Which College Players Are Future Vikings Week 9 Review and Week 10 Primer

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE

As a USC fan I have to admit that it is disappointing to lose to the Wildcats. Georgia played very well as did Notre Dame. Imagine if Manti Te'o does not change his mind at the last minute and sticks with USC? Imagine if the team doctors would NOT have told Jarvis Jones he probably should retire from football and would have cleared him to play. Man! Te'o and Jones with McDonald at safety. Kansas State put a beat down on Texas Tech. They are quite impressive. Oregon State, Rutgers, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin all were upset.

The Player of the Week is a tough call this week.

Collin Klein completed 19 out of 26 passes for 233 yards and 2 TDs. He also rushed for 83 yards on 12 carries with 2 TDs.
Marqise Lee had 16 catches for 345 yards and 2 TDs.
Austin Hill had 10 catches for 259 yards but zero TDs.
Sammy Watkins had 8 catches for 202 yards but 1 TD.
Manti Te'o had 6 solo tackles & 5 assisted tackles which includes 2 tackles for loss, 1 sack, and 1 interception.

But the winner goes to ...

Jarvis Jones who had 11 solo tackles & 1 assisted tackles which includes 4.5 tackles for loss, 3 sacks, and 2 forced fumbles.

I am listing some performances of some of the top players below. I might not have them all here so feel free to add a player who you think did really well and may have vaulted themselves up the draft boards.

Quarterbacks
Player Pos School Class Ht Wt - G - Att - Comp - Pct - Yards - YPA - TD - Int - Rating - APG - YPG
Matt Barkley QB USC Sr 6-2 230 - 8 - 262 - 171 - 65.3 - 2266 - 8.6 - 25 - 8 - 163.30 - 32.8 - 283.3
Tajh Boyd - Clemson - JR - QB - 8 - 260 - 176 - 67.7 - 2336 - 9.0 - 20 - 6 - 163.92 - 32.5 - 292.0
*Tyler Bray QB Tennessee Jr 6-5 215 - 8 - 287 - 171 - 59.6 - 2282 - 8.0 - 20 - 10 - 142.40 - 35.9 - 285.3
Colby Cameron QB La Tech SR 6-1 205 - 8 - 319 - 225 - 70.5 - 2598 - 8.1 - 21 - 0 - 160.66 - 39.9 - 324.8
Seth Doege QB Texas Tech rSr 6-1 200 - 8 - 317 - 224 - 70.7 - 2540 - 8.0 - 30 - 8 - 164.15 - 39.6 - 317.5
Zac Dysert QB Miami (Ohio) rSr 6-3 228 - 8 - 303 - 188 - 62.0 - 2225 - 7.3 - 15 - 9 - 134.13 - 37.9 - 278.1
Nick Florence QB Baylor rSr 6-0 205 - 7 - 268 - 173 - 64.6 - 2652 - 9.9 - 22 - 11 - 166.56 - 38.3 - 378.9
Mike Glennon QB NC State rSr 6-5 232 - 8 - 330 - 191 - 57.9 - 2455 - 7.4 - 19 - 9 - 133.92 - 41.3 - 306.9
