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The college football season has move (27th Dec 18 at 3:09am UTC)
It was known that this was an overcrowded class for defensive linemen Womens Darren Sproles Jersey , but a players from every position have emerged this year as potential draft studs. QuarterbackJustin Herbert, Oregon: After three years of really solid quarterback classes, Justin Herbert stands out in a weak crop. The 6’6”, junior is athletic, big armed and accurate. As he assuages fears about NFL readiness and durability, he will be the surefire number one quarterback by the spring. (Unless he stays in Eugene.)Running BackDavid Montgomery, Iowa State: This running back class isn’t getting near the preseason buzz, but there are some diamonds in the rough. David Montgomery is finding his rhythm and making big plays every week. If he keeps it up, he’ll cement himself as the top back this year. Benny Snell, Kentucky: Where other running backs have fallen off, Snell has taken over as one of the most exciting players in college football on a week to week basis. He is an absolute load to tackle and is a tough, grinding back that NFL teams will love as a two down option. Wide ReceiverN’Keal Harry, Arizona State: N’Keal Harry has lived up to preseason buzz with an impressive junior year. The massive wide receiver is good at the catch point and incredibly slippery with the ball in his hands.JJ Arcega-Whiteside, Stanford: One of this year’s risers, Arcega-Whiteside has been the catalyst for Stanford on offense. Arcega-Whiteside has nine touchdowns on only 37 catches and makes big play after big play with defenders around him. Tight EndNoah Fant, Iowa: Fant is the complete package at tight end. He has size, athleticism, receiving ability and shown willingness to block in the run game. With six touchdowns so far this season he is putting those tools to use. Offensive TackleJonah Williams, Alabama: The Rolling Tide star has been on NFL radars since his freshman year and he hasn’t disappointed as a draft eligible junior. Williams has been a key factor in Alabama’s all around offensive explosiveness this year; both as a pass protector and a run blocker. Greg Little, Ole Miss: Greg Little has been a major cornerstone of the Ole Miss offense this season. The man betrays his last name with his massive frame and long arms, both coming in handy when he mauls defenders as a pass protector. Offensive GuardsBeau Benschawel http://www.authenticsphiladelphiaeagles.com/cheap-darren-sproles-jersey , Wisconsin: Wisconsin has a lot of studs on their offensive line but Beau Benschawel manages to stand out. He is a phenomenal run blocker who plays with a nasty streak and can bring his size and well rounded blocking game to the NFL in a heartbeat. Chris Lindstrom, Boston College: Boston College’s run game success wouldn’t be as successful as it is without Chris Lindstrom paving the way.The senior has experience all over the offensive line but has found a home inside this year. At 6’4”, 305 pounds; guard makes a lot more sense than tackle. CenterTyler Biadasz, Wisconsin: One of the other NFL caliber Badgers, Tyler Biadasz is an all around stud at the center position. Not only is he a nasty run blocker, he is a very sound pass protector. Defensive TackleEd Oliver, Houston: Ed Oliver has been the star of the 2019 draft class since his freshman year of college. This year Oliver has done nothing to shake the faith in him as an elite prospect. Oliver is a clearly elite run defender and has improved mightily on his pass rushing consistency this year compared to his freshman and sophomore years. Quinnen Williams, Alabama: After being a rotational player last year, Quinnen Williams has burst onto the scene with a dominant season starting for the Crimson Tide. Williams has been a solid run defender while being a force on passing downs. Only a redshirt sophomore, it will be interesting if he decides to go pro after a year of terrorizing college quarterbacks.Edge DefenderNick Bosa, Ohio State: Bosa made a controversial decision to leave his team to get healthy and ready for the draft. While this has drawn ire from some, it is a smart move by a future top three pick looking to secure his payday instead of risking getting hurt. Bosa is as dominant as his brother was before him at OSU and might be an even better athlete. That is a scary prospect. Josh Allen, Kentucky: Josh Allen is following up his great 2017 season with an even better showing this year. The Wildcat pass rusher is a do it all defender who is incredibly efficient finding quarterbacks and is a stout run defender. For 3-4 teams, Allen looks like the perfect fit at outside linebacker for them. LinebackerDevin White, LSU: White has been outstanding for the Tigers this season. He is a physical, hard hitting quarterback of the defense who can make an impact defending the run, the pass or as a blitzer. Hard to argue with that every down effectiveness. Te’Von Coney, Notre Dame: After last year, few thought of Te’Von Coney as a guy with NFL stardom in his future. However, the Fighting Irish defender has improved his pass coverage ability massively and that, paired with sound run defense http://www.eaglescheapauthenticstore.com/jason-kelce-jersey-cheap , will get a lot of NFL teams very excited. Devin Bush, Michigan: Devin Bush is the new age linebacker. Undersized, but plays the game like a cruise missile. Bush is all speed and physicality. This makes him a lot to handle on passing downs in coverage and when he goes after the passer. CornerbackGreedy Williams, LSU: Greedy Williams is having the season everyone expected him to. The