2019 Player Ratings. Part I.

Updated 07/31

This isn't really a Player Rating yet. It is just the beginning of a long Draft process.

This is more about getting the form of the Player Ratings than anything accurate.

Plus some early and Quick Tape looks at some top prospects.

And of course, everything will change during the season: some will get worse, some will get better, 

and surprises will break out during the College Season.

Some reluctant leftovers: 

24. *Justice Hill- 5-10, 185, OK ST, RB. 

25. Zach Allen- 6-5, 272, EDGE

26. *Te'von Coney- 6-1.1, 238, LB.

27. *David Montgomery- 5-11, 222, Iowa ST, RB.

28. *Jerry Tillery- 6-6, 314, Notre Dame, DT.

29. *Noah Fant- 6-5 232, Iowa, TE.

30. *Jeffery Simmons- 6-4, 300, Iowa ST, RB.

31. David Edwards- 6-7, 315, OLT, Wisconsin.

32. Justin Herbert- 6-6, 233, QB, Oregon.


Name-HT, WT, 40, Vert, (U)- Unofficial, S- 10 Yard Split,




*Nick Bosa- 6-4, 270, #97


Ohio St.

07/2018: The Junior has had rumors of some Character Concerns. "Just my teammates, honestly," Nick said about what he likes the most about football. "Just having fun with them. It's a friendship group, a brotherhood that you wouldn't have just living a normal life and not playing a sport like this. It's so important to be able to fall back on that when stuff gets tough in life. It's good to have." He is a smart kid. 

He is built and plays like his brother. "I've never been bothered by being compared [to Joey]," Nick said. "That's obviously going to happen when you have two similar-looking people who have similar games and similar moves and play the exact same position. But I just come out and do my thing and strive to be better than him." Despite the incredible talent at passrusher last season, he still lead Ohio State with 8 Sacks and 16 TFLs. 

He also had 34 tackles, 2 PBU, and a FF. "I hated not being out there for the first play of the game, but it is what it is and I got to play a lot of meaningful reps," Nick said. " I played all the plays I needed to prove myself and to help my team. In the end, I knew what Coach J (Johnson) was doing. He's always right. He's got a lot of knowledge. So you trust his decisions." When watching him play, it seemed like he had more stats, but stats were hard to come by last season for OSU DLs. 

He was the best passrusher on that team last season, which is saying something. "I felt the feeling of a Big Ten Championship and that was unbelievable, so [I am] just thinking about what it would feel like to be a leader on the team and win it," Bosa said, "And to be an integral part of a national championship game win, beat everyone, get to the playoff and win out. Next year my class is ready to take over the leadership role. I think we're going to have a really good chance. I know the defense is going to be set. That's No. 1 on my want-to-do list." He could be better against the run.

But if he is the first D-end taken, it will be because he hits the QB. "I just want to keep what we had going last year. Keep it going. We finished the year off with an eight-sack game against USC in the Cotton Bowl," Nick said. "So just continue the culture that we set so far and the one that my brother and others set for us: Sam, Ty, Jaly), all those guys. We want to do what Coach J preaches and just keep that going, and enhance it." I like how he talked about total team Sacks/stats and not his own.

I like how he talks about what he learned from older players. "From Sam [Hubbard], he's got great technique, obviously. But what jumps out with him is the fact that he never stops going hard. No matter if something hurts or it's a 20-period practice. He was always at the front of the line, never with his hands on his knees. So that was a great example. And whenever you'd be confused about something, he'd help you out," Nick said. "With Ty [Lewis], he's a grinder. He was around for five years so he' picked up a lot of knowledge from the coaches. Great technique, knowledge of the game, knowing how to play mind games with offensive linemen, not just go out and rush. He's helped me a lot with that." He didn't always start games. 

Ohio State Overview: Nick Bosa, the 2017 Big Ten Conference Smith-Brown defensive lineman of the year and an American Football Coaches Association first-team All-American, is poised to be one of the top defensive players in all of college football during the 2018 season … he is coming off a season in which he led the Buckeyes in tackles-for-loss (16.0) and TFL yardage (74) with another team-high in quarterback sacks with 8.0 … he was second in the Big Ten in both TFLs and sacks … remarkably and outstandingly consistent, he was named a game “champion” by the Ohio State coaches for his efforts in all 12 wins last year, the only defensive player to achieve the feat … he was the team’s defensive player of the game twice: vs. UNLV and Penn State … he was part of a quartet of terrific, rotating defensive ends last year that combined for 42 tackles-for-loss and 24 quarterback sacks, with only eight defensive snaps separating them (Tyquan Lewis led with 534 and was followed by Sam Hubbard with 531, Jalyn Holmes with 527 and Bosa with 526) … Bosa was second on the team as a true freshman in 2016 with 5.0 quarterback sacks and he enters the 2018 season with career totals of 23 TFLs for 110 yards in losses and 13.5 quarterback sacks … he has played in all 27 games the past two seasons and has started seven times … he is an Academic All-Big Ten Conference honoree and a two-time OSU Scholar-Athlete majoring in communications.
07/2018: He has great passrushing instincts that let him win with the instant moves that breaks him free, and forces doubles (:05). He has great hands and plays with the leverage that gives him the power to get through the double to hit the QB (:19). "It's so fun to rush the passer. I just like being out on the edge and being on an island with a tackle (or two;)," Nick said. "There's nothing better than putting your hand in the dirt, seeing the quarterback drop back, and having that one-on-one with somebody." That was a phenomenal passrush. 

We saw the power. Now watch the blast off and outside speed to sack the QB (:28). Watch him shed the RB with easy, after he used his initial burst to his outside shoulder. Then watch the elite Combo. He sheds the TE with his hands, and Rips into and past the RB with the greatest of ease. "I was just going to say the same thing," Nick said. "All that training. All the things the coaches put us through. It's to be in position to be able to make a play like that [sack the QB]. When you come off the edge and win, especially if you hit that ball out of his hands. There's no feeling like it." That was a phenomenal sack. 

Guys who can burst upfield and turn sideways to see the QB tend to get a lot of Sacks in the NFL (:49). Sets the edge with power, and is great playing with his arms extended (1:17). Sets the edge, sheds the OT, and the RB runs into him (1:29). He rushes better from the blindside. You should see him there more this season (1:52). Watch the great quicks on the inside Swim.

Speed to power (2:00). Nice quick outside burst to run a free lane on a stunt (2:30). He just has that knack for hitting the quarterback (2:51). He uses his burst upfield to get to Darnold for half a Sack (2:56). This was the final game of last season. "He’s ridiculous right now," Urban Meyer said. "We need some more Bosas (on the Buckeyes)." He will be even better this season. 



*Ed Oliver- 6-3, 290, #10



07/2018: He was a junk yard dog in a cowboy suit at Houston. "The way I was brought up, you clean your own (horse) stalls," Ed Oliver said. "I don't want anybody cleaning my stalls. We had three horses at one time. Sometimes, my dad would say, 'You clean them all by yourself.' Me and my brother, he would shovel and I'd take the wheelbarrow. Taking the wheelbarrow is the hard part. It's easy to shovel." He was such a junkyard dog that his mother made him sleep out back with the dogs (no need to Google that, it was just a joke;). 

Some think he could be be in the race for the Heisman. "We have to see what he does on the field (in 2018)," Applewhite said. "I think he deserves to be in the conversation. If the award is what it says it is? Which is the best player in college football, then he deserves to be in the conversation." That might be pushing it a bit (or a lot;) for a DL. 

He was the top recruits in the county coming out of high school. "He was the best player on the field every time Houston played," a scout said. "He was the guy from a prospect standpoint that you couldn't take your eyes off. He can do it all." He got hurt early in the season last year.

He plays Nose Tackle for them in their 3-4 system. "Athleticism and effort," Houston HC Applewhite said. "He's a unique player because of his athleticism. There's a lot of [defensive tackles] that can sit there and plug." He is a true freak of nature. 

He can cover the WR going down the line. "I do plan on leaving (after this season). I wish I could stay another year, but it's my time to go." Oliver said. "This was a dream of mine coming in. I knew I was going on a business trip. And whether my business trip was three years or four years it just depended on how early I got on the field, and how effective I was." Plus, he is very smart. 

He can read the screen and get outside to the sideline, and cover the WR on the bubble screen. "When we ran this (play in practice) we widened our (running) back out all the way behind the Tackle. Because we knew (the RB) could run," Applewhite said. "And (Ed) ran down Catalon's hip, and the ball was thrown perfectly by Greg. And he (Oliver) knocked it down, like he was in man coverage." Best One-Gapper in this Draft. 
2017: Outland Trophy winner and Nagurski finalist, Oliver led the nation with a career average of 1.56 tackles for loss per game, totaling 39.5 tackles for loss in only 25 games played ... became Houston's eighth consensus All-American, earning first team honors from the FWAA, The Walter Camp Foundation and the AFCA among others ... named The American's Defensive Player of the Year ... while playing the nose spot in a three-man front, totaled 73 tackles in 12 games, despite missing three quarters of one game and being limited in the next four with a knee injury ... recorded an average of 6.1 tackles per game which ranked third nationally among all defensive linemen ... his 73 total tackles ranked eighth nationally among all defensive linemen, second nationally among defensive tackles and 16.5 tackles for loss were second among defensive tackles while his average of 1.38 tackles for loss per game led all defensive linemen in The American ... led UH in tackles for loss (16.5), sacks (5.5), quarterback hurries (7), forced fumbles (2) and blocked kicks (1) ... also had three pass breakups and one fumble recovery ... recorded two double-digit tackle games, part of seven games with at least five tackles ... also tallied five games with multiple tackles for loss and now has 13 career games with the distinction ... continued his streak of starting every game of his career as he made he has started all 12 games ... closed out his year with four tackles, two of which went for a loss, and his first career rushing attempt, a 1-yard touchdown, against Fresno State in the Hawaii Bowl ... put together a career-day with 14 tackles, 3.5 tackles for a loss of eight yards and two sacks in win over Navy ... tallied two tackles, one of which was a sack for a loss of six yards at Tulane ... had four tackles, a tackle for loss and a QBH in win vs. ECU ... tallied seven tackles, one sack and 2.0 tackles for a loss of 10 yards in win at No. 17 USF ... had six tackles, 2.5 for loss and 1.0 sack along with a fumble recovery vs. Memphis ... recorded nine tackles, a 0.5 sack and 1.0 tackle for a loss of three yards at Tulsa ... had four tackles, one PBU and three QBH in win over SMU ... tallied one tackle, but was sidelined most of the game due to injury in win at Temple ... had five tackles, a tackle for a loss of five yards and three QBH vs. Texas Tech ... totaled six yards and one tackle for loss, while forcing his second fumble of the year in a win over Rice ... led team with 11 tackles opener at Arizona ... also had 1.5 tackles for loss and a forced fumble, which was recovered by teammate Alexander Myres.
07/2017: He is one of those rare guys, who seems to burst off the snap ahead of all his teammates. That is such an advantage (:01 and :35). Top inside gap-shooter in this Draft (:44). He is so quick off the snap that he can get tripped from behind by the OL he just completely burn, and still get up and get in on the TFL (1:26). He doesn't just stack and shed (1:33). He knocked the OL back two yards. Then stacked and shed him, and made the play. 

He is so explosive disrupting right up the middle of the offense (2:58). He is so tough to stop that he eventually finds the ball behind the LOS. He gets the OC moving backwards so fast with speed to power, and then spins into the QB (3:01). He reminds me of John Randle  (3:21). He is a relentless, explosive, hyperactive, and undersized passrusher.

He is about 6-2 (like Randle), and his arm length could keep him out of the top spot, but he is still a top five pick. Watch him Stack. Then the spin out of the block as he is Held by the OL (4:22). Look how small and relentless he looks as he powers through the double team, twice (4:35). He uses his explosion to stuff the double team back at the point (5:22). Here he is pushing back the triple team by three OLs again (5:39). Only the best of the best get attention from three OLs on one play. 



*Raekwon Davis- 6-7, 308, #99



07/2018: He is a monster of a man. "He's humongous, he's like 6-8," Jonathan Allen said. "He's huge. Easily the biggest defensive lineman I've played with." Who actually led Alabama in Sacks last season with 8.5, to go along with 69 Tackles, and 10 TFL. 

He is great playing at arms length, and does a good job staying low. "It's probably difficult for him, I'm not very sure," Allen said, when asked about Davis's height Vs shorter OGs. "But he's doing a great job of it. As a freshman, there's still a lot of room for improvement, and a lot of room for him to work. He's just trying to get better and trying to listen to the older guys and work hard." He has great long arms that help keep OLs off his body.

He can set the edge, and then shed the ORT and make the stop on short yardage. Great power and eyes. Nice power to shed. Terrific quick hands on the stack and shed. He plays on the right side of the QB, and stuffs the run as well as anyone. Great inside club. Uses his outside hand to jab the OL off balance. 

"Davis, a physically-impressive player, mostly has played a supporting role in Nick Saban's front," Dane Brugler wrote. "But he is due for a breakout campaign this fall (even after leading the Tide with 8.5 sacks as a part-time starter in 2017). His mix of foot quickness, flexibility and raw power is a scary combination when used in unison."

He has that nose for the ball. He can hold off three blockers at the point, get pushed back, and still stay in front of the RB and make the tackle. Then he'll push the ORT up, and grab the RB as he tries to run under him. When they let him just blast off, he can burst past the NT inside at a 45-degree angle. This guy is an NFL 5-Tech waiting to happen. 

