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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 6:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sam Hubbard?
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Top5Fitz wrote:
Where do you have Auden Tate (my WR1), Equanimeous St. Brown, Riley Ferguson and Martinas Rankin?
Riley Ferguson I have a few QBs down from most of these guys. Talented player but has to prove it again this year after having a very solid season last year. Be interesting how he does, do wish he faced better competition however at times. Had that great game against Ole Miss but that defense was a freaking joke anyways last year.


I have only a few junior WRs coming out based on what they have shown, a lot others could but need to prove a lot more. Tate I question his speed big time, need to see a lot more out of him and he has to be a major weapon this year, will see. If he cannot put up huge numbers with the QB he has now there is something wrong. And St. Brown I like as well but not sure how good he will be with an inexperienced QB. Nice size and speed but a few other junior WRs are the same mold, Jaylen Smith, Nick Westbrook and Jauan Jennings. Just a matter of who shows out.


Rankin I admit I have to see more, physically he is impressive but on the field I think he needs to dominate more. Justin Senior his teammate I thought last year was just kind of there, physically strong and talented in that regard but his play was not wow. Rankin has more ability but still has to take it to the next level.




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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 6:33 am Post subject:
Sam Hubbard?
True, could and probably should be on this list I just thought he had a sub par year last season. Tons of talent and ability but need to see more toughness and power with him as well as production. Not sure he is a good enough athlete to be a 3/4 OLB or strong enough to hold the edge, will see how he does. Lewis out played him and Holmes last year big time. Hubbard has to get more physical and strong at the point of attack I think.
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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few juniors that I currently do not have leaving early for the draft who could with fine seasons. If they indeed take that next step this year, could also be early entry candidates for the 2018 Draft.




*James Daniels Iowa C JR:
I think he is an outstanding player, very good solid center that could arguably come out early this year if he plays up to his potential. Great blocking down field for a center in a few games and getting to the second level. Overall is a solid athlete that is strong and has a good solid base, nice looking prospect potentially.


*Ryan Nall Oregon State RB JR:
Had an outstanding year last season, really showed up in a lot of games, displaying a surprising amount of speed for a back his size. I like how he catches the ball out of the backfield as well. If he continues on last years pace again this season he will sure declare early for the draft, will see if he can keep it up.


*Juwan Johnson Penn State WR RS SOPH:
Has a chance to really blow up this year, is just a massive kid very strong at WR. If he turns that athletic ability into production would not be surprised if he came out early. Has a ton of potential that is for sure, kid is just huge physically.


*Zach Wallace Wyoming OT JR:
Awesome pass protector at tackle, very athletic on his feet and can move. Nice technique as well, if he gets a little stronger overall could be a candidate to come out early.


*Ryan Izzo Florida State TE JR:
As a pass catcher he has a ton of potential and with a great year could easily come out early for the draft. Very good hands, nice route runner as well, if he displays a little more down field playmaking and improves on his overall athletic ability he is a very sound prospect.


*Byron Pringle Kansas State WR JR:
Big time playmaker that really stood out last year I thought. Great open field speed and can get great separation, really impressive big play potential despite not having outstanding QB play. Should be even better this year and could be a early entry candidate possibly.


*Jon Dietzen Wisconsin OG RS SOPH:
Tough physical blocker, got a lot of nice push last year and should be even better this season. Very solid in the run game, needs some work in pass protection but is a solid overall prospect with good upside.


*Johnny Dwight Alabama DE RS SOPH:
Physically the kid is a very interesting athlete as a potential a 3/4 DE. Has yet to do anything really in the season but this year should be his chance. Nice lower body power and can get under the offensive tackle and control him with his athletic ability. Will see if he can live up to his potential and show more this year.


*Rashaan Gaulden Tennessee CB JR:
Nice smooth athlete, long corner that is wiry. Needs to improve on his tackling and toughness but in coverage is very smooth and has fine ball skills.


*Geron Christian Louisville OT JR:
Really thick kid with a big strong base, kind of tailed off at the end of this season but has a lot of potential I feel as a tackle or guard. Gets a nice push and can handle himself in pass protection, with a good season would not be surprised to see him come out early.


*Deebo Samuel South Carolina WR JR:
Made a really jump from his FR to SOPH year, now will see if he can take that next step as a junior. Tough WR that has very good hands, needs to show some more down the field speed I think but has nice potential as a physical WR who can make contested catches.


*TJ Rahming Duke WR JR:
Very good open field speed and is very hard to handle in the open field. Can make you miss and get by defenders very quickly. Really like his upside, very similar to past Duke product Crowder at WR. Has a lot of ability and should have a great year.


*Isaiah Saunders Idaho RB JR:
Love how low to the ground he is built, really powerful back that can really drive with his legs. Very thick and strong lower body, if he improves his conditioning he could become a solid NFL prospect.


*Devine Ozigbo Nebraska RB JR:
Another very powerful back with really strong legs. Thick kid and it he can stay healthy should put up some good numbers this season. Nice feet and upside I feel considering his physical ability, could have a really good year for them.


*Chris Warren Texas RB JR:
Will be very interesting how he does, big back and should get a lot more touches. Coming off injury and is the son of fine NFL running back Chris Warren. Is a really good athlete as well, see if he can put up numbers close to Foreman's behind a good offensive line.


*Will Grier West Virginia QB RS SOPH:
Showed a lot of upside and potential on Florida, good poise and leadership for a young quarterback. Has a little bit of an odd ball placement before he releases but overall seemed to be a solid prospect. Is arguably one of the best QBs at West Virginia now in a very long time, in that offense should be really successful.


