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56 minutes ago, lod001 said:

Big difference between where a WR goes and a RB goes. Any ham & egger QB can hand off. There are always top of the line WRs that end up in bad places & Tenn is a bad place. It doesn't get fixed easily either. Jax was the same but now they have 2 QBs that can throw the ball. Took years to get one after the Bortles disaster.

The blanket statement I was replying to did not break out WR/RB but rated conservative franchises as the argument.

I would still put talent and opportunity over situation any day of the week even when drafting a WR to what 'appears' to be a conservative franchise.  

What was the situation for Andre Johnson faced when he was drafted in Houston?  David Carr at QB?  Or the ultimate place to die when Detroit took Calvin Johnson where two other top picks figuratively died? 

Their are plenty of examples where a top prospect went to a 'great' situation and didn't work out.  Look at draft history where most prospects don't succeed but the cream always rises to the top even in what 'appears' to be a bad situation.

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Chuba Hubbard broke Barry Sanders rushing record against highly ranked opponents.

Through 5 games, he has 938 rush yards and 10 TDs. He has shown out in a big way against ranked schools such as Kansas State (296 yards), and Texas (121 yards). The 296 yards against KSU broke Barry Sanders’ record for yards against a ranked opponent. He currently leads all of NCAA with rushing attempts and rushing yards on the season. He has 311 more yards than the 2nd leading rush (AJ Dillon). 

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12 hours ago, kittenmittens said:

Easily. 

1st round:

Swift

Taylor 

2nd round:

Etienne

Hubbard

Dobbins

Akers

3rd round:

Benjamin

Harris

Hill

 

Who did I forget? 

The WRs are even more insane. I think 10 to 12 will be picked in the top 3 rounds, with 3 or 4 in the top 25. 

 

 

Eitenne could go in round one as well. His long speed is better than both Taylor and Swift but all three are Elite.

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1 minute ago, BigTex said:

Eitenne could go in round one as well. His long speed is better than both Taylor and Swift but all three are Elite.

Tex

Totally.  I debated putting him there. 

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Michael Casagrande of AL.com shared that Alabama junior QB Tua Tagovailoa has not thrown an interception in 167 passes, the longest active streak in the FBS.

Tagovailoa's INT-less streak dates all the way back to last year's National Championship. Tagovailoa (6'1/218) did get picked off in that game, but from the tail end of that matchup until now, the presumptive No.1 pick has not been intercepted. Alabama have three non-elite defenses next up on the docket in Texas A&M, Tennessee, and Arkansas, so Tagovailoa very well could keep the streak alive for a while. Tagovailoa has 23 passing touchdowns against zero interceptions for the season.

SOURCE: Michael Casagrande on Twitter

Oct 10, 2019, 11:13 AM ET

 

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Dane Brugler highlights LSu senior QB Joe Burrow's matchup against Florida on Saturday as one that scouts will be watching for.

We will be, too. Not just because it's, you know, our job to. Burrow has been sensational, but if we're being honest, he hasn't exactly faced off against the best competition so far; with apologies to Texas. Still, as Brugler notes, the tape has been impressive. "What Burrow has done over the first five games has been terrific, but his performance and film vs. Florida, Auburn and Alabama (three teams with NFL-level rushers and defensive backs) will be a critical factor in his NFL evaluation, " he writes. "The first step for Burrow is this Saturday in Baton Rouge."

SOURCE: The Athletic

Oct 10, 2019, 8:30 PM ET

 

 

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Ceedee Lamb is insane.  In. Sane.

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JUSTIN JEFFERSON THRIVING IN NEW-LOOK LSU PASSING GAME

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LSU junior WR Justin Jefferson caught 10 passes for 123 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 42-28 win over Florida.

The over-sized slot receiver shined again on Saturday night. Against a tough Florida secondary, Jefferson (6'3/192) slipped and sliced all over the field for a game-leading 10 catches. Whereas teammate Ja'Marr Chase was more of the explosive threat, Jefferson was the consistent chain-mover LSU needed to march toward the end zone. Look for Jefferson to have another stunning day against Mississippi State next week.

