Draft Preview: Three Games You Have to Watch.
ton of the Draft will be on display this afternoon. Here are the three I
think are the ones to watch the most.
@ Ohio ST-
is a tough game, because all of Maryland's best Prospects are
underclassmen. So do they Declare? While Ohio State is just
6-3, 220, Rs-Jr, LB-He is a wounded warrior. He has a lot of
talent, but can't stay healthy. He is a transfer from Ohio State,
and this should be the game he is most up for.
State: Keandre Jones spent three full seasons with the Ohio State program and played in a total of 34 games … he elected to transfer from Ohio State to Maryland during the 2019 winter semester and will have one year of eligibility … he played in all 14 games in both 2017 and 2018 when the Buckeyes won back-to-back Big Ten Conference
(Clemson): Credited with 16 tackles (2.5 for loss) including a sack in 140 snaps over 15
games. #7 Tino Ellis- 6-1, 195, CB- He's Maryland's best CB
and will be under the microscope in his senior season. He has the
tools. He has the mentality. My question is does he have the
As a Junior
(2018): Started all 12 games at cornerback ... Honorable Mention All-Big Ten selection ... Led the team with 11 pass breakups, ranking fourth in the Big Ten at 1.3 per game ... Totaled 23 tackles (19 solo), three tackles for loss and an interception ... Posted first career interception against Rutgers
(10/13). #25 Antoine Brooks-
5-11, 215, DB- He is a short but big Strong Safety. He has
played some Nickel and linebacker. So he shows up in coverage. He
has also played special teams. They are going to start him at
Safety. But he can really move on the field.
As a Junior
(2018): Second Team All-Big Ten selection by the coaches ... Led Maryland with 9.5 tackles for loss ... Started all 12 games, ranking third on the team with 68 tackles (46 solo) ... Also tallied 2.5 sacks, one interception and three pass breakups ... Had six tackles in each of the last two games of the season against Penn State (11/24) and Ohio State
(11/17). #22. Isaiah Davis-
6-2, 234, LB-
As a Junior
(2018): Second on the team with 94 tackles (50 solo) ... Third on the team with two sacks ... Led team with nine tackles at #15 Penn State (11/24) ... One of three Terps with double digit tackles (11) vs. Ohio State
5-9, 198, Rs-Soph, RB- He has a great blend of
powerful legs, speed, and instincts. He is a short, but he plays
with some power. He should declare, because of his height he might
not have long to play in the NFL.
Second Team All-Big Ten ... Appeared in all 12 games with five starts ... Broke the Maryland freshman rushing record with 1,034 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 7.9 yards per carry ... Second player in Maryland history to have back-to-back 200 yard rushing games (210 at Indiana, 298 vs. Ohio State) ... Had second most rushing yards ever by a Terp in a game with 298 against Ohio State
6', 206, Jr RB- Sophomore (2018): Appeared in all 12 games, rushing 34 times for 309 yards and a team-best seven rushing touchdowns ... Led the team with 409 kickoff return yards, with an average of 24.1 yards per return ... Tied for the Terps lead in offensive touchdowns with seven ... Led Maryland in rushing yards at #15 Penn State (11/24) ... Notched a 27 yard rushing touchdown at Indiana (11/10) ... First player in Big Ten history to win both the Offensive Player of the Week and Special Teams Player of the week awards in the same week ... Became the first Maryland player since D.J. Adams in 2010 with four
touchdowns. #75 Terrance Davis-
6-3, 317, ORG- Another guy with talent that struggles to stay healthy.
If he can stay healthy through this season he could get
As a Junior
(2018): Appeared in eight games at right guard, starting six and missing the other four due to injury ... Helped block for the 17th best rushing offense in the country and third best in the Big Ten, averaging 230.2 yards per
6-4, 199, WR,-
Extremely disappointing senior season. He just hasn't shown the ability
to run pattern. He gets open because of size, speed, and hands. But
he can make the cuts that break WRs wide open. #2. *J.K.Dobbins-
5-10, 217, RB- Dobbins is a well-known RB
who has been on the national stage the past couple years. He is
terrific at following his blockers. He is great on screens. He gets
outside following his blocker and breaks towards the endzone off
#11 Austin Mack-
6-2, 215, WR– He can open fast from the slot on the
out. Great route runner. He can make a fake on the double move that
makes the CB look foolish and get wide open deep.
