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Arrow 2014 Weekly Prospect Standouts

Can never start to early, College Football season is less than three weeks away! Here are a few players I watched more of this off season that really stood out.


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*Joshua Perry JR OLB Ohio State: Freak show linebacker, awesome size speed and strength. Should totally dominate on Ohio State this season and with a strong year if he comes out early expect him to be the first OLB taken in the draft, he has that kind of potential.


*Stephone Anthony SR ILB Clemson: Really played better and better at the end of last season. Love his size, is improving in pass coverage, gets his hands in the passing lanes and has decent speed to cover. Good open field tackler and if he improves his reaction time just a little more he will be an elite inside linebacker and arguably the first one taken in the draft. Outstanding talent and player.


*Tyvis Powell SOPH FS Ohio State: Love his height at 6-3, long and rangy safety. Has decent toughness as well, not afraid to mix it up and make plays. Kind of was under the radar last year but will see how he does this season, he has the potential to be a great player.


*Chi Chi Ariguzo SR OLB Northwestern: Very fast athletic linebacker that makes plays all over the field. Should have a great final season this year and should be high on the draft boards. Northwestern has not have many defensive players to get excited about in awhile until now.


*John Lowdermilk SR SS Iowa: Not a super star, but has decent size, good toughness and will be interesting to watch him develop more this season his final year. Comes from a good lineage and plays the game with toughness.


*Nyeem Wartman RS SOPH OLB Penn State: Love his potential, big thick and strong linebacker. Has good size and can run well also, could develop into a great player at Penn State. I expect him to take that next step this year, and great thing is he has a few more years to develop potentially.


*Anthony Zettel SR DE Penn State: Really flashed at times last year, very productive player that can get after the QB. Is playing defensive tackle but might be better off in the NFL as a 3/4 DE. Like his size and toughness, will see how he does this season.


*Shaq Lawson Clemson SOPH DE Clemson: Is part of one hell of a defensive line on Clemson. Showed great combination of quickness and strength off the edge last year as a freshman. Should only get better in time and with a player with his ability behind Beasley and Crawford at DE, they got one heck of a group of pass rushers.


*Mike Hull SR ILB Penn State: Obviously does not have the ideal height or power but kid is tough and is in the right spot most of the time. Played very effectively last year, smart, knows where to go and has good speed. Expect a big year out of him and he could sneak his way onto a 3/4 ILB position in the NFL I feel come draft day.


*Tony Brown FR CB Alabama: Saw some of him on spring day and was impressed with his ball skills. He could be the super star corner Alabama needs on that defense. Reacts very well, has good speed and is agile. Should become a great player over time.





Transfers to watch
See how a change of environment helps their progression as football players and prospects.

*Stephen Rivers SR QB Vanderbilt: Finally gets his chance, will see if he can really play or not.

*Jake Heaps SR QB Miami FL: Excited to see what he can do, and with Olsen's injury he could start week one, a lot of hype at BYU but has never lived up to it.

*Cody Riggs SR CB Notre Dame: Will be a star on Notre Dame and will be one of the best corners they have had there in a very long time. Aggressive playmaker and big time talent.

*Ty Isaac SOPH RB Michigan: They get a steal, and it will help their awful running game, and he can play right away as well.

*Malcolm Bunche SR OT UCLA: Was a decent player on Miami, will see if he can take his game to the next level.

*Rushel Shell JR RB West Virginia: Stays closer to home, has a lot of talent and should do great things in that offense.

*Jacoby Brissett SR QB NC State: Florida transfer gets his shot at the starting job, will see what this big long athlete can do.

*Jamie Wilson JR WR Bethune-Cookman: Love his game and his ability, elite pass catcher with great feet, should rip it up this season.

*Anthony Alford SOPH DB Ole Miss: Like the choice, transfer and potentially change positions. Could be a very fine defensive back and adds a lot of talent to an already talented team.

*Daniel Sams JR QB McNeese State: Duel thread quarterback surprised he left Kansas State, but he is very excited and dangerous with the football in his hands, will be able to do some things this year.

*Jeff Greene JR WR Ohio State: Just a massive receiver and I was surprised to find he went on Ohio State from GT. Good choice and will see if his huge kid can make some plays finally.








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Devon Allen, wr Oregon, stood out to me in the off season. Not only caught two tds in the spring game but went on to win the 110m hurdles in the Pac-12 and NCAA meets.
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I am excited to see how Karlos Williams does as the go-to RB for Florida State. His potential is through the roof with his size/speed combination (see running over 100 yards in 10 seconds game time in the BCS CG) but has never been called upon to be the man so to speak. The physical talent is there, the question is if he can mentally step into the role, which is something I have concerns about.

