We have some heavy hitters squaring off this week. Bama will finally go up against some 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.
Georgia Vs. Kentucky (Sat 11/3, 3:30 PM EST, CBS)
Edge, Josh Allen, Kentucky (#41)
Bosa is the clear #1 edge this year, but Allen has been a terror for QB’s this year. He has improved at every level. There really isn’t any glaring weakness to his game.
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, Benny Snell, Kentucky, (#26)
Snell is a power back, that will almost alway find positive yardage. He keeps his legs moving, and is a load to bring down. His vision is top notch as well.
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.
CB, Derrick Baity, Kentucky (#8)
Baity has very good size and moves well. He doesn’t have a lot of wasted motion. Baity has the speed to hang with vertical threats.
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.
Other Notable prospects: DT, Tyler Clark, Georgia #52 - S, J.R. Reed, Georgia #20 - TE, Isaac Nauta, Georgia #18 - TE, C.J. Conrad, Kentucky #87 - LB, Jordan Jones, Kentucky #34 - S, Mike Edwards, Kentucky #7
Penn State Vs. Michigan (Sat 11/3, 3:45 PM EST, ESPN)
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, 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.
WR, Juwan Johnson, Penn State (#84)
Juwan Johnson is a big man, especially along the sideline. Johnson has a vast catch radius and has strong ability to make special catches over defenders. Speed is an issue.
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, Amani Oruwariye, Penn State (#21)
Oruwariye has outrageous length, which allows him to be a monster in contested high pointing. Amani is powerful and fluid which allows him to dominate at all levels.
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, Trace McSorely, Penn State #9 - QB, Shea Patterson, Michigan #2 - S, Tyree Kinnel, Michigan #23 - LBer, Devin Bush JR, Michigan #10
Alabama Vs. LSU (Sat 11/3, 8:00 PM EST, CBS)
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.
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.
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, 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.
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, Raekwon Davis, Alabama #99 - 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