6’, 195, WR,–
Hill is only 50 catches away from David Boston’s all time
reception record at Ohio ST of 191. He has been the Slot guy with
all the outside talent OSU has had. He will be moved outside this
season. If he could break the OSU record, he will not last long in
this Draft. He has great hands. If he is a legit 6-feet tall, he is
a Day Two lock. He runs explosive patterns that get him wide open
running down the Seam. Elite at getting open going down the seam.
6-6, 310, OT/OG- He was
terrific against Nebraska. He was smooth and easy moving backwards
in pass pro. He looked much better than last season. He was also a
force moving forward in the run game. #73 Jonah Jackson-
6-4, 305, OC/OG-
Jonah Jackson joined the Ohio State football program in the summer of 2019 as a graduate transfer following a four-year career at Rutgers … is expected to compete for a starting guard position along the offensive line. #76 Branden Bowen-
6-7, 325, ORG- Branden Bowen is a fifth-year senior who missed the entire 2018 season while recovering and rehabilitating a leg injury that he incurred in Game 6 of the 2017 season Maryland … Bowen practiced throughout the 2019 spring drills and he’s looking to pick up this where he left off in
6-5, 265, EDGE, - He is
the best player in this Draft. He might have the best blend of get
off and hands I have seen. His ability to attack OTs' hands has literally
made him unblockable this season. He is putting up historic numbers,
and looks better each week. Elite knack for finding the ball-carrier
behind the LOS.
6-1, 200, CB- He
looked like the best CB in the Draft against Nebraska. This
kid is a star in the making. Great
ball skills. Elite size. Looks like he has the speed.
plays outside on the QB’s right for Ohio State last season. That
has to count for a lot. They had a great secondary last season. Nice
speed turning and running while looking back at the QB. He is not a
strong run defender, but not a bad one. Great snap in his hips
turning and running outside. He plays on the QB’s right with great
#4 Jonathon Cooper-
6-4, 257, DE- He needs to make more impact plays. He
looked over rated against Nebraska.
Jonathon Cooper is a leader on this team, an academic stalwart and one of the top defensive ends on a defensive line full of talented players … a true senior, Cooper commands a presence on this team and is coming off a 13-start season in 2018 with 33 total games played as a Buckeye … expect his career statistics – 46 tackles; 10.5 tackles-for-loss and 5.5 quarterback
sacks. #53 Davon Hamilton-
6-4, 308, DT,- #67 Robert Landers- DT, 6-1, 285, –
6-3, 240, ILB- He
is finding the ball carrier in traffic so much better this season.
He could go in the 1st. He looked like a 1st against Nebraska.
He plays in a complicated defense. They like to
shift the entire front seven around before the snap. He lines up at
every Linebacker position and rarely plays the position he lines up
in first. They love to shift him all over the place before the snap.
He has the mental capabilities to play in a complicated NFL system.
6-5, 264, EDGE, Penn
State, #99- He was my favorite edgerusher to watch last season.
He just needs to hit the QB a few more times. He could end up being
the top edgerusher in this Draft. He has the speed to run the arc.
He can bend the corner. Nice Rip to the QB. Great technique. Knows
how to use his hands and long arms.
6-4, 285, DT, Rs-Sr - Some
think he is a Day One pick. But he is more of a Day Two pick at
He is more of a 3-tech. He has to get bigger and stronger this year.
If he doesn't improve in the rush he will go Day Three.
Season: Made two starts this season...One of five players
to have earned their degree entering the 2019 season...Graduated
with a degree in telecommunications in December 2018. Idaho (8/31):
Assisted on a sack. Buffalo (9/7): Collected five tackles.
SENIOR: Appeared in three games, including two starts...Was
voted as a team captain. Idaho (8/31): Recorded one solo
tackle. Buffalo (9/7): Matched a career-high with 10
tackles...Forced and recovered a fumble in the first quarter...
Tabbed the coaching staff's Defensive Player of the Week. Pittsburgh
(9/14): Collected seven tackles...Made 1.5 tackles for loss,
including a solo sack...Added a pass breakup and two QB hurries.
