This college season is flying by, and I am very excited about this week’s matchups. I will be prioritizing games with prospects that fit our primary needs. Those are as follows: Edge, T, WR, RB, G, ILB, TE and CB. I added WR, and ILB to the needs list. Here are just a few games to check out, and who you should keep a keen scouting eye on throughout.
Washington Vs. Oregon (Sat 10/13, 3:30 PM EST, ESPN2)
Edge, Jalen Jelks, Oregon (#92)
Jelks has a long frame, and is extremely quick off the line. Oregon lines him up inside and guards and centers can’t handle his speed at all.
T, Kaleb McGary, Washington (#58)
Kaleb usually get overshadowed by his teammate Adams, but since he is done for the year, McGary has been in the spotlight and showing off his power and athletic ability.
RB, Myles Gaskin, Washington (#9)
Gaskin’s vision is only avg, but his explosiveness surely makes up for it. He bursts into the second level and is able to make some great changes in direction once there.
G, Jake Hanson, Oregon (#55)
Hanson has great hand placement and technique. When he latches on to his blocks, he doesn’t break easily.
CB, Myles Bryant, Washington (#5)
Will be a nickel corner at the next level. Bryant is a very fluid and quick corner who is very sticky in coverage, and does his best work close to the LOS.
Other Notable prospects: QB, Justin Herbert, Oregon #10 - QB, Jake Browning, Washington #3 - C, Nick Harris, Washington #56 - LBer, Ben Burr-Kirven, Washington #25 - S, Taylor Rapp, Washington #21
Georgia Vs. LSU (Sat 10/13, 3:30 PM EST, CBS)
Edge, D’Andre Walker, Georgia (#15)
Walker has been the most reliable edge this year for Georgia. He has taken a step forward since last year.
RB, Elijah Holyfield, Georgia ( #13)
Holyfield is a very smooth runner. As soon as he gets the ball in his hands you can see the patience and vision at work. His smooth cuts make him hard to wrap up.
G, Garrett Brumfield, LSU (#78)
Brumfield isn’t the biggest guy, but he plays with an anger and an edge. He is a smooth mover, and quick. He would look very good in a zone blocking scheme like ours.
TE, Isaac Nauta, Georgia (#18)
Isaac is a size/speed, matchup monster. He has shown an affinity for catching away from his body. As far as blocking, Nauta shows great promise and ferocity.
CB, Deandre Baker, Georgia (#18)
Baker is a bit of a conundrum. Is he a corner? Is he a safety? His lack of long speed and hip flexibility is troubling, but he makes up for it with technique and physicality.
CB, Greedy Williams, LSU (#29)
Greedy is one of if not the best defensive backs in this class. He has a near flawless resume, but does tend to be in chase mode a lot.
Other Notable prospects: DT, Rashard Lawrence, LSU #90 - DT, Breiden Fehoko, LSU (#91) - DT, Tyler Clark, Georgia #52 - S, J.R. Reed, Georgia #20
Wisconsin Vs. Michigan (Sat 10/13, 7:30 PM EST, ABC)
Edge, Chase Winovich, Michigan (#15)
Chase is a very heady player, that like Gary, has an endless motor. You won’t see Winovich caught out of position or chasing ghosts.
Edge, Rashan Gary, Michigan (#3)
Gary is a raw slab of athletic ability and a motor that never runs cold. Give him some time to refine his technique and he will be a problem.
Edge/Off-Ball LBer, Andrew Van Ginkel, Wisconsin (#17)
Andrew is very athletic and great in space. Had over 6 sacks last year, but will need to add some weight and strength to be more effective as an edge.
OT, David Edwards, Wisconsin (#79)
Edwards is one of the premier tackles coming out this year. He is strong and uses his power to plow open running lanes.
OG, Beau Benzschawel, Wisconsin (#66)
Has that prototypical boxy frame that will do Beau well on the interior at the next level. Will probably do better in man blocking schemes.
OT/OG/C, Michael Deiter, Wisconsin (#63)
There is no shortage of draft worthy linemen at Wisconsin. Deiter is a very good bookend opposite of Edwards. He can play every position along the line as well. He will probably kick inside at the next level.
RB, Karan Higdon, Michigan (#22)
Karan is a explosive little back. Once he gets into the open field, he jumps into a 2nd gear that is hard to chase down. Higdon gets to the 2nd level by using his patience and understanding of how the blocks will develop.
CB, Lavert Hill, Michigan (#24)
Hill uses his hands very well to gain leverage in man coverage. In the run game though, he can stand to be a little less soft.
CB, David Long, Michigan (#22)
Long isn’t the tallest corner, and maybe that has helped him develop his quick hips. He has the physicality to jam receivers at the line, and fight for position down the sideline.
Other Notable prospects: QB, Shea Patterson, Michigan #2 - C,Tyler Biadasz, Wisconsin #61 - S, Tyree Kinnel, Michigan #23 - S, D’Cota Dixon, Wisconsin #14 - WR, Quintez Cephus, Wisconsin #87 - LB, T.J Edwards, Wisconsin #53 - LB, Ryan Connelly, Wisconsin #43 - Off-Ball LBer, Devin Bush Jr., Michigan #10