Oct 12, 2019, 11:52 PM ET

 

 

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LSU redshirt senior QB Joe Burrow completed 21-of-24 passes for 293 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday's 42-28 win over Florida.

Burrow (6'4/216) put as many throws in the end zone as he did in the dirt. In what was Burrow's toughest test so far, he passed with flying colors, completely eviscerating an against Florida defense loaded with NFL players in the secondary. Burrow was excellent in finding the right throw at the right time and putting the ball in the right place. Burrow didn't do a whole lot that was flashy, necessarily, but it seemed like he could do no wrong. LSU will try to continue the undefeated run against Mississippi State next week.

Oct 12, 2019, 11:36 PM ET

 

 

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5 hours ago, Hankmoody said:

Ceedee Lamb is insane.  In. Sane.

OU fan here. Feels good bro. I've always thought he was the best pro WR prospect we've had since Malcolm Kelly. Hollywood is fast but CD is a grown man.

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Vanderbilt senior RB Ke'Shawn Vaughn rushed for 140 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries in Saturday's 34-10 loss to UNLV.

Vaughn (5'10/218) was rolling on Saturday, but his strong effort was negated by a near-complete lack of a passing game. Setting aside the sad panda end result, the senior has been steadily picking up steam over the past few weeks, having now topped 125 yards on the ground in three of his last four games. The team has lost two of those three contests in which Vaughn has gone off. Sad panda, indeed. Missouri shows next on Vandy's schedule. Currently sitting at 1-5, the Commodores have their work cut out for them if they're going to make a bowl this winter.

Oct 12, 2019, 7:43 PM ET

 

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Florida State junior RB Cam Akers rushed for 34 yards on nine carries in Saturday's 45-14 loss to Clemson.

Akers (5'11/212) was essentially wiped off the map in this one. Some of that was dictated by the scoreboard -- Clemson raced out to a big first-half lead -- some of that was dictated by the Tigers' phenomenal defensive efforts. We'll toss the junior a mulligan on this one, as he has been a sturdy, consistent performer overall this season. Entering the weekend, he had rushed for at least 75 yards in each of FSU's first five contests. He'll look to get his engine revved up once more against Wake Forest next weekend.

Oct 12, 2019, 7:37 PM ET

 

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Georgia junior QB Jake Fromm completed 28-of-51 passes for 295 yards, a touchdown and was responsible for four turnovers in a 20-17 upset loss to South Carolina on Saturday.

Fromm (6'2/220) had only thrown one interception all season heading into today but threw three picks to Israel Mukuamu alone. Fromm repeatedly turned the ball over in key spots in the upset, but the overtime interception should be laid at the feet of receiver Tyler Simmons as he should have caught the pass. Georgia out-gained South Carolina 468-to-297 yards, held the ball for 36:04 and made 30 first-downs to South Carolina's 16. However the four-to-zero turnover advantage was too much to overcome for the Dawgs. Georgia will look to get back on track next week as they host Kentucky between the hedges in Athens.

Oct 12, 2019, 7:35 PM ET

 

2020 NFL Draft QB stock watch: Jake Fromm’s Georgia Bulldogs upset by South Carolina

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Alabama junior RB Najee Harris fan for 114 yards on 20 carries and caught three passes for 19 yards and a touchdown in a 47-28 win over Texas A&M on Saturday.

Harris has his second hundred-yard game of the season, and it's the second time in three weeks he reached that total. While he didn't find the end zone on the ground, he was able to pick up a receiving score, and that's already the fourth of the season for the 6-foot-2, 230-pound tailback. Harris can do a little bit of everything, and we have a funny feeling scouts are taking notice. He and the Tide should roll next Saturday against Tennessee.

Oct 12, 2019, 7:18 PM ET

 

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Alabama junior QB Tua Tagovailoa completed 21-of-34 passes for 293 yards with four touchdowns and an interception in a 47-28 win over Texas A&M on Saturday.