We'll also get to see how he does blocking in blitz pick ups, something he was not really asked to do much last year.


I'll also be looking to see how Duke Johnson recovers from his broken ankle. Historically it is generally not the type of injury a player comes back from at 100% of what they were previously. LeSean McCoy being the major exception to the rule. With how the ankle broke, I think questions of his ability to plant that foot and lateral quickness need to be answered.

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Korliss Marshall is the most physically talented RB on Arkansas.

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His fastest 40 is a 4.62, with a predicted Combine speed of 4.73.

So at his fastest he's still slower than Benjamin's Combine speed at an estimated 10 lbs lighter. And sadly for having been a TE, is nowhere near the blocker Benjamin is.
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BYU Transfer WR from Stanford, Keanu Nelson, has been lighting it up in practice. He wasn't much at Stanford but his speed has been a difference maker in the practices that I've seen.

Another transfer from UTEP, Jordan Leslie, has been solid as well. Not as fast as Nelson but can still stretch the field for the Cougars.
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He has speed that is for sure, but if he is getting looks from the Olympic committee he might want to stick to track and field. Be interesting to watch him this year see if he can show some toughness outside of just speed.

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We'll also get to see how he does blocking in blitz pick ups, something he was not really asked to do much last year.


I'll also be looking to see how Duke Johnson recovers from his broken ankle. Historically it is generally not the type of injury a player comes back from at 100% of what they were previously. LeSean McCoy being the major exception to the rule. With how the ankle broke, I think questions of his ability to plant that foot and lateral quickness need to be answered.
Karlos has to play great, he is the main and #1 option like you said. Be interesting how he does being the main man instead of just the spark plug. Really doubt he will rise above all the great junior running backs this year though, that would be a very tall task but the offensive line along with the #1 QB will take pressure off him and make him look pretty good.

Duke Johnson, that will be interesting to see how he develops. Right at or near the top last year at RB but that injury is a issue. Probably one of the players with the most to prove coming off that injury to show he still has what it takes.


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Sure if you watch the Arkansas spring game he was awesome, but there is a big different between real game production and spring game production. Will have to fight for carries with Collins and Williams but he does give that quick speed they need and big play potential. Carries himself well off the field also. For a second there I thought wow Bielema might be doing something right down in Arkansas but then thought again. They have had talented groups of running backs in the past but could never get a complete team surrounding them.
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Here is one BIG plus for Williams in terms of NFL value, he will by far have the least wear and tear on his body. He was a WR in high school, so he didn't get an absurd number of carries there, he played Defense for 2.07 years and then was a back up for a year at RB. Athletically he's on par with anybody in the draft. I just don't know that he had the mental fortitude to be the man.
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*Anthony Zettel SR DE Penn State: Really flashed at times last year, very productive player that can get after the QB. Is playing defensive tackle but might be better off in the NFL as a 3/4 DE. Like his size and toughness, will see how he does this season.

He's actually a RS-JR. Definitely more of a DE, but Penn State had 3 DEs going into this season that need to be on the field, so Zettel was the best fit to move inside, even if undersized. Definitely a high motor player, he should have success inside this year.


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*Mike Hull SR ILB Penn State: Obviously does not have the ideal height or power but kid is tough and is in the right spot most of the time. Played very effectively last year, smart, knows where to go and has good speed. Expect a big year out of him and he could sneak his way onto a 3/4 ILB position in the NFL I feel come draft day.
He may not make it to 6' come the pre-draft circuit next winter. Smart player, good in coverage, actually has plenty of strength (30 reps at 225 last month) just is undersized. Dat Nguyen would be a good comparison. Hull needs to stay healthy though. He hasn't had any serious injuries, but always seems to be banged up.
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Karlos Williams really is a freak athletically. What he did early in his career as a kick return man, then how he played at safety. He flat out leveled people back there, great hitter and very aggressive. But the depth at RB was obviously an issue especially with Wilder in an out like he was and Williams was not going to play over Ramsey at safety or Nate Andrews at S/OLB.

He does bring that toughness he showed in tackling to the RB position, so he is strong and does not go down easy. Plus with that elite speed he showed in the return game he brings that home run threat.

Very interesting player, only other prospect that comes to mind that switched to RB from SS mid way in his college career was Tony Driver but he want back to SS in his college career after some time at RB.





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*Anthony Zettel SR DE Penn State: Really flashed at times last year, very productive player that can get after the QB. Is playing defensive tackle but might be better off in the NFL as a 3/4 DE. Like his size and toughness, will see how he does this season.
That is true, I forgot he did redshirt, not clue why Notre Dame and Penn State never list their rosters football eligibility and only their academic standing in years.
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[quote=Ozzy;3700719]He has speed that is for sure, but if he is getting looks from the Olympic committee he might want to stick to track and field. Be interesting to watch him this year see if he can show some toughness outside of just speed.

