We are two weeks into the 2013 college football season and already there have been some major curveballs thrown our way as it relates to the 2014 draft class.
David Fales may not be who we thought he was. The one concern I had was grasping a new system and how well he’d function with it. After two games things are looking good for Fales as he needed to be great to overcome some of the physical limitations. Fales isn’t the only one struggling but it’s the risers that have me a bit miffed.
I wasn’t a Zach Mettenberger guy based off previous tape but he’s slowly making me a believer. Cam Cameron is proving he’s worth every penny as Mettenberger has been outstanding early this season. Another quarterback that is making me a believer is Derek Carr. Carr’s faulty mechanics – threw off back foot more often than not – appears to be a thing of the past.
On the defensive side of the ball the talk will be surrounded around Jadeveon Clowney. Coming into the season as the clear cut No. 1 there’s only one place to go and that’s down. Clowney’s conditioning or lack thereof has come into question but that won’t matter one bit come May. He’s a top shelf talent with rare physical tools and a lock to be taken in the top three of this draft. Any other opinion is just noise and most likely trolling for reads.
Two games is such a small sample size but it gives us a pretty good idea of how things will play out. All this is likely to change – probably drastically – over the next eight months but it’s always fun to look back at these and have a good laugh. After the break, we’ll break down each position. Read the rest of this entry » «2014 NFL Draft Offensive Position by Position Rankings: Getting to know our early thoughts on this group of prospects»