"Alabama has been cranking out top talents along the defensive line hand over fist and Davis is the next one up. At 6-7 and 306 pounds (school measurements), Davis is among the new breed of defenders who fit cleanly in both 4-3 and 3-4 fronts," Zierlein wrote. "His frame is chiseled with outstanding lean muscle mass, long arms and a solid anchor at the point of attack. Davis is well-schooled at striking first, getting arm extension and shedding blockers to attack ball carriers. Davis has plus potential as a pass rusher, but still needs development in that area. While Houston's Ed Oliver is the better player right now, Davis has the elite physical traits teams covet."
Nice heavy hands. I love how he controls blockers with his hands. Nice job finding the RB cutting back in traffic. He can get into the backfield and grab the RB and force the QB to keep it on the option. Great explosion off the snap when he guesses right. 
2017 Mississippi ST: He has that knack for getting were he wants to on the field. Great job moving laterally down the line, and keeping in front of the RB. He was the best Alabama DL moving laterally with a blocker in his shirt last season. I thought he played better at 5-Tech than DT. Sets the edge so naturally at 5-Tech. Then sheds the ORT with his hands and hip torque like a bear. Slides inside with his hands on the ORT seemingly at will.
2017 (Sophomore): Provided size and speed on the defensive front ... ... earned First Team All-SEC accolades from the conference coaches while also being selected as a second teamer by the Associated Press ... ranked third on the team with 69 tackles, 10 of which went for a loss (-50 yards) to rank second on the Tide defense in that category ... also contributed a team-high 8.5 sacks (-46 yards) to finish fifth in the SEC ... added a pair of quarterback hurries, recovered one fumble and picked off his first career pass in his sophomore campaign ... selected as a defensive player of the week by the Tide coaching staff for his performance against Tennessee. Florida State: Played in a reserve role along the Tide’s defensive front, spending much of his time in the FSU backfield ... finished with a sack (-10 yards) on the Seminoles’ first offensive drive of the second half to halt the potential scoring drive. Fresno State: Registered a career-high and a team-high tying eight tackles against the Bulldogs ... also pressured the quarterback once on the afternoon. Colorado State: Contributed four stops on the night, including half a tackle for loss (-1 yard). Vanderbilt: Saw time against the Commodores but did not record any stats for the first time this season. Ole Miss: Collected his second sack of the season (-2 yards) while adding a quarterback hurry ... helped limit the Rebels to only 88 yards rushing and 253 yards of offense overall. Texas A&M: Put together a dominant performance in the absence of Da’Shawn Hand ... tied for second on the team in tackles with eight stops ... added one sack (-5 yards) and recovered his first fumble of the season ... the fumble recovery thwarted an A&M drive at midfield, eventually leading to a Jalen Hurts rushing touchdown to give the Tide a two-score lead. Arkansas: Totaled five stops against the Razorbacks, including a career-high 1.5 sacks (-3 yards) ... was key in helping the Crimson Tide defense limit the Hogs to only 227 yards of total offense. Tennessee: Produced another big night on the stat sheet ... collected four tackles against the Volunteers, including one sack (-9 yards) to maintain his team lead in that category ... his play along the line earned him his first career defensive player of the week recognition from the Alabama coaching staff. LSU: Ranked second on the Tide defense with a career-high nine tackles ... added one sack (-1 yard) for his fifth consecutive game ... helped hold the Tigers to only one offensive touchdown. Mississippi State: Matched his season-high mark from the week prior with nine stops against the Bulldogs ... the nine tackles tied for second on the Tide defense. Mercer: Tied for second on the team with five stops ... played a key role in holding the Bears to only 161 yards of total offense. Auburn: Totaled five tackles in the annual Iron Bowl contest. Clemson: Dominated up front along the line, collecting five tackles, including two for loss (-10 yards) ... added one sack as part of the Tide’s five in the game. Georgia: Put together another huge game for the Crimson Tide ... contributed five tackles, including one sack (-9 yards) to add to his team-leading total ... also picked off his first career pass, pulling down the tipped ball and returning it for 19 yards to put the Tide in good field position for an eventual field goal




*Drew Lock- 6-4, 220, #3



07/2018: I took a late look at him last season. I only watch three games, but I really liked what I saw. He has all the tools in the toolbox. He just needs some more development mentally, and to get the hell out of that QB-killing Red-Raider offense, and fast.  

Like Brady, he is not a good dancer. "When the head coach is mocking your dance move you must be doing something right," Lock said. "You’re not a nobody. You’re definitely doing something that’s catching other people’s attention. I would have been like, 'Damn, coach is balling with us." But when your winning you can do any damn dance you want, even a Dude Chicken Dance, lol (it looked to me like the HC was doing a bad imitation of a bad dance, and not mocking him at all?). 
The most important thing to know this off season is that the HC changed the offense to a Pro-Style offense. "This is exactly what I want to experience,"
Lock said about the new Pro-Style Offense. "I want to be able to speak ball. I want to be able to talk NFL stuff with NFL people and I wasn’t going to be able to do that." It is the HC's job to win, not to run Pro Style stuff.

But Damn! They could help these kids develop a little more. "It's more complicated of an offense, but I do think it’s easier," Lock said. "It was a little more guessing games last year, on what I thought receivers were going to run. And this year I have it set in stone what they're doing every single play. It makes me a lot more comfortable back there. I know exactly what's going on." With QB's of his talent, it is all mental for him.

So he made the right decision coming back. "Coach Odom told me he wanted the best decision for me. If I was declaring for the draft, he would support me," Lock said. "But he also said If I thought about returning, he would involve me in the search process [for a new OC]. That’s when Coach and I really developed a deep bond." They went to the NFL to get a guy who coached in an NFL offense.

This is the third system Lock has learned in four years. "I decided Coach Dooley could really help me prepare for the NFL, he had worked there for the past five years," Lock said. "I used to worry about learning a new offense. But now I realize it’s going to give me great experience. How many other college quarterbacks know three offensive systems? I bet not many." It is all mental for him, and learning multiple systems does nothing but help him mentally. 

And if he shows he can grasp his third system, an NFL System, he will be the first QB taken in this Draft. "Drew is very creative, a free spirit, and I would be a fool to box him in," Dooley said. "I coach like I parent. If you spend all your time telling them what to do, they don’t reach their potential as people or players. You have to let them think for themselves. My job is to guide them. He wants to be a pro someday. I treat him like a Pro, treat him like a man. He’s earned that." Or, he could slip down to the Patriots.

02/2017: Lock is a young strong armed spread QB. He may or may not be coming out. But if he does the Pats should be interested. Brady is showing some wear and tear this season, and the Pats will have to draft a young developmental QB in this Draft (He has my "I'd like him on the Pats" seal of approval;). 
He has not decided whether he is coming out yet or not, but most seem to think that his HC leaving will prompt him to leave for the NFL Draft (his HC stayed;). "Not too much," Lock said, "At the beginning, it was all coming out, [everyone said] 'Heupel left, so Drew’s leaving now.' But really I’m on the same course as to making a decision. It (isn't) a huge factor in my decision." He could be on the Board between 30 and 40. 
Smart kid who has played in two different offences in three years. "It speaks a lot to have a quarterback who comes in and learns three different systems as far as being able to relay that at the next level," his OC in 2015 John Henson said. "If a guy does come in here with a brand new offense, with the players we have and the mindset I would have going into it, I think we’d be just fine." There is a lot of turmoil in Missouri right now.
I am in the crowd that thinks he's gone (and I was wrong;). "We run the same plays with Drew that we do with Maty," Pinkel said. "[Lock] moves in the pocket well. I think he has pretty good instincts back there. He doesn’t have Maty’s foot speed, but not too many quarterbacks do. But again, he’s got to be who he is." He can take the big hit, and complete the next pass.
He also throws well on the move. "(Lock has) that playmaking ability, the understanding of spacing, the understanding of where the ball is going to go," Thomas said. "He’s a competitor. It’s almost, for people to understand it, it’s what Johnny Manziel does with his teams. When he steps on the field, you always feel like you have a chance to win." TMIWTMIL 

2018 OUTLOOK: Is viewed as one of college football’s elite and most exciting quarterbacks heading into the 2018 season after he led the nation in touchdown passes a year ago … Set a variety of school and SEC records a year ago, earning first-team All-SEC honors which set him up as a Heisman Trophy candidate moving into his senior season … Turned down an opportunity to go into the NFL Draft to return to Mizzou for his senior season and has emerged as one of the elite quarterbacks in the game … Will be looked at as one of the leaders of the team during his senior season … Enters his senior season listed at No. 1 on the depth chart after starting his last 33 games at the spot.
2017 SEASON: Turned in one of the most prolific seasons in school and SEC history, thanks to his record-setting 44 passing touchdowns, breaking the single-season record for both, and a total which also led the nation in 2017 ... Ended the season with 3,964 yards on 242-of-419 passing ... His season passing efficiency mark of 165.67 broke the Mizzou single season record of 159.4 set in 2008 by Chase Daniel, and it ranked as fourth-best in the nation for the season ... Also led the SEC in several other statistical categories, including passing efficiency, passing yards, total offense, passing yards per game (304.9 avg.), yards per completion (16.38 - also a nation-leading mark) and points responsible for (270) ... Most importantly will be remembered as the leader of a team that rebounded from a 1-5 start to post six straight wins to close the regular season and reach a bowl game for the program’s first time since 2014 ... In MU’s six-game win streak, his numbers were ridiculous - a touchdown-to-interception ratio of 26-to-5, an efficiency rating of 193.76, as he averaged 328.7 yards per game while completing 63.2 percent of his passes (117-of-185) in the stretch ... Threw for a minimum of three touchdowns in each of those six games, and had nine games in all on the year where he struck for at least three scores through the air, including a school-record seven in the opener against Missouri State ... Was his most clutch in the regular-season finale at Arkansas (11/24), when he led the Tigers downfield for a game-winning field goal on the final play of the game as the Tigers got win number seven with a thrilling back-and-forth 48-45 victory ... Threw for 448 yards and five touchdowns against the Hogs, and led Mizzou to the winning field goal with a drive that began at his own 18-yardline ... He was 3-of-3 passing for 43 yards on the game-winning drive, and was 7-of-9 passing for 127 yards and two touchdown (no interceptions) in the fourth quarter in that game ... Completed 21-of-34 passes for a school record 521 yards and tied an SEC record with seven TDs in a season-opening 72-43 win over Missouri State (9/2) … Lock connected with sophomore WR Jonathan Johnson on the first play from scrimmage for a 65-yard touchdown … The play marked the first time ever in the modern era Mizzou has scored on the first play of the season … Lock surpassed 5,000 career passing yards in the second quarter, becoming the eighth quarterback in program history to reach 5,000 passing yards. … Completed 14-of-32 passes for 245 yards and a touchdown against South Carolina (9/9).

07/2018 Vs Auburn: He is playing against a much more talented defense in this game. A top five College defense. He has the head fake (:01). He played in a gross flat-footed offense last season, but did you see his nice quick three-step drop there. There is hope in Whoville (:09). You always have to look at Spread QB's feet to see if they instinctually move them, when the offense doesn't call for it.

Watch the flat footed feet. They don't move an inch. He hops to the side for the I-N-T. There is a huge difference between playing Auburn and East Kalamazoo school of Hair Design. And a gigantic difference moving up to the NFL (:20). 3rd and 7, he didn't panic as the pocket collapsed around him, and picked up the First (1:21). Then he threw to the right guy, as the CB had to grab him to stop the pass. 

3rd and 10, he completed the pass to the inside screener (1:49). He smartly dumped the pass into the dirt as the screen was overwhelmed, which set up 3rd and 10. He looked to his second WR and threw it low and outside, away from the defender. That was a great NFL 3rd down throw that his WR has to catch (2:35). 3rd and 3, he rolled out against the intense pressure and hit his guy for the First (3:01). That is three straight NFL throws on 3rd down, against maybe the top College defense last year (only Alabama can claim better;).

3rd and 6, nice drop. When his feet are under him in his drop, he has better accuracy. Fourth great throw on 3rd down (3:54). Please don't run. OH! Now that was a great brain scrambling hit (4:36). This might be the most important throw for his NFL potential. He took the gigantic hit, the helmet to facemask devastating hit, and it is 3rd down (4:54). This is the next play after the brain scrambling hit. I like the Brady pop up after the big hit, like he liked it. Oh! He found a receiver but was wiped out as he threw. That was a shame. I really wanted to see if he could complete that pass.

After all that failure, hits, and scare (that it was a fumble), he completed his next pass on the next series. That was a great NFL throw (5:55). 3rd and 5 or 6, Great NFL throw to the slot guy on the curl In. That made him 4 for 5 for four Firsts on 3rd down (6:50). Nice throw away to get to 3rd and 8, but the RB was covered on Screen. Nice grounding: 5 for 7 on 3rd down (7:54). Oh, 3rd down again. 3rd and 3, he dumped it off to the wing for a hope and a prayer. 6 for 8 for four Firsts. 

And the game just got ugly after this. I didn't mean for this to be a manuscript on the life and folly of Drew Lock. It was suppose to be a quick tape. But you were able to see a lot of great aspects of Lock's game, on 3rd down, against the closest thing to an NFL Defense there was last year. He needs to show improvement in the new Pro-style offense. But he did show he had some clutch in him on 3rd down. Which is a must have first step to developing into an NFL QB (I mean, after all the physical traits that we know he has;). 

9.7 QB


*Dexter Lawrence- 6-4, 340, #90



07/2017: Lawrence is a 340-pound behemoth, who has the rare ability to get upfield at will. "I've never seen a guy this size who moves like this," Dabo Swinney said. "I've been around some big guys, but I've never been around a guy that big who is that athletic. He's just a huge, strong man. I mean, he was stronger than some of our seniors as a true freshman showing up." He is not a plodding clod.

Good stack and shed player at the point. Always seems to keep his hands moving as he moves upfield. He will duck his head to get low sometimes, but he will show some great power when he does. He will get high, and get pushed back by the double when he does. He has to stay and play lower. 

He is a guy who gets moving upfield fast, and cannot be stopped once he puts the OL on skates. "He has the tools to be the next Suh," a scout said. "First-overall talent. Good luck not watching 90." Terrific hands to impact the OL back, and grab shirt and control the OL to either side.

Good job holding the point on short yardage. He starts off low, but gets high too fast and too often. The further outside he gets the less effective he becomes. But when he gets an OG on skates, he can skate him right to the QB for a Sack. He can grab the shirt of the OG, and just hold him in place in front of the RB. 

I like how he leads with his hands, and then uses the hand slaps as he stunts outside. "When I watched the Auburn tape," Swinney said (Hey! My notes here are from the Auburn Tape;). "I kept saying to myself, 'this is a true freshman?' This was his first college game! And he's as good as we got." He is so light on his feet. 