Season: Made three starts this season. Idaho (8/31): Made
two solo stops...Picked off a pass in the third quarter and returned
it 25 yards to setup a Penn State touchdown...Recorded his first
full sack of his career in the first quarter...Tabbed as the
Coaching Staff's Defensive Player of the Week. Buffalo (9/7): Picked
off a pass in the third quarter and returned it 36 yards for a
touchdown, his first career pick-six...Had Penn State's first
pick-six since Amani Oruwariye vs. Kent State in 2016...Added four
tackles, including two solo, and two pass breakups... Named the
coaching staff's Defensive Player of the Week. Pittsburgh (9/14):
Recorded three tackles...Assisted on one tackle for loss.
2019Season: Made three starts...Was voted as a team
captain...One of five Nittany Lions to have earned their degree
entering the 2019 season...Graduated with a degree in advertising
& public relations in December 2018.
Idaho (8/31): Assisted on a tackle and broke up a pass. Buffalo
(9/7): Posted eight tackles, including two solo. Pittsburgh (9/14):
Made seven tackles, including six solo...Had one tackle for loss.
Made three starts...Was voted as a team captain...One of five
players to have earned their degree entering the 2019
season...Graduated with his degree in psychology in August
2018...Graduated with his master's degree in management and
organizational leadership in May 2019...Earned a scholarship on
October 18, 2018.
Idaho (8/31): Registered two tackles. Buffalo (9/7): Set a career
high with 14 tackles, including nine in the first half. Pittsburgh
(9/14): Collected five tackles, including four solo...Earned his
first career sack...Forced a fumble in the fourth quarter, the first
in his career.
Ranks No. 10 on the career kickoff return list with a 25.2
average...Passed the 1,500 all-purpose yard mark against Idaho
(8/31/19). Season: 2018: Broke the Penn State freshman record for
all-purpose yards with 1,417, topping the previous mark of 1,237 set
by Saquon Barkley in 2015...Sits No. 18 on the program's season
all-purpose yards list with 1,417 yards...Totaled 523 kickoff return
yards to rank No. 6 in Penn State history...Ranks No. 18 on the
program's season kickoff return average list with a 26.2 mark. Game: Hauled in a 93-yard touchdown pass from Trace
McSorley against Ohio State (9/29/18) for the second-longest in
SENIOR SEASON: Awards: Named to the Pro Football Focus
second-team Big Ten Team of the Week following his performance vs.
Pitt (9/14). Season: Made three starts at left guard...One of six
players to have earned their degree entering the 2019
season...Graduated with a degree in history in December 2018.
Nick Bowers- 6-4, 260, RS SR-
Season: Appeared in three games, making one start...One
of 11 players to make their first career start...One of six players
to have earned their degree before the 2019 season...Graduated with
a degree in labor & employment relations in May 2019.
6-2, 205, Rs-Sr, WR- I haven't seen him play yet
this season, so I'm excite. He is a size speed WR who has that knack
for the dynamic.
Has played in 44 games and has 170 career catches (fourth in school history) for 2,613 yards (fourth in program history) and 27 touchdowns (tsecond in school history) • has caught a pass in 31 straight games, which is the fourth longest streak in school history • has 12 career 100-yard games, which is a school record • his six 100-yard receiving games in 2018 tied a school record and so did his four straight 100-yard receiving games (became first Gopher ever to notch four consecutive 100-yard receiving games in conference play) • set school records in 2018 for receiving yards (1,169) and receiving touchdowns (12) • has three career games (2019 Georgia Southern, 2018 Miami, Ohio and 2017 Michigan State) with three receiving touchdowns, which is a school
2019 • SENIOR
SEASON: Caught three passes for 28 yards against South Dakota State and completed a successful pass to Tanner Morgan for a two-point conversion • made four catches for 71 yards at Fresno State • hauled in 10 passes for 140 yards and three touchdowns (scores covered 73, 7 and 2 yards) against Georgia Southern, with his final touchdown coming with 13 seconds left in the game • recorded eight catches for 73 yards and one touchdown at Purdue • caught three passes for 38 yards and one touchdown against Illinois • caught five passes for 109 yards against Nebraska • caught six passes for 130 yards and one touchdown at Rutgers • recorded his 12th 100-yard receiving game of his career at Rutgers, setting a school record • made four catches for 37 yards and one touchdown against
Jr- 5-10, 205, DB- He has been granted a sixth
year of Eligibility. He has played four.