Kawaun Jakes QB Western Ky Sr 6-3 195 - 8 - 185 - 129 - 69.7 - 1515 - 8.2 - 15 - 5 - 159.87 - 23.1 - 189.4
Landry Jones QB Oklahoma rSr 6-4 220 - 7 - 264 - 169 - 64.0 - 2014 - 7.6 - 12 - 4 - 140.07 - 37.7 - 287.7
Collin Klein QB Kansas State rSr 6-5 226 - 8 - 165 - 117 - 70.9 - 1635 - 9.9 - 12 - 2 - 175.73 - 20.6 - 204.4
EJ Manuel QB Florida State rSr 6-4 240 - 9 - 230 - 161 - 70.0 - 2315 - 10.1 - 16 - 4 - 174.03 - 25.6 - 257.2
*Taylor Martinez QB Nebraska rJr 6-1 200 - 8 - 209 - 138 - 66.0 - 1781 - 8.5 - 16 - 5 - 158.09 - 26.1 - 222.6
AJ McCarron QB Alabama Jr 6-3 210 - 8 - 177 - 122 - 68.9 - 1684 - 9.5 - 18 - 0 - 182.41 - 22.1 - 210.5
Matthew McGloin QB Penn State Sr 6-1 210 - 8 - 304 - 189 - 62.2 - 2115 - 7.0 - 16 - 3 - 136.01 - 38.0 - 264.4
*Aaron Murray QB Georgia rJr 6-1 212 - 8 - 223 - 142 - 63.7 - 2064 - 9.3 - 17 - 7 - 160.31 - 27.9 - 258.0
Ryan Nassib QB Syracuse rSr 6-2 228 - 8 - 310 - 203 - 65.5 - 2487 - 8.0 - 17 - 8 - 145.81 - 38.8 - 310.9
Sean Renfree QB Duke Sr 6-4 225 - 8 - 259 - 177 - 68.3 - 1885 - 7.3 - 11 - 7 - 138.09 - 32.4 - 235.6
Matt Scott QB Arizona rSr 6-3 198 - 8 - 361 - 227 - 62.9 - 2724 - 7.5 - 20 - 9 - 139.56 - 45.1 - 340.5
Geno Smith QB West Virginia Sr 6-3 220 - 7 - 291 - 216 - 74.2 - 2414 - 8.3 - 26 - 2 - 172.04 - 41.6 - 344.9
Tino Sunseri QB Pittsburgh SR 6-2 215 - 8 - 234 - 162 - 69.2 - 2199 - 9.4 - 13 - 2 - 164.78 - 29.3 - 274.9
*Logan Thomas QB Virginia Tech Jr 6-6 260 - 8 - 248 - 133 - 53.6 - 1910 - 7.7 - 13 - 10 - 127.57 - 31.0 - 238.8
Tyler Wilson QB Arkansas rSr 6-2 218 - 7 - 248 - 148 - 59.7 - 2254 - 9.1 - 16 - 7 - 151.67 - 35.4 - 322.0
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Wide Receivers
Player Pos School Class Ht Wt - G - Rec. - Yards - Avg. - TD - Rec./G - Yards/G
*Keenan Allen WR California Jr 6-3 205 - 9 - 61 - 737 - 12.08 - 6 - 6.8 - 81.9
Tavon Austin WR West Virginia Sr 5-09 176 - 7 - 73 - 795 - 10.89 - 9 - 10.4 - 113.6
*Steadman Bailey WR West Virginia Jr 5-10 195 - 7 - 59 - 800 - 13.56 - 14 - 8.4 - 114.3
*Josh Boyce WR TCU rJr 5-11 203 - 8 - 44 - 507 - 11.52 - 5 - 5.5 - 63.4
Dan Buckner WR Arizona rSr 6-3 215 - 8 - 51 - 656 - 12.86 - 3 - 6.4 - 82.0
Keenan Davis WR Iowa Sr 6-2 215 - 8 - 39 - 486 - 12.46 - 1 - 4.9 - 60.8
Marcus Davis WR Virginia Tech rSr 6-4 232 - 8 - 33 - 643 - 19.48 - 4 - 4.1 - 80.4
Aaron Dobson WR Marshall Sr 6-2 204 - 8 - 52 - 614 - 11.81 - 2 - 6.5 - 76.8
Tyrone Goard WR Eastern Kentucky rSr 6-3 196 - 8 - 32 - 705 - 22.03 - 7 - 4.00 - 88.13
Cobi Hamilton WR Arkansas Sr 6-2 209 - 8 - 58 - 900 - 15.52 - 4 - 7.3 - 112.5
