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Which College Players Are Future Vikings? Week Three Review and Week 4 Primer

Three weeks into the college football season.

Who is continuing to shine?

I am going to list just a few that I like as future Vikings and then preview week 4.

Wide Receivers
Michael Floyd SR 6-3 224 4.54 has caught 31 passes for 397 yards and 2 TDs
Justin Blackmon rJR 6-1 215 4.54 has caught 27 passes for 329 yards and 3 TDs
Mohammed Sanu JR 6-2 215 4.57 has caught 20 passes for 187 yards and 2 TDs - did not play week 3
TY Hilton SR 5-10 184 4.48 has caught 17 passes for 363 yards and 3 TDs (he also has 4 kickoff returns for 159 yards)
Dwight Jones SR 6-4 225 4.53 has caught 20 passes for 336 yards and 4 TDs
Marvin McNutt JR 6-4 225 4.53 has caught 18 passes for 313 yards and 2 TDs
Alshon Jeffrey SR 6-4 229 4.56 has caught 12 passes for 212 yards and 1 TD
Jermaine Kearse SR 6-2 208 4.50 has caught 8 passes for 107 yards and 4 TDs
Juron Criner SR 6-4 215 4.64 has caught 12 passes for 199 yards and 2 TDs

Joe Adams SR 5-11 190 4.38 has returned 9 punts for 176 yards with 2 TDs (he also has 15 catches for 198 yards and 1 TD)

Quarterbacks
Nick Foles rSR 6-5 240 4.96 has passed for 95 of 126 for 1049 yards and 7 TDs and 0 INTs
Brandon Weeden rSR 6-4 218 4.94 has passed for 95 of 131 for 1154 yards and 8 TDs and 6 INTs
Case Keenum SR r6-1 210 4.94 has passed for 81 of 121 for 1119 yards and 10 TDs and 2 INTs
Brock Osweiler JR 6-7 240 4.83 has passed for 68 of 103 for 871 yards and 6 TDs and 3 INTs
Kellen Moore SR 6-0 195 4.98 has passed for 60 of 76 for 716 yards and 8 TDs and 2 INTs
Robert Griffin III JR 6-2 220 4.52 has passed for 41 of 49 for 624 yards and 8 TDs and 0 INTs

Linebackers
Luke Kuechly JR 6-2 237 4.79 has 38 solo and 20 assisted tackles and 1 interception
Don'ta Hightower rJR 6-4 260 4.74 has 9 solo and 7 assisted tackles
Vontaze Burfict JR 6-3 250 4.67 has 12 solo and 5 assisted tackles with 4 sacks
Emmanuel Acho SR 6-2 245 4.79 has 9 solo and 17 assisted tackles and 1 sack
Manti Te'o JR 6-2 255 4.59 has 11 solo and 16 assisted tackles and 1 sack

Safeties
Matt Daniels SR 6-0 210 4.53 has 16 solo and 15 assisted tackles and 6 passes defended
Markelle Martin SR 6-1 198 4.47 has 20 solo and 1 assisted tackle and 4 passes defended and 1 forced fumble

Harrison Smith SR 6-2 215 4.55 has 8 solo and 11 assisted tackles and 4 passes defended

Cornerbacks
Dre Kirkpatrick JR 6-2 192 4.49 has 3 solo and 0 assisted tackles and 4 passes defended and 2 forced fumbles
Desmond Trufant JR 6-0 185 4.49 has 15 solo and 5 assisted tackles and 2 interceptions and 3 passes defended

I still like these offensive linemen. I watched Kalil, Martin, Datko, and Zebrie Sanders this week.

Matt Kalil rJR 6-6 295 5.05
Riley Reiff rJR 6-6 300 4.94
Jonathan Martin rJR 6-6 305 5.29
Andrew Datko SR 6-6 321 5.23
Levy Adcock SR 6-5 322 5.23
Nate Potter rSR 6-6 298 5.18
Tom Bergstrom SR 6-5 315 5.29
Jeff Adams SR 6-6 305 5.08 *late rounder


I watched Florida St vs Oklahoma and I thought that Travis Lewis, Tom Wort, Andrew Datko, Zebrie Sanders, and Nigel Bradham played well.  Bradham had some penalties that need to get cleaned up though.

What players stood out to some of you?

Looking ahead to games this week I am going to move to the Big East.