2016: Freshman All-American by ESPN and USA Today … ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year (media, coaches) … Defensive Rookie of the Year by Pro Football Focus … second-team All-ACC (media, coaches) … All-ACC Academic Team selection … shared Rookie of the Year honors defensively with Clelin Ferrell … produced 79 tackles, fifth-most on the team, in 643 snaps over 15 games (11 starts) … broke Clemson freshman record with seven sacks, while also tallying 9.5 tackles for loss … produced 23 quarterback pressures, the second-highest figure on the team … also had two recovered fumbles and two blocked kicks … notched 10 tackles in his debut at Auburn, with a sack and pass breakup … also played on offense, helping Wayne Gallman to a touchdown run … posted two tackles for loss against Troy … credited with six pressures by the coaches in 46-point win at Boston College, where he also contributed a fumble recovery … had a sack in win over NC State … posted a sack and five total tackles at Florida State, a 37-34 win for the Tigers … had five tackles, including a sack, against Syracuse … blocked a field goal and extra point in loss to Pittsburgh … had a sack in 21 snaps of victory over South Carolina … posted two sacks in ACC Championship win over Virginia Tech … had four tackles and two pressures in National Championship against Alabama.

07/2017: Watch the power to shove the OL back with his long arms. Then the agility to dance over the cut block, and still get all the way outside to help out. There are not a handful of 340-pound guys who can move like that (:05). Watch the power to get the OG moving backwards, into the Rip that scared Jackson out of the pocket (:14). You really don't want him to be a stand up rusher (:27). Even though he got through the double to make Jackson misfire to his open WR.

I believe this was 2016 (which was the Auburn game Dabo was talking about;). He just pops the OG back. He gets his inside shoulder this time, and causes the miss throw, and hits Jackson (:40). Watch the great straight arm with speed to power. The OL couldn't get a hand in this shirt. Lawrence was by him in a flash scaring the crap out of Jackson (1:05). See how he got both hands into the OL, and then got his legs driving. He just shoved him aside with his size, speed, and power. That was a hell of throw by Jackson (1:18). This is one of those "get better picks". He is expected to get better during the season, and start producing more stats with his elite movement skills (for a guy his size;). 

9.8 Potential


*Brice Love-  6', 202, #5, 



07/2018: Bryce Love: Fighting For Respect.

10/2017: He is the third best player I've seen this season (maybe the first;). "What separates Bryce for me is the yards after contact," Stanford HC David Shaw said. "Whereas you’ve got bigger backs around the nation that are physical guys that bounce off and make big plays, nobody’s doing what Bryce has done this year, which is lead the nation in yards after contact. A lot of his big runs. Some of them are well-blocked and everybody’s blocked, and a lot of them aren't. He’s running through an arm tackle. He’s making a guy miss. He’s coming up on a safety, and making a guy miss , and accelerating and going full-speed, like he did against Arizona State, like he did against Utah." Elite speed, with much more power in his legs than you'd think from a high school sprinter.  

McCaffrey was a runningback that ran like a sprinter, while Love is a sprinter who runs like a runningback. "The big thing with it . and Christian had the same thing . just always believe, have that belief," Love said. "I'm not big with numbers and stuff like that but why not come in and have however many yards? The big thing with me and him is just we always wanted to win." Love is better than Christian, who was the 8th pick in the Draft.

He is not just fast, he is faster than McCaffrey, he is faster than everybody. "We all knew he had blazing speed, even his freshman year," WR Arcega-Whiteside said. "We all saw the potential in him. Having guys like Christian in front of him for Bryce to take notes on is a pretty good role model." He is also tough to bring down, because he is built so low and wide, like Barry Sanders (that's right I said Barry Sanders).

"Those are plays that nobody else in America is making. Not just, 'Oh, he got hit and he dragged the guy for five yards.' He’s done that, too, but a lot of his big runs have come when he should be, quote-unquote, tackled," Shaw said. "And not only does he make more yards, he actually scores touchdowns. And those are the plays that change games. Those are the plays that make him, to me, special. And make him unique in college football right now.” 

He does a good job getting into position to pick up the blitzer. Great quick adjustments on the second level to make LBs miss. He has a great quick twitch to the outside that freezes LB and DBs on the 2nd and 3rd levels. He can get low and cut the LB blitzing up the middle. Elite speed that makes guys miss outside, just because they cannot close the angle. 

He broke McCaffrey's single game rushing record against UCLA. "He's got so much speed and so much explosion, we all know this was going to happen," coach Shaw said. "How many yards and what people say, you never know. But we knew he was a running back and we knew he was going to get the tough yards. All he needed was carries." After five games he was still averaging an impossible 11.1 YPC. 

9.9 RB


*Dre'Mont Jones- 6-3, 295. #86


Ohio ST

07/2018: He can shove the OG to the ground right off the snap. "The guy who probably had the best spring of anybody on our team is Dre’Mont Jones," OSU HC Urban Meyer said. "He was outstanding. For a guy to come back when a lot of people thought he should leave, a lot of times we have to deal with, whether it be effort issues or 'Why am I doing this?' [Off and on field] Issues" [He has] zero. And that’s a credit to his family and [DL coach] Larry Johnson. He had a great spring. And if he continues his development, he can be one of the best in America at what he does." Excellent reacting and redirecting when the play breaks down and directions change. 

When the O-line doesn't block him, he goes instantly for the QB. "Dre'Mont has gone to another level," Johnson said. "He understands what it takes to be a great player. The reason he came back was because he wants to be a great player. And to do that you’ve got to go to work. And the way he is working right now, it’s off the charts." Good stack and shed player. 

I think he is better one gapping. "He did not come into the spring to try to get through it like a lot of guys would who have the talent and have had the kind of season he had last year," Schiano said. "He came through the spring trying to improve his game, and he did that.... And if he continues his development, he can be one of the best in America at what he does." But they do have him stack, read, and shed. And he does it well. 

It is hard to believe with all the DLs they had drafted last year that they have another two elite DL prospects. "The physical aspects, I feel like I could have done well, football-wise," Jones said. "But mentally I felt like I wasn’t there. I felt like I needed the extra maturity for my mind, and then your body will come along with it. I just felt like I needed an extra year really to just grow. D-tackle is a very taxing position. I need to develop my body as much as I can." Jones was their best inside DL last season.  

He will line up on both sides of the OC. He seems more comfortable on the Strong side. He can hold the point against the double, drop to one knee, get up, and still get his hand on the RB. Terrific spin move on the Nose that he uses to break free to the QB. Very aggressive, and gets suckered by the Screen a little too easily sometimes. 

He will line up on the Nose. Plays with forceful hands, and hip torque. Likes to grab the OC, and shove him off to the left, as he breaks right. Very quick off the snap. He will line up at DT, and can beak outside the ORG in a flash. Very quick hands to grab blockers arms and shove them off. 
Ohio State Overview: Back-to-back terrific seasons has positioned fourth-year junior defensive tackle Dre’mont Jones as one of the top defenders on the Ohio State defense for the 2018 season … the veteran of 25 games and 23 starts has 72 career tackles and nine tackles-for-loss, for losses totaling 26 yards … Jones earned third-team all-Big Ten Conference honors in 2017 and he was named a game “champion” by OSU coaches seven times last season, including player of the game honors vs. UNLV … he red-shirted the 2015 season and then had a breakthrough season in 2016 when he moved into a starting defensive tackle position as a red-shirt freshman and was a 12-game starter by season’s end … Jones finished as the team’s leading tackler among defensive line players with 52 total tackles as a freshman … registered a personal-best eight stops in the overtime win at Wisconsin and seven in the overtime win over Michigan … he is a two-time OSU Scholar-Athlete who is majoring in sociology … spent a week this past summer in Manchester, N.H., interning with the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Notable Note: Jones is one of three freshmen defensive linemen – the others are Dan Wilkinson (10 starts in 1992) and Luke Fickell (12 starts in 1993) – to start 10 or more games during a freshman season. Jones started 12 in 2016.
Honors & Awards
2017: Third-team all-Big Ten Conference, Academic All-Big Ten, OSU Scholar-Athlete.
2016: Freshman All-American (Football Writers Association of America), OSU Scholar-Athlete.

Dre;Mont Jones Vs Michigan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iY7S3AsTNkc

Great look as his great blast off into the backfield (:04). I think 3-Tech is his best NFL position. A one-gapping team will be looking at him closely (:10). Terrific hustle to shove off the two blockers, and then get to the opposite sideline in front of the RB. Not a lot of DTs can do that (:16). Stack and shed with a quick arm over (:24). Then two more blockers hit him. When a guy is tripled, he is the guy the coaches have pointed out. 

He is a half a step ahead of everyone off the snap on almost every play (:30). He gets the inside shoulder of the OG with his great initial burst. Then watch the great agility as he spins back off the block when he saw the pitch (1:06). Another quick spin that got him in better position (1:12). This is the best play of the game. Un-Friggin'-Believable  (1:18). He fights through four blockers to get his hands on the RB, and brings him down. 

He is just so quick and agile. Watch the quicks as he breaks back behind the play action. Then the great agility to spin back inside the RB (1:30). He takes on three blockers at the point to stuff the goal line run. But he fell back as he grabbed the ball carrier (1:36). Watch the quick hip torque to shove off the blocker and grab the RB to almost get the TFL (1:59). Just watch the great instincts and hustle on this play (2:06). He just has to show he can dominate like that as a full time player this season, and has to turn those elite physical traits into Stats. 



**Greedy Williams- 6-2, 182, RS-Soph, #29  



07/2018: He is a great shut down Corner who was voted an all-American this year. He does a good job stuffing the run on the edge. He got his sixth INT in the Bowl Game against ND. He can come off his zone, when he sees he ball in the air, and go and get it. 

He garnered 6 INTs, and 32 return yards last season. He also lead the nation with 15 PBU. "I felt a little underrated," Williams said about his being recruited. "But I knew, it was just all politics." He got in on 38 tackles.

Great athlete with the speed and COD to play Corner in the NFL. "I got my nickname when I was seven months," Williams said. "My mom had my aunt watching me. My aunt said I was drinking a lot of milk. From there, she had named me Greedy Deedy. My mom took the Deedy off. Now I’m just Greedy." If has as good a year this year as last year? 
He will be a top five pick. "He just told me over my shoulder one day at practice, 'I know, bro. I gotta make those plays,'" Williams said about Dupre. "They actually listened, gave me some respect and listen. The other guys were saying what I was saying." He has shown to be a tough leader.
A guy his teammates really respect, and listen too "Greedy, he definitely don’t mind getting in the driver’s seat, trying to take over," Ex-LSU WR Chark. "I like Greedy’s attitude. You can beat him on a play, but he’s still going to come back on the next play. It’s very exciting. It makes practice fun." He seemed to come out of nowhere last season. So we'll have to see if he can keep it up this Year.
2018: Continuing the tradition of DBU as one of the top lockdown corners in all of college football ... Cornerback with a big frame ... Has great instincts and tremendous ball skills ... Finished with six interceptions to lead the Southeastern Conference and finish with the third most in the country ... Became the first LSU player since Craig Steltz in 2007 to lead the SEC in interceptions ... His 1.3 passes defended per game were amongst the best in the SEC and in the nation ... The third player in the SEC since 2008 to lead the league in passes defended and interceptions ... Full name is Andraez but goes by Greedy ... Grandmother nicknamed him Greedy when he was young.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2017): The top freshman cornerback in all of college football ... Started every game at left cornerback for LSU ... Totaled six interceptions for 32 return yards ... Finished with 38 tackles, 17 passes defended and 11 pass breakups ... Intercepted passes against BYU, Chattanooga, Arkansas and Texas A&M for no return ... Took the opening pass against Syracuse 28 yards for his third INT of the year ... Also had an interception for four yards in the Citrus Bowl against Notre Dame.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2016): Did not see action and received a redshirt.

07/2018: He steps into the Slot against Ridley. Here is a Redshirt Freshman making the signals for the secondary. You get a quick look at his quick feet moving backwards in Off coverage. Then his ability to stick with the best route runner from last years Draft (:21). Press coverage. You see his size and long arms show up in Press at the line (:32). He is glued to the WR's shirt, like the number 11 on his back. 

With his size and elite feet, he should be in Press all the time. He hops back, and keeps squared on the WR to keep him in front of him. The QB had to throw so far in front of the WR that it was uncatchable (:50). He steps inside like he is in run defense (1:11). How did he get back in front of the WR? That was great defense. He can get too grabby for the NFL sometimes.

Here he is in Off. When your playing against the best route runner in the FBS you will get beat. But watch him retreat, and stay in front of Calvin, and finally take him down short of the endzone (1:30). Calvin gets inside of Greedy, but again he tackles him quick so he can't do too much damage  (1:44). This was only his 9th game of his career. 




*Christian Wilkins- 6-4, 297, #42



07/2018: Vs Auburn 2017: I don't think he comes out (how's that for a prediction;), but he does have that knack for finding the ball carrier. They are doubling him on passing downs inside much more this season. He has been disappointing so far this season. They moved him all over last season, and now he seems to have a set position at DT. 

Then he exploded upfield past the OC and ORG, and tackles the RB for a loss. Then he was triple teamed at the point, shed all three and got out in front of the RB. He is so amazing sometime. He will hustle down filled on short throws over he middle, and devastate the RB from behind. Saying he was a little disappointing this season may have been a disappointing statement.

07/2017: He rushed at NT one play, where it is just too easy to double him. But it did lead to a sack by a teammate. Nice job grabbing OL as he reads the play, and then shoving him off and going after the ball. I'd like to see him in ore one gap situations. I do not like him rushing right on the Nose. Triple teamed in the rush again. They have to get him off the Nose in the rush. He ends up looking at the QB too much as he uses his arm to push off rushers, but does get up field.

 Super athlete freak who played mostly DE last season, but dominated when he was able to get snaps inside at DT. "My strength is just as good as it has ever been so I’m even stronger," Wilkins said. "I got stronger this summer. So I can play at it. I just wanted to be at a good healthy weight so I could last really." He is a scary athlete who just got scarier.

