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Scouting The 2018 Draft: Week 9 Scouting Game Of The Week (Penn State VS Ohio State 3:30 PM EST)

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Week 9 Scouting Game of the Week

NCAA Football: Michigan at Penn State Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

This week features a Big 10 showdown that could eliminate one of these two teams from the playoff picture. Besides the postseason implications, there will be a plethora of NFL talent on both sides showing off their skills. It will be fun to see what the god, Saquon Barkley does against that OSU defense. You can find Penn State VS Ohio State on FOX at 3:30 EST.

Penn State

QB, Trace McSorely - - 6’0”, 200 lbs, RS Junior

Strengths:

  • Makes a lot of big plays downfield
  • Does well when under pressure

Weaknesses:

  • Size and hands
  • Needs to work through his progressions smoother

RB, Saquon Barkley - - 5’11”, 233 lbs, Junior

Strengths:

  • A threat to take it all the way at any moment
  • Has great vision and instincts

Weaknesses:

  • Quick to look outside the structure of what is given to him
  • Can work on his hands

TE, Mike Gesicki - - 6’6”, 252 lbs, Senior

Strengths:

  • Very reliable hands
  • A good deep threat

Weaknesses:

  • Needs to be a better pass blocker
  • Needs to make defenders miss more

S, Marcus Allen - - 6’2”, 202 lbs, Senior

Strengths:

  • A very good tackler
  • Has a lot of defensive stops

Weaknesses:

  • Needs to improve in man coverage

Gives up some big plays

Ohio State

QB, J.T. Barrett - - 6’2”, 220 lbs, Senior

Strengths:

  • A very good runner
  • Stays poised in the pocket

Weaknesses:

  • Needs more pace on passes out to the numbers
  • Needs to be more efficient on deep passes

OT, Jamarco Jones - - 6’5”, 310 lbs, Senior

Strengths:

  • Good power at point of attack
  • Is well rounded in the types of blocks he can make

Weaknesses:

  • Needs to work on his blocking of inside rushes
  • Can be caught out of position sometimes

OG, Billy Price - - 6’5”, 312 lbs, Senior

Strengths:

  • Gets great push on the line
  • Is a great run blocker

Weaknesses:

  • Had a lot of penalties
  • Needs to becomes a better pass blocker

DI, Dre’mont Jones - - 6’3”, 295 lbs, RS Sophomore

Strengths:

  • Great at stopping the run
  • Is a very efficient tackler

Weaknesses:

  • Needs to becomes a stable pass rusher
  • Will need to develop his pass rushing moves

Edge, Sam Hubbard - - 6’5”, 265 lbs, Junior

Strengths:

  • Very efficient against the run
  • Has a high percentage of pressures

Weaknesses

  • Can he rush against better left tackles
  • Needs a better inside move

Edge, Tyquan Lewis - - 6’4”, 265 lbs, Senior

Strengths:

  • Has a great bull rush
  • Has a high percentage of pressures

Weaknesses:

  • Needs to boost his run stop %
  • Needs to win more on the inside

LB, Jerome Baker - - 6’1”, 225 lbs, Junior

Strengths:

  • Has great range
  • Very good in coverage

Weaknesses:

  • Undersized
  • Only 1 year of production

CB, Denzel Ward - - 5’10”, 198 lbs, Junior

Strengths:

  • One of the fastest players in the college football
  • Can close on receivers quickly

Weaknesses:

  • Needs to become more fluid with change of direction

misses a lot of tackles