Dear Texas, I Have Some Apologizing To Do

On September 1st, the Texas Longhorns were defeated by Maryland in a game I and so many others thought exposed Texas for once again being overrated. With wins against #22 USC, #17 TCU and now #7 Oklahoma, it’s safe to say I was terribly wrong.

Over the past few years, The Red River Rivalry has been decided by no more than a touchdown. Going into Saturday, I was expecting this to be another solid game between the two. Oklahoma-Texas is one of those games that seems to be close no matter how much better one of the teams may be compared to the other. This years game was everything a fan could’ve asked for in a Red River Showdown and more.

Touchdown after touchdown after touchdown. That’s basically how it was on Saturday between the Sooners and Horns. Both quarterbacks had impressive days. Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray went 19/26 for 304 passing yards with 4 TD’s and rushed 11 times for 92 yards and 1 touchdown. The Longhorns Sam Ehlinger went 24/35 for 314 passing yards with 2 TD’s and rushed 19 times for 72 yards and 3 touchdowns. Both QB’s had 5 total touchdowns but to me, Ehlinger had the better day.

Don’t get me wrong, Kyler Murray had a ridiculous day and brought his team back from being down 45-24. I’m not trying to take anything away from that. The fact of the matter is, Sam Ehlinger played a more complete and polished game. He stayed calm and kept his composure the entire game and I can’t remember him making a single mistake, to be honest. Murray coughed up a couple turnovers and I definitely saw more sloppiness than Ehlinger. The Texas quarterback has made a tremendous leap forward from where he was back in week one against Maryland. Actually, this entire team as a whole looks like a completely different team than they did against the Terrapins.

Overall, I was very wrong about this Longhorn squad. Texas, I’m sorry for having so little faith and so much certainty that you were going to be below average once again. I have to give major props for making improvements I thought we wouldn’t see any time soon let alone in just a couple of weeks. Texas is one of the most impressive teams in college football right now and after this win against Oklahoma, they have all the momentum in the world. Hook ’em Horns.

– Collin Borron

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If You Don’t Already Know, The L.A. Rams are The NFL’s Best

On Thursday night, the Los Angeles Rams took on the Minnesota Vikings in L.A. and it certainly didn’t disappoint. Personally, I saw these teams as the two best in the entire league. A possible NFC Championship preview. It was surprising to see this matchup as a Thursday night game rather than primetime Sunday night. Either way, we were able to witness the best battle it out to see who is currently the better team. The home team rose to the challenge.

I’m going to be honest, at first I wasn’t exactly sure who to pick in this game. The main factors I looked at for both teams were the defenses. Little did I know, both defenses weren’t going to play all that well. I’ll give the Rams a slight pass due to Aqib Talib being out. Having one of your pro bowl CB’s out is bound to cause you some trouble. Even then, I still thought they had enough defensive talent to not let Kirk Cousins do what he did to them. The Vikings QB torched L.A.’s defense for 422 yards and 3 TD’s on 36/50 passing but was somehow still in the shadow of Jared Goff. The Rams stud put up 465 yards and 5 TD’s on 26/33 passing. Near perfection. There were a total of FIVE receivers with 100+ receiving yards in this game. It was an offensive explosion, to say the least. The run game for both sides didn’t have too much success but Gurley put up a strong 83 yards. As for the defensive side, The Rams stout defensive line remained dominant against an already struggling Minnesota offensive line. Overall, it was a solid game and there’s no doubt the better team came out on top.

Through four games, the Rams have looked scary good. Sure, the defense had a rough night this week but it didn’t stop them from beating the second best team in the NFL did it? That’s the biggest perk about this Rams team that makes them so great. If the defense has a rough night, Jared Goff and the rest of the L.A. offense has so many weapons and so many playmakers to the point where they can put up over 40 points on you if need be. If the offense is struggling, they have one of the best defensive lines in the league and arguably the NFL’s best CB duo to lock down any opposing offense. The Rams are not just an extremely well-balanced team but they are terrifyingly good on both sides. Honestly, the Vikings held their own pretty well for what they went up against.

Plain and simple, this Rams squad is no fluke and expect to see that “W” next to their name quite a bit more times as the season continues.