*Jerrod Heard Texas WR RS JR:
Made the switch to WR last year and I expect more out of him this year with time to practice the position. Is a big time athlete and showed that as a freshman, really good open field speed and quicks. Expect him to have a much improve season this year for the Longhorns.
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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ozzy wrote:
*James Daniels Iowa C JR:
I think he is an outstanding player, very good solid center that could arguably come out early this year if he plays up to his potential. Great blocking down field for a center in a few games and getting to the second level. Overall is a solid athlete that is strong and has a good solid base, nice looking prospect potentially.


*Ryan Nall Oregon State RB JR:
Had an outstanding year last season, really showed up in a lot of games, displaying a surprising amount of speed for a back his size. I like how he catches the ball out of the backfield as well. If he continues on last years pace again this season he will sure declare early for the draft, will see if he can keep it up.


*Deebo Samuel South Carolina WR JR:
Made a really jump from his FR to SOPH year, now will see if he can take that next step as a junior. Tough WR that has very good hands, needs to show some more down the field speed I think but has nice potential as a physical WR who can make contested catches.


*TJ Rahming Duke WR JR:
Very good open field speed and is very hard to handle in the open field. Can make you miss and get by defenders very quickly. Really like his upside, very similar to past Duke product Crowder at WR. Has a lot of ability and should have a great year.
Really like these guys. Daniels has always impressed when I've watched Iowa (the BYU center looks good too, though the NFL won't like how short he is). Nall is fun to watch. Good size, good speed, pretty quick, and he can catch. Samuel is a very talented player who will likely keep getting better, probably the most likely of this group to declare early. I really liked Rahming as a recruit, he was one of the more advanced WR's in his class. He hasn't had any issues producing in college, he has the potential to be a TY Hilton like player.
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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where were you during this past draft? Feel like Calhoun dominated the thread during that time.
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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Matt Breida was a 2017 prospect and is on the 49ers.
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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IDOG_det wrote:
Really like these guys. Daniels has always impressed when I've watched Iowa (the BYU center looks good too, though the NFL won't like how short he is). Nall is fun to watch. Good size, good speed, pretty quick, and he can catch. Samuel is a very talented player who will likely keep getting better, probably the most likely of this group to declare early. I really liked Rahming as a recruit, he was one of the more advanced WR's in his class. He hasn't had any issues producing in college, he has the potential to be a TY Hilton like player.
Yeah Daniels played really good against Michigan I thought, a team with what six NFL DLs on the team. Really impressed with his play at times and much improved since his freshman year and a lot stronger. Doubt he comes out early being a OL on Iowa but will see. The senior class has some interesting centers in Bozeman, Ragnow and Cole but will see how they play.


Rahming again I think is a lot like Jamison Crowder, physically they are extremely similar. Now just Rahming has to be more productive like Crowder was and show off that speed more and get in the end zone. Should do better this year though, Jones is a talented QB and should be much improved this year.


Nall did really impress, last year it was like who the heck is this guy. Oregon State does not have some great OL of late and he was putting up big numbers as a big back. See how he does when everyone game plans completely to stop him.


Deebo I agree might be the most likely to come out early, I still think he has to show some speed and ability to get separation. Love how he fights, has awesome hands and can make contested catches in traffic. Is very quick and can make you miss or run you over, which is impressive at his size. But he has to make contested catches because he gets very little separation. Great hands though and can make highlight catches look easy.
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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Little surprised that you have Rosen so low and no mention of Dorance Armstrong DE/OLB, Kansas, Denzel Ward CB, Ohio St. Mitch Hyatt OT, Clemson, Quenton Nelson OG, Notre Dame, Sam Hibbard DE/OLB Ohio St., Dalton Schultz TE, Stanford, Braden Smith OG/OT, Auburn, Martinas Rankin OT, Mississippi St. and Toby Weathersby OT, LSU and Jonathan Ledbetter, DE/OLB, Georgia.

I realize you may not have a lot of these guys declaring and hence left them completely off your list, because if they declare they will all be high picks, IMO.

I also think Mason Cole OC, Michigan is one of the top interior OLmen in the draft, a potential 1st round talent and you have him going in round 5 ???

Hard to believe no Ohio St. players will go high in the draft and no Stanford players.

I can see Rosen having a real breakout season and even going #1 overall should it happen. Too much talent to slip to round 3.

I will say that attempting a 7 round draft this early in the process is a huge undertaking, but I seriously doubt it stands the test of time.
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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Iamcanadian wrote:
Little surprised that you have Rosen so low and no mention of Dorance Armstrong DE/OLB, Kansas, Denzel Ward CB, Ohio St. Mitch Hyatt OT, Clemson, Quenton Nelson OG, Notre Dame, Sam Hibbard DE/OLB Ohio St., Dalton Schultz TE, Stanford, Braden Smith OG/OT, Auburn, Martinas Rankin OT, Mississippi St. and Toby Weathersby OT, LSU and Jonathan Ledbetter, DE/OLB, Georgia.

I realize you may not have a lot of these guys declaring and hence left them completely off your list, because if they declare they will all be high picks, IMO.

I also think Mason Cole OC, Michigan is one of the top interior OLmen in the draft, a potential 1st round talent and you have him going in round 5 ???

Hard to believe no Ohio St. players will go high in the draft and no Stanford players.

I can see Rosen having a real breakout season and even going #1 overall should it happen. Too much talent to slip to round 3.

I will say that attempting a 7 round draft this early in the process is a huge undertaking, but I seriously doubt it stands the test of time.
Jonathan Ledbetter has to really improve a lot I think, no clue how he is a better prospect than Carter or Bellamy on his own team. Ledbetter been arrested a few times already and has not done much on the field at all. Toby Weathersby I having coming back for another season, I agree is a prospect and a good one but needs to improve a lot, was not super impressed with his play last year but has potential to maybe be a good tackle. Carries his weight well and is a wide body but needs to show off some more power.