*Cody Hoffman WR Brigham Young Jr 6-3 215 - 9 - 56 - 689 - 12.30 - 3 - 6.2 - 76.6
*DeAndre Hopkins WR Clemson JR 6-1 200 - 8 - 58 - 909 - 15.67 - 10 - 7.3 - 113.6
*Justin Hunter WR Tennessee Jr 6-4 205 - 8 - 47 - 657 - 13.98 - 4 - 5.9 - 82.1
Tavarres King WR Georgia rSr 6-1 192 - 8 - 26 - 511 - 19.65 - 5 - 3.3 - 63.9
*Jordan Matthews WR Vanderbilt Jr 6-3 205 - 8 - 56 - 775 - 13.84 - 3 - 7.0 - 96.9
Aaron Mellette WR Elon rSr 6-3 214 - 8 - 69 - 1018 - 14.75 - 15 - 8.6 - 127.75
Darrin Moore WR Texas Tech SR 6-4 215 - 7 - 43 - 440 - 10.23 - 8 - 6.1 - 62.9
*Cordarrelle Patterson WR Tennessee Jr 6-3 205 - 8 - 27 - 366 - 13.56 - 3 - 3.4 - 45.8
Quinton Patton WR Louisiana Tech rSr 6-2 195 - 8 - 65 - 848 - 13.05 - 10 - 8.1 - 106.0
*Da'Rick Rogers WR Tennessee Tech Jr 6-3 206 - 7 - 45 - 716 - 15.91 - 8 - 6.43 - 102.29
Robbie Rouse RB Fresno State Sr 5-07 190 - 9 - 49 - 330 - 6.73 - 2 - 5.4 - 36.7
Marcus Sales WR Syracuse rSr 6-0 195 - 8 - 46 - 670 - 14.57 - 7 - 5.8 - 83.8
Rodney Smith WR Florida State Sr 6-5 219 - 9 - 26 - 435 - 16.73 - 3 - 2.9 - 48.3
*Kenny Stills WR Oklahoma Jr 6-0 190 - 7 - 45 - 562 - 12.49 - 4 - 6.4 - 80.3
*Devin Street WR Pittsburgh rJr 6-3 192 - 8 - 50 - 695 - 13.90 - 4 - 6.3 - 86.9
Ryan Swope WR Texas A&M rSr 6-0 206 - 8 - 36 - 520 - 14.44 - 5 - 4.5 - 65.0
Conner Vernon WR Duke Sr 6-1 200 - 9 - 54 - 761 - 14.09 - 5 - 6.0 - 84.6
Markus Wheaton WR Oregon State Sr 6-0 182 - 7 - 50 - 679 - 13.58 - 6 - 7.1 - 97.0
Terrance Williams WR Baylor rSr 6-1 205 - 7 - 60 - 1203 - 20.05 - 9 - 8.6 - 171.9
*Marquess Wilson WR Washington State Jr 6-2 188 - 8 - 47 - 740 - 15.74 - 5 - 5.9 - 92.5
*Robert Woods WR USC Jr 6-1 184 - 8 - 53 - 585 - 11.04 - 9 - 6.6 - 73.1
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Running Backs
Player Pos School Class Ht Wt - G - Att - Yards - Avg. - TD - Att/G - Yards/G
Montee Ball RB Wisconsin Sr 5-09 212 - 9 - 219 - 1025 - 4.68 - 13 - 24.33 - 113.89
Kenjon Barner RB Oregon rSr 5-11 192 - 8 - 141 - 974 - 6.91 - 14 - 17.63 - 121.75
*Le'Veon Bell RB Michigan State Jr 6-2 237 - 9 - 247 - 1061 - 4.30 - 8 - 27.44 - 117.89
*Giovani Bernard RB North Carolina rSo 5-10 205 - 7 - 126 - 930 - 7.38 - 10 - 18.00 - 132.86
Rex Burkhead RB Nebraska Sr 5-11 210 - 5 - 47 - 405 - 8.62 - 3 - 9.40 - 81.00
Kasey Carrier - New Mexico - JR - RB - 8 - 171 - 1104 - 6.46 - 13 - 21.38 - 138.00
Benny Cunningham RB MTSU SR 5-10 212 - 5 - 97 - 600 - 6.19 - 11 - 19.40 - 120.00
*Knile Davis RB Arkansas rJr 6-0 226 - 8 - 100 - 340 - 3.40 - 2 - 12.50 - 42.50