– Collin Borron

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2018 Week 1 NFL QB Power Rankings

32. Nathan Peterman, Buffalo Bills

Week 1 Stats: 5/18, 24 yds, 2 INTs

It goes without saying that Peterman was by far the worst starting quarterback in the league week 1. Putting up just 24 passing yards simply won’t cut it, and he was quickly benched.

31. Sam Bradford, Arizona Cardinals

Week 1 Stats: 20/34, 153 yds, 1 INT

Arizona’s offense didn’t click at all in their opener. Bradford struggled to connect with his receivers and David Johnson was shut down in his first game back from injury. Bradford’s performance will need to step up if he wants to hold off Josh Rosen for the starting spot.

30. Eli Manning, New York Giants

Week 1 Stats: 23/37, 224 yds, 1 INT

You can’t blame Eli too much for struggling against a tough Jacksonville defense, but outside of rookie Saquon Barkley the Giants offense was terrible. Eli needs a big game against Dallas on Sunday night next week.

29. Blake Bortles, Jacksonville Jaguars

Week 1 Stats: 18/33, 176 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT

Bortles gets a slight bump ahead of Manning since he was able to lead his team to victory. Still, Bortles has not shown many signs of progression and will continue to rely on his defense to win games.

28. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions

Week 1 Stats: 27/46, 286 yds, 1 TD, 4 INTs

Clearly Stafford is not the 28th best quarterback in the league, right? He should inevitably rise up this list as the season moves on but his 4 interceptions leads to one of the worst season opening performances in recent memory.

27. Marcus Mariota, Tennessee Titans

Week 1 Stats: 9/16, 103 yds, 2 INTs

Mariota is another player that will rise up the rankings pretty quickly. He was forced to come out of the game with an injury, and when he did play, the lengthy weather delay strongly affected his play. No cause for concern yet with Mariota.

26. Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders

Week 1 Stats: 29/40, 303 yds, 3 INTs

Carr has taken a huge step down from the MVP caliber season he had just 2 years ago. The Raiders kept their Monday night game with LA close for most of the night, but 2 key late interceptions by Carr cost his team the game.

25. Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys

Week 1 Stats: 19/29, 170 yds

The Cowboys offense had a terrible start to the 2018 season. Dak wasn’t able to find the magic from his rookie year, and with Dez Bryant gone, their pass game was almost non-existent.

24. Mitchell Trubisky, Chicago Bears

Week 1 Stats: 23/35, 171 yds, 1 rush TD

The first game of the season went fairly well for Trubisky. He didn’t make any game losing mistakes, he just had to play against the legend that is Aaron Rodgers. Expect Trubisky to improve as the year goes on and make the Bears offense a little more of a threat in the future.

23. Case Keenum, Denver Broncos

Week 1 Stats: 25/39, 329 yds, 3 TDs, 3 INTs

Keenum looked just like we all expected in his Denver debut. Not only Keenum, but this entire Bronco team has so many similarities to last year’s Vikings. Three picks are slightly concerning, but Keenum is in good shape one game in.

22. Sam Darnold, New York Jets

Week 1 Stats: 16/21, 198 yds, 2 TDs, 1 INT

Darnold’s first throw as an NFL quarterback was as bad as it gets. Luckily he settled in after and had himself a pretty good game. It doesn’t hurt that the Jets defense was as dominant as it was. It’s only 1 game, but the early returns on Darnold look good.

21. Tyrod Taylor, Cleveland Browns

Week 1 Stats: 15/40, 197 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT, 77 rush yds, 1 rush TD

The numbers aren’t eye-popping, but Taylor did what he needed to keep Cleveland in the game. They couldn’t find a way to pull through in OT, but he did enough to hold off Baker Mayfield for the time being.

20. Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins

Week 1 Stats: 20/28, 230 yds, 2 TDs, 2 INTs

Nobody expected much out of Tannehill and the Dolphins this year, but they looked great in week 1. Tannehill fought through the lightning delay and let his team to a win. Strong start for Miami.

19. Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles

Week 1 Stats: 19/34, 117 yds, 1 INT

With Carson Wentz still not ready to come back, Super Bowl champion quarterback Nick Foles remains the Eagles starter. Foles didn’t look spectacular in their Thursday night opener, but he did what he needed to in order to get the win.

18. Alex Smith, Washington Redskins

Week 1 Stats: 21/30, 255 yds, 2 TDs

Smith was impressive in his Washington debut. He didn’t look as good as Washington’s defense, but he was efficient and didn’t make any costly mistakes.

17. Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals

Week 1 Stats: 21/28, 243 yds, 2 TDs, 1 INT

Andy Dalton looked good in the opener. A lot of that is likely on the Colts terrible secondary. Still, after an almost pick 6 on his first throw of the game, Dalton only missed on 6 throws and led his team to victory.

16. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons

Week 1 Stats: 21/43, 251 yds, 1 INT

The former NFL MVP didn’t have a great start to the year. Once again, Ryan was able to move the football, but couldn’t find Julio Jones or anyone else in the red zone to help his team win.

15. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Week 1 Stats: 21/28, 417 yds, 4 TDs

Tampa Bay’s offense exploded against what everyone thought was a good Saints defense. Fitzpatrick might have had the best week 1 performance of any quarterback. Still, I can’t put him higher than 16 until I see it more than once.

14. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers

Week 1 Stats: 23/41, 335 yds, 1 TD, 3 INTs

James Connor looked good, but without Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh is going to struggle to win games. The weather did slow them down, but Roethlisberger had multiple chances to win his team the game and couldn’t come through.

13. Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams

Week 1 Stats: 18/33, 233 yds, 2 TDs

The Rams might be the most hyped team of the year after their roster overhaul. Goff and company didn’t disappoint, or did they? The Rams won without too much trouble, but they didn’t exactly look great in doing so. Goff had a pretty good game though.

12. Jimmy Garoppolo, San Francisco 49ers

Week 1 Stats: 15/33, 261 yds, 1 TD, 3 INTs

Garoppolo didn’t have a great start to the 2018 campaign, but who would when you open the season in Minnesota against that defense. Of course, he threw a couple picks and lost the game. He did have some really nice throws though and had a chance to steal the win late.

11. Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens

Week 1 Stats: 25/34, 236 yds, 3 TDs

I did not expect Flacco to be this high on the list, but that’s the Buffalo Bills effect. Flacco and the Ravens offense had zero trouble moving the ball and scored 47 points as a result. Maybe this was just one good game for Flacco, or maybe the push from Lamar Jackson was exactly what he needed to return to his old form. Going up against the worst team in football helps as well.

10. Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans

Week 1 Stats: 17/34, 176 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT, 40 rush yds

There was a lot of hype surrounding the return of Deshaun Watson. He did look amazing in 7 games in 2017. Week 1 wasn’t the spectacular game everyone wanted, but he held his own against Tom Brady and New England.

9. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks

Week 1 Stats: 19/33, 298 yds, 3 TDs, 2 INTs

Seattle suffered a tough loss at Denver, but give credit to Wilson for standing in the pocket and taking a beating from Von Miller all day and still almost pulling out a win. A lot of people have been downplaying just how good Russell Wilson is, and no matter what the rest of the team looks like, he always gives them a chance to win.

8. Philip Rivers, Los Angeles Chargers

Week 1 Stats: 34/51, 424 yds, 3 TDs, 1 INT

The Chargers offense started off slow but picked up as the game went on. Rivers looked like he always has, piling up yards while keeping his team in the game.

7. Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings

Week 1 Stats: 20/36, 244 yds, 2 TDs

Kirk Cousins looked like everything the Vikings were asking for when they signed him in the offseason. He wasn’t the most flashy passer on the field but made the throws necessary to win the game.

6. Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs

Week 1 Stats: 15/27, 256 yds, 4 TDs

The Chiefs have made a few questionable decisions, trading up for Mahomes and then trading away Alex Smith after Mahomes rookie season to roll with him as the starter. After one game, it certainly looks like that’s paying off quite nicely for KC. The Chiefs look to have one of the most dangerous offenses in the league, and Mahomes to Hill looks like it could end up being one of the most deadly combos ever.

5. Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts

Week 1 Stats: 39/53, 319 yds, 2 TDs, 1 INT

Andrew Luck is back. The greatest 4 words Colts fans could hear. If Luck had any rust from not playing in 2 years, he knocked it all off when he threw an interception on his first pass. After that, Luck settled in and had a great game, coming just 15 yards and a Jack Doyle fumble away from a week 1 win.

4. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers

Week 1 Stats: 17/26, 161 yds, 58 rush yds, 1 rush TD

The numbers weren’t huge, the team only scored 16 points, but Cam Newton’s impact is why he’s ranked so high. The former MVP is in complete control whenever he’s on the field, and he guided Carolina to an impressive week 1 win.

3. Tom Brady, New England Patriots

Week 1 Stats: 26/39, 277 yds, 3 TDs, 1 INT

There’s not much to say. Brady’s the GOAT. However, Houston’s defense did get in his face a lot in the opener. Brady still, delivered enough great balls to win the game. The only reason he’s #3 and not higher is simply because of how great the two above him were.

2. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints

Week 1 Stats: 37/45, 439 yds, 3 TDs

The stat line says it all. Brees should pass Brett Favre and Peyton Manning for the all-time passing yards record this year, and if he keeps playing like this, he’ll do it sooner rather than later.

1. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers

Week 1 Stats: 20/30, 286 yds, 3 TDs

If you watched the Sunday night game, you know why Rodgers is #1. He’s the best quarterback in the NFL, and showed that even when he’s hurt he can lead Green Bay to epic comebacks. There’s a chance Rodgers doesn’t play in week 2, and if he doesn’t his spot at #1 would temporarily go away, but as long as he’s playing, it seems Rodgers won’t lose the top spot

– Dylan Hall

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NFL: Top 5 Deadliest QB-WR Duos in 2018

In today’s NFL, the quarterback, and his receivers chemistry have never been more important. The passing attack simply rules the game right now and teams have realized this. From veteran duos to newly formed ones, here are my top five QB-WR duos heading into the 2018 season.

1. Ben Roethlisberger & Antonio Brown – This one shouldn’t surprise you. Antonio Brown has been the leagues best receiver for a couple of years now and Big Ben is looking to prove he has multiple playing years left in him. This duo lit defenses up last season and this season could be even more explosive.

2. Deshaun Watson & DeAndre Hopkins – We may not have been able to see these two play an entire season together, but what Watson and Hopkins accomplished in that short time was incredible. Having a 104.1 passer rating when targeting Hopkins, Watson quickly formed a lethal chemistry with his top WR. 2017 was just a tease for what I believe these two will showcase this upcoming season.

3. Matt Ryan & Julio Jones – These two might have struggled last season, but don’t expect their slump to carry over into 2018. Last season, we witnessed an Atlanta team adjusting to a brand new offense. However, Ryan and Jones were still one of the leagues most dominant duos. Now that they have gotten more comfortable in the new system, expect this duo and Atlanta’s offense to put up much more TD’s this season.

4. Tom Brady & Julian Edelman – They aren’t the flashiest duo in the world, but they are certainly one of the deadliest. The Patriots offense took quite a blow last season when Edelman went down with a season-ending injury. That still somehow didn’t stop Brady and the Patriots from reaching the Super Bowl. I’m expecting these two to do a great deal of damage to opponents in 2018.

5. Drew Brees & Michael Thomas – It is about time to truly recognize this duo. Michael Thomas has grown into one of the NFL’s elite receivers since being drafted in 2016. Having Drew Brees tossing the rock obviously helps, but Thomas has proved he isn’t just another product of Brees. His ability to get open is absurd. In last season’s Wild Card Round, Thomas made Carolina’s defense look silly, putting up 131 yards on just 8 catches. These two are a couple of the leagues most fun players to watch because of how simple and easy they make it look.

Collin Borron

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The Biggest Steal of The 2018 NFL Draft

This year’s running back class was incredibly deep so, it was no surprise to see a handful of talented backs taken in the later rounds. There was one specific back I had my eye on though. That back being, John Kelly out of Tennessee. I wrote a piece on him a couple months ago about how I believe he is the most underrated RB and one of the most underrated players overall in the draft. After 175 picks, the Los Angeles Rams called up Kelly and told him he was heading to L.A.

For those of you who don’t know or understand why I am so high on Kelly, here’s why:

  • Similar strength, power, speed & physique to Dalvin Cook
  • Runs with pure passion & anger you just don’t see in RB’s anymore
  • Ultimate competitor
  • Carried the load all throughout his college career on an awful Vols team
  • Plays with a chip on his shoulder on every snap
  • Incredibly dynamic

Kelly is now on one of the best offenses in the NFL in the L.A. Rams. He’ll most likely back up Todd Gurley but, I do expect to see Kelly get his fair share of playing time. The Rams could very well have the best RB duo in the league next season.