I already said to you I believe you have Schultz way too high, he is a ok player but to say he is a 1st round pick might be a little stretch. He needs to really blow up this year production wise to make that happen. Sam Hubbard I feel needs to get a long stronger and or a lot more athletic and be able to show potential as a OLB. On the DE I think he needs to hold the point of attack better and be stronger, but yes he is a good prospect just not sure how he will do this year. Could really breakout or might not.


Hyatt is a good prospect, some have him pretty high but I feel a few other OTs might have more potential than he does. Good prospect and worth a look for sure though. Ward I need to see more of, but again I feel Sheffield might out play him at corner on Ohio State this year. Nelson also I need to see more of, solid guard just not sure how great he is at the moment. Armstrong I have not seen so cannot really comment, will try to catch him this season.

Braden Smith is soild but never was super impressed with him last year, will see how he does this year, I liked his teammate James better in some games. And Rankin, again not super impressed with his play and never really stood out a great deal last year much like his teammate Senior. Good athlete but will see how he develops this year.

Rosen I am not a fan of, puts up good numbers but do not like his body language, do not think he has a great arm and needs to improve a lot. Has potential but others I feel have much more, at least what they showed last year.

Mason Cole I think you overrate him, I liked him at center, is a solid player but I liked him a lot more as a tackle in terms of potential. Was not super impressed with his play at center, maybe I underrate him but to call him a 1st round pick, not sure on that yet. He got beat a lot I feel in pass protection, did not have a super smooth transition I thought. Will see how he does this year after getting his feet wet. Could argue Daniels on Iowa at center is a more interesting prospect arguably and is more athletic. Would like to see Cole show some more athletic ability at center especially as a former tackle, also be stronger at the point of attack.


In terms of Ohio State and Stanford, I do not have players go high just based on the school they go to. To say all these great Ohio State and Stanford players, sure could argue Hubbard for Ohio State or maybe Lewis or Holmes, also some of their linebackers maybe. But at the time I do not see those guys as 1st round talents, but a lot of that could change. And Stanford, maybe they will have a guy emerge but based off last year they lost a ton of talent. Also for sure Stanford probably does not have another Solomon Thomas or McCaffrey just sitting in the wings that will be just as good or better than they were last year. Quentin Meeks is a talented player but needs to show more growth I feel. Outside of that Stanford has not many really highly ranked players coming into next year, but that could change of course. Peter Kalambayi is probably their most interesting prospect and has 2nd round potential with a big year I feel.



And yes of course like you said a ton will change, and the list standing the test of time does not matter. It is a preliminary list that will greatly change as the season goes on. Players will be added, others removed and or rise and fall. A lot of it is personal projection and these are the guys that stood out to me last year, some might have terrible years though and others might really improve. So ever changing rankings is nothing new especially when the season starts and players start to show up and perform. Also, of course there are no compensatory picks included so is not really all 7 rounds of a draft, I just divided it that way because better than having 1 through 224 all in a row.
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After watching a few Spring Games here are some prospect that stood out as young talent. Also included are players who were improved off last season, poised to have a breakout year this season. I know Spring games do not mean that much but nice to have a early look at talent levels around the country. See if some of these players can bring that same production into the season.





*Rashan Gary Michigan DE SOPH:
What a monster game he had, love how he played at the DE spot. Showed flashes last year of course but did not see tons of action or production. This year he is going to be a freak show and really blow up on the edge I feel. Great game by him, really improved his activity level and conditioning.

*Keith Washington Michigan CB RS JR:
Really stood out I felt, made a ton of aggressive tackles and tough physical plays at corner. They lost a lot of talent at that position obviously but Washington should step right in and do quite well, really like his physical style of play, very promising prospect overall.

*Benjamin St-Juste Michigan S FR:
Really impressed with him athletically, can move around very well and is a nice smooth athlete. Good ball skills and fine coverage man for a young player, will see if he can continue that into the season.

*Greg Robinson Michigan OT FR:
Very impressed with his play, really like how strong he is and he is a physical player. Thick kid, good length and power, could be a very interesting prospect for them and possibly even see a lot of early action this season.

*Devin Bush Michigan ILB SOPH:
Could have a real breakout year, flashed last spring game just never got on the field in the season much. Very athletic playmaking linebacker with a ton of speed, will see if he can put it together during the season.

*Nick Eubanks Michigan TE RS SOPH:
Another one, very lean and tall tight end with long arms and big hands. Is more of a slot WR possibly but still as a pass catcher with that size he is a very interesting player. Could become a matchup problem for sure at TE, will see how much time he gets at the position however.

*Carlo Kemp Michigan DE SOPH:
Showed some nice activity on the edge, athletic player who can hold the point of attack and is a stocky strong athlete. Should he a much improved season this year and become a possible impact player for them on defense

*Noah Furbush Michigan OLB RS JR:
Really like his activity level at linebacker, love his length and size, ability to come off the edge and hold the point of attack. Be interesting how he does this year, should get a ton of playing time potentially, nice looking aggressive athlete at linebacker.

*Sean McKeon Michigan TE SOPH:
Where they get these guys from, another long and athletic pass catching TE. Really needs to improve his overall strength and toughness but is a fine athlete and can make plays down field for sure catching the football.

*Mason Cole Michigan OT/C SR:
Really like seeing him back at tackle, hopefully he stays there but I doubt it. Like his ability to seal the edge as well as his athletic ability for the position. I think his upside is higher at tackle but either way is a very interesting prospect for the up coming draft.

*Brandon Peters Michigan QB SOPH:
They are set for when Speight is gone, very mechanically sound QB with great size and a decent amount of athletic ability. Can get out and move the pocket to make throws and has nice accurate arm. Solid prospect potentially down the road for sure.