Andre Ellington RB Clemson rSr 5-10 190 - 8 - 150 - 754 - 5.03 - 7 - 18.75 - 94.25
Johnathan Franklin RB UCLA rSr 5-10 195 - 8 - 156 - 1042 - 6.68 - 6 - 19.50 - 130.25
Mike Gillislee RB Florida Sr 5-11 210 - 8 - 161 - 729 - 4.53 - 7 - 20.13 - 91.13
Ray Graham RB Pitt Sr 5 - 9 192 - 8 - 134 - 622 - 4.64 - 7 - 16.75 - 77.75
D.J. Harper RB Boise State rSr 5-09 205 - 8 - 146 - 713 - 4.88 - 10 - 18.25 - 89.13
*Stephon Jefferson RB Nevada Jr - 9 - 271 - 1341 - 4.95 - 16 - 30.11 - 149.00
Collin Klein QB Kansas State rSr 6-5 226 - 8 - 122 - 639 - 5.24 - 16 - 15.25 - 79.88
*Eddie Lacy RB Alabama rJr 5-10 220 - 8 - 109 - 596 - 5.47 - 7 - 13.63 - 74.50
*Marcus Lattimore RB South Carolina Jr 6-0 232 - 9 - 143 - 662 - 4.63 - 11 - 15.89 - 73.56
*Silas Redd RB USC Jr 5-10 200 - 8 - 117 - 640 - 5.47 - 7 - 14.63 - 80.00
*Joseph Randle RB Oklahoma State Jr 6-0 200 - 7 - 160 - 891 - 5.57 - 9 - 22.86 - 127.29
Robbie Rouse RB Fresno State Sr 5-07 190 - 9 - 195 - 999 - 5.12 - 9 - 21.67 - 111.00
Shawn Southward RB Troy SR 5-9 192 - 8 - 137 - 692 - 5.05 - 7 - 17.13 - 86.50
Stepfan Taylor RB Stanford Sr 5-11 210 - 8 - 196 - 904 - 4.61 - 6 - 24.50 - 113.00
Chris Thompson RB Florida State Sr 5-08 187 - 8 - 91 - 687 - 7.55 - 5 - 11.38 - 85.88
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Tight Ends
Player Pos School Class Ht Wt - G - Rec. - Yards - Avg. - TD - Rec./G - Yards/G
Ben Cotton TE Nebraska Sr 6-6 255 - 8 - 10 - 98 - 9.80 - 2 - 1.3 - 12.3
Jack Doyle TE Western Kentucky Sr 6-5 248 - 8 - 37 - 387 - 10.46 - 3 - 4.6 - 48.4
*Tyler Eifert TE Notre Dame rJr 6-5 249 - 8 - 22 - 341 - 15.50 - 3 - 2.8 - 42.6
Zach Ertz TE Stanford Sr 6-6 252 - 8 - 32 - 525 - 16.41 - 3 - 4.0 - 65.6
Joseph Fauria TE UCLA rSr 6-7 252 - 8 - 22 - 266 - 12.09 - 6 - 2.8 - 33.3
*C.J. Fiedorowicz TE Iowa Jr 6-6 265 - 8 - 24 - 236 - 9.83 - 0 - 3.0 - 29.5
Chris Gragg TE Arkansas Sr 6-3 236 - 5 - 22 - 289 - 13.14 - 3 - 4.4 - 57.8
Marcus Green - Miss St - SR - TE - 8 - 17 - 191 - 11.24 - 5 - 2.1 - 23.9
D.C. Jefferson TE Rutgers rSr 6-5 250 - 8 - 16 - 146 - 9.13 - 1 - 2.0 - 18.3
Philip Lutzenkirchen TE Auburn Sr 6-4 250 - 6 - 15 - 139 - 9.27 - 0 - 2.5 - 23.2
*Jordan Reed TE Florida rJr 6-3 243 - 8 - 30 - 355 - 11.83 - 3 - 3.8 - 44.4
Kyler Reed TE Nebraska Sr 6-3 230 - 8 - 15 - 200 - 13.33 - 2 - 1.9 - 25.0
*Deon Sims TE Michigan State rJr 6-5 285 - 8 - 26 - 335 - 12.88 - 2 - 3.3 - 41.9
Jake Stoneburner TE Ohio State rSr 6-5 245 - 9 - 14 - 236 - 16.86 - 4 - 1.6 - 26.2