redshirt sophomore is rarely tested in coverage; but has picked off two passes and broken up another four when offenses do try him. The 6’2” defender is the NFL prototype at cornerback and him leaving early would be a surprise to no one. Deandre Baker, Georgia: Baker has taken his game to another level this season. The senior cornerback is impossible to pass on considering he has two picks and eight pass breakups on only a handful of targets. Baker’s decision to stay in school another year might prove smart when he ends up a first rounder in the spring. SafetyDeionte Thompson, Alabama: Few players have risen this year like Deionte Thompson. Alabama’s junior safety is one of the best coverage players in the country, period. Also, the 6’2” safety has shown willingness as a run defender as well. That is a well balanced game for NFL teams to gawk at.Johnathan Abram, Mississippi State: Also out of the SEC is safety Johnathan Abram.Image
The six foot, 215 pound senior has been the Bulldogs’ tackling machine and his physicality is an important factor in their defense. Hard to argue with that type of impact for a strong safety.Carson Wentz assesses his first game back and talks about the potential return of Alshon Jeffery Eagles head coach Doug Pederson spoke to the media early on Wednesday and announced that Alshon Jeffery was medically cleared, but the team will have to see how he performs at practice before determining if he’ll play Sunday. Whether Jeffery is back against the Titans or not, quarterback Carson Wentz should at least have one of his favorite targets back during team drills this week. Wentz spoke to reporters on Wednesday about what it’ll mean to get some of his offensive weapons back in the upcoming weeks, his first performance after nine months, and what he’s working on as the team prepares for Tennessee in Week 4.Here’s what the quarterback had to say:On his first game backWentz admitted that he’s very hard on himself and he does go back and watch the tape, but that he has to turn the page really fast to shift focus to the next opponent rather than dwelling on mistakes. He said he works to put the things he can improve and fix in the back of his mind, but by mid-week is focused on what’s next.On things he can improve, Wentz was quick to note that protecting the ball and limiting turnovers is the top priority — especially pushed up against their endzone. But he was ultimately encouraged by how quickly they started against the Colts, and having that no huddle hurry-up tempo is something they can build on.He also was asked to talk about where he is emotionally heading into his second game back. Wentz admitted he felt good against the Colts, and after he took the field, those emotions sort of faded away and he was back to playing football like he always has.On utilizing tight endsHe talked a little about the tight ends and how much the team puts on their plates in terms of run and pass blocking and route running, and that rookie Dallas Goedert http://www.eaglescheapauthenticstore.com/rodney-mcleod-jersey-cheap , along with Zach Ertz and Josh Perkins, do a great job stepping up into those roles.Wentz also talked about building a rapport with newcomers Kamar Aiken and Jordan Matthews, but that in Week 3 he was really trying to get the tight ends involved and open up some more of those 12 and 13 personnel packages.He lauded the team’s tight ends for not only being great pass catchers, but also putting a lot of pressure on defenses and creating some mismatch for their opponents.On Titans prepThe QB admitted that he had watched Marcus Mariota’s film a little bit back during his Heisman year, and noted that he’s really athletic although unsure of Mariota’s injury status. Wentz quipped that he isn’t really that familiar with the Titans offense, and is focusing on watching their team’s defensive film instead.On the defense, Wentz said “they’re good” and pointed out that the Titans defense is a veteran group who are pretty smart and instinctual. He also noted that they adjust really well and mix up their fronts and coverages, and will be a challenge on Sunday.He wouldn’t say that it’s more difficult preparing for those different type of looks and protections, but just that they need to put in extra time and work to make sure they are prepared. Wentz also didn’t name a particular player that he’s been watching, but said that they are a stacked team from the line to the secondary. He said rather than there being one stand-out player, the film shows a bunch of smart players what are always in position and always flying around the field making plays.On getting injured offensive players backWentz talked about hoping that Alshon Jeffery would be good enough to play on Sunday, but that overall the wide receiver adds a boost to the offense and opens up some different options down field.He was asked about Pederson’s assertion that even once all the offensive pieces are back together, it’s going to take time to get back into a rhythm. Wentz agreed and said each season they’d like to come out swinging, but team’s have schemed them and they have some new faces in the locker room, so they’re hoping to start clicking sooner rather than later but that’s what they’re working on in the early parts of the season.The quarterback also talked about Jay Ajayi providing a bit of a spark for the team’s offense last season. He noted that you have a guy who runs violent and hard, and a guy who bounces off tackles and picking up big plays, so anytime Ajayi is on the field, they know the potential is there for a break-out play.
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