As an oversized D-end he incredibly set a Clemson record for DLs with 10 PBU last season, and is now lighter and quicker. "I definitely feel it," Wilkins said. "At the tail end of the season I was at 310 or 315, and now at 297. I’m not as gassed out there. I’m running and I’m feeling good. I’m running like a gazelle, or something out there. So I’m definitely feeling good and seeing the difference." Seriously, that is just scary.

He was great on the edge last season at 315. "It’s been everything I dreamed of, everything I could have hoped for,” said Wilkins, a 6-4, 310-pound junior. “I won a national championship. But I was also challenged off the field. I’ll get a degree in December. I have great teammates challenging me to be my best on the field and off the field as well." Plus, he scored a TD on offense last season. 

He ran for a TD off a fake punt. "It’s about not just filling your [incoming] class, but getting the right guys," Swinney said about Wilkins and Dexter Lawrence. "Guys who fit your culture. Who love football. Guys you don’t have to chase into the weight room. Guys who pursue excellence in everything they do." He also blocked a field goal, and now he's lighter and more explosive?

Everyone seems to think he will move inside to DT, but he was a DE-edgerusher last season. "I’m quicker, I’m faster and I’m still strong," Wilkins said after losing 15-18 pounds this off season. "I’m comfortable at 297 right now. It gives me the ability to play wherever and to play a lot of snaps." He is good at setting the edge.

But he will get over aggressive sometimes and charge the QB or RB. "We wouldn’t have gotten Christian Wilkins seven years ago," Swinney said. "Now, we’ve got some results that we can share: The academic success, the athletic success. We can say, 'That's what we do.'" Now he just has to turn that elite talent into Sacks. 

08/2018: Wilkins is the real deal. He plays a lot of Nose Tackle, when I don't think he is a nose tackle. I don't like the way they use him in their two-gap system. I think he will explode in the NFL in a one-gap system. But he does a great job stacking and shedding, and finding the ball right in the middle of the line. He is also much better at bursting up the middle and hurting the QB than Hurst.

2017 Outlook: One of the nation's most versatile defensive linemen, having started at end as a sophomore after playing tackle his first season ... one of Clemson’s most popular players ... has 140 tackles, 17.5 for loss and 5.5 sacks in 1,159 career snaps over 30 games (16 starts).
2016: Nagurski Trophy finalist ... Bednarik Award semifinalist ... first-team All-American by AFCA, Football Writers Association and Phil Steele ... second-team All-American by SB Nation, Sporting News, USA Today and Walter Camp ... third-team All-American by the Associated Press ... second-team All-ACC (media, coaches) ... All-ACC Academic Team selection ... posted 56 tackles, 13 for loss and 3.5 sacks in 706 snaps over 15 games (15 starts) ... also had 20 quarterback pressures ... established Clemson record by a defensive end with 10 passes broken up ... 

Game by Game: Started in place of Austin Bryant at Auburn and responded with 2.5 tackles for loss, a sack and a pass breakup ... defensive player of the game by the coaches ... had six tackles and two pass breakups against Troy, while recording a touchdown reception out of the Tigers’ jumbo package ... first defensive lineman in Clemson history to score a touchdown out of an offensive formation ... had three-yard sack against SC State ... posted tackle for loss at Georgia Tech and was big reason the Tigers held Yellow Jackets to just 124 total yards ... posted a tackle for loss and pass breakup in win over No. 3 Louisville ... returned successfully to his home state in the 56-10 win at Boston College; he tallied eight tackles, including two for loss and a sack, in front of over 100 family and friends ... blocked a field goal and converted a fake punt for a first down with a 10-yard rush in win over NC State ... had 1.5 tackles for loss at Florida State ... had a tackle for loss in 39 snaps at Wake Forest ... had two pass breakups in win over South Carolina ... had a tackle for loss and recovered fumble against Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl ... posted two pass breakups and three pressures against Alabama in the National Championship Game.
2016: First-team freshman All-American by CampusInsiders.com, Football Writers Association, Scout.com and Sporting News ... All-ACC Academic Team selection ... had 84 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss and two sacks in 453 snaps over 15 games (one start) ... had 12 quarterback pressures and a caused fumble ... posted six tackles (one for loss) in his debut against Wofford ... his eight tackles included one behind the line of scrimmage against Appalachian State ... had 10 tackles at Louisville ... had five tackles, a sack and caused fumble in win over No. 6 Notre Dame ... had seven tackles and three pressures against Georgia Tech ... had seven tackles, including 0.5 for loss against Boston College ... had eight stops in win over Florida State ... notched second career sack against Wake Forest ... posted two stops and a pressure against North Carolina ... made a splash in the Capital One Orange Bowl by becoming Clemson’s first defensive lineman in history to catch a pass when he hauled in a 31-yard reception on a fake punt to give the Tigers a spark in the opening half ... finished with 10 tackles against the Sooners in just 35 snaps.



*Rashan Gary- 6-5 287, #3



07/2018: I think he is more of an Edge guy than a DT. Still better exploding up field than turning the corner. Once he learns to bend a little better, watch out. He dashes inside quick from the wide-9. He can stop the draw from the edge. He really plays all over, on both sides, and often inside. Great versatility. He is a big edge guy. He will play the 5-Tech in Odd fronts. 

He has the size and hands to stack and shed on the edge. Great twitch in stack and shed. He plays on both sides of the line. Great hustle. Needs to read it a tick quicker. Nice Rip around the Corner.  He needs to find the ball more. Has to improve his instincts, and read and react less. 

Plays and stays low, very well. Like most of the DLs in this Draft, we have seen more potential than production. He uses his explosion to run past the QB too much. He can burst though a Gap, and find the RB in the backfield. He will probably stay in school one more year, unless he turns his elite movements skills into production. 

Needs better eyes. He gets fooled and doesn't hold his position, which allows teams to run behind him. Very good stunter, who can flash inside and take out the ORG and the OC, so the DT can break free outside. He is also very slippery stunting inside, and getting in the QB's face right up the middle, when the DT blocks for him. They have him spy the QB. When the QB takes off he will chase him 30-yards downfield. The other OLs will double and even triple him occasionally (okay, so I saw him tripled once;). 

Sophomore (2017): Recipient of the Richard Katcher Award, presented to Michigan's most outstanding defensive lineman or outside linebacker. Earned his second varisty letter. All-Big Ten honoree (first team, coaches; second team, media). All-Big Ten selection by the Associated Press (second team).  Earned Defensive Lineman of the Game recognition for his role in the win over Indiana and shared co-honors with teammates Chase Winovich and Mo Hurst after the Maryland game. Earned Big Hit of the Week for his role in the win against Air Force. Shared Big Hit of the Week honors with teammates Mo Hurst and Josh Uche after the win against Maryland. Pro Football Focus College Big Ten Defensive Team of the Week honoree following his performance against Maryland. Preseason Watch List Member for: the Chuck Bednarik Award and the Walter Camp Player of the Year. Preseason All-American selection by Sporting News and the Associated Press (second team). 

Made his first career start against Florida at the Advocare Classic (Sept. 2), making three tackles with half a sack. Started against Cincinnati (Sept. 9) and finished with four stops, one quarterback hurry and half a tackle for loss; Contributed on special teams. Made a career-high six stops with 1.5 tackles for loss with half a sack against Air Force (Sept. 16) and delivered the Big Hit of the Week; Contributed on special teams. Started and made an assisted tackle against Purdue (Sept. 23). Made a career-high five solo stops in a six-tackle effort against Michigan State (Oct. 7), adding one quarterback hurry. Set a new career-high with nine tackles at Indiana (Oct. 14), adding one sack, 2.5 tackles for loss and two quarterback hurries. Made two tackles with 0.5 for loss at Penn State (Oct. 21). Made five tackles with two for loss and one sack against Rutgers (Oct. 28), adding another.  quarterback hurry. Made three assisted tackles against Minnesota (Nov. 4). Made five assisted tackles at Maryland (Nov. 11), with half a tackle for loss. Had a three-tackle day at Wisconsin (Nov. 18) with a half a tackle for loss and one quarterback hurry. Registered his first career multi-sack game against Ohio State (Nov. 25), with 11 tackles, 2.5 for loss and a pair of sacks. Made five tackles with a seven-yard sack in the Outback Bowl against South Carolina (Jan. 1) 

07/2018: You really get a great look at his burst and explosion into the backfield. I also like the inside arm bar (:06). He does play inside a lot. I don't think he is a DT. I think you can see why (:11). He gets lost inside, and can't find the ball as much (:16). They have to stunt him when he lines up inside, to try and free him up (:30). Excellent swim and fight into the RB (:37). He could be an interesting 5-Tech. 

Terrific burst into the QB (:44). Nice burst outside into the arm jam and Swim. He is the guy they doubled (1:18). Watch the great stunt inside that freed up the outside for the blitzer and took out two blockers (1:47). Watch the great initial burst to power that knocked the FB back into the RB (2:14). Watch the great hands and hip torque (2:32). He gets the leverage and power, and then tosses the OL aside like a rag doll. 



*Deandre Baker- 5-11, 180, #18



07/2018: He can get physical with his hands in Press at the LOS. He has the hips and speed to turn and run with anyone down the sideline. He can make a play on the ball when the WR tries to break over the middle. Nice job shadowing and locking onto the WR outside. 

He gets back to the WR quickly in Off coverage, when the QB throws to him. Great feet moving backwards and then bursting forward. Still more elite athlete than elite Corner. Better in Press than off, where he can grab, turn, and just run with the WR. 

He has some great snap in his hips. No trouble turning and running instantly with WR down the sideline. He will give up some space to throw into when the WR breaks off the pattern and comes back to the QB. He will step out of Press, and play almost like a FS sometimes. 

2017 Tennessee: Love the snap in the hips. He is a more a dive at the legs tackler than a form tackler. Excellent job turning and running inside with the WR, and then stopping and getting back outside to make the tackle on the RB. He can take a false step forward off playaction, and still snap his hips back and run with the WR down the sideline. 

They use him in a lot of different ways with a lot of different techniques, but he lines up on the QB's left every time. I love when he gets low and aggressive in Press. He is more of a finesses Press guy sometimes, but he can get physical with his inside hand sometimes. He can make the play on the WR and the ball 40-yards down field. 

I like how he locks onto the WR at the exception of everyone else. Nice jam with his outside hand on the outside release in Press. Solid tackler. Not a big help in the run game inside, but he protects the sideline with some nice tackling. He moves back sideways to watch the QB and WR with interesting speed. 

2017: Played in all 15 games, starting in 14...finished season with 44 total stops, fourth-best among all defenders...led the Bulldogs in pass breakups with nine, including three vs. South Carolina, and was also second on team with three interceptions...final pick of the year came vs. Alabama in CFP Championship Game...also had three solo tackles vs. the Gamecocks...was credited with two tackles in the Rose Bowl...had five solo tackles, one for a 4-yard loss, vs. Auburn in SEC Championship Game...snagged Georgia’s first interception of the year vs. Mississippi State, returning it for 22 yards...also made seven tackles (5 solo) and had two QB hurries against MSU...second INT of the season came at Georgia Tech and snuffed a Tech scoring threat in the end zone...had two tackles vs. Samford...recorded four tackles (one solo) and two pass breakups in South Bend...had three tackles and a pass breakup vs. Missouri...had one tackle vs. App State...recipient of the Gordon and Sharon Teel Football Scholarship.
2016: Appeared in 12 games, starting in seven...has 31 total stops this season, including one QB sack for a 10-yard loss...had a team-best, career-high 10 total tackles (5+5) vs. Florida...first career interception came at Kentucky...second INT came vs. Louisiana, which he returned 28 yards...forced a TD-saving fumble vs. Tennessee...had two solo tackles in Liberty Bowl win, as well as a fourth-quarter, fourth-down pass breakup that ended TCU's final drive...had seven solo tackles, a fumble recovery and a pass breakup at South Carolina...all three of his tackles (one solo, two assists) came in Ole Miss game...credited with two tackles and one pass breakup vs. Auburn...recipient of the Gordon and Sharon Teel Football Scholarship.



Jarrett Stidham- 6-3, 200-Jr



07/2018: He does a nice job in play action, but he still takes too long to come off his first option. "He's back for a second year, and he understands our offense," Auburn HC Gus Malzahn said. "He understands Coach Lindsey's expectation. He's like a coach on the field. Toward the end of the year, they were thinking the same, talking the same." He will lose his cool in the pocket sometimes.
Smart JuCo kid who became an instant starter in his first season at Auburn. "Going into this year, he's going to have freedom to get us in the right play, to check us out of a bad play" Malzahn said. "We have a lot of confidence in him, and really looking forward to him leading our offense." He is a good runner when he can't find his first or second option.

He can use his feet when he can't throw, but I like how he keeps his eyes down field and looks to throw when he has to leave the pocket. "He can make all the throws," Malzahn said. "He ran the ball effectively the second half of the season, which really made a big difference. He's hungry." Struggles to find his third option.
He throws a great pass when the pocket is collapsing around him. "We're excited. This is the second time since I've been the head coach that we have the starting quarterback coming back," Malzahn said. "He's a great leader. He's been through the year, and he's been through a season. He knows what to expect. He played his best ball against the best defenses. So [we've got some] high expectations. We're glad he's leading our team." He needs to work on going to his 3rd and 4th options to become a legit NFL QB. 
12/01/17 Vs Georgia: He is so much better in the 2nd Half. I would have trouble taking the 1st Half Stidham, but I would have trouble passing on the 2nd Half Stidham. He can look to his third option, and then turn and throw the ball away smartly. Nice job spotting the delayed blitz and taking off. Knows when to throw it at his receiver's feet to avoid disaster. Turns to the rush when he has too much time in the pocket, and can't find anyone. 

10/14/17 Vs LSU: Strong arm. He can put it on the TE's  shoulder, like a bullet, while running away from him do to pressure. He can throw a great touch pass over the CB. Love the way he throws the deep ball.  Great thrower when retreating from a rusher. He is great at putting the ball where only his WR can catch it. Great thrower to the outside shoulder of the WR going down the sideline. Stares down one WR too much. He seems to have everything else.