Allen looks like he has the frame to carry 200 lbs pretty easily. I wouldn't classify him as a finesse guy at all.

There isn't much money in track and field unless you're among the truly elite. I don't see Allen being in that class although he could probably run in the low 10s for 100 meters if that was his event.
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I wasn't a huge fan of "Duke" Williams JUCO tape, really preferred Von Pearson as a WR from the JUCO ranks and still like him, but apparently D'haquille is tearing up Auburn's camp on a daily basis.
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I know you talked about him last year, so I'm curious to see if you watched any more of Jaylon Smith over the off-season. I thought he was incredible last year, and this year they're moving him to MLB.
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Jaylon Smith is a good prospect, one of the few bright spots on the defense and is possibly in that elite category but I would still take Myles Jack over. Will see how Smith does without Tuitt and Nix protecting him as well and with less talent around him.

Too bad for Notre Dame this off season, with all those suspensions, team without great depth now has even less depth. And losing Springmann is too bad. I was interested to see how he would play this year with more playing time. Tons of guys are going to have to step up for them, Koyack should have a real big year for them and want to see how Robinson does at WR. Collinsworth will be interesting to see how he plays on D also and they will be saved by Riggs at corner who is easily their best defensive back by far. Also on the bright side Everett Golson coming back is a great story, so many players would have left to another school, so will be fun to see how he is and if he can bring that same energy and playmaking like he did before.
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The praise for Robert Nkemdiche has been deafening. He had a solid freshman year, but didn't dominate as expected. Laquon Treadwell, Tony Connor, and Laremy Tunsil stole some of his thunder. Nkemdiche has been moved inside to tackle and he has been the talk of the program.
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Week 1A
*Bronson Kaufusi JR OLB BYU: Huge kid 6-7 outside pass rusher, has skinny legs and lacks a little power there but as a potential 3/4 OLB he is a freak. With a good season like he should have, at that size and athletic ability he could see 1st round talk as a potential early entry.


*Cody Prewitt SR S Ole Miss: Really like how he is playing, is moving his way into being possibly the pure #1 safety in the draft. Looks faster on the field and still has those fine ball skills.


*Armani Watts FR S Texas A&M: Had some huge plays against South Carolina. Had a great game and looks like A&M now has a little back bone on defense. Should be interesting watching him develop during the year.


*Senquez Golson SR CB Ole Miss: Loved how he played, is supposedly a 5-9 corner but played much bigger than that. Seems to have long arms and plays the ball well, made a great interception in the end zone and was aggressive tackling. Could be a potential top tear corner in the draft.


*Ricky Seals-Jones FR WR Texas A&M: Huge receiver, makes people forget Mike Evans real quick. Is faster than him and runs like a 5-11 receiver, very smooth on the field and should be a superstar.


*Kenny Hill SOPH QB Texas A&M: Obviously had a great game, just did everything so well and had no real issues. Great talent around him in a great system and played a very over hyped defense. So will see if he can keep this up against more quality defensive units.


*Devante Davis SR WR UNLV: Was some talk about him, and for good reason. Kid is a very solid receiver, love his size and shows ability to run some very quality routes on the field. Ideally would be a little faster but for a 2nd tear receiver he is a great prospect and could be a steal later in the draft if he falls.


*Tony Lippett SR WR Michigan State: Had a great game and showed big time playmaking ability, tall kid with big hands. If he keeps that up his stock will really increase, other receivers played better than him last year but will see if he can be the man this year and become a major weapon.


*Myles Garrett FR DE Texas A&M: Played well, big long and lengthy kid should only get better in time and provide a solid pass rush.


*Demetrius Cooper FR DE Michigan State: Nice prospect, next in line at Michigan State, looks very athletic and good off the edge.


*Shay Fields FR WR Colorado: Showed some great quickness and ability to make people miss on the field. Just a freshman but should do some great things on Colorado with more experience, and he is a tough little guy as well that plays hard.


*Sefo Liufau SOPH QB Colorado: Not a bad quarterback, still has some things to work on but can throw some very nice passes. Good size and has a nice quick release, will see how he does the rest of the season.


*Dee Hart SR RB Colorado State: Forgot about him, he had a great game and played with a ton of passion. Really brought some fight in him and if he keeps up that level of play he could be a late round draft pick potentially. Getting a chance to show his skills where at Bama he never looked this good.


