unranked
10. Ben Burr-Kievan Washington None

 

Tuf Borland: Borland has good range in coverage and gets downfield in the run game quickly. He also shows a good ability to get around blocks. Borland has some injury concerns, so the combine will be huge for him.

 

Ben Burr-Kievan: If I had to compare Kievan to any player in the NFL it would be Mark Barron. Kievan is a great cover guy at LB but his small frame and inability to wrap up bigger players will be a roadblock for him in the league.

 

CB

Name School Movement
1.Greedy Williams LSU None
2. Trayvon Mullen Clemson None
3. Deandre Baker Georgia None
4. Byron Murphy Washington None
5. Byrce Hall Virginia Unranked
6. Julian Love Notre Dame Down one spot
7. Jamal Peters Mississippi State Down one spot
8. Amani Oruwaryie Penn State Down one spot
9. Lavert Hill Michigan Down one spot
10. Rock Ya-Sin Temple Down one spot

 

Byrce Hall: Hall has perfect NFL size and length for an outside corner. He transitions well in and out of breaks. This corner class is crazy deep with talent, so although Hall is my CB 5 he can go in the first round come April.

 

Safety  

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

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