Notre Dame vs Pittsburgh
Michael Floyd WR Notre Dame Sr 6-3 224 4.54
Manti Te'o ILB Notre Dame Jr 6-2 255 4.59
Harrison Smith SS Notre Dame rSr 6-2 215 4.55
Robert Blanton CB Notre Dame Sr 6-0 200 4.53
Darius Fleming OLB Notre Dame Sr 6-2 255 4.65
David Ruffer K Notre Dame Sr 6-0 193 4.94
Gary Gray CB Notre Dame rSr 5-10 195 4.49
Ethan Johnson DE Notre Dame Sr 6-4 300 4.96
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Brandon Lindsey OLB Pittsburgh rSr 6-2 250 4.68
Lucas Nix OG Pittsburgh Sr 6-5 310 5.18
Max Gruder ILB Pittsburgh rSr 6-1 230 4.72
Antwuan Reed CB Pittsburgh Sr 5-10 190 4.54
Chris Jacobson OG Pittsburgh rSr 6-2 295 5.24
Greg Williams OLB Pittsburgh rSr 6-2 240 4.75
Chas Alecxih DT Pittsburgh rSr 6-4 285 5.02


West Virginia vs LSU
Bruce Irvin OLB West Virginia Sr 6-2 245 4.54
Julian Miller DE West Virginia rSr 6-3 268 4.76
Keith Tandy CB West Virginia rSr 5-10 199 4.54
Don Barclay OT West Virginia rSr 6-4 310 5.27
Brad Starks WR West Virginia rSr 6-3 193 4.52
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Rueben Randle WR LSU Jr 6-3 208 4.57
Morris Claiborne CB LSU Jr 6-0 185 4.45
Deangelo Peterson TE 11 LSU Sr 6-3 236 4.73
Jordan Jefferson QB 19 LSU Sr 6-4 223 4.64
Ryan Baker OLB 29 LSU Sr 6-0 236 4.77
T-Bob Hebert C 15 LSU Sr 6-3 304 5.24
Stefoin Francois OLB 31 LSU rSr 6-1 223 4.58


North Carolina State vs Cincinnati
Audie Cole ILB North Carolina State rSr 6-4 239 4.84
George Bryan TE North Carolina State rSr 6-5 265 5.14
J.R. Sweezy DT North Carolina State rSr 6-5 293 4.95
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Isaiah Pead RB Cincinnati Sr 5-10 200 4.42
Derek Wolfe DT Cincinnati Sr 6-5 300 5.16
Alex Hoffman OT Cincinnati rSr 6-6 298 5.28
D.J. Woods WR Cincinnati Sr 6-0 184.49
J.K. Schaffer ILB Cincinnati Sr 6-1 228 4.74


Ohio vs Rutgers
Mohamed Sanu WR Rutgers Jr 6-2 215 4.57
Manny Abreu OLB Rutgers rSr 6-2 260 4.76
Desmond Wynn OG Rutgers rSr 6-5 295 5.14


Toledo vs Syracuse
Adonis Thomas RB Toledo rSr 5-10 185 4.45


Connecticut vs Buffalo
Kendall Reyes DT Connecticut rSr 6-4 296 4.99
Mike Ryan OT Connecticut rSr 6-5 335 5.38
Moe Petrus C Connecticut rSr 6-2 302 5.04
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Marcus Rivers WR Buffalo rSr 6-3 220 4.54


UTEP vs South Florida
Jeremiah Warren OG South Florida rSr 6-3 330 5.34
Jerrell Young FS South Florida rSr 6-1 209 4.57


Other good games should be ...


Arkansas vs Alabama
Greg Childs WR Arkansas Sr 6-3 217 4.56
Joe Adams WR Arkansas Sr 5-11 190 4.38
Tramain Thomas FS Arkansas Sr 6-0 204 4.60
Jerry Franklin ILB Arkansas rSr 6-1 245 4.60
Jarius Wright WR Arkansas Sr 5-10 180 4.34
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Dre Kirkpatrick CB Alabama Jr 6-2 192 4.49
Trent Richardson RB Alabama Jr 5-11 224 4.52
Courtney Upshaw ILB Alabama Sr 6-2 265 4.76
Josh Chapman DT Alabama rSr 6-1 310 5.02
Dont'a Hightower ILB Alabama rJr 6-4 260 4.74
Robert Lester FS Alabama Jr 6-2 210 4.56
Mark Barron SS Alabama Sr 6-2 218 4.56
Marquis Maze WR Alabama rSr 5-08 184 4.49
William Vlachos C Alabama rSr 6-1 295 5.25
Jerrell Harris OLB Alabama Sr 6-2 242 4.73
DeQuan Menzie CB Alabama Sr 5-11 198 4.65


