What to Watch: Week Two Prospect Platter

What to Watch

Week One was nothing short of enlightening about a number of teams but we must move on. I will tell you what to watch, and more importantly, whom to watch in the seven games I will be consuming in week two.

WHAT TO WATCH: WEEK TWO PROSPECT PLATTER

9/6/2019       

Marshall @ Boise State 8:00 PM ESPN2

55 DL David Moa Boise State Sr 6’2 272
99 EDGE Curtis Weaver Boise State Jr 6’2 266
10 S Kekoa Nawahine Boise State Sr 6’1 205
16 WR John Hightower Boise State Sr 6’2 184
76 OT Ezra Cleveland Boise State Jr 6’6 315
3 RB Tyler King Marshall Jr 5’11 190

Boise State is coming off an epic come-from-behind win on the road at Florida State. There is a ton of NFL talent for the Broncos. Edge rusher Curtis Weaver is the top prospect for Boise. For the Herd, RB Tyler King has home run hitting ability. I want to see him carry the ball between the tackles more.

9/7/2019

Cincinnati @ Ohio State 11:00 AM ABC

32 S James Wiggins Cincinnati Sr 6’0 202
32 LB Tuf Borland Ohio State Jr 6’1 230
2 RB J.K. Dobbins Ohio State Jr 5’9 214
75 OT Thayer Munford Ohio State Jr 6’5 320
18 EDGE Jonathan Cooper Ohio State Sr 6’3 257
2 EDGE Chase Young Ohio State Jr 6’5 265
67 DL Robert Landers Ohio State Sr 6’1 283
3 CB Damon Arnette Ohio State Sr 5’11 195
1 CB Jeffrey Okudah Ohio State Jr 6’0 199
39 LB Malik Harrison Ohio State Sr 6’3 245
14 WR K.J. Hill Ohio State Sr 6’0 198

The lone Cincinnati prospect for me, James Wiggins, suffered a torn ACL and will miss the season. For Ohio State, edge rusher Chase Young has top-ten talent. Jeffrey Okudah is a highly touted corner prospect. J.K. Dobbins is a top-100 level RB.

West Virginia @ Missouri 11:00 AM ESPN2

81 TE Albert Okwuegbunam Missouri Jr 6’5 255
70 OT Yasir Durant Missouri Sr 6’6 330
2 CB DeMarkus Acy Missouri Sr 6’1 195
12 WR Johnathan Johnson Missouri Sr 5’11 180
4 RB Kennedy McKoy West Virginia Sr 6’0 201
53 OT Colton McKivitz West Virginia Sr 6’6 310

West Virginia is lacking in high-end prospects. Offensive tackle Colton McKivitz has Top-100 ability. For Missouri, the top name to know (and attempt to pronounce) is junior TE Albert Okwuegbunam. Albert O is an athletic big man who can stretch the defense.

Southern Miss @ Mississippi State 2:30 PM ESPNU

10 LB Leo Lewis Mississippi State Sr 6’1 235
8 RB Kylin Hill Mississippi State Jr 5’11 215
1 WR Stephen Guidry Mississippi State Sr 6’3 190
55 OT Greg Eiland Mississippi State Jr 6’7 335
73 G Daryl Williams Mississippi State Sr 6’2 310
40 LB Erroll Thompson Mississippi State Jr 6’1 250
3 CB Cameron Dantzler Mississippi State Jr 6’2 175
76 OT Ty Pollard Southern Miss Sr 6’5 315
79 OT Drake Dorbeck Southern Miss Sr 6’6 320

Mississippi State came out a little sluggish against UL-Lafayette last week. On offense for the Bulldogs, I expect a big performance from junior RB Kylin Hill. The player I most look forward to studying is junior corner, Cameron Dantzler. Dantzler is highly thought of by several analysts that I trust.

Southern Miss has a pair of bookend offensive tackles that will surely be tested. Pollard and Dorbeck are massive.

Texas A&M @ Clemson 2:30 PM ABC

19 S Tanner Muse Clemson Sr 6’1 225
9 RB Travis Etienne Clemson Jr 5’10 200
5 WR Tee Higgins Clemson Jr 6’3 210
76 G Sean Pollard Clemson Sr 6’5 315
44 DL Niles Pinckney Clemson Jr 6’1 300
22 DL Xavier Kelly Clemson Jr 6’3 270
11 LB Isaiah Simmons Clemson Jr 6’2 230
8 CB A.J. Terrell Clemson Jr 6’1 190
74 G John Simpson Clemson Sr 6’4 336
73 G Tremayne Anchrum Clemson Sr 6’2 312
21 CB Charles Oliver Texas A&M Sr 6’2 193
76 G Colton Prater Texas A&M Sr 6’3 295
11 S Larry Pryor Texas A&M Sr 5’11 205
52 DL Justin Madubuike Texas A&M Jr 6’3 303

The Clemson talent train is full again. Travis Etienne and Tee Higgins are both potential first-round talents. However, the player I want to watch the most is LB Isaiah Simmons. For the Aggies, junior defensive lineman Justin Madubuike will have my full attention.

Arkansas @ Mississippi 6:30 PM SECN

21 RB Devwah Whaley Arkansas Sr 5’10 216
85 TE Cheyenne O’ Grady Arkansas Sr 6’4 254
8 QB Ben Hicks Arkansas Sr 6’1 220
67 OT Alex Givens Mississippi Sr 6’5 304
93 EDGE Qaadir Sheppard Mississippi Sr 6’3 240
40 DL Josiah Coatney Mississippi Sr 6’3 316
22 RB Scottie Phillips Mississippi Sr 5’10 211

Arkansas struggled with FCS Portland State last week. This week, I will be laser-focused on TE Cheyenne O’Grady. For the Rebels, senior RB Scottie Phillips is very talented. I want to see Qaadir Sheppard get after Ben Hicks.

LSU @ Texas 6:30 PM ABC

90 DL Rashard Lawrence LSU Sr 6’3 301
9 QB Joe Burrow LSU Sr 6’3 214
2 WR Justin Jefferson LSU Jr 6’1 185
77 OT Saahdiq Charles LSU Jr 6’4 305
79 C Lloyd Cushenberry LSU Jr 6’3 309
93 EDGE Justin Thomas LSU Jr 6’5 268
91 DL Breiden Fehoko LSU Sr 6’3 291
45 LB Michael Divinity LSU Sr 6’1 238
8 LB Patrick Queen LSU Jr 6’1 232
6 LB Jacob Phillips LSU Jr 6’3 229
22 CB Kristian Fulton LSU Sr 5’11 192
9 S Grant Delpit LSU Jr 6’2 203
4 EDGE K’Lavon Chaisson LSU Jr 6’3 239
56 C Zach Shackelford Texas Sr 6’3 290
11 QB Sam Ehlinger Texas Jr 6’2 235
75 G Parker Braun Texas Sr 6’2 280
19 S Brandon Jones Texas Sr 6’0 205
6 WR Devin Duvernay Texas Sr 5’11 210
85 WR Collin Johnson Texas Sr 6’5 212

There is so much talent in this game, I will have to watch it at least a dozen times. The highest-rated player in this game is likely going to be LSU safety Grant Delpit. He is a do it all playmaker for the Tigers. Early reviews from last week say QB Joe Burrow looks ready to take the next step. For Texas, can Sam Ehlinger be more consistent? Collin Johnson and Devin Duvernay are a pair of great targets for the junior passer.

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