Michael Williams TE Alabama rSr 6-5 272 - 8 - 15 - 108 - 7.20 - 3 - 1.9 - 13.5
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Linebackers
Player Pos School Class Ht Wt - G - Solo - Assisted - Total - Total/G - TFL - Sacks - PBU - FF - INT
Kiko Alonso ILB Oregon rSr 6-3 242 - 7 - 32 - 10 - 42 - 6.00 - 8.0 - 1.0 - 2 - 1 - 2
Jonathan Bostic ILB Florida Sr 6-1 246 - 8 - 31 - 13 - 44 - 5.50 - 6.0 - 3.0 - 2 - 1 - 0
Will Compton ILB Nebraska rSr 6-2 230 - 8 - 24 - 38 - 62 - 7.75 - 5.5 - 3.0 - 3 - 0 - 0
Nico Johnson ILB Alabama Sr 6-2 245 - 8 - 14 - 18 - 32 - 4.00 - 0.5 - 0 - 1 - 1 - 0
A.J. Klein ILB Iowa State Sr 6-1 244 - 8 - 36 - 31 - 67 - 8.38 - 2.5 - 1.0 - 1 - 0 - 1
Michael Mauti ILB Penn State rSr 6-2 242 - 8 - 43 - 35 - 78 - 9.75 - 3.5 - 2.5 - 2 - 2 - 3
*Kevin Minter ILB LSU rJr 6-1 245 - 8 - 36 - 39 - 75 - 9.38 - 9.5 - 3.0 - 4 - 1 - 1
Dan Molls ILB Toledo Sr 6-1 230 - 9 - 60 - 56 - 116 - 12.89 5.5 - 2.0 - 4 - 0 - 1
Kevin Reddick ILB North Carolina Sr 6-2 240 - 9 - 33 - 25 - 58 - 6.44 - 12.0 - 5.5 - 5 - 1 - 0
Shayne Skov ILB Stanford Sr 6-3 242 - 7 - 19 - 24 - 43 - 6.14 - 4.0 - 1.5 - 2 - 0 - 0
Bruce Taylor ILB Virginia Tech rSr 6-2 244 - 7 - 25 - 24 - 49 - 7.00 - 4.0 - 1.5 - 1 - 1 - 0
Manti Te'o ILB Notre Dame Sr 6-2 255 - 8 - 39 - 41 - 80 - 10.00 - 4.5 - 1.0 - 3 - 0 - 5

Player Pos School Class Ht Wt - G - Solo - Assisted - Total - Total/G - TFL - Sacks - PBU - FF - INT
*Jeremiah Attaochu OLB Georgia Tech Jr 6-2 240 - 7 - 23 - 16 - 39 - 5.57 - 4.0 - 2.0 - 1 - 0 - 0
Arthur Brown OLB Kansas State rSr 6-1 228 - 8 - 35 - 25 - 60 - 7.50 - 6.0 - 1.0 - 3 - 0 - 2
Jonathan Brown OLB Illinois Sr 6-1 235 - 8 - 26 - 29 - 55 - 6.88 - 8.5 - 3.5 - 1 - 1 - 0
Jamie Collins OLB Southern Mississippi Sr 6-3 240 - 8 - 43 - 21 - 64 - 8.00 - 12.0 - 6.0 - 4 - 1 - 0
Zavier Gooden OLB Missouri rSr 6-2 230 - 6 - 18 - 12 - 30 - 5.00 - 2.5 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 1
Khaseem Greene OLB Rutgers rSr 6-1 220 - 8 - 45 - 29 - 74 - 9.25 - 5.5 - 3.5 - 4 - 5 - 2
Demetrius Hartsfield OLB Maryland rSr 6-2 240 - 8 - 39 - 30 - 69 - 8.63 - 7.0 - 3.5 - 2 - 0 - 1
Alonzo Highsmith OLB Arkansas Sr 6-0 234 - 6 - 25 - 29 - 54 - 9.00 - 4.0 - 2.0 - 1 - 0 - 0
Gerald Hodges OLB Penn State Sr 6-2 238 - 8 - 23 - 45 - 68 - 8.50 - 3.5 - 1.0 - 4 - 1 - 1
DeVonte Holloman OLB South Carolina Sr 6-2 241 - 9 - 26 - 13 - 39 - 4.33 - 6.5 - 2.0 - 3 - 0 - 2
*Jelani Jenkins OLB Florida rJr 6-0 237 - 6 - 6 - 3 - 9 - 1.50 - 2.0 -1.0 - 0 - 0 - 0
