There's lots of big games this week folks. I'm DVR'ing the games that I can get, but I'll be watching three to four games today, and I'll post my notes later this evening. My schedule is below. If you have questions or comments, I'll respond as quick as I can.
I'm tuning into Arkansas vs. Auburn at noon with my younger daughter. The Auburn dance team coach was her dance coach a few years ago, so she tunes into Auburn whenever she can. I'll be watching Arkansas' offense, with quarterback Tyler Wilson, running back Knile Davis, receiver Cobi Hamilton, and tight end Chris Gragg. They'll face Auburn, with tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen and defensive end Corey Lemonier.
I'll be watching the Florida play LSU at 3:30. LSU has an NFL defensive line with ends Lavar Edwards, Sam Montgomery, Barkevious Mingo, though the last two players project as 3-4 outside linebackers in the NFL. They've also got defensive tackle Bennie Logan and super safety Eric Reid on the defense. On offense, I'll be looking at offensive tackle Chris Faulk, as well as junior quarterback Zach Mettenburger. Florida is stacked with impact underclassmen like Trey Burton and quarterback Jeff Driskell, who I predict will end up being a star. Florida's defense features tackle Shariff Floyd, linebacker Jon Bostic, and safety Matt Elam.
I still haven't decided which late games to DVR and which to watch. Georgia plays South Carolina, and West Virginia plays Texas. I'll probably end up watching the SEC game with my older daughter, who loves Georgia from when we lived there, and likes that Georgia has a dog as a mascot. I'm watching to get another look at Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray, as well as linebackers Jarvis Jones, Cornelius Washington, and Alec Ogletree, defensive tackles Johnathan Jenkins and Kwame Geathers, receiver Tavarres King, and safeties Shawn Williams and Bacarri Rambo - that's just the draft eligible players. The Bulldogs are absolutely loaded with impact freshman and sophomores. South Carolina has end Devin Taylor, running back Marcus Lattimore, and safeties DJ Swearinger and Devonte Holloman as draftable prospects, but their best player is future top five pick, sophomore defensive end Jadeveon Clowney.
West Virginia features a great offense led by quarterback Geno Smith, and receivers Steadman Bailey and Tavon Austin. They've lit up everyone they've played, but have a weak running game and a sieve as their defensive scheme. The Mountaineers face their best competition yet in Texas, with Alex Okafor and Jackson Jeffcoat as bookend defensive ends, and safety Kenny Vaccaro. This is a great game to get a real look at Geno Smith playing against a defense featuring three high round draft eligible players as part of the most talented defense he's faced all year.
I'm DVRing Nebraska vs. Ohio State, and FSU vs. NC State, and might get to them later tonight.
Have a great day, college football and NFL draft fans!