*Reuben Jones Michigan LB RS JR:
Has a long ways to go but got to love that athletic ability and size. Quick off the edge and will be interesting to see how he does this year, has a ton of upside and potential I feel.

*Michael Onwenu Michigan OG SOPH:
Guy is a massive big wide body, still has a lot to work on but physically he could be a real mover down there at guard. Wish he was a little longer overall but interesting prospect as a inside guard potentially.

*Jon Runyan Michigan OT RS SOPH:
Showed some nice power and decent upside for a tackle. Too bad he got hurt in the game, will be interesting to see how it shakes out for him with some other tackles injured he might see a lot more time, could also play guard arguably.





*Tua Tagovailoa Alabama QB FR:
Will be very interesting to see his development, hard to believe but is right there with Hurts and is arguably a more polished passer from the pocket. Very good technique and is a accurate passer with a bid wide body. Can move around and make some plays but is not such a run 1st QB like Hurts was last year.

*Najee Harris Alabama RB FR:
Freak show running back, another one, has really good feet and ability to make cuts despite being a massive back. Really big time athlete with great power, be interesting how they use him this year, with a lot of good running backs already on the roster Harris might be too good to not get in there as a 2nd or 3rd RB.

*Jerry Jeudy Alabama WR FR:
Showed nice aggressive play and good open field speed. Really nice quickness for a wide receiver and will see how much time he takes away from those more experienced players at the position. Nice looking prospect for sure.

*Terrell Hall Alabama OLB SOPH:
Love his athletic ability and length at linebacker, could really become a star this year potentially. Made that one huge play which really showed off his length and athletic ability. Has been a little while since they have had athletic edge rushers like him on the roster, be very interesting to see how he performs.

*Raekwon Davis Alabama DE SOPH:
Is a mountain of a man, what a massive player with great length. Still has a long ways to go but as a prospect he is very hard to miss, could be a fine 3/4 DE potentially, does have to improve his use of leverage and ability to collapse the pocket.

*Matt Womack Alabama OT RS SOPH:
Showed really nice feet for a big wide body tackle. Decent in pass protection, will see how much time he gets this season, could be a very interesting prospect down the road.

*Robert Foster Alabama WR RS SR:
Showed that big time speed in the open field, just burned by corners on a few plays. Hopefully he can stay healthy and actually produce this year, has a lot of talent but has to actual put up some production in big games this season. Has been a standout in more than one spring game, time to take the next step.

*Jamey Mosely Alabama OLB RS JR:
Is a good active edge rusher and got some decent plays in that game. Really like his size and gave good effort, needs to get stronger but for a long athletic linebacker he is a interesting player. Will see how he does this year along with a lot of linebackers on that team who have been waiting in the wings for awhile.

*Jalen Hurts Alabama QB SOPH:
Did hit some deep balls which was nice to see, was pretty terrible last year especially in terms of his inability to throw down field as well as all the turnovers. Has some real competition at the position for sure now with Tua. Be interesting how it all plays out, as a prospect Hurts has a very long ways to go still as a QB.

*Trevon Diggs Alabama CB SOPH:
Got absolutely burnt on three deep passing plays, but I like the idea of moving him to corner with his athletic ability. Still very new to the position and has a lot to work on, but have to love his speed and ball skills, ability to react to the football in the air. Will see how he does and if he sticks to corner, I hope he does and learns from what happened in this game.






*Binjimen Victor Ohio State WR SOPH:
Really like his size and athletic ability at receiver, very impressive with his quickness and burst, combine that with his length and he could be a big time playmaker for them. Long and athletic, very interesting prospect for sure this season, looks like he is a big time athlete.

*Malcolm Pridgeon Ohio State OG JR:
Really like his length at the guard position, can get after it and crush defenders at times. Needs to still improve on a lot of things but is a interesting prospect for sure on the inside.

*Johnnie Dixon Ohio State WR JR:
Could arguably have the most make you miss of any receiver on Ohio State, really quick in the open field and fights hard for the catch and after the catch. Will see if he can stay healthy this year, if so could be a big playmaker for them.

*AJ Alexander Ohio State TE RS SOPH
Not a huge fan of his length but is a very athletic and compact tight end. Good open field speed and is a matchup problem for sure in this offense, could have a solid year potentially as a stretch TE, will see.

*Parris Campbell Ohio State WR JR:
Another standout receiver for Ohio State, has good hands and decent open field speed. Nice smooth athlete and can get open, will see which one of these three receivers will become the big man on campus for them, and Campbell is right there with them.

*Damon Webb Ohio State S SR:
Stood out at times last year, will see if he can take that next step as a safety in a position of need for them. Needs to get stronger as a tackler I feel, is decent in coverage, will see how he does.

*Tuf Borland Ohio State ILB FR:
Like his activity level at linebacker, showed some flashes of getting of blocks and getting after the ball carrier. Still has a long ways to go however as a prospect but has nice potential as a player.

*Kendall Sheffield Ohio State CB SOPH:
Did get beat a few times but when tackling was allowed in the scrimmage he made some nice hits. Really like his toughness at corner and man cover skills, will see if he can beat out some other good players and become a starter this year for them.





*Devin White LSU ILB SOPH:
Is a possible star linebacker, showed a lot of flashes last year and got a ton of experience. Love his athletic ability and physical strength, but he can also run and cover a lot of ground. Should become a very good ILB prospect this year and be one of the leaders of that defense.

*Grant Delpit LSU S FR:
Very impressive freshman safety, moves very well and is a strong aggressive tackler. Has very good speed and is sound in coverage as well, not to mention has great length for the position. Could be a possible star this season at a need position for them+.

*DJ Chark LSU WR SR:
Liked him last year, should really have a monster year this season in this new offense. Very athletic player and will get the ball in his hands a lot more, especially on those jet sweeps to showcase his speed and ability after the catch. Should have a monster year for sure at LSU.