*Jarvis Jones OLB Georgia rJr 6-2 242 - 6 - 32 - 17 - 49 - 8.17 - 14.0 - 8.5 - 2 - 5 - 1
Jake Knott OLB Iowa State Sr 6-2 240 - 8 - 55 - 24 - 79 - 9.88 - 6.0 - 0.5 - 5 - 2 - 2
Cameron Lawrence OLB Mississippi State Sr 6-2 230 - 8 - 29 - 30 - 59 - 7.38 - 6.0 - 3.0 - 2 - 1 - 0
Travis Long OLB Washington State Sr 6-4 245 - 8 - 29 - 14 - 43 - 5.38 - 9.0 - 6.5 - 2 - 1 - 0
*Barkevious Mingo OLB LSU rJr 6-4 240 - 8 - 15 - 8 - 23 - 2.88 - 4.0 - 3.0 - 2 - 0 - 0
Sio Moore OLB Connecticut rSr 6-1 230 - 8 - 31 - 22 - 53 - 6.63 - 9.0 - 4.5 - 7 - 0 - 0
*C.J. Mosley OLB Alabama Jr 6-2 232 - 8 - 39 - 26 - 65 - 8.13 - 3.5 - 2.5 - 1 - 1 - 2
Sean Porter OLB Texas A&M Sr 6-2 230 - 8 - 27 - 16 - 43 - 5.38 - 4.0 - 2.5 - 2 - 0 - 0
Etienne Sabino OLB Ohio State rSr 6-3 238 - 6 - 20 - 17 - 37 - 6.17 - 2.0 - 2.0 - 3 - 1 - 1
xMike Taylor OLB Wisconsin rSr 6-2 230 - 9 - 47 - 45 - 92 - 10.22 - 11.0 - 1.0 - 3 - 0 - 0
Chase Thomas OLB Stanford rSr 6-4 248 - 8 - 31 - 19 - 50 - 6.25 - 11.0 - 3.0 - 2 - 1 - 1
Cornelius Washington OLB Georgia rSr 6-4 268 - 8 - 8 - 11 - 19 - 2.38 - 3.0 - 0.5 - 1 - 0 - 0
Trevardo Williams OLB Connecticut Sr 6-1 234 - 8 - 15 - 19 - 34 - 4.25 - 9.0 - 7.5 - 0 - 1 - 0
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Defensive Tackles
Player Pos School Class Ht Wt - G - Solo - Assisted - Total - Total/G - TFL - Sacks - PBU - FF - INT
Josh Boyd DT Mississippi State Sr 6-3 300 - 8 - 4 - 11 - 15 - 1.88 - 1.5 - 1.0 - 0 - 0 - 0
William Campbell DT Michigan Sr 6-5 308 - 8 - 13 - 12 - 25 - 3.13 - 1.0 - 1.0 - 0 - 0 - 0
Everett Dawkins DT Florida State rSr 6-2 304 - 9 - 9 - 9 - 18 - 2.00 - 1.5 - 0.5 - 1 - 0 - 0
Josh Downs DT LSU Sr 6-1 288 - 8 - 1 - 9 - 10 - 1.25 - 0 - 1.5 - 0 - 0 - 0
*Dominique Easley DT Florida Jr 6-2 280 - 7 - 6 - 5 - 11 - 1.57 - 2.0 - 2.0 - 0 - 0 - 0
*Sharrif Floyd DT Florida Jr 6-3 298 - 8 - 16 - 14 - 30 - 3.75 - 7.0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0
Cory Grissom DT South Florida rSr 6-2 316 - 8 - 18 - 11 - 29 - 3.63 - 5.0 - 1.5 - 1 - 0 - 0
*Johnathon Hankins DT Ohio State Jr 6-3 335 - 9 - 20 - 26 - 46 - 5.11 - 3.0 - 1.0 - 0 - 0 - 0
Jordan Hill DT Penn State Sr 6-1 294 - 8 - 17 - 27 - 44 - 5.50 - 4.0 - 2.5 - 0 - 1 - 1
John Jenkins DT Georgia Sr 6-3 351 - 8 - 12 - 15 - 27 - 3.38 - 1.0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0
Abry Jones DT Georgia Sr 6-3 308 - 7 - 6 - 11 - 17 - 2.43 - 1.0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0
Star Lotulelei DT Utah Sr 6-3 325 - 8 - 19 - 9 - 28 - 3.50 - 7.0 - 2.0 - 3 - 2 - 0