The interception is the first that Tagovailoa has thrown since last year's National Championship Game, so his TD/INT ratio is now 27/1. The southpaw slinger did miss on more throws than we usually see, but he certainly made enough plays with his left arm to call this (another) strong game. We've said it a lot, but it's worth repeating: Yes, Tagovailoa has some ridiculous playmakers, but he makes them better. He should have no problem carving up the Tennessee secondary next Saturday.

Oct 12, 2019, 7:17 PM ET

 

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Houston redshirt junior WR Marquez Stevenson caught three passes for 120 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 38-23 loss to Cincinnati.

Stevenson (6'0/190) might not have seen a ton of volume in this one (that's on Clayton Tune, who completed nine passes on the afternoon) but he made his touches count, averaging a stellar 40 yards per reception in the defeat. His biggest play of the contest came on a 69-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter. The redshirt junior is now up to a 27-418-4 receiving line through six contests. He can only do so much without real quarterbacking help, unfortunately, but he remains a dynamic playmaker.

Oct 12, 2019, 7:11 PM ET

 

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6 hours ago, Hankmoody said:

Ceedee Lamb is insane.  In. Sane.

 

WATCH: Oklahoma's CeeDee Lamb scores two insane TDs, ups NFL Draft profile vs. Texas

PAY ATTENTION: OKLAHOMA WR CEEDEE LAMB IS EVEN BETTER THAN BEFORE

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Oklahoma junior WR CeeDee Lamb caught 10 passes for 171 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday's 34-27 win over Texas.

Lamb (6'2/191) was all over the place in this one, showing off the explosive, shifty skill-set which has him in line to land as a first-round selection in the spring draft should he declare. He scored on a little one-yard touchdown grab in the first quarter, plus a 27-yard grab in the fourth quarter, but it was his third-quarter score which had social media buzzing. On the play, QB Jalen Hurts took a flea flicker toss back and found Lamb wide open down the right sideline. The junior then proceeded to put on his dancing shoes, weaving his way through multiple would-be tacklers before scampering into the end zone on what finished as a 51-yard touchdown catch. Lamb has now topped 170 yards receiving in two of his last three games. The Biletnikoff candidate will try for further big things against West Virginia next weekend.

Oct 12, 2019, 4:37 PM ET

 

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2020 NFL Draft: Jalen Hurts gets it done against Texas

Jalen Hurts on pace for a career year in Oklahoma’s offense, has improved in all facets since his time at Alabama

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Oklahoma senior QB Jalen Hurts completed 16-of-28 passes for 235 yards, three touchdowns and an interception while rushing for 131 yards and a touchdown on 17 attempts in Saturday's 34-27 win over Texas.

Hurts (6'2/218) was a little wobbly in places, especially early, but OU's offense settled in as the game progressed and the senior Heisman contender ultimately ended up posting sturdy numbers on the whole, especially as a runner. He has now topped 130 yards rushing in three-of-six contests and has thrown for exactly three touchdowns in five-of-six contests. The Sooners will look to continue their Playoff push when they tango with West Virginia next weekend.

Oct 12, 2019, 4:25 PM ET

 

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Utah senior RB Zack Moss (shoulder) rushed five times for 121 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 52-7 win at Oregon State.

Moss (5'10/222) was back from injury, and he was extremely sharp in his cameo. The Utes leaned upon Jordan Wilmore (12-59-1), Devin Brumfield (10-37-1) and TJ Green (9-38-0) for the heavy lifting as the game got out of hand early and often. There was no reason to risk Moss aggravating his injury, so he was rested once the Utes had the game well in hand. Utah should face a much better test next Saturday against Arizona State.

Oct 13, 2019, 1:28 AM ET

 

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Arizona State junior RB Eno Benjamin rushed 19 times for 137 yards and a touchdown in a 38-34 victory over Washington State on Saturday.