*Donte Jackson LSU CB JR:
Nice smooth corner, improved a lot last season and saw a lot of action, could take that next step to an elite level this year. Really like his feet and ball skills, very quick to react at corner and fast.

*Rashard Lawrence LSU DE SOPH:
Very big wide body on the edge, got good consistent pressure and was able to collapse the pocket more than once. Should do very well in that 3/4 system and if a nice solid prospect down the road.

*Garrett Brumfield LSU OG JR:
Looks like he improved his conditioning level compared to last year, very big body and solid run blocker. Can get out on the edge as well and shows some nice athletic ability at times for a guard. Be interesting how he does this season.
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more Spring ball thoughts....





*Derwin James Florida State S JR :
Kid looks right as rain, made some big time hits and would be a shock barring an injury he is not a top 3 pick. Great in the box, fast in coverage and is one hell of a tackler. Very versatile player with absolutely a ton of upside and potential, good to see him back to form.

*Cam Akers Florida State RB FR:
Could easily become the starter this season for Florida State, good two way back who can run inbetween the tackles but also go out and catch passes out of the backfield. Nice looking young talent for sure and they have already reloaded after losing arguably the schools best ever at the position.

*Janarious Robinson Florida State DE FR RS:
Another tall lengthy defensive end, showed a decent amount of power for a player under 260 pounds, needs to get stronger though. Will be interesting if they use him more as a stand up linebacker or put him down as a edge guy. Nice looking athlete for sure, one to watch.

*Stanford Samuels III Florida State CB FR:
Really impressive corner talent, super smooth in coverage for a young player. Really like his upside and he could be a fine prospect down the road. Really good ball skills and agility in coverage.

*Kameron House Florida State S FR RS:
Solid looking young safety, good open field tackler, wish he was a little longer but overall interesting talent. Has good speed in coverage and can cover ground for sure back there, could develop into a player.

*Brian Burns Florida State DE SOPH:
Was a super star last year, should be even better this season, is easily one of the best speed edge rushers in the entire nation. Sure he has to put on some weight but his quickness and length is absolutely elite, could be a 1st round pick if he was eligible for the draft which he is not. Big time prospect that is for sure.

*Ermon Lane Florida State S SR:
Very interesting talent, converted WR, could potentially be a sound coverage safety or corner. Will see how he does in a very talented secondary for Florida State.

*De'Vante Phillips Florida State WR JR:
Really like his athletic ability and quickness in the open field, tough receiver who can make plays and has nice footwork. Should have a real breakout year potentially this season, nice talent with good upside.

*Ryan Green Florida State RB SR RS:
Showed some flashes of really good open field speed in the game. Has potential as a big play back with that speed and this is his last time to show that. Could get in there are do some things on the field with an opportunity this year.

*Mike Arnold Florida State OG FR RS
Could potentially be a nice player for them down the road. Thick strong guard but does have to improve his game. Like how he is built that is for sure.





*Harrison Phillips Stanford DL JR RS:
Extremely impressed with is play, really got after it and showed a ton of aggressive pass rushing skills form the inside. Very hard to handle and could potentially play DT or DE in a 3/4 as well. Really nice looking prospect and is poised to have a great season, really impressed with his play excited to see what he does this year.

*Quenton Meeks Stanford CB JR:
Physically he is super impressive, confident corner with great size and long arms. I like his tackling ability and is very comfortable in coverage. With a good season he could easily come out early for the draft, one of the best corner prospects in the country after impressing a lot last year as well.

*Eric Cotton Stanford DE SR:
Love his toughness as a potential 3/4 DE, do not find guys like this easily. Really big tall kid and plays physical tough football. Will be very interesting to see how he does this season, could surprise a lot of people, very strong at the point of attack.

*Mike Tyler Stanford OLB SR RS:
Really like his size and potential ability as a 3/4 OLB, nice pass rush skills and if he can continue to display that ability he will be a wanted player come draft time. Very interesting talent and should form a great duo with his teammate Kalambayi on the other side of that 3/4.

*Dylan Jackson Stanford DE SOPH RS:
Should be a down the road stud at the DE spot in the 3/4 defense. Shows some impressive pass rush ability for a big guy, should be part of a very impressive front seven Stanford. Was not expecting than from Stanford this year but they got some players there for sure.

*Ben Edwards Stanford S JR:
Still has a lot to improve on but flashed at times from the safety spot, big hitter with good open field speed. Like his toughness and willingness to mix it up in there, be curious if he earns a starting spot this year or not.

*Ryan Burns Stanford QB SR RS
Kind of disappointed in his play, was not with the starting unit and did struggle against lesser competition. Expected more development and growth out of him, will see how he does in the season, thought he showed flashes last year of potential. Has a few other big tall QBs to beat out though and not sure he will do that unless he improves a lot.





*Lasamuel Davis Clemson DE/LB SOPH:
Very interesting prospect as a edge rusher, very long and athletic. Not very heavy but makes up for that with his athletic ability and quickness. Actually surprising how well he held his own on the line using his length. Very interesting talent especially as a linebacker possibly in a 3/4.

*Trayvon Mullen Clemson CB SOPH:
Looks like a possible star corner for them, very long and athletic, good ball skills and speed in coverage. Should become a fine prospect this season.

*Mitch Hyatt Clemson OT JR:
Lot of talk about him, looks pretty solid for sure and natural in pass protection. Wish he would have went up against Ferrell or Wilkins more and see what he is made of, but handled his business well on the edge, see how he does in the season.

*Isaiah Simmons Clemson S SOPH:
Super long and athletic safety, big time upside for him I feel. Really like how he moves and again his length is very impressive, needs to work on his open field tackling though.

