The regular season is coming to a head, and that means CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND. We saw Byron Murphy and Washington take care of business last night. Today we have a great slate of games that will feature a lot of future NFL talent. 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.
Texas Vs. Oklahoma (Sat 12/1, 12:00 PM EST, ABC)
Edge, Breckyn Hager, Texas (#44)
Hager has a great 1st step that lets him explode into the backfield. He needs to improve against the run.
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.
WR, Collin Johnson, Texas (#9)
Collin is a very tall receiver that does a great job at the LOS to get a quick release from the defender. He shows a lot of athletic ability with the ball in the air.
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
OG, Patrick Vahe, Texas (#77)
Patrick is very good at getting to next level, and has above average mobility and uses frame to eat linebackers.
CB, Kris Boyd, Texas (#2)
Kris is a very physical corner who is smooth and athletic. He can be very sticky in man coverage. Boyd needs to add some strength at the next level.
Other Notable prospects: DT, Charles Omenihu, Texas #90 - S, Brandon Jones, Texas #19
Alabama Vs. Georgia (Sat 12/1, 4:00 PM EST, CBS)
Edge/LBer, 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.
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, 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, 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.
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, 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, Raekwon Davis, Alabama #99 - DT, Tyler Clark, Georgia #52 - DT, Isaiah Buggs, Alabama #49 - DT, Quinnen Williams, Alabama #92 - C, Ross Pierschbacher, Alabama #71 - TE, Irv Smith, Alabama #82 - TE, Isaac Nauta, Georgia #18 - LBer, Mack Wilson, Alabama #30 - S, Deionte Thompson, Alabama #14 - S, J.R. Reed, Georgia #20