2019 • SOPHOMORE
SEASON: Broke up one pass and tallied four tackles against South Dakota State • sealed victory over Fresno state for the second straight year with an interception in the end zone during the second overtime • also had four tackles and one sack against Fresno State and was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week • forced one fumble and made six tackles against Georgia Southern • led team with nine tackles against Purdue • intercepted one pass and made four tackles against Illinois • tallied 10 tackles including one sack against Nebraska • recorded two interceptions including a pick-six for 33 yards and three tackles against Rutgers • intercepted one pass and returned it for 30 yards and finished with six tackles against
SEASON: Started against Fresno State and led the team with a career high 13 tackles • missed Georgia Southern due to injury • doubled career total with two interceptions to go along with six tackles against Purdue • forced two fumbles and led team in tackles with seven against Illinois • named Big Ten Player of the Week after leading team with 15 tackles against Nebraska • recorded five tackles against
2019 • SENIOR
SEASON: Started against South Dakota State and recorded three tackles • tallied two tackles including a sack for a nine yard loss against Fresno State • forced one fumble and notched six tackles against Georgia Southern • broke up two passes and registered five tackles against Purdue • made three tackles and assisted on a tackle for loss • recorded three tackles and one sack against Nebraska • forced one fumble, broke up two passes, recorded four tackles including 1.5 for loss and assisted on a sack against
2019 • SENIOR
SEASON: Returned a 43-yard interception to the house for a pick six and notched two tackles against South Dakota State • started against Fresno State and recorded six tackles including one sack for a loss of eight years and had two pass breakups • tallied five tackles against Georgia Southern • recorded eight tackles against Purdue • registered five tackles against Illinois • assisted on a sack and made eight tackles against Nebraska • notched four tackles including 1.5 for loss against Rutgers • tallied four tackles against
the big one. Maybe the two best QBs in the Draft going head to head.
"Tua’s worked hard to try to get back to where he has an opportunity to
play," Saban said. "He’s practiced some. We still don’t know what his status for the game is going to
be. We’ll make it when the game comes.
announced today that, "There is a good chance he'll play." Which
might just be BS to make LSU prepare for both QBs.
6-1, 202, CB- He very smooth moving backwards. He tends to
ignore the run. He apparent gained 11-pounds this off season. He was
listed at 191 last season, and now at 202. Which is good. He was a
good sized Corner, but thin. Adding weight will help him a lot, if
he can maintain his speed. He has elite lateral quicks and great
change of direction.
6-1, 239, LB, Florida- Smaller ILB who can play with some
power. He is an LB, not a converted DB. He will line up as the Mike
and fill the hole and meet the RB in it. He lines up at ILB. He can
bounce off a block and get inside to hit the RB. He gets wiped-out
by blockers too often. He just doesn’t seem to know how to take on
blockers. To get drafted on Day Two, he has to learn to take on
blockers better. Struggles to shed blockers at the point.
6-4, 257, RS-Sr, DL, #92- He is a guy who should go on Day
Two, but he just doesn’t have the stats. He is a big looking dude
who weighed in at less than 250. I’d like to see him on the Edge
more. He looks and plays bigger. In fact, I always picture him as
more of a 5-Tech than a D-end.
6-3, 263, Edge, Rs-Sr- Graduate transfer looking to heal his
knee and take one more shot at the NFL.
2018: Suffered a season-ending injury to his wrist on the first
defensive series of the season. Named team captain prior to the
season. Represented Louisville at 2018 ACC Media Days.
Appeared in 13 games and made five starts. Led the team with 15.5
tackles-for-loss and tied for team lead with seven sacks. Ended the
season ranked 32nd nationally in tackles-for-loss. Notched the best
game of his career at North Carolina when he tallied a career-high
three tackles-for-loss and a forced fumble. Recorded a career-best
two sacks at home vs. Kent State. Totaled a career-high nine tackles
and 1.5 tackles-for-loss vs. Boston College. Had five tackles in the
TaxSlayer Bowl against Mississippi State.