*Deon Cain Clemson WR JR:
Was not impressed with his play, needs to take it to the next level and had a few drops and did not look into the game. Needs to be way more consistent and productive since now he will be the man at receiver, will see how he does this year. See if he can live up to his potential as a prospect.

*Dexter Lawrence Clemson DT SOPH:
Freak show, knew that last year and looks to be even better this year. So hard to handle inside and super athletic for a man his size. Able to get off blocks consistently and make plays tackling the ball carrier, even chases down field to make plays away from the line. Probably a top 5 pick in 2019 potentially.

*Van Smith Clemson S JR:
Liked him a lot last year, super quick and active at safety, good in coverage and will mix in up tackling as well. Could round out to become one of the best safeties in the nation and with a good year would not be surprised to see him come out early.

*Kelly Bryant QB JR:
Was not impressed with his play, will see how he does this year but looks to be a position change potentially. Could do very well in this offense, really impressive athlete running the football that is for sure. Will see how he does this year or if he can keep the starting job. Athletically though he is worth paying attention to, see what he can do.





*Orlando Brown Oklahoma OT RS JR:
I have liked him for awhile, can just toy with defenders with his great strength and length. Improving in pass protection and can really move people when he wants to. Very interesting player and probably a top 10 pick with a good solid season. Could argue he had the talent to be a 1st round pick this last years draft as more of a project tackle to develop. After this year he should be less of a project and more of a proven talent.

*Parnell Motley Oklahoma CB SOPH:
Very smooth coverage corner which is what they need, made some really impressive plays on the football that is for sure. Will see how he does this season in potentially a starting role for them opposite Thomas.

*Neville Gallimore Oklahoma DT SOPH RS:
Super big kid, really strong at the point of attack and looks like a very interesting player. Possible NT with his strength, will see how he does this year, could be a very interesting prospect.

*Kyler Murray Oklahoma QB/WR JR:
Looked super quick and fast which is not surprise, will really dominate in that offense when he sees the field which again probably will not be this year. From the get go even on A&M he seems like a position switch guy, sure he has a quick release and has some zip on the ball. But he is such a dangerous athlete running the football, could be a Denard Robinson type talent or a receiver type, will see but will probably have to wait another year.

*Jonathan Alvarez Oklahoma C/OG SR:
Has potential to be a very good player, liked him a lot last year will see if he can put it all together this season. Hopefully he can stay on the field and be healthy, can be a really nasty blocker that plays with attitude, I think potentially might be a better guard but will see.

*Matt Romar Oklahoma DT SR RS:
Still has a lot of work to do and has to stay healthy, but like how strong he is inside. Hard to move out of there and is a stout low to the ground tackle, will see if he can put it all together this year or not.
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Thanks for posting this. Great to read your thoughts on the different prospects.
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More spring ball thoughts...




*Martez Ivey Florida OG JR:
Liked him a lot last season, moved out to tackle this year it looks like, be interesting how he does. Naturally I think he is best at guard but regardless he is a great run blocker and a big time athlete at the offensive line position. Really physical tough blocker, expect him to come out early for the draft this season most likely.

*Jordan Scarlett Florida RB JR:
Had a breakout year last season and should be even better this year. Really like how hard he runs, makes the correct cut most of the time, has a little wiggle to him as well. Love the toughness he runs with, should have a great season if he can stay healthy.

*Jawaan Taylor Florida OT SOPH:
Liked him a lot last year, is just a massive man that really can handle defenders and use his strength and length very well on the edge. Could be a possible star if he rounds out this season which I expect him to, very talented offensive tackle for sure.

*Jeremiah Moon Florida OLB SOPH RS:
Very athletic and active linebacker, should have a real breakout year for them this season. Surprisingly good in coverage, if he can show some more toughness and explosive ability tackling he could be a very promising prospect after this season.

*Duke Dawson Florida CB SR:
Liked him last year at safety, now he potentially is going to move to corner which is a great thing for his draft stock especially if he can handle himself there. Like his toughness and ability to cover in the slot potentially at safety as well. Interesting prospect, see if he can take it to the next level this year or not.

*Feleipe Franks Florida QB FR RS:
Will probably end up being the starting for Florida, that is my bet. Shows off a live arm, is a very big, tall and athletic kid. Has a firm release and gets good zip on the ball, be interesting to see how he does this year, has arguably a lot more potential than the other Gator quarterbacks.





*Mike McGlinchey Notre Dame OT SR RS:
Could argue easily this OL, especially the left side should be one of the best in the nation. McGlinchey kind of disappointed last year however, will see if he can take it to that next level this season. Had a solid game and was very firm in pass protection. Really like how well he moves as a tackle, has good feet, will see how he does this year, needs to show he can handle himself in pass protection for sure.

*Nyles Morgan Notre Dame ILB SR:
See if he can continue with his fine play from last season, needs to show more athletic ability in space and coverage down field but has potential for sure as a inside linebacker. Productive tackler and made some impressive hits behind the line of scrimmage in the game.

*Quenton Nelson OG SR:
People talk him up a lot, solid player but on this one play he got he was pulling around and completely got knocked back off his cleats in the air by a linebacker that is over 100 pounds lighter than he is. So yeah he needs to get a little more tough and strong I would say. Nice looking athlete and moves well for his size, just not sure the clear cut #1 OG talk out there, not sold on him just yet being that elite, will see how he does.

*Drue Tranquill Notre Dame S/LB SR:
Physically he is pretty damn impressive, really looks the part, has moved up to more of a linebacker role this year. Could really be a good thing for him. Love his toughness and ability to strike people, just needs to produce and stay healthy. When he is out there like last year he does a lot of good things from a tackling standpoint, physical strong kid.