2017: Starting quarterback … SEC newcomer of the year ... first team all-SEC (Phil Steele) ... second team all-SEC (coaches, AP) … Manning Award and Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award finalist … led the SEC and ranked ninth nationally in completion percentage (66.5, 246-370) … fourth in SEC, 19th nationally in passing efficiency (151.0) … 125-186 (.672) in SEC regular season action with an efficiency rating of 169.56 … ranks second in passing yardage (3,158), first in completions (246) and sixth in touchdown passes (18) among Auburn single-season all-time leaders … 14-24 passing for 185 yards with 2 TD tosses in his debut against Georgia Southern; also rushed for a 14-yard score against the Eagles … 13-24 for 79 yards at Clemson; sacked 11 times … 32-37 for 364 passing yards against Mercer; that 86.5% completion percentage was second best all time by an SEC player with 30 attempts ... 32 attempts second most in Auburn history and set a school record with 18 consecutive completions … 13-17 passing at Missouri, with long completion of 58 to Kyle Davis and a long TD completion of 57 to Nate Craig-Myers … 13-16 for 264 yards and 2 TD vs. Mississippi State, with four completions of 47+ yards … 14-21 vs. Ole Miss for 235 yards with TD of 75 and 19 yards … 9-26 at LSU for 165 yards, 1 TD … 19-28 at Arkansas for 218 yards … 20-27 for 268 yards, 3 TD passing at Texas A&M … 16-23 vs. Georgia for 214 yards, 3 passing and one rushing TD … 18-24 for 235 yards, 2 TD passes vs. ULM … 21-28 vs. Alabama for 237 yards and a 16-yard rushing TD … opened SEC championship game with 8 consecutive completions, including a 6-yard TD pass to Craig-Myers … passed for 331 yards in Peach Bowl vs. UCF with a 26-yard TD pass to Hastings ... SEC Offensive Player of Week: Mississippi State, Alabama … Manning Award Star of Week: Mississippi State, Alabama … Manning Award mid-season watch list … Preseason: Maxwell Award watch list, Earl Campbell Tyler Rose watch list, 2nd team all-SEC (Athlon), 3rd team all-SEC (Phil Steele) ... A-Day spring game offensive MVP ... SEC Academic Honor Roll and Academic Top Tiger.

Before Auburn: 2016: ESPN No. 1 JUCO prospect ... student at McLennan Community College during autumn. 2015 season: played at Baylor, where he was 75-109 passing for 1,265 yards and 12 TD as a true freshman.

07/2018: This is the trap of spread offensive. Watch how his flat feet get his body in an awkward throwing position (:01). He moved his feet a little and stepped into the throw (:12). 3rd and 11, he can pick up the First with his feet. But he has to learn to slide (:29). That was a dumb play. 0 for 1 converting 3rd downs. 

Nice play action pass (:40). He turned his back to the defense on the play action fake to the WR, turned, and put the ball in his WR's hands (1:02). 3rd and 9, nice feet in his drop and he stepped into the throw. Converted the 3rd down with a rocket to his outside WR (1:26). 1 for 1 passing on 3rd, and 1 for 2 converting. 

He may have changed the play here, but it looked like it was planned. He ran an NFL play action, putting his back to the defense. Appeared to find the safety, and and then threw back to the RB (1:55). 3rd and 6, he completed the dump off pass to the RB again, on a designed trick play, after he turned his back on the defense (2:05). I don't know if I like that designed dump-off, in regards to Pro Potential. But he is now 2 for 2 passing on 3rd, and 2 for 3 converting.

2nd and goal, he got flushed by pressure, and put the ball in the endzone where only his WR could catch it. That is an NFL throw (2:44). Another physical mistake (3:19). Now you have to remember he is going against the closet thing to an NFL defense college has ever seen, but he has to hold onto the ball, and throw it in rhythm (3:35). 3rd and 5, his arm was hit as he threw (3:44). Which makes him 2 for 3 passing on 3rd, and 2 for 4 converting.

That is a nice NFL throw (4:15). 3rd and 12, he has to throw that. 2 for 3 passing on 3rd, and 2 for 5 converting (4:29). 3rd and 6, excellent NFL throw (4:46). Which makes him 3 for 4 passing on 3rd, and 3 for 6 converting.

Yuck (5:03)! 3rd and 3, that is an NFL throw. He had to move his feet in the pocket, and wait for his slot guy to get open. Then he threw the nice pass with a teammate in his feet (5:26). Which makes him 4 for 5 passing on 3rd, and 4 for 7 converting. If an NFL QB keeps converting on 3rd down it leads to scores.

Wow, he has an NFL arm (5:40). 3rd and 8, the pocket collapses around him. So he had to throw the ball away. Which makes him 4 for 6 passing on 3rd, and 4 for 8 converting (6:14). Nice touch pass over the middle on 3rd down. Big conversion, getting the ball to his play maker (6:25). Which makes him 5 for 7 passing on 3rd, and 5 for 9 converting. 

After throwing the ball away on 2nd 7 to save yards, and made it 3rd and 7 (6:57). He looked to his third option, which he struggles to throw to, but he converted it with his feet. Which makes him 5 for 7 passing on 3rd, and 6 for 10 converting. 



Austin Bryant- 6-5, 265, #7



11/2017: He has incredible size and speed for, huh, anybody. "It’s just hard to find guys that are 260, 280, 300 that move the way that they can," Hale said. "There’s not many out there, and Clemson’s got four of them." Clemson has three DLs who should be 1st Round picks in this Draft.

Bryant has been having a great season. "One of the funniest things is, I think their best lineman or most productive one so far has been Austin Bryant," Hale said. "And he was sort of looked at as the other guy on the line." He has a nice second bust, when he slows for the play action, and then bursts again upfield when he sees it. 
He uses excellent hand technique. "One thing we’ve been harping on these past few days is sprint into the bye week, not limp into it," Bryant said. "We really want to finish the first half of the season out strong. And then going to the bye week, we’ll get our legs back up under us and get ready for a sprint to the finish line. Any opportunity you get to play, you have to take advantage of it." He still falls for play action a lot. 

He has been playing on a sprained ankle. "We felt like we weren’t going to hold anything back," Bryant said about playing on his bad ankle. "I told the coaches I was ready to go and it didn’t feel like I was [had] strain. I didn’t feel like I was going to be limping out there. That was the game plan and we ran with it." I like how he sets the edge, and still get in on the tackle. 

The whole team got a jolt when they were upset by Syracuse. "We just wanted to get that swagger back on both sides of the ball," Bryant said. "There was a lot of self evaluating. It was just us telling everybody, 'Just stick together. Don’t let that [horrible] moment define us.' We know what type of team we’ve got." Great job changing direction when the RB cuts back, and he can still take him down. 

Outlook: Defensive end who has been a part of Clemson’s two-deep rotation for his entire career … has 109 tackles, 20.5 tackles for loss, 12 sacks, 20 quarterback pressures, four pass breakups, two caused fumbles and an interception in 1,140 snaps over 36 games (14 starts) in his career … preseason second-team All-American by Street & Smith’s … preseason third-team All-American by Phil Steele … preseason fourth-team All-American by Athlon … No. 32 player in the nation in the preseason by Sports Illustrated and No. 57 player by NFL.com … No. 7 defensive end in the nation in the preseason by Lindy’s … preseason first-team All-ACC by Street & Smith’s … preseason second-team All-ACC by Athlon and Phil Steele.
2017: First-team All-American by Football Writers Association … second-team All-American by Walter Camp … third-team All-American by AP … Second-Team All-ACC selection … first-team All-ACC by Phil Steele … second-team All-ACC by AP … had 58 tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks, 12 quarterback pressures, two pass breakups, two caused fumbles and an interception in 677 snaps over 14 games (14 starts) … tied for third in the ACC in sacks and tied for fifth in tackles for loss … had six tackles in 27 snaps against Kent State on Sept. 2; named team co-defensive player-of-the-game … had seven tackles and a school-record-tying four sacks in 60 snaps against No. 13 Auburn on Sept. 9; named FWAA/Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player-of-the-Week; named ACC Defensive Lineman-of-the-Week; named team defensive player-of-the-game … had five tackles, two tackles for loss, a sack and three quarterback pressures in 51 snaps against Boston College on Sept. 23 … had five tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and his first career interception in 46 snaps at No. 12 Virginia Tech on Sept. 30; named team co-defensive player-of-the-game … had eight tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and a caused fumble in 36 snaps against Wake Forest on Oct. 7 … had four tackles and 0.5 sacks in 83 snaps at Syracuse on Oct. 13 … had six tackles, two tackles for loss, a sack and caused fumble in 31 snaps against Georgia Tech on Oct. 28; named team co-defensive player-of-the-game … had two tackles and two quarterback pressures in 82 snaps at No. 20 NC State on Nov. 4 … had two tackles, a sack and pass breakup in 51 snaps against Florida State on Nov. 11 … had a team-tying-high six tackles and a pass breakup in 39 snaps at South Carolina on Nov. 25 … had four tackles, a sack and two quarterback pressures in 68 snaps against No. 4 Alabama in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1



*A.J. Brown- 6-1, 225, #1, 


Ole Miss

07/2018: He has a long way to go. "A.J. is very, very driven," Matt Luke said. "He's a tremendous player. He's a tremendous competitor. And it's been fun to really watch him push the other receivers and other receivers push and continue to develop." He was a Slot WR last season. 

He is going to step up as an outside starter this season. "I'm looking for him to get one year better in this offense," Ole Miss HC Luke said. "I think continuity is huge. I think that's a big advantage we have coming back, is having the same coordinators on offense and defense, being able to keep that continuity and getting one year better." Good hands catching the quick ball naturally. 

He never seems to fight the ball with his hands. "He’s a very big guy,” MCU FS Mark McLaurin said. "You don’t find too many like him. He’s very physical and fast." Sometimes just a shover, but will block for his teammates. 

He will line up in both Slots, and rarely outside. "A.J. is very, very driven," coach Luke said. "He is a tremendous player. He is a tremendous competitor, and it's been fun to really watch him push the other receivers and the other receivers continue to develop." Catches it smoothly through contact. 

He can run over the DBs, and keep going. "I'm looking for him to get one year better, and in this offense, I think continuity is huge," coach Luke said. "I think that's a big advantage we have coming back, having the same coordinators on offense and defense, being able to get that continuity and getting that year better." He can make the great adjustment on the ball in the air. 

Fearless going over the middle. Pure slot guy in 2017.  "He's a phenomenal player, and they'll be people try and take him away," coach Luke said about Brown. "But we have D.K. and Lodge there as well. I'm really excited about the leadership that he brings to the table." Nice blend of size, speed, and hands. Strong and tough to bring down.
He is a big WR, who has great hands to go down low and snag the low and inside throw. "Offensively, we return eight starters off one of the top offenses in the conference," coach Luke said. "It all starts up front. Everybody knows about the D-lines in the Southeastern Conference. Up front we have 103 combined starts with our offensive line. We're very, very talented and experienced there. Our receiving corps is one of the best in the country. The N.WO. The Nasty WideOuts. It's very well documented and rightfully so. Those guys are very competitive. They push each other every day to be better, but they're also unselfish. We're really fortunate to have those guys." His final test will come this season. When they move him outside, and he is not just a slot guy anymore. 

07/2018: He was their slot guy (:01). He ran a lot of Slot patterns to get wide open last season (:22). He will turn out of his pattern and block for his teammates (:42). Great job getting open on Outs from the slot. Nice smooth hands catcher (1:01). He can make guys miss with the ball in his hands (1:12). He will turn up field and give a nice thump block, for the WR who catches the ball behind him (1:22). I like his hands (2:06). He is not an easy guy to bring down. 

He can make the great catch through contact. Makes terrific adjustments to the ball in the air through contact. Watch this catch (2:35). He will give fake effort on blocks sometimes  (2:49). But then will come back and make the nice physical block (3:01). He is so good going over the middle, and catching the ball away from his body through contact (3:17). He is just a shove-blocker sometimes (3:33). More consistency on blocking would be good to see this season. 



*Anthony Johnson- 6-2, 207, #83



07/2018: Nice hands quick hands to reach up and snag the high pass. Love his outside release, and once he is free outside, he can track and adjust to the deep pass for the big TD. Tough to tell his speed on the small school level, but he can run past smaller school CBs. He shows that speed at the Combine, he is a top half of the 1st WR. 

Nice release. He has a nice burst and speed down the sideline. Terrific hands catcher with strong hands to catch the inaccurate pass away from his body. Then he can run over the CB trying to tackle him. Nice hand fighter on outside release. He can get open outside deep, between the double. 

He can shove the CB to the ground blocking when he hits him in the side. He has good size, and plays to his size. He can get to the Mike, and block him with some irritability. He can shove the CB into another blocker, and then go hit the Safety. Great hands snagging the bad pass thrown behind him, the toughest kind to catch. 

Ultra productive small school WR. He can be dynamic with the ball in his hands. They set him up a lot for screens, jet sweeps, and short passes so he can run. He can be an inconsistent blocker, but when he gets his hands in the DBs shirt he can be a very good blocker. He will whiff on blocks sometimes.

2018: University at Buffalo football standouts Anthony Johnson and Khalil Hodge have been named preseason All-Americans by Athlon Sports, the publication announced on Tuesday. Johnson, a senior wide receiver was named to the third-team offense while Hodge, a senior linebacker, was named to the fourth-team defense... Johnson is coming off a breakout season with the Bulls. In 2017, he had 76 catches for 1,356 and a school-record 14 touchdowns. Johnson ranked second in the nation in receiving yards per game (113.0) and third in receiving touchdowns (14). The All-MAC First Team selection had six games of 140 or more receiving yards which was tops in the country.
CLEVELAND, OH: University at Buffalo wide receiver Anthony Johnson was named the Mid-American Conference East Division Offensive Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday. It is the ninth time this season a UB player has been named Player of the Week and Johnson is the eighth different Bull to earn the honor. Johnson had six catches for 155 yards and two touchdowns in Buffalo's 31-24 win over Ohio on Friday afternoon. The junior receiver averaged nearly 26 yards per catch. Johnson had touchdown grabs of 31 and 54 yards to bring his season total to 14. The 14 touchdown receptions are a single-season school record.