I’m excited about both John Kelly and the Los Angeles Rams. L.A. has already had a spectacular offseason and continued the trend in this draft. At this point, I think the Rams are just trying to get me to fall in love with them. The storm continues to brew in L.A…

Collin Borron

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My 5 Favorite Picks in The 2018 NFL Draft

On Saturday, the 2018 NFL Draft ended 7 rounds of what was a fantastic event overall. This draft really had it all. There were picks I liked, disliked, found surprising and just straight up confusing. With that said, I decided to put together a list of my 5 favorite picks from the three-day spectacle.

1. Calvin Ridley, Atlanta Falcons – Yes, yes, yes, yes. Thank you, Atlanta for giving the offense another elite Alabama WR. Matt Ryan’s job is about to get a lot easier having what could turn into one of the best WR duos in the league in Calvin Ridley and Julio Jones. In what was an already explosive offense, the Falcons made a golden pick in Ridley.

2. Bradley Chubb, Denver Broncos – Imagine your team with Von Miller. Now imagine your team with two of them. The Denver Broncos made that a reality after they selected Bradley Chubb at No. 5 overall. I was honestly shocked to see Chubb not get selected earlier, specifically by the Browns. Instead they picked up who I thought the Broncos would get, Denzel Ward. Somehow still being available at No. 5, it was no surprise to see Elway jump on this guy. Chubb was arguably the best overall player in this draft and now he’s joining one of the NFL’s top defenses. Good luck, opposing offenses.

3.) Mason Rudolph & James Washington, Pittsburgh Steelers – College football’s most electrifying QB-WR duo will remain together at the next level thanks to, Pittsburgh. With Ben Roethlisberger’s career nearing an end, Mason Rudolph could be Pittsburghs next big thing. Also, with Washington alongside Antonio Brown and JuJu Smith-Schuster, there is no lack of receiving talent. The future is bright for the Steelers.

4.) Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens – Seeing Baltimore trade for the final pick in the 1st round, I was quite intrigued. Then to see them take, Lamar Jackson, I was beyond excited. Will he start right away? Of course not. Is he the future of Baltimore? I think so. Jackson is the ultimate competitor and accepts nothing but, greatness. He’s a freak talent and the fact he nearly didn’t get picked in the first round is shocking. I hope the Ravens help him develop into his full potential and not rush him into anything. I love this pick.

5. Shaquem Griffin, Seattle Seahawks – It may have taken 5 rounds but, Shaquem Griffin would probably agree that it was worth the wait after being selected by the Seattle Seahawks. Rejoining his twin brother Shaquill, Shaquem continued to prove his doubters wrong after being selected. Being one of the best feel good stories of the draft I look forward to seeing Shaquem and his brother wreck havoc on opposing offenses next season.

This draft was loaded with special talent and players that I loved. Trying to narrow it down to my five favorites wasn’t easy. That said, this years draft was fantastic and I think that almost every team had a solid draft. Let the wait for the 2018 NFL preseason begin.

Collin Borron

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NFL: My Favorite 2018 Draft Prospects By Position

We are less than a week away from the NFL Draft and the excitement is reaching its peak. We all know the “experts” big names and apparent top guys but, I thought I’d go over my personal favorite prospect for each position. Let’s get into this.

Offense

QB Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma State – By having already written a post about him, I think I’ve made myself clear of what I think of Rudolph. He’s a special talent that is incredibly overlooked. His college numbers were outstanding and he had himself a solid combine. Every time I watched him play in college, I couldn’t help to see raw NFL caliber talent. He’s an underdog who shouldn’t be an underdog. I hope whoever drafts him, gives him the opportunity that he deserves.

RB Saquon Barkley, Penn State – I realize this seems like the most generic answer but, I can’t help it. Barkley is the type of player that absolutely steals the show when on the field. More often than not, he didn’t disappoint. He’s a once in a generation athlete and a player that has the capability to immediately make an impact on any organization. I’m so grateful to have witnessed his career at Penn State. Believe the hype, folks.

WR’s Calvin Ridley, Alabama & James Washington, Oklahoma State – I simply couldn’t decide who I like better between these two. Therefore, I had to choose them both. Being the most dominate receiver on both of their respective teams, this duo howls with NFL talent. I’m antsy to see them take the field in the NFL. Whoever drafts these guys, will have them on their teams for a very long time.