6-2, 197, Rs-Sr, WR- This cat has the speed. He was a
transfer from Mississippi last season. He just has to put it all
together to break into Day Two.
in and started all 13 games… Led the Gators in receptions (35),
receiving yards (503), receiving touchdowns (six) and average yards
per game (38.7)… His six touchdown receptions tied Solomon Patton
(2013) for the third-highest season total by a Gator since 2009…
Returned three punts for 17 yards with a long of nine… Ranked
fourth on the team in points score (36) and all-purpose yards
(520)… Scored a pair of touchdowns against Charleston Southern in
the season opener with four catches for 34 yards and two scores…
Only Gators receiver during the season to grab multiple touchdowns
in a single game and tally three games with at least 50 receiving
yards… Totaled four grabs for 92 yards and a touchdown at Florida
State… Completed a pass for negative-three yards to Feleipe Franks
in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl on a trick play.
305, 6-1, OC, Florida-
He is a great and aware blocker. He can jam the NT inside with his
inside hand as he waits for the ILB blitzing from the second level.
Then shove the NT off to the ORG and stone the ILB. That is one of
the best blocks I have ever seen. He plays with great leverage,
power, and hustle. He is everything you want in an OC in the NFL,
except size. 6-1 is a very tough number for an NFL OL.
Perine- 5-11, 218, RB,-
in all 13 contests and recorded one start (Missouri)… Led the team
with 134 carries, 826 rushing yards and seven touchdowns… Caught
13 passes for 170 yards and a touchdown… Ranked first on the
Gators in total yards (996) and second in scoring (48)… Tallied a
pair of rushing touchdowns against LSU and South Carolina… Notched
100-yard rushing performances at Vanderbilt (23-121) and Florida
State (13-129)… Tallied 22 rushes of more than 10 yards… Bought
into Dan Mullen’s philosophy to spilt carries with Jordan Scarlett,
which kept them both fresh throughout a game and the entire
season… Overall, the Gators ranked fourth in the SEC in
yards per carry (5.29) and yards per game (213.15) and totaled 2,771
yards rushing on 526 attempts during the season…
6-1, 218, QB, Alabama, #13- I
love how he throws on the run. He will through the ball a little
late and behind on the Slant. He can find the TE on the 3rd or 4th
guy and put it right in his TE’s hands. He is really finding guys
later the progression this season.
6-1, 192, #4- He just gets a
step on every one and catches it from every angle. Great quick hands
to lunge out and snag it far away from his body. He gets more
out of nothing than anyone in this Draft. They are using him in more
ways to get the ball in his hands so he can run with it.
is so slick with the ball in his hands. He has great bend and
balance to twist back and catch the ball off the back of his hip
without slowing, and then make two DBs miss and taking it to the
house. Elite impressive athlete.
is so fast that he uses his slick little moves that make guys fall
down because his his great speed. He is one of the best I’ve seen
at making guys miss. It is amazing how he looks like he is cut off
at the out of bounds line, and then makes a guy or two miss, and is
suddenly running downfield again.
Ruggs III- 6’, 190, WR, Alabama,
is so smooth catching the short pass thrown from behind him, and
turning up field to run for the 1st. He has such great speed and
balance and hands. He had an 81
yard TD catch where he ran most of the way. He has great speed when
he can get outside.
6-2, 230, RB, Alabama,
#22- Terrific stopping short
and cutting back. He worked on his receiving and it showed early in
the season against S. Carolina. He had a great catch run for a TD.
6-6, 310, ORG/OLT,
Alabama, #70- He can be a
little herky jerky moving backwards, but once he meets the Edge guy
at the pass he is done. Nice quick feet in slide, but when he legs
get too the side he can lose some power. He can get too high in run
game, but still win.
6-3, 266, Edge-
He looks more explosive turning the corner this season. Nice jab
step outside, and then cut inside one the rush. He can also drop
20-30 yards deep in coverage and make a play.He can get inside and find the QB on the sneak.
is showing a knack for slapping the ball out when he gets behind the
QB. He was simply nasty against S-Carolina.