Hoof Prints: Speedy receiver who has three cousins in the NFL, including Jadeveon Clowney... major is sociology
Junior (2016): Redshirted in his first season at Buffalo.
Previous School: Transferred to UB after playing at Iowa Western Community College. Had 19 receptions for 434 yards and two touchdowns in 2015. Played at Butler Community College in 2014 and had 21 catches for 559 yards and five touchdowns. Was a two-sport standout at South Pointe High School in South Carolina. He was an all-area pick after a 46-catch, 11-touchdown season as a senior. Was also an all-state selection in basketball. 

Anthony Johnson Vs Western Michigan.

He has some clutch in him (:01). They like to motion him a lot, and move him around formations. He can use his blockers, and make guys miss. Very dynamic with the ball in his hands (:22). Gets deep down the Seam, and then goes up high and snags the ball over the CB. He is a great hands catcher (:30). He will sometimes not give effort blocking way out on the edge where the CB is really not involved (:52). And sometimes he will go forward and grab the CB under the same circumstance. 

He is likely to start out in the Slot as a rookie, because he comes from a small school (:58). He can be a physical blocker when he wants to be (1:12). I like his initial burst into patterns. Then the quick cut off to get wide open for the First (1:20). They run a lot of plays to get the ball in his hands, to try and let him make a play (1:31). I like his release off the line (1:39). He can cause a lot of trouble from the Slot (2:00). Ultra productive small school WR. 



*Greg Little- 6-6, 325, #74


Ole Miss

07/2018: He has good feet moving backwards. He has the prerequisite athleticism to play OLT in the NFL. "I can't lie and say I haven't," Little said when asked if he thought about the NFL. "But right now, I'm really focused on: the team, the (O)-Line, getting better as a person, getting better as a player, getting everyone else around me better. After the season, when that time comes, the time comes." He has to keep his hands high and tight if he wants to play in the NFL.

He goes wide with his hands too much. "I've challenged him this spring to make everyone else around him better," Coach Luke said. "Don't just be satisfied with being a good player but take a leadership role, get out of his comfort zone and make everyone else around you better." He can show some great quick feet moving backwards. 

He slides outside smoothly when the D-line slants to his side. "Greg is an extremely talented individual," Rawlings said. "He's athletic. He's kind of that special player to play with." Blocks down a ton on the DT.

He can make the big impact on short yardage. "I think it’s a learning process of getting your body to the most efficient weight that you can, and I think he’s found what he’s comfortable with," Luke said. "He came in maybe a little heavy then lost it all. (Strength) coach (Paul) Jackson has done a good job of building it back up, so he’s got good weight on right now. I think he’s right where he needs to be." He has to stay and play lower. 

2017 OUTLOOK: Preseason All-America fourth team (Phil Steele) ... Preseason All-SEC second team (Phil Steele) ... Ranked the 31st-best player in college football by NFL.com ... Listed No. 1 at left tackle ... Looking to build on a great freshman season ... Played a lot last year and has gotten stronger since then.

DALLAS: Ole Miss offensive tackle Greg Little is one of 82 players on the initial watch list for the 2018 Outland Trophy presented by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, the Football Writers Association of America announced on Tuesday. The Outland Trophy, named after John H. Outland, is awarded to the best interior lineman in college football.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala: A trio of Ole Miss Rebels were selected to preseason All-Southeastern Conference teams in a vote by media members at the 2018 SEC Media Days this week. Juniors A.J. Brown and Greg Little were both named to the first team offense, while senior offensive lineman Javon Patterson was a third-team selection.

Little, a junior from Allen, Texas, has appeared in every game at left tackle since arriving in Oxford two years ago. Little earned preseason All-America first team honors from the Sporting News and second team accolades from Lindy's, Athlon and Phil Steele.
If worse comes to worse he can move inside to OG, where has always been very effective blocking down on DTs and 5-Techs (:01). He can get to the 2nd level and grab the Mike (:15). He is so good at stoning the big DT at the line (1:03). Watch the quick twitch inside (1:11). Then the quicks to redirect and seal the DE behind the play. 

He blocks inside on the DTs a little too much for my taste (1:21). He blocks so well on the move (1:36). You can see some quick twitch in his feet moving backwards (1:55). He seems to get better as the game goes on. 

He will get his hands outside the shoulders sometimes. That has to stop (2:04). It's always better to see the feet from this camera angle. But you get a better look at his strong hands on this play (2:57). He does a little dance with his quick feet (3:10). He still has some technique issues to work on.

He has that weird skip inside, which bring him to the DL a little too high. You can see the DL get under him and jam him up with his outside hand. But Little is so strong and balanced that he still stones the DL anyway (3:19). He got a little flat footed, when the DE stunted inside (3:26). But watch the reactions as he turned and knocked the DT's block off. 

I'm not enamored with his kickslide. I think it needs some work, but he gets to where he needs to get too, and stops the rusher (3:35). He gets his hands on the DE, and not only powers him backwards, but drags him inside (3:42). Terrific position that forced the DE into the RB (3:51). Great position that doesn't even allow the D-end to turn (3:26). With OLs they can look less athletic sometimes, because of their size. But once he warms up, he doesn't give up anything on the Edge.



*Jonah Williams- 6-5, 301, #73



08/2017: He gets his hands out wide too much. He has to keep them high and tight consistently to play in the NFL. He wants to grab short outside the shoulders too much. He uses his feet very well to keep his position, but his hands need work.
He will start slow sometimes, and look very average. He can struggle to get to the second level on run downs. Nice fighter on the edge. When he gets position with his feet he is very tough to beat. He is a beast blocking down on the DT on short yardage. He seems to get better as the game goes on. 
He can whiff on the quick inside move. He can slide back smoothly, and once he gets his hands in a shirt he does not let go. Good feet moving way outside on the outside blitz. Plays best when he can forklift his hands up and push the rusher off his leverage.

2017 (Sophomore): Secured the starting right tackle spot as a freshman before moving to the left side in his sophomore campaign ... started all 29 games during his tenure in Tuscaloosa ... regarded as one of the top offensive linemen in the conference and nationally ... earned second team All-America honors from the AFCA while being named a third-team selection by the Associated Press ... chosen as a first team All-SEC player by both the Associated Press and the conference coaches ... selected as a second team preseason All-American by four outlets ... received midseason All-America honors from USA Today and the Associated Press ... and named to the Outland Trophy Preseason Watch List ... finished with 22 knockdown blocks on the season and an average grade of  86.7 percent ... surrendered just 2.5 sacks and eight pressures in 831 offensive snaps while committing just two mental errors and only missing 10 assignments (98.6 percent success rate) ... anchored the left side of an offensive line that was a finalist for the Joe Moore Award ... led an offensive line that ranked second in the SEC and 13th nationally in rushing with 250.6 yards per game while also ranking second in the SEC and 15th nationally in scoring offense (37.1 ppg) ... the Tide was fourth in the SEC and 29th nationally in total offense (444.1 ypg) ... blocked for 17 100-yard rushers in his career, including six this season ... also helped Alabama rush for more than 300 yards in a game four times this season and six in his career ... earned CoSIDA Academic All-District recognition for his efforts in the classroom ... selected as the SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week for his play against Arkansas ... named an offensive player of the week by the Alabama coaches after his performances against Ole Miss, Arkansas and Mississippi State. Florida State: Helped open holes for 173 rushing yards in a 24-7 win over No. 3 Florida State at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta ... graded out at 83 percent on 63 snaps. Fresno State: Graded out at 90 percent in the win over the Bulldogs with two knockdown blocks ... did not allow a sack or a hurry  and did not commit a penalty ... cleared a path for 305 rushing yards in the win, including a career-best 154 yards for quarterback Jalen Hurts. Colorado State: Tied for the team lead with four knockdown blocks ... graded out at 85 percent ... did not allow a sack or a hurry and did not commit a penalty ... helped open holes for 239 rushing yards and 487 total yards, including a second straight 100-yard rushing game from Jalen Hurts. Vanderbilt: Cleared a path on the left side of the offensive line for a Saban-era high 496 rushing yards and 677 total yards ... graded out at 91 percent with four knockdown blocks ... did not allow a sack. Ole Miss: Earned offensive player of the week honors from the UA coaches in a 66-3 win over the Rebels ... graded out at a team-high 87 percent with three knockdown blocks ... helped open holes for 365 rushing yards at 7.2 yards per carry ... did not allow a sack and provided time for 248 passing yards and 613 total yards ... the Tide had six runners gain at least 30 yards, led by Jalen Hurts (101). Texas A&M: Helped the Crimson Tide rush for 232 yards ... played all 69 snaps on offense ... opened holes for Damien Harris to rush for 124 yards on just 14 attempts. Arkansas: Earned SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week honors for his play against the Razorbacks ... graded out at a team-high 92 percent with four knockdown blocks ... cleared a path for 308 rushing yards and 496 yards of total offense ... did not allow a sack or a pressure in the passing game ... blocked for his sixth 100-yard rushing game this season. Tennessee: Blocked for 604 yards of total offense in a 45-7 victory over the Volunteers ... graded out at 87 percent with a knockdown block ... did not allow a sack or a pressure ... opened holes in the rushing game for 272 yards and four touchdowns. LSU: Graded out at 80 percent in a 24-10 win over the No. 19 Tigers ... opened holes for two rushing touchdowns and had a knockdown block. Mississippi State: Did not allow a sack or a pressure as the Tide churned out 444 yards of total offense in a come-from-behind victory over the No. 16 Bulldogs ... helped opened holes for three rushing touchdowns and 202 rushing yards ... graded out at a team-high 90 percent ... named one of the offensive players of the week by the Alabama coaching staff. Mercer: Graded out at a team-high 94 percent on 34 snaps in a 56-0 win ... did not allow a sack, pressure or hurry ... helped block for 530 yards of total offense, split even with 265 both in the air and on the ground. Auburn: Helped the Tide rush for 209 yards and a touchdown ... did not allow a sack or commit a penalty on the afternoon. Clemson: Played 70 snaps in the Tide’s 24-6 win in the Sugar Bowl and graded out at 88 percent ... opened holes for a game-high 141 yards on the ground while providing time for Hurts to complete 66.7 percent of his passes and two touchdowns. Georgia: Left the game early in the third quarter with an ankle injury ... played 27 snaps before the injury.



*Clelin Ferrell- 6-5, 260, #99



11/2016:.He can get inside and stop the RB on short yards with a quick burst inside the TE. "This is the stage we've been working for since day one," Ferrell said. "Coming here, I expected to play in the big games. And I expect myself to play well." He is much better getting to the RB inside than the QB. He still falls down too much. 

Explosive inside moves. "Affecting the quarterback is going to be so big in this game," Ferrell said. "It's all about having a desire to get to him. You can have a guy with all the ability in the world. But if you don’t have the passion or the desire to get to him, sacks are going to be minimal. That’s why I go into every game with a chip on my shoulder." He can beat the OLT with one explosive step inside. Relentless protecting the edge against the QB. 

I'm not sure he is ready yet, and should stay in school. "He's getting there," Venables said. "That was a step closer. But his best football is still all in front of him." I don't think he has that knack for hitting the quarterback yet. But he is as physically talented as any DE in this Draft.

He is still only a Redshirt Sophomore. "I redshirted because I wasn't ready, and I had NFL guys in front of me," Ferrell said. "It was the best thing for me to sit out and learn the system and develop my body physically." But he is improving almost every game.

I like how he keeps his hands up, his feet moving, and that he is still developing. "He's done extra in the weight room when he doesn't have to," Venables said. "He values the opportunity to meet and do a walk-through. Not everybody's like that." He will probably have to declare after this season. 
10/2017: He chose to Redshirt as a Freshman. "It was a tough process, but I'm lucky I had the right people around me," Ferrell said. "My coaches, I'd do anything for those guys. I'd run through a wall for those guys. It was tough, but I'm happy because when I got my opportunity, I was able to take advantage of it." He worked his butt off behind the scenes, and it is showing this season.

He can slide back and outside with his eyes reading it correctly consistently. "Where he started the beginning of the year, he's gotten better and better the whole season," Venables said. "It's not real magical. He's just worked really hard." Rarely makes a mistake with his eyes.
Overview: Defensive end who redshirted the 2015 season and made an immediate impact on the 2016 National Championship defense.
2016: Shared Defensive Rookie of the Year honors with Dexter Lawrence ... produced 50 tackles, including 12.5 for loss and six sacks, to go along with a team-high 24 quarterback pressures in 15 games (15 starts) ... started first collegiate game at Auburn, and posted three quarterback pressures ... posted two sacks in the win over No. 3 Louisville, part of 10 tackles for loss against the Cardinals ... tallied three-yard sack in Clemson’s road win over Boston College ... defensive player of the game against Florida State, when he recorded two tackles for loss, a sack and a pass breakup in Clemson’s big win ... posted half a tackle for loss in game against Pittsburgh ... had a pass breakup and two pressures against South Carolina ... posted two tackles for loss, including a sack, in ACC Championship Game against Virginia Tech ... named defensive Most Valuable Player in the Fiesta Bowl after posting three tackles for loss, including a sack ... played just 36 snaps due to injury in the National Championship Game, but contributed two pressures and a tackle for loss.



*Devin White- 6-1, 240, #40, 



07/2018: He is so fast into the backfield. He has that knack for shooting the gap and finding the RB. "Coach Saban was like 'If you go there, we’re just going to have to beat you every year,'" White said. "I'm like, 'Wow. He really said that?'" Can he become another Roquan Smith?

I say no, because I just watch the Playoff games again, and Smith might be the best I've seen in college. Roquan was consistently faster to the RB than anyone I've seen. "I wasn’t a Tiger yet, and he was speaking facts at the time. He was telling me like it was," White said. "But now that I’m here and I remember it in the back of my head. I’m telling you, it happened two or three years ago and it really stuck with me." But if White takes a step up or two, who knows?

