I can’t believe this year is almost over...wow. It’s been yet another fun year to scout and enjoy this great game; below I have compiled a jumble of notes and thoughts on a handful of prospects and potential prospects for the up coming NFL Draft. So, please enjoy this edition and feel free to comment below. Thanks for reading.
D’Andre Walker, LB, Georgia
It was easy to spot Walker during the SEC championship game - he was terrific. However, it wasn’t just that game, he’s been great all season long - Walker has been an impressive prospect. He’s got great instincts, very versatile and has great pass rushing skills. I also love his drive and hustle that he shows.
Jeffery Simmons, DT, Mississippi St.
Simmons is another guy who has enjoyed a fantastic season. To get right to the point, I think Quinnen Williams is the best guy I’ve scouted this season and Simmons isn’t far behind him. I think he’s solid against the run and his athleticism makes him a pretty good pass rusher from the DT position. He is a solid first round pick and an immediate contributor in the NFL.
Parris Campbell, WR, Ohio St.
I have been a fan of Campbell for quite some time and he did not disappoint me this season. I think he’s one of the most dangerous receivers in the country and I obviously love his speed - especially at his size. He is an exciting player to watch and a guy who could immediate help any NFL team.
Zach Allen, DE, Boston College
Allen is a guy who I don’t believe is getting enough attention.....and many people have him as a first round prospect. I have really liked the film I’ve watched on Allen this season. I think he’s quick, strong, great tackler, non-stop motor, hell of a run stopper and provides a good pass rush. Allen is a fantastic prospect and already one of favorites in this draft.
Josh Allen, LB, Kentucky
Josh Allen is getting a lot of love right now and rightfully so. After I saw that he won the Nagurski Trophy I wasn’t surprised at all- he had a phenomenal year. For me, I can’t remember another prospect that I saw improve so much between 2 seasons. I am very impressed with Allen and see a bright future ahead of him in the NFL.
Alex Wesley, WR, Northern Colorado
I’ll admit I haven’t watched much on Wesley - but I keep hearing nothing but good things about him and from the tape that I have watched - he’s an impressive guy. He’s definitely someone to keep on our radar.
Collin Johnson, WR, Texas
I’ve written about him before - if you guys follow any of my work, you know how much I like Johnson. He’s been terrific this season and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him declare. He’s one of my top WRs in this class.
Byron Murphy, CB, Washington
I really like Murphy. I love his game that he plays; he’s a well rounded and tough CB that can hit with a capital H. People knack him on his size, but I see too much potential and skill to pass on him. I have a first round grade on him.
Devin White, LB, LSU
I see greatness in White. I love it when you can ‘see’ the love of the game in a prospect’s play and I see that in White. His size does scare me a bit - mainly because he’s so stinking aggressive, but I see too much talent and potential in White. He’s had a great season and would be deadly on our defense.
Here are some other prospects that I have been impressed with:
Dax Raymond, TE, Utah St.
Nasir Adderley, S, Delaware
Darnell Savage, S, MD
Noah Fant, TE, Iowa
TJ Hockenson, TE, Iowa
Juan Thornhill, S, Virginia
Foster Moreau, TE, LSU
Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma
David Sills, WR, West Virginia
Daniel Jones, QB, Duke
Emanuel Hall, WR, Missouri
Carl Granderson, DE, Wyoming
Max Scharping, OT, NIU
Andy Isabella, WR, UMass
Rock Ya-Sin, CB, Temple