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Scouting The 2018 Draft: Week 12 Scouting Game Of The Week (USC VS UCLA 8:00 PM EST)

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The week 12 scouting game of the week

NCAA Football: Arizona State at UCLA Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

This matchup might not have the same sparkle that it once had at the start of the season, but it is still a must watch. Regardless of how Rosen and Darnold have played so far this season, they are still 1st round QB prospects going head to head. Rosen will be playing without some of his biggest targets. If he can still overcome that with a good showing, it will help his stock a lot. A clean game from Darnold will be some good tape for him come April. You can find the USC VS UCLA game on ABC at 8 PM EST.

USC

QB, Sam Darnold - - 6’4”, 225 lbs, RS Sophomore

Strengths:

  • Maneuvers around the pocket, while under pressure like a seasoned vet
  • Throws with great anticipation

Weaknesses:

  • Throws into some bad situations
  • His footwork is inconsistent

RB, Ronald Jones - - 6’1”, 195 lbs, Junior

Strengths:

  • Is a huge big play threat
  • Very quick feet for lateral movement

Weaknesses:

  • Needs to improve in the passing game
  • Needs to show more between the tackles

WR, Deontay Burnett - - 6’0”, 170 lbs, Junior

Strengths:

  • Is an extremely tough player
  • Rarely drops any balls

Weaknesses:

  • Had a low 1st down conversion rate last year

DI, Rasheem Green - - 6’5”, 280 lbs, Junior

Strengths:

  • Had a very productive end to last year
  • Converts a high percentage of his pressures into sacks

Weaknesses:

  • Needs to be better at stopping the run
  • Needs to use his hands better

Edge, Porter Gustin - - 6’5”, 260 lbs, Junior

Strengths:

  • Very good against the run
  • Has a great outside move

Weaknesses:

  • Needs to do better against double teams
  • Struggles if he doesn’t win early

Edge, Uchenna Nwosu - - 6’3”, 235 lbs, Senior

Strengths:

  • Sets the edge very well
  • Does well in coverage

Weaknesses:

  • Needs to develop more pass rushing moves
  • Has a horrible inside move

LB, Cameron Smith - - 6’2”, 245 lbs, Junior

Strengths:

  • Rarely misses tackles
  • Sheds blocks well

Weaknesses:

  • Doesn’t have great speed
  • Not very good in man coverage

CB, Iman Marshall - - 6’1”, 200 lbs, Junior

Strengths:

  • Has good length
  • Has good speed

Weaknesses:

  • Bites on double moves a lot
  • Needs to work on off man coverage

UCLA

QB, Josh Rosen - - 6’4”, 220 lbs, Junior

Strengths:

  • Has a very smooth throwing motion
  • Can make the most out of the talent given to him

Weaknesses:

  • Makes a lot of turnover worthy throws
  • Needs to not hold the ball so long

WR, Darren Andrews - - 5’10”, 195 lbs, Senior

Strengths:

  • A reliable deep threat
  • Great speed

Weaknesses:

  • Has bellow AVG height
  • Needs to improve his hands

TE, Caleb Wilson - - 6’4”, 235 lbs, RS Sophomore

Strength:

  • Covers a lot of ground per rout
  • Has very reliable hands

Weaknesses:

  • Needs to gain a little more weight
  • Can run crisper routs

G, Kenny Lacy - - 6’4”, 305 lbs, RS Senior

Strengths:

  • Moves well in space
  • Very good at getting push at the point of attack

Weaknesses:

  • Needs to be more consistent
  • Needs to improve as a pass blocker

S, Adarius Pickett - - 5'11", 195 lbs, Junior

Strengths:

  • Very efficient in coverage
  • Tackles with good form

Weaknesses:

  • Can get a little lost in zone coverage sometimes
  • Gives up some defensible scores