He is not as fast to the ball as Smith. "We’re fortunate to have him and Rashard Lawrence," LSU HC Ed Orgeron. "Both have been leaders for us. Obviously Devin’s a lot more productive. The last time I had a sophomore like that was Warren Sapp at Miami." I worry about him in coverage. 

But he is as smart as Smith. "I know he comes in at 10. So I want to make sure I watch the whole film so I can tell him what happened on certain plays. I know he’s watched it all already," White said about LSU DC Dave Aranda. "We start watching film together, starting with Clip 1. He breaks down every play on why and if it went well and why we had a bust and who had the bust. Sometimes, he gets on the drawing board. We talk to each other, and it just clicked for me." He can struggle to take on blocks sometimes. 
He has to react faster, and take on blocks better to be close to Smith. "There’s a value in communication and coach-player relationship. I think we found that right away, Devin and myself," Aranda said. "I respect Devin because he wants to be the best. He holds himself to a high standard. He holds others to a high standard, and he wants to continue to get better. He’s always looking, and I’ll always be there giving." He has to take a big step up in coverage, and beat blockers faster if he wants to be a First. 

OUTLOOK: Making his mark as the next great linebacker at LSU … Regarded as one of the top linebackers in the nation and will be a candidate for the Butkus Awards as the top linebacker in college football .. Great leader on and off the field … Named a permanent team captain for the 2017 team … Owns 163 tackles for his career in 25 games played and in 13 starts … Became the first player in Southeastern Conference history to be named the league’s defensive player of the week four times in one season … Has a knack for finding the football and has proven to be effective against both the run and pass ... Thrives in a physical contest ... A converted running back who possesses tremendous footwork to go with good ball skills … Off the field, uses his Sundays during the season to ride his horse, Daisy Mae, a Tennessee Walker … Daisy Mae is housed at the BREC Stables just a mile off campus … In all, has seven horses – the other six are housed at his family’s farm in Cotton Valley, Louisiana … Enters 2018 season needing only two more semesters to graduate.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2017): One of the top linebackers in the nation with a league-best 133 tackles … Became the first LSU player to lead the league in tackles since going back to the mid 1980’s when tackles became an NCAA Stat … Led the team in tackles for loss with 14 for 56 yards … Started in all 13 games at outside linebacker and led the squad in tackles in 10 games … Earned All-SEC first team honors by both the league coaches and AP … Totaled eight double-digit tackle games to tie Bradie James for the most in a single season in school history … Double-digit tackle games came against Mississippi State (11), Syracuse (13), Troy (11), Florida (13), Auburn (15), Arkansas (14), Tennessee (11) and Texas A&M (13) … Had his first career interception against the Aggies … Totaled 4.5 sacks on the season and had at least one whole sack against Florida, Auburn and in the Citrus Bowl against Notre Dame.

His first reaction is always forward (:01). He finally sheds the big blocker (:51). He has to learn to take on blockers better, get to the RB faster, or run around blockers quicker (1:27). Good coverage, coming out of his drop to pick up the RB. Then he turns to the QB who had to take off (1:35). Nice quicks turning to run with the outside WR (1:48). He filled the wrong hole, which sent the RB into the pileup (1:59). Then he went and got him. 

Nice job sneaking up the middle, and grabbing the QB's ankle for a sack (2:54). Great instincts here. He heads to the RB sneaking out of the backfield. Then he turns to the QB for some reason, and almost scoops up the fumble (3:17). He really struggled taking on blocks from 73 (3:28). I'd like to see him in coverage moving backwards (3:36). We know he is great moving forward. But can he stayed on the field on 3rd down in the NFL?

As good as he is moving forward, he is not nearly as instinctual moving backwards (3:58). That is not a drop. That is just peeking into the backfield (4:08). The more I watch him the less I like the way he takes on blockers (4:17). He changed directions too many times again in his zone drop (4:27). How did this guy get 133 tackles last season (4:37). He always takes those false steps before he drops (4:47). He has good feet, and is smooth in his pedal moving backwards. But the false steps are killing me. 

He is so good moving forward, but can look like a chicken with his head cut off moving backwards. But he can certainly make plays moving forward (4:58). There we go. he finally does a good job in coverage. He can run with the RB coming out of the backfield, up the middle (5:24). Reasonable pedal with his head on swivel to see the QB, and the guys crossing behind him (5:35). He takes a false step (6:07). But then shows a nice fast pedal. 

He can change direction in his drop while watching the QBs eyes (6:40). Completely taken out of coverage by the play action on the last two plays (7:26). The more I watch him the less I like him.



Trey Adams- 6-8, 327, #72



07/2018: Vs Cal: Nice job shadowing the DE with his hands and feet. Nice adjustment when he lines up wide to pick up OLB. When the OLB doesn't blitz, he slams into the 5-Tech with some nice force. He is so smooth in pass pro that it is tough to see him get in trouble very often. Excellent technique. Nice job shoving OLB inside, and then sliding outside to pick up the blitzing DB. He can make it look easy sometimes. Great blocking down on the DT.

"I'm not too worried about the NFL right now," Adams said. "I'm just worried about this team, worried about making the o-line better. I'm worried about tomorrow's practice. I'm worried about, 'What am I eating for dinner?'"

07/2018: Vs Oregon: Nice power and balance. He has the feet, but he plays a little high, and can lose leverage sometimes. When he get low in the run game, he can power the D-end back five yards. He stones the bigger D-ends at the line like they are stuck in quicksand. He has some suddenness bursting back in pass pro. When he gets low, he can impact the edge guy with some serious power. He can get beat by the outside speed on a blitzing OLB.

"We're real good friends. We're similar in mindset. Similar in what we do off the field. We both like the outdoors, we like to have fun" Adams said about ORT McGary. "I think he's a great counterpart to me. We're similar body types, similar players. So it's been fun to grow with him, fun to work out with him. Great guy." 

07/2018: Vs Penn ST: When he gets his hands on a rusher they are done. Nice balance with arms up moving backwards. He will miss on the backside, when he tries to shove the DE and doesn't move his feet. Great job moving his feet when he locks onto the rusher. He can miss his initial hit on runs to his side, and then step inside and recover with a great shove on the D-end. 

07/2018: Vs Rutgers: He likes to move forward into rushers a little more than I like. "Obviously, there's no substitute for experience. You've got to have some," Huskies OL coach Sam Huff said about Adams and McGary. "Size is one thing. But when you have guys who can move like that, it's very impressive." He snaps over to the DT as quick as anyone I've seen when the DE stunts inside behind him. He zone blocks angry sometimes. 

2016 First-Team All-Pac-12
2016 Second-Team All-America (Football Writers)
2016 ESPN Mid-Season All-America First Team
2016 USA Today Mid-Season All-America First Team

2017: Started the first seven games of the season as the Huskies' left tackle, but suffered a season-ending injury at Arizona State.
2016: Started all 14 games at left tackle ... named first-team All-Pac-12 and second-team All-America (FWAA).
2015: Played in 10 of 13 games during the regular season, starting nine of those 10 ... earned first start at left tackle in the win over Utah State ... first true freshman to start on the offensive line since 2012 ... started nine in a row at left tackle before missing the WSU game and the bowl game with an injury ... made UW debut vs. Sacramento State, playing left tackle ... made a tackle in the Arizona State game after a turnover ... co-winner of the UW's Travis Spring Most Outstanding Freshman award.



Mitch Hyatt-, 6-5, 305, #75



08/2018: He rebinds me of Matt Light. Which has been a flaw in thinking of many Pats fans. Light was a freak at OLT. Guys his size and athleticism are not natural OLTs. Comparing him to Light is really a negative. He has a chance to be an OLT, but a Day Two chance. Coming back for his senior season could move him up from Day Two Day One. 

He made a good decision staying in school. "The thing I like about these guys, they wanted to know why they weren’t rated as a top-10 pick," Swinney said about Hyatt, Bryant, and Ferrell. "And I got them the information, and they’re like, 'All right.' They didn’t get mad, they were like, 'I’m fixing to go work on that and get better.'" Bryant and Ferrell also need to turn their elite athleticism into stats. 
He is effect moving to either side to block in the run game. Terrific sealing the DE outside with leverage and his arms. Doesn't have the longest arms, which will hurt him more in the NFL. Very similar size as Light. Plays with good intensity, but not the manic intensity of Light that let him play OLT for 11 seasons. 

All three Juniors made good decision staying in school. "It really wasn’t hard for me; I just didn’t feel like I was ready," Hyatt said about staying in school. "I didn’t think I was physically prepared and just wanted to make the most of my college experience. and really just develop physically and mentally. It really wasn’t that hard of a decision for me to come back and finish up my education and get better." He will go higher in the 2019 Draft than he would have in the 2018 draft.
Moves into the DE low, and likes to try and shove and push him up. When it works the DE is done. Nice job sliding outside to pick up the blitzing OLB. He will square up in pass pro sometimes, and can get beat outside. He doesn't always kickslide moving backwards. Blocks down with some great power sometimes. 

07/2018: Vs Alabama: Great job turning and sealing the DE outside on runs away. His feet look more consistent this year. When he looses the hand fight, he looses the edge. Very nice power going low on short yardage. He might be an OLG in the NFL. Tough to not see Light when you watch him. Needs to improve footwork in kickslide. When eh seals the big D-end outside, it is tough for the DE to get back into the play. 

"Just take the coaching," Hyatt said. "When you come out here, they’re throwing a lot at you. You’re new to a lot of it and you really just have to take it all in and absorb it and try not to get frustrated whenever they’re coaching you. It can be hard, but you’ve just got to keep going with it."

He will slide inside too much sometimes and give the rush to the DE. He played very well in the Champ Game. Hand was able to rag doll him a few times, but he still held onto his shirt. He does get off balance against great speed sometimes, but can hang on for dear life just long enough to save his QB. Nice job absorbing the impact of the big D-End and still holding on.

07/2018: Vs FLA ST: Nice balance. If you can't get him off balance you can't beat him. He is so good at sitting low in his kickslide, with arms extended, and keeping his quick feet moving. Great job sealing the DE outside on inside runs. Great job absorbing the big punch, and not losing any position. Plays on the edge of out of control a lot, like Light. When he looses control of his feet he looses his balance. 

07/2018: Vs Louisville: He has a nice quick twitch back right off the snap to protect the edge. Nice awareness. He can slide inside to grab the DE; Then reach and punch the LB twisting behind the DE to the outside and stop him (amazing;). He can play with some nasty, and cut a DE to the ground. Nice job with leverage and position. Nice quick hands in double jab into DE chest. Nice and smooth pulling forward to 2nd level to hit an LB. Nice job consistently turning the OLB outside. He can take a misstep, and still shove the speedy OLB past the QB. 

07/2018: Vs NC ST: He knows when to turn and bail, and shove the elite D-end past the QB. Nice kickslide verse speed. He has good technique sliding out and up field. He is terrific pulling to the left and taking out the D-end on the opposite side of the line. Smart and aware. He can jam the DE inside with one hand, and still slide outside and pick up the blitzing DB. Terrific job hopping inside, and sealing the DE outside on inside runs. He has some nice quick feet. Knows how to use his hands. Great technician.

OUTLOOK: Offensive tackle who enrolled in January 2015 … has 99.5 knockdowns in 2,885 snaps over 43 games (42 starts) in his career … sixth in Clemson history in snaps … three-time All-ACC selection … preseason first-team All-American by Athlon, Lindy’s and Sporting News … preseason second-team All-American by Phil Steele and Street & Smith’s … No. 37 player in the nation in the preseason by Sports Illustrated and No. 77 player by NFL.com … No. 2 offensive tackle in the nation in the preseason by Lindy’s … preseason first-team All-ACC by Athlon, Lindy’s, Phil Steele and Street & Smith’s.
2017: First-team All-American by ESPN and Sporting News … second-team All-American by AFCA, The All-American, AP, College Football News, Football Writers Association, Rivals, Sports on Earth, USA Today and Walter Camp … winner of the ACC Jacobs Blocking Trophy, Clemson’s first recipient since 1987 … First-Team All-ACC selection … first-team All-ACC by AP and Phil Steele … had 30 knockdowns in 842 snaps over 13 games (13 starts) … played 37 snaps against Kent State on Sept. 2 … had two knockdowns in playing all 69 snaps against No. 13 Auburn on Sept. 9 … had two knockdowns in 66 snaps at No. 14 Louisville on Sept. 16 … had two knockdowns in 66 snaps against Boston College on Sept. 23; named team co-offensive player-of-the-game … had a knockdown in 63 snaps at No. 12 Virginia Tech on Sept. 30 … had two knockdowns in 71 snaps against Wake Forest on Oct. 7; named team offensive player-of-the-game … had a team-high three knockdowns in playing all 59 snaps at Syracuse on Oct. 13; named team offensive player-of-the-game … had a team-tying-high four knockdowns in 65 snaps against Georgia Tech on Oct. 28; named ACC Offensive Lineman-of-the-Week … had a team-tying-high three knockdowns in 80 snaps at No. 20 NC State on Nov. 4; named ACC Offensive Lineman-of-the-Week; named team co-offensive player-of-the-game … had a knockdown in 68 snaps against Florida State on Nov. 11 … had five knockdowns in 68 snaps at South Carolina on Nov. 25; named Co-ACC Offensive Lineman-of-the-Week … had a team-high three knockdowns in 60 snaps against No. 7 Miami (Fla.) in the ACC Championship Game on Dec. 2 … had two knockdowns in playing all 70 snaps against No. 4 Alabama in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1.

9.7 (Spread QB)


*Damien Harris- 5-11, 214, #34



07/2018: Likes to bounce it outside quick. He has NFL speed. He will take the hand off and burst outside instantly. Does a good job finding the hole in the line. Nice quick feet at the line. Nice receiver. Hands catcher. Catches the ball thrown behind him naturally and easily. 

10/2017: Boy! It is really starting to look like the year of the RB, not the QB. As the QBs struggle a little, the Runningbacks coming out this season might be the best I have ever seen. Josh Adams is proven to be an unstoppable blend of speed and power, and still averaging 9 yards per carry in November. Ronald Jones II looks like Jamaal Charges to me. Guice has not been good this year, but was the best of the bunch last year. I would be shocked if five RBs didn't go the 1st Round this year. And I am not a believer in taking RBs on Day One. 