Oklahoma State vs Texas A&M
Justin Blackmon WR Oklahoma State rJr 6-1 215 4.54
Levy Adcock OT Oklahoma State Sr 6-5 322 5.23
Markelle Martin FS Oklahoma State rSr 6-1 198 4.47
Brandon Weeden QB Oklahoma State rSr 6-4 218 4.92
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Jeff Fuller WR Texas A&M Sr 6-3 220 4.52
Ryan Tannehill QB Texas A&M rSr 6-4 222 4.65
Coryell Judie CB Texas A&M rSr 5-11 190 4.48
Cyrus Gray RB Texas A&M Sr 5-10 200 4.47
Tony Jerod-Eddie DT Texas A&M Sr 6-5 302 5.08
Garrick Williams ILB Texas A&M rSr 6-2 232 4.74
Terrence Frederick CB Texas A&M rSr 5-10 187 4.52
Trent Hunter FS Texas A&M Sr 5-10 192 4.52


Florida State vs Clemson
Brandon Jenkins OLB Florida State Jr 6-3 265 4.69
Andrew Datko OT Florida State Sr 6-6 321 5.23
Zebrie Sanders OT Florida State Sr 6-5 307 5.25
Nigel Bradham OLB Florida State Sr 6-2 240 4.67
Beau Reliford TE Florida State Sr 6-5 260 4.84
Jermaine Thomas RB Florida State Sr 5-11 192 4.53
Shawn Powell P Florida State rSr 6-4 235 5.06
Bert Reed WR Florida State rSr 5-10 183 4.47
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Brandon Thompson DT Clemson Sr 6-2 310 5.04
Dwayne Allen TE Clemson rJr 6-4 255 4.76
Andre Ellington RB Clemson rJr 5-10 190 4.39
Andre Branch DE Clemson rSr 6-4 260 4.77
Chad Diehl FB Clemson rSr 6-2 260 4.72
Antoine McClain OG Clemson Sr 6-5 335 5.34
Landon Walker OT Clemson rSr 6-5 305 5.18
Mason Cloy C Clemson rSr 6-3 310 5.20
David Smith OG Clemson rSr 6-5 312 5.22

and of course

USC vs Arizona State
Matt Barkley QB Southern California Jr 6-2 220 4.74
Matt Kalil OT Southern California rJr 6-6 295 5.05
T.J. McDonald FS Southern California Jr 6-2 205 4.54
Rhett Ellison TE Southern California rSr 6-5 250 4.76
Armond Armstead DT Southern California Sr 6-4 292 5.12
Chris Galippo ILB Southern California rSr 6-2 250 4.74
Christian Tupou DT Southern California rSr 6-2 300 5.06
Marc Tyler RB Southern California rSr 5-10 230 4.59
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Vontaze Burfict ILB Arizona State Jr 6-3 250 4.67
Omar Bolden CB Arizona State rSr 5-10 195 4.49
Garth Gerhart C Arizona State rSr 6-1 302 5.23
Gerell Robinson WR Arizona State Sr 6-3 222 4.58


Please add any performances that you were impressed with and any players that you like for the Vikings after week three?

Here is a quick after week 3 mock with two compensatory picks and assuming a 7-9 finish ...

8. Matt Kalil OT Southern California 6-6 295 5.05  http://www.fanaticalfootballfiend.com/3/category/kalil%20matt09b10caf02/1.html
40. Alameda Ta'amu DT Washington 6-3 337 5.22
http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Prospect-of-the-day-Washington-DT-Alameda-Taamu.html
72. Mike Brewster C Ohio State 6-4 305 5.17  http://www.cbssports.com/#!/nfl/draft/players/1620010
98. Dwight Jones WR North Carolina 6-4 225 4.53  http://www.cbssports.com/#!/nfl/draft/players/1242996
106. Harrison Smith SS Notre Dame 6-2 210 4.55  http://www.cbssports.com/#!/nfl/draft/players/1265468
130. Audie Cole ILB North Carolina State 6-4 239 4.84  http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Scouts-corner-Top-prospects-in-NC-StateCincinnati-matchup-tonight.html
140. Tyler Neilson OLB Iowa 6-3 235 4.54  http://www.fanaticalfootballfiend.com/3/category/nielsen%20tyler660f8220d0/1.html
219. Bradley Sowell OT 6-7 315 5.26  http://www.cbssports.com/#!/nfl/draft/players/1245036

or

6. Alshon Jeffrey WR South Carolina 6-4 229 4.56
38. Vontaze Burfict ILB Arizona State 6-3 250 4.67
72. Nate Potter OT Boise State 6-6 298 5.18
98. Ladarius Green TE LA-Lafayette 6-6 236 4.64
106. Emmanuel Acho OLB Texas 6-2 245 4.79
130. Tony Bergstrom OT Utah 6-5 315 5.29
140. Aaron Henry FS Wisconsin 6-0 210 4.52
219. Derek Wolfe DT Cincinnati 6-5 300 5.16

This FanPost was created by a registered user of The Daily Norseman, and does not necessarily reflect the views of the staff of the site. However, since this is a community, that view is no less important.

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