It’s another exciting week of college games for us to watch. This week will feature one of my favorite matchups between Clemson and NC State. 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.
Oklahoma Vs. TCU (Sat 10/20, 12:00 PM EST, ABC)
Edge, Ben Banogu, TCU (#15)
Ben is an athletic edge guy that gets off the snap in a hurry. His motor is also top notch. His problems lies rawness in pass rushing moves. He is pretty repetitive.
T, Lucas Niang, TCU (#77)
Niang has been one of the best tackles in the Big 12 all year. Lucas has been extremely efficient in both pass blocking and opening up holes.
T, Bobby Evans, Oklahoma (#71)
Evans has a ton of power and has the meanness that you like in a lineman. Looks to finish and dominate blocks downfield.
WR, Marquise Brown, Oklahoma (#5)
They don’t call him “Hollywood” Brown for nothing. This kid is a star and a playmaker. He can blow the top off of any defense.
OG, Ben Powers, Oklahoma (#72)
Powers lives up to his name with a nose for power run blocking. Good build with little bad weight, durable player. Ben is a good puller and has very good reaction speed.
OG, Dru Samia, Oklahoma (#75)
Despite not having great lateral movement, Dru does move pretty smoothly to the second level. He blocks with a lot of power
Other Notable prospects: LBer, Ty Summers, TCU #42
Michigan Vs. Michigan State (Sat 10/20, 12:00PM EST, FOX)
Edge, Kenny Willekes Michigan State (#48)
Kenny is a little raw when it comes to pass rushing moves, but shows a great motor, and is able to anchor well against the run.
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.
RB, L.J. Scott, Michigan State (#3)
Scott is a load to bring down. If your team needs a back that can lay some thud, L.J. is the guy.
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, Brian Lewerke, Michigan State #14 - QB, Shea Patterson, Michigan #2 - S, Tyree Kinnel, Michigan #23 - Off-Ball LBer, Devin Bush Jr., Michigan #10 - S, David Dowell, Michigan State #6
NC State Vs. Clemson (Sat 10/20, 3:30 PM EST, ESPN)
Edge, Clelin Ferrell, Clemson (#93)
Ferrell is a disciplined, 3 down edge guy. Clelin combines his length, speed and technique to rein hell down on o-linemen.
Edge, Austin Bryant, Clemson (#7)
Austin Bryant looks the part of an elite edge rush, but then once the ball is snapped, he looks anything but. He needs to grow in every aspect of the position.
OT, Mitch Hyatt, Clemson (#75)
Physically Hyatt is an amazing tackle prospect. Technically, he is a nightmare. His raw skill will get him looks in the first 3 rounds, but he needs some coaching bad.
WR, Kelvin Harmon, N.C. State, (#3)
With Metcalf injured, Harmon will probably the 1st WR off the board this April. Harmon is a complete receiver with his route running, hands, size and speed.
RB, Tavien Feaster, Clemson (#28)
Feaster is a North South runner that packs a punch. It’s hard to bring Tavien down behind the LOS.
OG/C, Garrett Bradbury, N.C. State (#65)
Garrett wins with great body control, hand placement and technique. He take great angles in space and is athletic enough to get to where he needs to be.
OG, Terronne Prescod, N.C. State (#70)
Terrone is a squatty, powerful people mover. Prescod absorbs power like those old videos of fat guys absorbing cannon balls
Off-ball LBer, Kendall Joseph, Clemson (#33)
Over the last two seasons, Joseph has been a tackling machine. There is nothing slow about Kendall, from his speed physically to his mental recognition.
CB, Trayvon Mullen, Clemson (#21)
Mullen has the size and speed to take advantage of the miss throws caused by the Clemson front 7. Now is his production his own, or should we give the credit to the before mentioned front 7.
Other Notable prospects: QB, Ryan Finley, N.C. State #15 - DT, Christian Wilkins, Clemson #42 - DT, Dexter Lawrence, Clemson #90 - LB, Germaine Pratt, N.C. State #3 - S, Tanner Muse, Clemson #19