But Harris could be the best of the bunch. "Damien has played a lot of good football for us," coach Saban said of Harris. "He's a very talented guy. He's a rare combination of make-you-miss, burst, acceleration, speed. Has enough power as a player. He's a good receiver. Damien's biggest thing is, how do we get him to play with consistency at a high level all the time? There's times that he's battled some nagging injuries. And last year, he had some phenomenal games early, got a little bit nicked up and never really came back the same. We know he has the capabilities to be a dominant player for us, and hopefully he can stay healthy this year and be able to do that. But we have a lot of faith, trust and confidence in Damien Harris." He has been terrific this season. 

10/2017: Great hop, skip, and jump through the line to get to the second level with speed. When he gets outside and turns the corner he hurts the defense. He makes Scarbrough look slow. He started slowing a little on short yardage, to follow Bozeman's blocks, and then explodes for more than he should have gotten. He has taken over as the number one RB for Alabama. He has been a very under utilized RB, and probably has more tread on the tires than any other RB in this Draft. 

2016 (Sophomore): Earned the role as the Tide’s primary tailback following the departure of Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry ... rushed 146 times for a team-leading 1,037 yards with two rushing scores ... was even better against ranked teams, gaining 863 yards in those 10 games for an average of 86.3 ypg ... 58 of his rushes on the season went for a first down or a touchdown ... had 18 explosive rushes of 12 yards or more ... improved as the game wore on, rushing 61 times for 489 yards and two scores in the second halves of games to average 8.0 ypc ... had 85 rushes for 548 yards in the first half of his games (6.5 ypc) ... added 14 catches for 99 yards and two touchdowns to average 7.1 yards per catch ... selected to the Doak Walker Award Preseason Watch List ... named one of the UA coaching staff’s offensive players of the week for his performances against USC, Ole Miss, Texas A&M and Chattanooga. 

2016 Game By Game: USC: Had a breakout game against the Trojans, using nine carries to rush for a team-leading 138 yards in his first career start ... had long rushes of 46 and 73 yards ... four of his nine rushing attempts went for a first down. Western Kentucky: Rushed 11 times for 45 yards with a long of 11 ... also added two catches for 14 total yards. Ole Miss: Put together the best game of his career, rushing a career-high 16 times for a career-long 144 total yards and a score while catching a pair of passes ... seven of his rushes went for a first down or a touchdown against the Rebels ... broke out in the second half, accumulating 115 yards on 10 carries with a touchdown in the second half compared to only six rushes for 29 yards in the first half. Kent State: Totaled 18 yards on four carries with a long of nine in limited action ... exited the game in the first quarter after suffering a lower leg injury. Kentucky: Returned from injury, but saw limited playing time ... rushed just twice for 11 yards while catching one pass for a gain of six against his home state. Arkansas: Registered his third 100-plus yard game of his career, going for 122 yards on 13 carries to average 9.4 yards per tote with a long of 57 ... also caught a pair of passes for a career-high 60 yards with a long reception of 56 yards ... accounted for a career-leading 182 yards of total offense against the Razorbacks. Tennessee: Rushed 14 times for 94 yards, falling just short of the century mark ... added one catch to his totals ... had a huge first half, rushing 11 times for 77 yards (7.7 ypc) ... five of his rushes went for a first down and five runs went for 12-plus yards with a long of 18. Texas A&M: Gained 125 yards on a career-high 18 carries as the Crimson Tide defeated the No. 6 Aggies ... nine of his 18 carries resulted in a first down with three runs of 16 yards or more. LSU: Rushed 12 times for 53 total yards with a long rush of 13 against the Tigers ... averaged 4.4 yards per tote ... also caught one pass. Mississippi State: Started but saw limited playing time once the Tide built a significant lead ... rushed three times for nine yards with a long of four ... added one reception for 11 yards. Chattanooga: Totaled 91 yards with a touchdown on 13 carries ... had a long rush of 25 yards against the Mocs ... rushed for only 20 yards on five carries in the first half before collecting 71 yards and a score on eight rushes in the second half ... six of his rushes went for a first down or a score against UTC. Auburn: Finished with nine rushes for 47 yards with a long of 20 on the ground while adding three catches for 22 yards and a touchdown ... had a long reception of 17 yards, taking the Jalen Hurts pass to the end zone and giving the Tide the first touchdown of the day. Florida: Rushed eight times for 86 yards to average 10.8 yards per carry with a long rush of 23 yards ... averaged 11.0 yards per tote in the second half, carrying it seven times for 77 yards after rushing just once for nine yards in the first half. Washington: Accumulated 30 yards on nine carries with a long of eight yards against the Huskies. Clemson: Saw limited carries as the Tide focused on a power rushing attack ... totaled five attempts for 24 yards - all coming in the second half against the Tigers - with a long rush of 13 yards ... added one reception for a loss.

9.7 RB


*Ryan Finley- 6-4, 210, #15 



11/2016: I don't know who what when or where the Pats will take a QB in this Draft, but I know they will. So I thought I'd start off with Finley. Who has two essential qualities: the ability to take a big hit and complete the next pass, and the ability to come through in the clutch. 

He is a fifth year Graduate transfer with another year of eligibility left. "I really haven't heard much actual information about that, Finley said about his Draft prospects. "I’ve tried to focus on the season and when that happens, it happens." So he could still stay in school, though he did get his Masters this year. 

Nice timing on slants. Stares down his first option too much sometimes. He does a great job seeing the play is over, and charging forward for whatever he can get. "I'm excited about the opportunity either way, to leave for the NFL or to come back," Finley said. "To finish my senior year, I heard somebody say it's a champagne problem. So I'm excited about the opportunity I have." Smart and poised in the collapsing pocket. 

He garnered 3,200 yards and 16 TDs, while completing 63.9% of his passes and only 6 INTs. "It’s probably going to kill me to watch the film," Finley said after he completed 80% of his passes for 341-yards and 3 TDs against Marshall. "There are a lot of plays, personally I wish I could have back." Perfectionist who is never happy with his performance.  

Takes to hard coaching. "He’s hard on himself because I’m so hard on him," Drinkwitz said. "He missed the first three throws. He needs to make those throws, and he knows it. But he did rebound really well." He always seems too. 

He will toss the option a little late sometimes. "Ryan is playing the same way he has the last three games," NC ST HC Dave Doeren said. "He’s managing the offense. He’s giving his receivers a chance. He’s not making mistakes with the ball and hurting our team. [He's throwing] very accurate, throws catchable balls, very intelligent. He’s having a heck of a year." Very nice feet in the pocket. 

When he leans to a side he will loose a little control. When he rushes it he can lose his mechanics and accuracy. He can really throw a great touch pass down the sideline to his outside WR. He keeps the ball a little too much on option runs. Knows when to throw it away. He does a great job throwing the high pass to his tall WR, so the little CB can't touch it. 

He has some serious clutch in him. "I think it’s just all up to that player and what they feel," Finley said. "Whether they want to come back or whether they don’t. Whether they feel they have more to prove at this level or not. I don’t know. We’ll have to cross that bridge when it’s over." He comes through in the 4th quarter when his team needs him. 

He can make the great throw with a blitzer coming straight up the gut to kill him, and he knows he is going to get hurt. Nice accurate thrower over the middle on the 3rd level. He has a great arm. When he is hot he looks like the best QB in the Draft. He can take the big hit and complete the next pass. 

AS A RS - JUNIOR (2017): Named to the Academic All-ACC team for his performance last season. He earned a 3.889 GPA while pursuing a Master’s degree in liberal arts. After one season at NC State, ranks 15th in school history in career passing yards (3,059), tied for 14th in touchdowns (18). Has also posted the third-best career completion percentage (.604) in school history.
AS A RS - SOPHOMORE (2016): Threw for 3,059 yards in 2016, the sixth-best mark in school history. 18 TD passes in 2016 tied as the 11th-best single-season mark in school history. Led the the nation completion percentage through the first few games.  No NC State QB had more attempts as a starter before throwing his first INT (139). Led the Wolfpack to two scores in the win over William & Mary while posting the best completion pct. (.809) for an NC State QB in his debut as a starter. Transferred from Boise State in the summer of 2016 after earning his degree in three years. Was granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2015): Appeared in three games before suffering a season-ending ankle injury against Idaho State. Went 46-for-70 for 485 yards and a touchdown with four interceptions. In first career start vs. Washington, went 16-for-26 for 129 yards and an INT. Threw his first touchdown pass of the season at BYU, going 25-for-38 for a career-best 297 yards.
AS A RS - FRESHMAN (2014): Appeared in five games, completing 12-of-27 for 161 yards, 2 TDs and 1 INT. Came off the bench in the third quarter at Air Force, going 12-for-25 for 161 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Saw action at Wyoming, did not attempt a pass but rushed 2-15 yards.



Be A Citizen! Not a Subject! 

Fascist is as Fascist does. Beware American. President Fredo is pulling the cowardly republican Senate closer and closer to the cliff.

Amendment I. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances:


The 1st Amendment to the Constitution is the greatest paragraph ever written by mankind. It is the truest diagram of how to ensure a free Country of citizens survives. But is is also a list of what to attack when you want to be a fascist dictator. President Jerkballs is attacking every article in the 1st Amendment. Beware subjects, or you will be subjugated:


In a purely Fascist-Dictator move, President Treason edited the transcript 

from the infamous Press conference, 

where Trump visibly showed his servitude to the Fascist Dictator Putin.



If you are not standing up against the lies than you are allowing evil.





We are now in an Orwellian dystopian society, when President Traitor said, "What you are seeing and what you are reading is not what's happening." That is the most dangerous thing a president has ever said! That is most anti-American thing a President has ever said. That is the most anti-democracy thing an American President has ever said. 


So what does Orwellian mean? In a story written by George Orwell, the Despotic Government told no-longer-Citizens to "Reject the evidence of your eyes and ears." 

So Ex- Citizens were ordered to only believe what you are ordered to believe. 

Even though everything you are hearing and seeing in reality is the opposite of what the Government Propaganda is ordering you to believe, exactly what the fascist dictator Putin is doing to Russian. And President Traitor is slowly succeeding 

in doing it here.

When Trump changes online transcripts to take out the COLLISION PROVING statements of Putin. That is Orwellian. "The U.S. government is essentially following the Kremlin’s playbook," said MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow as she pointed out the "misleading (DYSTOPIAN and Democracy-KILLING)" omission during her show on Tuesday night. "What the White House has disappeared from the official U.S. government record of that meeting is President Putin answering in the affirmative when asked if he wanted Trump to win the election," Maddow said. And did he order any of his officials to help Trump win!!!!!!! COLLUSION. 


When you mirror this with President Treasons lying sack of shit tweet: "I’m very concerned that Russia will be fighting very hard to have an impact on the upcoming Election. Based on the fact that no President has been tougher on Russia than me, they will be pushing very hard for the Democrats. They definitely don’t want Trump!

Now, everyone knows that twit is a blatant stupid lie that is impossible to believe. But when Trump Traitors pretend to believe it? That is Dystopian. 


So what does Dystopian mean? It means you are only ALLOWED to believe the lies that your Fascist Dictator is ordering you to believe, and to speak the truth is treason. 


When you combined that Tweet with omitting what Putin said he not only favored him, but "...direct(ed) any of your officials to help him do that?" Putin, "yes I did." 


Remember Putin said, "Yes I did. Yes I did." He said, "Yes I did" twice to the reporters two-part question. Saying "Yes I did" to the question do you want President Treason to Win? 



Trump's Traitors are now facing the truth over and over, while being told to never-ever believe it, or you will be punished: "Attacking the media isn’t new for a president who constantly uses the phrase 'fake news' in an attempt to delegitimize certain media outlets and their stories. But as critics pointed out following the speech, Trump’s comments closely echoed a quote from George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984, about a future society oppressed by a powerful government led by a cult-like figure only known as 'Big Brother.'"

Calling the obvious and open truth, 'Fake News" is an Orwellian form of mind control. Taking it to the next level is a dangerous sign that he thinks he was election Fascist Dictator for Life. He thinks he is the new Putin/Big-Brother, and wants to turn Our Country into a Putin-like Dystopian-Kleptocracy. 


He is already making Orwellian and Dystopian attacks against patriotic former American Officials, who took stands against the Fascist Big-Brother Putin. And he is talking about punishing them for telling the truth, and having opinions that are against the lies that our Dystopian Government are ordering us to believe: 

"Trump's threat against Brennan and former U.S. officials James Comey, James Clapper, Michael Hayden, Susan Rice and Andrew McCabe represented an extraordinary politicization of the U.S. government's security clearance process. Critics called it petty and unprecedented.

"An enemies list is ugly, undemocratic and un-American. Is there no length Trump will not go to stifle opposition?" asked U.S. Representative Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee.

"Sanders, who said Trump is "exploring the mechanisms" to remove the security clearances, made reference to Brennan's treason comment in explaining the president's threat. Asked if Trump was punishing the former officials because of their criticism, Sanders said, "No, I think you are creating your own story there."


Orwell was telling us in the book 1984 that the easiest way to


lose our Democracy is by having a "Big Brother": A lying 


Sack of Shit President Trump telling us not to believe our eyes:


"What you are seeing and what you are reading is not what's 


happening!" And punishing those who don't believe the lies!



"WASHINGTON (Reuters) - While U.S. President Donald Trump defended his efforts to build a relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, aides said on Friday there is some frustration that the U.S. intelligence chief did not know about plans for a second summit and they hope that meeting will follow a more traditional pattern.

"Since Monday's summit and joint news conference in Helsinki, Trump and his aides have been trying to control the damage done when he stunned the world by siding with Putin over U.S. intelligence agencies on the question of Moscow's meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.

"The U.S. director of national intelligence Dan Coats, who on Monday immediately defended intelligence personnel on the election issue, expressed surprise at Trump's invitation on Thursday to Putin to visit Washington in the autumn."

Hey Trump, go pee in a hole!






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