*Connor Williams Texas JR OT:
Got to love his toughness and strength at tackle. Still needs to show he can handle speed rushers and show the necessary footwork to pass protect, but in terms of being physical in the run game he is right there with just about anyone. Is easily a potential early entry candidate at tackle.

*Shane Buechele Texas SOPH QB:
Really like his pocket presence, knows when to get out of there and knows when to hang in. Has a nice touch on his passes, sure does not have some amazing arm but has enough to work with. Was very impressive as a freshman and should be even better this year, especially with a solid young receiver core they have.

*Collin Johnson Texas SOPH WR:
Could be a super star receiver for them, is a huge kid and has fine athletic ability for a man his size. Really good ball skills when the ball is in the air, needs to showcase his speed a little more but is a lot quicker than people think. Decent route running as well for a man his size, can get himself open.

*Toneil Carter Texas FR RB:
Looks the part at running back, made a lot of plays inbetween the tackles, busted a few runs and also made some nice catches as well. Looks like a good solid athlete and will compete right there with Warren for the starting job potentially.

*Reggie Hemphill-Mapps Texas WR FR RS:
Super athletic young receiver, really good change of direction ability and ability to make you miss. Could be a solid year as a deep threat potentially even in a very talented Texas receiver core.





*Kyle Meadows Kentucky OT SR:
Really impressed with his play, liked him last year and really was active in this game. Very quick off the ball engaging the defender and getting his hands on them. Needs to improve his pass protection at times against a speed rush but in run blocking, when he is aggressive and going downhill he is an impressive player for sure.

*George Asafo-Adjei Kentucky OG JR:
Super impressed with him athletically, played a little guard and tackle, very good athlete that can stay on the defender and is impressive blocking down field as well. Really going to be interesting watching him along side Meadows, there is a reason they are running the ball a lot better down at Kentucky.

*Josh Allen Kentucky JR OLB:
Really nice looking prospect, big tall kid and very athletic. Really interesting outside linebacker prospect for sure and one to watch. Showcases pass rush skills and really good athletic ability and quickness. Part of a very impressive linebacking core overall for Kentucky. See if Allen can take it to that elite level this season.

*Benny Snell Jr Kentucky SOPH RB:
Love his size, big strong back who is tough and quite underrated. Had a big time season last year that not many talked about, see if he can continue that success this year. Physically though he is solid and is near the top of the sophomore class already nationally at running back I would say.

*Jamar Watson Kentucky OLB RS FR:
Super impressive rushing off the edge for them, was extremely hard to handle and showed great quickness and ability to bend the edge with speed. Be curious how he does this year and how much time he sees. Promising looking young player that is for sure.

*Dorian Baker Kentucky WR SR:
Needs to put it together this season, has always been a big body receiver with a lot of potential and size. Has not really put it all together because of injuries and other issues, really like his length and hand size. Needs to reach his potential on the field with some more production.

*Chris Westry Kentucky CB JR:
Got to love his length at corner, did get beat a few times in the spring game which was disappointing. Still a nice long lengthy corner prospect with solid ball skills, just needs to work more on his tackling and anticipation while the ball is in the air. Expected more growth and improvement out of him as a sophomore, expect that for sure this year as a junior.

*Jamin Davis Kentucky OLB FR:
Another impressive young backer for Kentucky, shows really good speed and athletic ability. Can cover a lot of ground and make tough aggressive tackles. Still needs to get a lot stronger though and that should come in time potentially.
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A few thoughts on some prospects, some are draft eligible some are not. Need to seem more of a few of these prospects but some have a lot of upside and potential.





*Jessie Bates III S Wake Forest RS SOPH:
What a big time player, could argue with another fine season could be a early entry prospect and possible 1st round pick at some point either this up coming draft or next. Has awesome feet in the return game, really good athlete and his ball skills and deep coverage ability is extremely exciting. For a great coverage safety he tackle quite well, very impressive talent and one to watchout for, could be a potential super star.


*Nate Herbig OG Stanford SOPH:
Love how he gets after it as a big man, really plays low and wins the leverage game and literally drives the defender backward. Really fun to watch with the power and pancakes he makes out there. See how he does this year, should be even better and more comfortable overall. Really interesting player and is a true physical run blocker. Must watch prospect for the future, could be a really good one.


*Darius Leonard OLB South Carolina State JR RS:
Love how he plays the game, really athletic linebacker who can cover a lot of ground and brings a big time punch to the ball carrier. Long arms and is an extremely interesting prospect as a true OLB, with not many guys like him out there besides pass rush specialists. Could be a fairly high pick with a good year, is a special looking athlete.


*Matt Nelson DE Iowa JR:
Love his size inside, has ability to really breakout and become an elite prospect I feel. Great potential 3/4 DE or could even play in a 4/3 as well. Strong at the point of attack and is pretty active as a pass rusher, very interesting to watch him this year.


*Jaylen Dunlap CB Illinois RS SR:
What an aggressive tackler from the CB spot, really shows up physically and plays tough and aggressive. Has decent ball skills and deflects passes away at the last minute, does get beat at times though in pure coverage. Does not back down and that is what is most impressive about him, see how he does this year, interesting draft talent for sure with that tackling ability. Could possibly move to safety as well, really takes on blocks very well for a corner and can fight off them and make hard tackles.


*Breckyn Hager OLB Texas JR:
Pretty impressed with the effort he gives on the edge as a athletic pass rusher. Could potentially be a nice fit in a 3/4 defense, has good quickness off the snap and is pretty physical despite not having great size. With a good year he will for sure be a draft prospect down the road. Goes all out as a pass rusher and is fun to watch, see if he can keep that energy level up with more snaps being played.


*Will Hernandez OG UTEP SR:
Not sure how elite he is, plays very solid in the run game and when he can get on the defender he has no trouble controlling them. Wish he was longer though and a little more athletic overall. Is very consistent and strong inside, good prospect, will see if he can take it to the next level and become an elite player.