*Taysom Hill JR QB BYU: Everyone should know him by now. Has a odd release at times and plays in different type of offense. But hard to not like his toughness, athletic ability and improvement throwing the football. Has improved so much since he was a freshman and just think how good he could be if he comes back as a senior.


Others who impressed:
Nelson Spruce JR WR Colorado
Jay Ajayi JR RB Boise State
Keith Lewis SR LB Ole Miss
Cody Core JR WR Ole Miss
Marcus Davenport FR DE UTSA








Disappointed:
John O'Korn SOPH QB Houston: Terrible, had 4 INTs and they lost the game pretty badly. Tall kid, quick release, hyped up off a great freshman year but he just played bad.

Bo Wallace SR QB Ole Miss: Had a lot of stats, but those turnovers were disappointing, especially considering the defense they have one would hope he could take care of the ball more. This is his time as a senior, he did ok but will see if he can lead that team to the next level.
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Hill looked good last night - seems to have finally developed as a passer rather than just being an athlete playing the position. His athleticism really stood out last night as well though - strong and fast player.
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So... about Devin Funchess... Ballin right now, 3 TDs.. in the first half.
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Brett Hundley, UCLA

He looks like a dumber version of Logan Thomas against Virginia.
I agree, but to Hundley's credit he has awful receivers and terrible running backs and almost no tight ends. So it is not like he is surrounded by talent and the interior line is not playing well either. But still for a QB that is supposed to be elite and a 1st round pick, he is playing nothing like that at all. Could be all hype, would expect a lot of improvement out of his game but he does not have much to work with around him. Still would not touch him in the 1st if he keeps playing like this during the season. Hope it is not like Stephen Morris of last year, showed so much big play ability when he was younger, but never improved later in his career and if anything got worse and is now was recently cut and not even on a NFL roster.
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Todd Gurley looked amazing tonight. How many 6-1 230 pound Rb's return kicks? For Td's! He has great feel for the play to develop and the burst to out run second level guys.

Watching him reminded me of Corey Dillon.
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From the UCLA/UVA game, I was VERY impressed by S Harris and LB's Kendricks, Jack, and Coley. Coley looks like he might lack the athleticism to excel in the NFL, but he's a good player.
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Week 1B
*Owamagbe Odighizuwa SR DE UCLA: Really impressed off of missing last season. Big thick kid, huge arms, gives consistent pressure and push. Wish he was a little faster but as a big strong DE in a 3/4 or 4/3 he is a good looking player.


*Leonard Floyd SOPH OLB Georgia: Never realized it, but kid when to a prep school so he can come out for the 2015 draft. Easily would be the #1 OLB prospect in a 3/4. Had a hell of a game, demon pass rusher with freak quickness and athletic ability. One of the best prospects in the country by far.


*Emmanuel Ogbah SOPH DE Oklahoma State: Had a great game, got after a good offensive line and made a huge impact. Has fine quickness and long arms, very good looking player who is turning into a star.


*Devin Funchess JR WR Michigan: Originally thought he should stay at TE, but I was wrong. Looked good at receiver, seems to have lost weight and improved his conditioning a great deal. Player wearing that #1 on Michigan for the first time in a long time. Will see how he does against better competition but will be interesting to watch him this year in his new role. Still feel there is a lot more competition draft wise at the WR spot but sure he is up to proving his ability.


*Dan Skipper SOPH OT Arkansas: Kid is a freak show, 6-10 but still gets after it. Is a good athlete, gets good push and seems to have nice feet. Still is young and has time to develop but what a prospect potentially if he can use that length as a pass protector on the outside.


*Everett Golson RS JR QB Notre Dame: Kid played great, showed off his rocket arm and also shows a lot of character coming back to Notre Dame. Very athletic and good playmaker. Everyone compares players to Russell Wilson, well forget that, Golson actually is a legit comparision. He has the good character, strong arm and escape ability, look for a huge year out of Golson and he could develop into a NFL prospect at QB if he keeps his play up to this level.


*Tyreek Hill JR RB Oklahoma State: Very good athlete, super fast and did some great things against a very good defense. As a multi weapon offensive player he could be very good. And he is tough too, not a soft player with speed at all.


*Nick Martin SR C Notre Dame: Got some great push and is worth watching all season. Could easily be the first center in the draft taken potentially, really can move people.


*Eric Kendricks SR ILB UCLA: Had a great game, made his case for #1 ILB prospect and I must say he did play better than Anthony on Clemson. Always around the football and brings it.


*Jalen Mills JR S LSU: Had some off the field stuff this off season, but kid can play and is a baller. Now at safety, shows great cover skills and ball skills. Be it as a slot corner or safety he is a fine talent and could be a good prospect in the up coming draft.


