Todays matchups will include 3 of the top 4 teams in the hunt for a playoff spot. They will be going up against some decent competition. I will be prioritizing games with prospects that fit our primary needs. Those are as follows: Edge, T, G, RB, WR, and CB. Here are just a few games to check out, and who you should keep a keen scouting eye on throughout.
Alabama Vs. Mississippi State (Sat 11/10, 3:30 PM EST, CBS)
Edge, Montez Sweat, Miss. State (#9)
Montez is a smart edge guy that is sound in all aspects of the position. When he rushes the passer, he just looks like he has a plan going into each snap.
Edge, Anfernee Jennings, Alabama (#33)
Anfernee is a powerful edge setter that uses his hands very well to gain leverage. He isn’t that explosive or fast though, which hurts his pass rushing ability.
OT, Jonah Williams, Alabama (#73)
Jonah Williams is probably the most well put together tackle in the draft. He is also scheme fluid, which will drive his stock up to being a top pick in 2019.
OG, Darryl Williams, Miss. State (#73)
Williams would be a better fit for a power man blocking scheme. He is such a physical force. I can watch him move people around all day.
G, Lester Cotton, Alabama (#66)
Cotton is an immovable boulder that sets the tone with aggression, and attitude. When he starts pulling, he can latch onto his blocks and utterly destroy them.
RB, Aeris Williams, Miss. State (#22)
Williams, unlike most college running backs, is very good at blocking. His vision and patience is also special.
RB, Damien Harris, Alabama (#32)
Harris is a very confident runner. He doesn’t waste any movement or time finding his running lane, and hitting it hard. Harris has good balance through contact.
Other Notable prospects: DT, Raekwon Davis, Alabama #99 - Jeffery Simmons, Miss. State #94 - DT, Isaiah Buggs, Alabama #49 - DT, Quinnen Williams, Alabama #92 - C, Ross Pierschbacher, Alabama #71 - TE, Irv Smith, Alabama #82 - LBer, Mack Wilson, Alabama #30 - S, Deionte Thompson, Alabama #14
Florida State Vs. Notre Dame (Sat 11/10, 7:30 PM EST, NBC)
Edge, Brian Burns, Florida State (#99)
Burns has a variety of pass rush moves, footwork, burst and length. Brian’s ceiling as an NFL edge rusher is through the roof.
G, Alex Bars, Notre Dame (#71)
Bars was part of a very good offensive line unit. Alex has a thick base and strong frame that are great at sealing off big running lanes. He pulls well, but might not have the athletic ability to make it in an outside zone scheme like ours.
RB, Jacques Patrick, Florida State (#9)
Patrick is a one cut, physical downhill runner. Patrick sees the field cleanly and knows how to work off his blocks.
CB, Julian Love, Notre Dame (#27)
Love has the tools to do well in man coverage, but needs to be a little quick with his recognition and reaction. This leads to some separation. He does have the quickness to make up for it though.
CB, Levonta Taylor, Florida State (#28)
Levonta is a little undersized, but his movement skills are something special. Taylor has lightning quick footwork, fluid hips and the speed to remain in phase with opponents to any part of the field.
Other Notable prospects: QB, Deondre Francois, Florida State #12 - DT, Demarcus Christmas, Florida State #90 - DT, Jerry Tillery, Notre Dame #99 - C, Sam Mustipher, Notre Dame #53 - LBer, Te’von Coney, Notre Dame #4 - LBer, Drue Tranquill, Notre Dame #23 - TE, Alize Mack, Notre Dame #86
Clemson Vs. Boston College (Sat 11/10, 8:00 PM EST, ABC)
Edge, Wyatt Ray, Boston College (#11)
Even though Wyatt is the next best edge on the team, he has the most production. He uses good technique and closing speed to finish QBs off.
Edge, Zach Allen, Boston College (#2)
When Allen wins, he wins with physical dominance, and extraordinary hustle. He is very hard to move from his gap. If he was more physically gifted, he would go very high in April.
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 has improved. There is still some rawness, but he has matured a lot this year.
OG, Chris Lindstrom, Boston College (#75)
Lindstrom demonstrates great power and hand usage, which allows him to sustain blocks, and clear lanes. He is the backbone of BC’s rush offense.
WR, Hunter Renfrow, Clemson (#13)
Renfrow won’t by winning any measurables competitions, but what he brings to the table is an outstanding ability to find space and catch the ball. This guy has New England written all over him.
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.
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: DT, Christian Wilkins, Clemson #42 - DT, Dexter Lawrence, Clemson - S, Tanner Muse, Clemson #19 - TE, Tommy Sweeney, Boston College #89 - S, Lukas Denis, Boston College #21