TE Hayden Hurst, South Carolina – I saw plenty of Hurst’s NFL potential as he and the Gamecocks went up against my Gators. Florida, one of the toughest defenses in the nation, looked silly trying to contain this guy. From perfect size to his athleticism, Hurst will certainly be used quite a bit by whoever is lucky enough to pick him up.

OT Orlando Brown, Oklahoma – I know, I know, he had a rough combine and struggled at his pro day. I suppose he’ll flop in the NFL now. His college career obviously means nothing if he doesn’t succeed in those, right? Wrong. If anyone thinks otherwise, don’t take them seriously as a football fan. The only reason him struggling made headlines is because the NFL and football in general is desperate for stories right now. Brown had a great career at Oklahoma. Don’t believe it? Watch his film for yourself. There are plenty of solid tackles available but, I want to see Brown succeed the most simply because all the flak he has gotten. He’s an NFL caliber tackle and will certainly help improve any offensive line. It’s hard not to root for his guy.

G Quenton Nelson, Notre Dame – My favorite college memory of Nelson was when he made a fool out of LSU’s front seven. If a team has one of their best offensive players at guard, then that team is either awful or that guard is something special. Nelson is special. Considered the safest pick in the draft with no bust potential, Nelson’s a fearless and ferocious talent that will instantly change an O-Line for the best. Don’t be surprised if he’s picked in the top 10.

Defense

DE Arden Key, LSU – Key is another player on this list that I’ve seen give Florida fits multiple times in the past. Personally, I believe his biggest perks are his strength and speed. Key has great length and can easily snag any ball carrier in his vicinity. As much trouble as he caused for my team, he was a thrill to watch.

DT Taven Bryan, Florida – Finally, a Gator. As bias as this may seem, I do think Bryan could very well be the best DT in this draft. In 2017, Taven Bryan terrorized offenses all season long. My favorite characteristic about him is the effort he plays with. It doesn’t matter the sport, if I see an athlete play as hard as they can possibly play, I want to continue to watch for that person alone. Bryan is speed, strength, toughness and determination in human form. I’m beyond thankful for being lucky enough to see him do that in a Florida uniform.

OLB Shaquem Griffin, UCF – I think we all know of Griffin and his incredible story by now. Is he the best OLB in the draft? Maybe not. Is he a fan favorite? Absolutely! Griffin blew up in 2017. The guy is an animal. Looking completely unstoppable countless times during his time at UCF, Griffin played out of his mind and proved every doubter wrong and will continue to do so in the NFL. Right now, he is expected to be nothing more than a backup but, that’s according to the “experts”. If he brings the same intensity and determination he had in college to the NFL, I strongly believe he could eventually develop into a starter.

ILB Roquan Smith, Georgia – Holy cow. This guy is insane. Smith was a vicious beast in the middle of that Bulldog defense and was a key part of UGA’s national title run. Oh yeah, he played against Florida as well but, that’s all I’m going to say about that for the sake of my emotions. Plain and simple, this guy is destined to be star linebacker in the NFL. He truly has it all. He punishes whoever dares crosses his path and hunts down those who flee. He has an intensity that you just don’t see much in players anymore. I can’t wait to see this guy play on the next level.

CB D.J. Reed, Kansas State – Looking for a slot corner? Reed is the man. Don’t let his 5’9 height fool you into thinking any less of this corner. After all, the little guys always seem to play the hardest and with the most passion. Reed is no exception. He’s quick, tough and full of passion. I wish I was able to watch him play more in college because, after watching his career highlights, I’m all in on this guy. He’s surprisingly not talked about much compared to some of the other prospects and to that I scratch my head. Reed is going to be fun to watch on Sundays.

FS Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama – I’m not sure if there is another player in this draft that pours his heart and soul into the game of football as much as this guy. Then to have Nick Saban as your teacher? Yup, he’s going to be a star. His competitiveness won’t be topped by anyone on the field and I think that’s what makes him so great at his craft. Fitzpatrick can also be used as a linebacker, slot corner, blitzer and shut down any tight end he’s assigned to. All with ease. I’d be shocked if he isn’t taken in the top 10.

Collin Borron

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