*Jacoby Brissett JR QB NC State: Loved how he played, got his chance and lead the team to a comeback win. Big time arm talent, throws it without much effort, has great size and can move. With a strong year people will quickly take notice of his abilities at quarterback.


*Ishmael Adams JR CB UCLA: Really impressed with his play, liked him last year but made a lot of big plays in the game. At times made some mistakes but he has that playmaking ability one loves in a corner back and has good athletic ability as well.


*Kevin White SR WR West Virginia: Looked very good running routes and showed good hands. Will see if he can keep it up during the season but plays a good game that is for sure.


*Clint Trickett SR QB West Virginia: Impressed with him on West Virginia, throws a good ball and knows the offense inside and out. Showed a lot of heart and toughness last season, now he is showing actual ability to play. With a good season he could maybe sneak his way into the draft discussion.


*Greg McMullen SOPH DE Nebraska: Huge kid, love his size and strength. Nebraska needed a player like him on the outside for awhile. Will be interesting to see his production during the season.


*David Johnson SR RB Northern Iowa: Showed great pass catching ability out of the backfield with 200 yards + receiving. Could be a great weapon and duel threat player, not many backs can catch the ball like he can. Should watch him during the year, could be a specialty player.


*Dak Prescott JR QB Miss State: Very solid game and is part of a really improved Mississippi State team. Big kid, smart, strong, just think how much he could develop if he comes back as a senior. Totally worth following his game and development.


*Travin Dural SOPH WR LSU: Showed big time speed for LSU on the outside. Super fast and will see how he does the rest of the season because they really need weapons on the outside and he will get a lot more attention now.


Others who impressed:
Cam Robinson FR OT Alabama
Preston Smith SR DE Miss State:
Zach Banner SOPH OT USC
Cody Kessler JR QB USC
Jeremy Johnson SOPH QB Auburn
Derrick Green SOPH RB Michigan
D'haquille Williams JR WR Auburn
Max Valles SOPH OLB Virginia
Taco Charlton SOPH DE Michigan
Kenny Orjioke JR OLB UCLA
Caleb Benenoch SOPH OT UCLA
Geno Lewis JR WR Penn State
E.J. Levenberry SOPH OLB Florida State
Brian Anderson JR ILB Southern Miss





Disappointed:
Brett Hundley JR QB UCLA: Did not play well, does not have a lot of help around him but still. Far too quick to run and seems to have a very slow release. Not great in the pocket either standing in there and does not seem comfortable. Will see how the rest of the season goes but so far no way is he a 1st round talent.

Tanner McEvoy JR QB Wisconsin: They made a switch for him instead of Stave? Did not impress but again they have terrible receivers that have no experience. But not super impressed with his athletic ability or arm, will see how the rest of the season goes but he did not do good.

Karlos Williams SR RB Florida State: Really it is him and that offensive line especially the center. Did not play well at all and did not get much push. Karlos looked very shaky with the football, had two terrible near fumbles. Did not show good change of pace ability or ability to make people miss either. They have a lot to work on in that run game.






Quickly based off the first week and seeing how the prospects developed, this is how I would have the top 10 players in the country in terms of the ones that I saw play. (*- not eligible for the draft)

Brandon Scherff SR OT Iowa
Leonard Williams JR DE USC
Todd Gurley JR RB Georgia
Cedric Ogbuehi Texas A&M
*Myles Jack SOPH OLB UCLA
Leonard Floyd SOPH/Prep OLB Georgia
Jameis Winston RS SOPH QB Florida State
*Christian Hackenberg SOPH QB Penn State
Mario Edwards JR DE Florida State
*Derrick Henry SOPH RB Alabama
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Kevin White WR, WVU was the most impressive player not on my radar to watch yesterday. He looked like a legit NFL talent against Bama. Saw a 7-UDFA grade on him, bit at 6-3 with the ability to go get the ball and what looks like good enough speed, He may be a 2nd day guy if he keeps this up.

Also Everett Golson looks like a different player in a good way.
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Clint Trickett finally looks like he added some weight. He has a great arm, especially for his size. I could see him as a 6th-7th round flyer.
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Ozzy, do you see Kendricks as an ILB at the next level? Not great size but looks like he could handle it.

Also I was really impressed by Hackenberg's poise. He got a lot of pressure and handled it well even though he didn't have the prettiest game throwing the ball. I almost feel bad that he HAS to stay another year and didn't have O'Brien there to develop him. Could be the difference between being a day 1 starter in 2016 and having to sit to start. Definitely #1 pickin his future, unless Mariotta or Winston stay in school.
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