Benjamin (5'10/210) has touched the ball at least 22 times in three-of-his-last-four games and is sporting an overall line of 125-529-7 in the Sun Devils' first 6 games. The 4.2 YPC isn't optimal, but Benjamin has snagged 19 passes for 185 yards and two touchdowns in the passing game to help supplement his production. Eno was vital out of the backfield today, catching six passes for 34 yards as an all-purpose weapon for ASU. Arizona State travels to play Utah next Saturday.

Oct 13, 2019, 12:32 AM ET

 

 

WATCH: Eno Benjamin 32-yard touchdown run

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I don't watch much college football anymore but did catch a bit of the OU/UT game.

If Jerry Jeudy is better than CeeDee Lamb...Holy cow!

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On 10/14/2019 at 7:17 PM, Unwrittenlaw said:

Faust 

If the fantasy rookie draft were today, how do you think the 1st 12 picks would go?

@Unwrittenlaw - I haven’t prepared any rankings just yet on the 2020 rookie draft class just yet, as I usually wait until the deadline for the draft eligible underclassmen to declare has passed before I start work on my rankings. 

 

I have the following players in my ‘top talents at their positions’ listings:

QB 

Tua Tagovailoa

Justin Herbert

Joe Burrow

Jake Fromm

Jordan Love

Jacob Eason

 

RB 

Jonathan Taylor 

D’Andre Swift 

Travis Etienne 

J.K. Dobbins

Ke'Shawn Vaughn

Chuba Hubbard

Cam Akers

Eno Benjamin 

Zack Moss

 

WR

Jerry Jeudy 

CeeDee Lamb 

Henry Ruggs III

Laviska Shenault Jr.

Jalen Reagor

Tee Higgins

Tyler Johnson 

Collin Johnson 

Tylan Wallace 

Bryan Edwards

DeVonta Smith

Justin Jefferson

Brandon Aiyuk

 

TE

Albert Okwuegbunam

Grant Calcaterra

Jared Pinkney

Jacob Breeland

Colby Parkinson

Brycen Hopkins

Hunter Bryant

 

These lists are still evolving of course, and I am sure that there’s some players I’m overlooking at this moment in time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Is Burrows better than Tua?  Sure seems like it to me but then again I don't really know how to evaluate QB's.  

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Speaking with Fran Duffy on the 'Journey to the Draft' podcast, NFL Films' Greg Cosell said that there's an "element" of Pat Mahomes-esque improvisation in the game of Utah State junior QB Jordan Love.

"He's athletic. He's an easy thrower of the football. Maybe not quite as easy as Mahomes, who is freakish. But yes, there is an element of that to his game," Cosell said of the 6-foot-4, 220-pound Love. He notes that for all of Mahomes' success, the fluid improvisational aspect of his game was something that scared some evaluators during his draft process. That could be a concern for Love, especially given that Love has not put up the kind of burn-down-the-world stats that Mahomes did at Texas Tech. Granted, different schemes and different surrounding talent, but this season, Love has thrown for 1,337 yards (62.5% completions) with a measly 6/8 TD/INT ratio in five games. His numbers have dropped off in terms of both completion percentage and yards per attempt from 2018. Keep in mind, Love was working with Matt Wells as head coach last season. Now Gary Andersen.

SOURCE: Journey to the Draft

Oct 18, 2019, 12:34 PM ET

 

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Speaking with Fran Duffy on the 'Journey to the Draft' podcast, NFL Films' Greg Cosell called Oregon junior QB Justin Herbert a "flash thrower with a high level talent to make special throws."

"At times he can be a little inconsistent and erratic with his ball placement and that's always a little bit of a concern," Cosell said in a note of slight caution on the 6-foot-6, 223-pound Herbert, before later adding, "he's got all the physical traits you look for." As for what kind of system Herbert would flourish in, Cosell offered up that of Sean McVay, believing that Herbert is "a more talented player than Jared Goff" in terms of physical traits (this hypothetical McVay-Herbert dalliance will have to remain hypothetical). Herbert is going to make for fascinating argument this spring, as for all his physical tools, he will need to combat the notion floating around in some corners that he lacks a hard edge.

SOURCE: Journey to the Draft

Oct 18, 2019, 12:11 PM ET

 

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