After the first week in college football there were some noteworthy performances.
Nick Foles 34 of 42 for 412 yards and 5 TDs and 0 INTs
Brandon Weeden 24 of 39 for 388 yards and 3 TDs and 3 INTs
Landry Jones 35 of 47 for 375 yards and 1 TDs and 0 INTs
Robert Griffen III 21 of 27 for 359 yards and 5 TDs and 0 INTs
Darrin Moore caught 12 passes for 221 yards and 1 TD
Kendall Wright caught 12 passes for 189 yards and 2 TDs
Robert Woods caught 17 passes for 177 yards and 3 TDs
Chirs Givens caught 7 passes for 170 yards and 2 TD
Ryan Broyles caught 14 passes for 158 yards and 1 TD
Michael Floyd caught 12 passes for 154 yards and 2 TDs
Juron Criner caught 16 passes for 151 yards and 1 TD
Justin Blackmon caught 8 passes for 144 yards and 0 TD
Marvin McNutt JR caught 6 passes for 140 yards and 2 TD
I did not list any backs as I do not think the Vikings will be looking at one next year.
What players stood out to some of you?
Also, I have some thoughts on the USC vs Minnesota game and the Boise St vs Geogia game.
I thought that Matt Kalil, Matt Barkley, & Robert Woods looked good for USC. I also liked TJ McDonald and Nick Perry. I thought the middle linebacker for Minnesota whom I believe is #51, Gary Tinsley looked good too.
I was most interested in Kalil and McDonald. Kalil did not disappoint.
I though that Nate Potter and Billy Winn looked really good against Georgia. Also, Kellen Moore did very well. I was interested in seeing their safety George Iloka. He was OK.
For Georgia I was watching Cody Glenn OG/OT 6-5 348. I thought he was a guard but they had him at left tackle. I think he struggles with speed rushers at left tackle but it says a lot about his abilities that they will try him there. I was looking for Kwame Geathers DT 6-6 350 but he rotated and was just OK. I am hesitating now on the really big offensive linemen because they could have weight issues going forward. Also, Brandon Boykin looked good returning and Orson Charles really impressed. Charles could be a potential draftee next year. Obviously the Vikings have Rudolph but Charles is more of a pass catching TE only and maybe even be considered an HB in the NFL.
Looking ahead to games this week I am going to move to the Big 12.
Oklahoma State vs Arizona St.
Justin Blackmon WR Oklahoma State rJr 6-1 215 4.54
Levy Adcock OT Oklahoma State Sr 6-5 322 5.22
Markelle Martin FS Oklahoma State Jr 6-1 198 4.47
Brandon Weeden QB Oklahoma State rSr 6-4 218 4.92
Nick Foles QB Arizona rSr 6-5 240 4.96
Juron Criner WR Arizona Sr 6-4 215 4.62
Robert Golden CB Arizona Sr 5-11 200 4.54
Missouri @ Arizona State
Michael Egnew TE Missouri Sr 6-5 245 4.60
Jacquies Smith DE Missouri Sr 6-3 255 4.62
Vontaze Burfict ILB Arizona State Jr 6-3 252 4.67
Omar Bolden CB Arizona State rSr 5-10 195 4.49
Iowa vs Iowa St
Riley Reiff OT 3 Iowa rJr 6-6 300 4.94
Tyler Nielsen OLB 12 Iowa rSr 6-3 235 4.54
Shaun Prater CB 13 Iowa Sr 5-10 185 4.49
Mike Daniels DT 13 Iowa rSr 6-0 280 4.84
Markus Zusevics OT 14 Iowa rSr 6-5 300 5.08
Marvin McNutt WR 22 Iowa rSr 6-2 215 4.52
Kelechi Osemele OG 3 Iowa State rSr 6-5 347 5.40
Leonard Johnson CB 12 Iowa State Sr 5-10 202 4.49
Texas vs BYU
Alex Okafor DE 7 Texas Jr 6-4 260 4.62
Kheeston Randall DT 9 Texas Sr 6-5 305 5.07
Keenan Robinson OLB 11 Texas rSr 6-3 240 4.68
Emmanuel Acho ILB 7 Texas Sr 6-2 245 4.79
Cody Johnson FB 3 Texas rSr 5-11 252 4.72
Matt Reynolds OT 9 Brigham Young rSr 6-4 322 5.28
Kansas vs Northern Illinois
Right now I like Kalil and Potter since those are the two guys I watched. I wonder if they can be left tackles in the NFL?
Please add any performances that you were impressed with and any players that you like for the Vikings after week one?