College Football is back and it is time to rejoice!
Here are my Weekly Prospect threads from the past five years. Always good to look back, I always do...
*Stephen Obeng-Agyapong SR SS Penn State: Wow, what a safey prospect and in a down year for that position that kid could be a really highly ranked safety. Had a stellar game, good tackler, nice athlete, quick in coverage and can play around the line of scrimmage, really impressed with this abilities thus far.
*Laquon Treadwell FR WR Ole Miss: One of many outstanding Ole Miss freshman, he is one hell of a receiver. Very smooth, is a big kid but he can move very fluidly on the field and seems to have great hands. Much more impressive than last years #1 rated receiver coming out of high school.
*Andre Hal SR CB Vanderbilt: What an improvement he has made, such a physically strong corner, his reaction time seems a whole lot better. If he keeps this level of play up one could be talking about him as a top 7 corner in the up coming draft including the underclassmen.
*DaQuan Jones SR DT Penn State: Another Penn State standout, played an amazing game, I think he had over ten tackles, a few tackles for a loss. Was in great shape, quick, brings power as well, really impressive outing for him and looks like the weight loss really helped his game.
*Robert Nkemdiche FR DE Ole Miss: What a tank, he is so big and strong, just pushes guys over at times. What an elite player, so far looks like the real deal, big power defensive end that can stop the run and rush the passer.
*Christian Hackenberg FR QB Penn State: Really strong showing for him, looks great in the pocket, stands tall and throws the ball very well and quickly. With that great coaching at Penn State he could develop into an extremely elite quarterback in that system.
*Allen Robinson JR Penn State: He was so good last year and seems better this year. He did so much in just a half in that game, very impressive after the catch and has great hands and such deceptive speed and quickness.
*Tony Conner FR SS Ole Miss: Is so confident on the field already, just has that swagger about him, he is tough, not afraid of the ball and tackles well and is good in coverage. If he can become a corner watchout but at safety he is extremely elite as well, great player.
*Chuckie Keeton QB JR Utah State: Damn he is fun to watch, so quick and fast and fearless. Great leader, brings a lot of passion to the game, I think he could be a very dangerous receiver in the NFL potentially if QB does not work out for him but he still has time to improve and work on that part of his game, he is so dangerous with the football in his hands.
*Mike Evans SOPH WR Texas A&M: He is an big time receiver, such a great athlete, so powerful and fast with his size. He is a very good player that really is underrated by a lot of people and does not get the attention he should.
*Trey Edmunds FR RB Virginia Tech: Hard to not be impressed with what he did against Alabama, shows good size and great speed in the open field. Kind of fools people with that number but he is a very good looking prospect early on.
*Austyn Carta-Samuels SR QB Vanderbilt: Loved his game at Wyoming so long again, nice to see he is getting a chance again. Great competitor, throws a fast ball, moves well. Is not a super prospect but depending on how he does this year he could be a solid late round pick possibly.
*Jordan Lucas SOPH CB Penn State: Really strong showing for him, good tackler, tough kid, built well and is aggressive. Stood out to me and should only get better with age.
*Deshazor Everett JR FS Texas A&M: He could be an elite level safety or corner I think. Really an outstanding defensive back, played great against Alabama last year and is starting off good this season, big physical defensive back to watchout for.
*Mike Davis SOPH RB South Carolina: Had a great game, showed top end speed in the open field and has a nice build as a player. Should pickup right where Lattimore left for for the Gamecocks.
*Gerald Christian JR TE Louisville: Physically he is very impressive, great build for a tight end and should get more than enough opportunities with such a talented quarterback throwing him the ball.
*Vic Beasley JR DE Clemson: Really played great, was big time last year and even better this season. He is so fast off the edge with great quickness in speed. Another long line of fine Clemson defensive ends, and his teammate Crawford did quite well also.
*Laremy Tunsil FR OT Ole Miss: Looked good in his first game, huge kid and seems to be a really fine athlete, will be fun to watch him develop.
*Kasen Williams JR Washington: Was good last year and seems to have got a lot faster this season. Awesome physical athlete, big hands and being in better shape he could be a monster receiver to cover.
Other players who impressed or stoodout:
*Norkeithus Otis JR OLB UNC
*Walker May SR DE Vandy
*Skai Moore FR OLB South Carolina
*Evan Engram FR TE Ole Miss
*James Hurst SR OT UNC
*Shaq Roland SOPH WR South Carolina
*Garry Gilliam SR OT Penn State
*Martez Shabazz SR CB Minnesota
*Caleb Azubike SOPH DE Vandy
Bo Wallace JR QB Ole Miss: Good player, I still like him but would he stop running the football? The kid is not a elite runner, sure he can get yards but he might end his career if he keeps going up in there and getting hit so hard and so often. Because unlike other read option quarterbacks Wallace cannot really escape or run away from people and make them miss.
Logan Thomas SR QB Virginia Tech: Kind of seemed lost out there, did not throw an accurate ball, but to his defense his receivers are awful but still most great quarterbacks make bad receivers look better if not good.
Kareem Martin SR DE UNC: Big time prospect size wise, did not really do a thing in the South Carolina game it seemed, did not show up or make many impact plays at all.
With Ole Miss, I cannot remember in the last 15+ seasons of watching college football a better start for a freshman class. Having that many #1 rated players...all starting and playing the way they did, it is amazing! I cannot recall a team having players like that on the first day do what they did. Wow!