6-5. 252, Edge-
He still struggled to find the ball against
S. Carolina. But he made a great play bursting into the
backfield and found the WR on the reverse. That is what he has to do
to go in the 1st, use his explosive athleticism and find the
ball. He kept getting to the QB from either edge. Terrific job
running the arc. Great agility and balance to get really low and
bending the corner. Then he can jab step inside, and burst outside
and still hit the QB.
is using his hands better in the rush to get the ORT’s hands off
his shirt and run the arc. He has terrific speed on the corner, he
just needs a little refinement. His hands are flashing around
better, you can see he has been doing some technique work. He has
great explosion inside to wipe out the ORT and ORG in play action.
6-2, 207, CB,- He can cover
the big WR. He knows how to cut off the WR going down the sideline.
6’, 195, #5, CB/Nickel- He
is still the slot corner for them. He can really blanket the slot
guy inside. #15 *XavierMcKinney-
6-1, 200, SS, Alabama- He
has been great against the run so far this season.
A Citizen! Not a Subject!
is as Fascist does. Beware American. President Fredo is pulling the
cowardly republican Senate closer and closer to the cliff.
I. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or
prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech,
or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to
petition the government for a redress of grievances:
1st Amendment to the Constitution is the greatest paragraph ever written
by mankind. It is the truest diagram of how to ensure a free Country of
citizens survives. But is is also a list of what to attack when you want
to be a fascist dictator. President Jerkballs is attacking every article
in the 1st Amendment. Beware subjects, or you will be subjugated:
2. The whistleblower complaint has (mostly) been corroborated- Even though Republicans want to hear from the
whistleblower, much of what the whistleblower detailed has now been corroborated under oath by multiple witnesses. That includes Giuliani's role in the pressure campaign, the details for the recall of former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, the withholding of military aid and the moving of the now-infamous July 25 call between Trump and Ukraine's president to a secure
3. The three people testifying publicly next week were picked for good reason- There was probably no more damning testimony than the accounts delivered by Taylor, Yovanovitch and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent. We also got one of the most consequential released testimonies of the week from
Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union and a major Trump donor.
4. There was acknowledgement of a quid pro quo- Facing the potential threat of perjury after multiple witnesses contradicted his testimony,
Sondland amended his testimony. He admitted that he told an aide to Ukraine's president that nearly $400 million in U.S. military aid likely wasn't coming unless Ukraine put out a statement from President Volodymyr Zelenskiy committing to investigating Biden and his son Hunter, as well as a debunked conspiracy theory about the 2016 election.
"I said that resumption of U.S. aid would likely not occur until Ukraine provided the public anti-corruption statement that we had been discussing for many weeks,"
5. Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney's role has become clearer- When it came to the withholding of "all security assistance to the Ukraine," Kent pointed the finger at Mick Mulvaney, who he said was acting at President Trump's direction.
At that point, according to Hill, "Sondland blurted out: 'Well, we have an agreement with the Chief of Staff [Mulvaney] for a meeting if these investigations in the energy sector start."
6. Witnesses detailed a concerted effort to dig up dirt on the
Bidens.- Volker noted that Giuliani, who was seen as speaking for the president, insisted on thepublic statement from Zelenskiy. Giuliani and company were even vetting the language the Ukrainian president would use in a public statement.
"Well, if it doesn't say Burisma, and if it doesn't say 2016, what does it mean?" Giuliani said, according to Volker. "You know, it's not credible."
7. A sitting U.S. ambassador was told to watch her back — and was given the heads up by Ukrainians- Yovanovitch testified that she was alerted by Ukrainian officials to a concerted effort to oust her. The official told her she needed to "watch my back," because it was known that the two Giuliani associates who were arrested in October wanted her out. She said she believes they wanted her gone because of possible corrupt business dealings. "[I]f legitimate business comes to us," Yovanovitch said, "you know, that's what we do — we promote U.S. business."
8. People voiced their disapproval, but were ignored- It's still stunning that multiple U.S. government Ukraine experts said they believed a former Ukrainian prosecutor was making up allegations for his own benefit in order to ingratiate himself with the Trump administration — and that Trump and Giuliani, instead of believing his own government's experts, believed the prosecutor. That prosecutor, Yuriy Lutsenko, was widely believed to be corrupt, as Yovanovitch explained.