What to Watch: Week Zero Prospect Platter

It is finally here everyone! The wait for college football is over!! The 2019 college football season gets underway on Saturday with two FBS games in Week Zero. Below we are going to tell you what to watch, and more importantly, whom to watch this week.

WEEK ZERO PROSPECT PLATTER

Florida vs Miami (FL) 6 pm ESPN (Orlando, FL)

Florida Gators

92 EDGE Jabari Zuniga Florida Sr 6’3 245
13 QB Feleipe Franks Florida Jr 6’5 240
12 WR Van Jefferson Florida Sr 6’1 197
10 WR Josh Hammond Florida Sr 6’0 194
89 WR Tyrie Cleveland Florida Sr 6’1 206
66 C Nick Buchanan Florida Sr 6’2 291
28 LB Kylan Johnson Florida Sr 6’1 232
5 CB C.J. Henderson Florida Jr 6’0 191
2 S Brad Stewart Florida Jr 6’0 200
22 RB Lamical Perine Florida Sr 5’11 221

 

After watching Feleipe Franks over the summer, I found a lot to like about his game. The junior signal-caller has plenty to improve upon. However, the physical tools are there. Lamical Perine has tremendous balance and is an asset out of the backfield. Corner C.J. Henderson could be a Top 60 pick. Jabari Zuniga flashes off of the edge.

Miami (FL) Hurricanes

53 LB Zach McCloud Miami (FL) Sr 6’2 230
55 LB Shaq Quarterman Miami (FL) Sr 6’1 240
56 LB Michael Pinckney Miami (FL) Sr 6’1 228
94 EDGE Trevon Hill Miami (FL) Sr 6’3 245
8 WR K.J. Osborn Miami (FL) Sr 5’11 205
55 G Navaughn Donaldson Miami (FL) Jr 6’5 340
97 EDGE Jonathan Garvin Miami (FL) Jr 6’4 250
2 CB Trajan Bandy Miami (FL) Jr 5’9 188

The most intriguing prospect for Miami may be EDGE Trevon Hill. Hill is a Virginia Tech transfer. He was kicked off of the Hokies squad. Hill is a tremendous pass rusher who is a bit of a knucklehead. Speaking of transfers, former Buffalo WR K.J. Osborn joins the Hurricanes. Osborn is an excellent possession receiver. Miami has a trio of potential NFL linebackers.

Arizona @ Hawaii 9:30pm CBSSN

Arizona Wildcats

None on DFD watchlist, below from Senior Bowl watchlist

CB Jace Whittaker
QB Khalil Tate
OG Cody Creason

 Hawaii Rainbow Warriors

13 QB Cole McDonald Hawaii Jr 6’3 205

Below from Senior Bowl watchlist

FB Dayton Furuta
WR Cedric Byrd II
WR JoJo Ward

Cole McDonald started with a bang in 2018 but leveled out towards the end. He has a nice arm and is an accurate thrower. I want to see his continued improvement in 2019.

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