*Bennie Logan DT LSU rJr 6-3 288 - 8 - 7 - 14 - 21 - 2.63 - 5.0 - 2.0 - 1 - 1 - 0
Anthony McCloud DT Florida State rSr 6-2 322 - 8 - 11 - 5 - 16 - 2.00 - 1.0 - 1.0 - 0 - 0 - 0
*Sheldon Richardson DT Missouri rJr 6-3 295 - 8 - 32 - 25 - 57 - 7.13 - 7.5 - 4.0 - 1 - 2 - 0
xxBrent Russell DT Georgia Southern rSr 6-1 300 - 4 - 9 - 7 - 16 - 4.00 - 4.0 - 2.0 - 0 - 0 - 0
Kawann Short DT Purdue rSr 6-3 310 - 8 - 22 - 3 - 25 - 3.13 - 9.0 - 4.0 - 2 - 1 - 0
*Akeem Spence DT Illinois rJr 6-1 305 - 8 - 14 - 23 - 37 - 4.63 - 3.0 - 0.5 - 0 - 1 - 0
Baker Steinkuhler DT Nebraska rSr 6-5 290 - 8 - 20 - 15 - 35 - 4.38 - 5.5 - 1.5 - 0 - 0 - 0
Anthony Rashad White DT Michigan State Sr 6-2 330 - 9 - 8 - 9 - 17 - 1.89 - 1.0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0
xxBrandon Williams DT Missouri Southern State rSr 6-2 328 - 5 - 14 - 18 - 32 - 6.40 - 7.0 - 4.0 - 1 - 3 - 0
Jesse Williams DT Alabama Sr 6-3 320 - 7 - 2 - 12 - 14 - 2.00 - 0.5 - 0 - 2 - 0 - 0
Sylvester Williams DT North Carolina Sr 6-3 320 - 9 - 14 - 15 - 29 - 3.22 - 9.5 - 5.0 - 0 - 0 - 0
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Defensive Ends
Player Pos School Class Ht Wt - G - Solo - Assisted - Total - Total/G - TFL - Sacks - PBU - FF - INT
Michael Buchanan DE Illinois Sr 6-5 240 - 8 - 11 - 21 - 32 - 4.00 - 5.0 - 2.5 - 5 - 1 - 1
Cornellius Carradine DE Florida State Sr 6-4 265 - 9 - 31 - 22 - 53 - 5.89 - 9.0 - 8.0 - 0 - 1 - 0
*James Gayle DE Virginia Tech rJr 6-4 268 - 8 - 17 - 12 - 29 - 3.63 - 7.5 - 4.0 - 1 - 0 - 0
*William Gholston DE Michigan State Jr 6-6 278 - 9 - 14 - 21 - 35 - 3.89 - 9.5 - 2.0 - 5 - 1 - 0
Malliciah Goodman DE Clemson Sr 6-4 280 - 8 - 7 - 6 - 13 - 1.63 - 4.5 - 2.0 - 0 - 1 - 0
Wes Horton DE USC rSr 6-5 255 - 7 - 9 - 10 - 19 - 2.71 - 3.0 - 3.0 - 2 - 0 - 0
Margus Hunt DE Southern Methodist rSr 6-7 288 - 8 - 8 - 10 - 18 - 2.25 - 6.0 - 5.0 - 2 - 0 - 0
y*Jackson Jeffcoat DE Texas Jr 6-4 250 - 6 - 16 - 12 - 28 - 4.67 - 9.5 - 4.0 - 1 - 2 - 0
Datone Jones DE UCLA rSr 6-4 275 - 8 - 25 - 7 - 32 - 4.00 - 12.0 - 4.0 - 0 - 1 - 0
Dion Jordan DE Oregon rSr 6-6 243 - 8 - 20 - 13 - 33 - 4.13 - 7.5 - 5.0 - 1 - 2 - 0
*Corey Lemonier DE Auburn Jr 6-3 242 - 8 - 14 - 10 - 24 - 3.00 - 5.0 - 5.0 - 0 - 1 - 0
Cameron Meredith DE Nebraska rSr 6-4 260 - 8 - 14 - 14 - 28 - 3.50 - 3.5 - 3.0 - 0 - 0 - 0
*Sam Montgomery DE LSU rJr 6-5 260 - 8 - 11 - 12 - 23 - 2.88 - 9.0 - 4.0 - 1 - 1 - 0
*Damontre Moore DE Texas A&M Jr 6-4 250 - 8 - 45 - 20 - 65 - 8.13 - 18.0 - 10.5 - 2 - 1 - 0