*Kyle Hicks RB TCU SR:
Is super smooth out there, really glides as a runner and makes it look very easy. Like most Big 12 offensive talents, hard to read them because the defense is so awful at times out there. Still as a third down back who can catch passes out of the backfield and make big plays, he is a very interesting prospect for sure. One of the top senior running backs in the nation.


*James Washington WR Ok State SR:
Has super strong hands and really knows how to get open. Has been productive for a very long time and with another great year could be a 1st round pick easy. Great big play threat down field and his ability to go up and get the football is impressive for sure. In a one on one situation, not many if any receivers in college are better than he is.


*Koron Crump OLB Arizona State SR:
Very athletic player who can really get after the quarterback. As an overall linebacker wish he was more physical in terms of tackling and getting off blocks however. But using quickness off the edge and blitzing he is very good at, possible 3/4 OLB prospect but is undersized for that, needs to gain some weight. If he can show more coverage ability and open field tackling skills he will be a very interesting prospect come draft time.


*Cody O'Connell OG Washington State SR:
Really like his length as a guard, nice looking athlete and solid in pass protection. Impressive looking athletic for his absolutely massive size. Would like to see some more power out of him but in that offense obviously that is not going to be the case with the quick passing game and lack of power down hill running. Very interesting player, will see how he performs this year, moves really well for his size.


*Justice Hill RB Ok State SOPH:
Love the quickness he has, when he gets the ball he is totally off to the races. Has a surprising amount of toughness of a very little back. Can take a hit and keep on going, be interesting if he can stay healthy and productive throughout his career. Super fast with the football and hits the hole hard with amazing speed. Surprised a lot of people last year, see how he does with more attention and expectations.


*Anthony Nelson DE Iowa SOPH:
Another fine DE prospect for Iowa, and another huge kid with a lot of upside and potential. Good pass rusher and is improving consistently, see if he can take it to the next level this season.


*Bobby Evans OT Oklahoma SOPH:
Nice looking athlete, good combination of power and athletic ability. Has a lot of potential, could develop into a very solid tackle down the road. Really like his upside though athletically, will see how he does.


*Brandon Ray OG Western Kentucky RS SR:
Tough guard, does not have ideal length but is a good athlete and can pull well, get to the second level and block down field. Is physical but lacks true power, could be a good mid to late round prospect potentially. Has been a good consistent blocker for awhile and should finish out as a senior near the top of his game.


*Mike White QB Western Kentucky RS SR:
Productive QB, will show a lot how he does without the weapons around him like he had last year. If he puts together another successful season he could find himself at the next level. Throws a good touch pass, has good size and mobility. Will see how he does this season that is for sure.


*Charles Omenihu DE Texas JR:
Love him physically, super long and athletic edge man. Has really good upside I feel and should have a breakout year this season. Can be a true 4/3 DE and poses a lot of problems with that length for sure, could develop into an elite prospect if he reaches his potential.


*Devonte Boyd WR UNLV SR
Easy to forget about him, but kid can play and has some skills. Good route runner with solid hands, decent enough speed and can get separation. Needs to improve his run after the catch ability a little bit and fight for the ball more while it is in the air. Interesting talent though and one to watch as a senior this year.


*Adam Breneman TE UMASS JR RS:
Has amazing hands as a TE, makes some really amazing catches look pretty easy. Not a fan of his size however, but as a pure pass catcher he is a problem for sure. Can really go up and get the ball and work his way open down field. See how he does this year, could easily come out early as a redshirt junior. As a HB/TE type talent pass catching he is interesting for sure.


*Will Geary DE K-State SR:
Have always really liked his toughness and grit out there as a defensive lineman. Former wrestling champ and that toughness shows. Could potentially be a interesting 3/4 DE, will see how he does this year, hopefully he can pick it up in terms of his pass rushing ability and playmaking overall.


*Mason Rudolph QB Ok State SR:
Guy gets pretty underrated I feel, has ideal height for the position, a super soft touch passing and is very accurate. Does not throw a lot of interceptions either and is safe with the football. Again hard to tell with the defenses he plays but kid is very solid as a QB prospect. Does not get the 1st round hype but with a great year could jump a lot of other players at QB potentially.


*DJ Calhoun ILB Arizona State SR:
I like his speed and athletic ability at linebacker, can really flash and make some big plays. Has a lot of potential I think as a 3/4 ILB, has ability to blitz and the speed to cover ground and make tackles. Will see how he performs this season, is not an elite talent but has late round potential I feel.


*Martez Carter RB Grambling State SR
Will be curious how he does this year, is a big play back, great third down potential as a pass catcher and has good return skills as well. Is a super good weapon out of the backfield and plays a lot bigger than he is, and is hard to bring down with surprising toughness and good ability to make you miss. Could be a interesting prospect with a great season.


*Jaquan Yulee ILB Marshall RS FR
Very interested to watch him play his season, kid is a bull out there and is super strong and athletic. See if he can put it all together and show that talent on the field. Not many linebackers like him around, with that strength and power from the inside linebacker spot.


*Kamari Cotton-Moya S Iowa State SR:
I need to watch more of him, seems like a very interesting prospect. Good deep coverage man who can fly around an make plays on the back end. Has a lot of potential, will see how he performs this season.


*Chase Edmonds RB Fordham SR:
Very tough little running back with good breakaway speed and ability to make you miss. Has very good feet in the hole and accelerates quickly. Should have a dominating year this up coming season at that level and could be a decent late to mid round prospect come draft day. However his toughest competition all year will probably be his first game Army, so that is not saying a lot.


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Agree on James Washington. Koron Crump is a guy I'm researching right now. Very intriguing.
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