Kapron Lewis - Moore DE Notre Dame rSr 6-4 306 - 8 - 9 - 17 - 26 - 3.25 - 3.0 - 2.0 - 1 - 0 - 0
Alex Okafor DE Texas Sr 6-4 260 - 8 - 30 - 11 - 41 - 5.13 - 9.5 - 7.0 - 1 - 3 - 0
Craig Roh DE Michigan Sr 6-4 280 - 8 - 9 - 16 - 25 - 3.13 - 4.5 - 3.0 - 0 - 0 - 0
John Simon DE Ohio State Sr 6-2 270 - 9 - 16 - 21 - 37 - 4.11 - 9.5 - 4.0 - 2 - 1 - 0
Walter Stewart DE Cincinnati rSr 6-3 249 - 6 - 10 - 12 - 22 - 3.67 - 7.0 - 4.0 - 1 - 2 - 0
Devin Taylor DE South Carolina rSr 6-6 260 - 9 - 16 - 12 - 28 - 3.11 - 6.0 - 2.5 - 4 - 0 - 0
*Bjoern Werner DE Florida State Jr 6-4 273 - 9 - 20 - 7 - 27 - 3.00 - 12.5 - 8.0 - 5 - 1 - 0
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Cornerbacks
Player Pos School Class Ht Wt - G - Solo - Assisted - Total - Total/G - TFL - Sacks - PBU - FF - INT
Johnny Adams CB Michigan State rSr 5-11 175 - 9 - 17 - 9 - 26 - 2.89 - 3.0 - 1.0 - 6 - 0 - 1
xxRobert Alford CB Southeastern Louisiana rSr 5-11 184 - 4 - 17 - 1 - 18 - 4.50 - 2.0 - 0 - 5 - 0 - 1
*David Amerson CB NC State Jr 6-2 193 - 8 - 28 - 8 - 36 - 4.50 - 0.5 - 0 - 5 - 0 - 4
Marc Anthony CB California rSr 6-0 200 - 9 - 29 - 16 - 45 - 5.00 - 6.0 - 0 - 3 - 1 - 2
Johnthan Banks CB Mississippi State Sr 6-1 185 - 8 - 24 - 13 - 37 - 4.63 - 2.0 - 0 - 5 - 1 - 4
Brodrick Brown CB Oklahoma State rSr 5-08 185 - 7 - 24 - 4 - 28 - 4.00 - 1.0 - 1.0 - 1 - 0 - 0
Adrian Bushell CB Louisville rSr 5-11 187 - 8 - 32 - 9 - 41 - 5.13 - 0.5 - 0 - 6 - 0 - 1
*Carrington Byndom CB Texas Jr 6-0 180 - 8 - 26 - 8 - 34 - 4.25 - 2.0 - 0 - 2 - 0 - 2
Sanders Commings CB Georgia rSr 6-1 216 - 6 - 23 - 5 - 28 - 4.67 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 2
*Justin Gilbert CB Oklahoma State Jr 6-0 195 - 7 - 21 - 4 - 25 - 3.57 - 1.5 - 0 - 3 - 0 - 0
Terry Hawthorne CB Illinois Sr 6-0 190 - 7 - 14 - 10 - 24 - 3.43 - 1.0 - 0 - 6 - 0 - 0
Travis Howard CB Ohio State rSr 6-0 196 - 9 - 19 - 12 - 31 - 3.44 - 0 - 0 - 5 - 0 - 3
Demonte Hurst CB Oklahoma Sr 5 - 9 185 - 7 - 22 - 7 - 29 - 4.14 - 1.0 - 1.0 - 4 - 0 - 0
Micah Hyde CB Iowa Sr 6-1 185 - 8 - 25 - 24 - 49 - 6.13 - 3.0 - 0 - 9 - 2 - 0
Josh Johnson CB Purdue Sr 5-11 195 - 8 - 29 - 3 - 32 - 4.00 - 2.0 - 0 - 9 -1 - 3
Nigel Malone CB Kansas State Sr 5-10 185 - 8 - 30 - 6 - 36 - 4.50 - 0 - 0 - 5 - 1 - 2
*Tyrann Mathieu CB LSU rJr 5-09 178
Leon McFadden CB San Diego State Sr 5-10 190 - 9 - 35 - 9 - 44 - 4.89 - 1.0 - 0 - 9 - 1 - 3
Brandon McGee CB Miami Sr 6-0 197 - 8 - 29 - 9 - 38 - 4.75 - 4.0 - 1.0 - 3 - 0 - 1
*Dee Milliner CB Alabama Jr 6-1 198 - 7 - 18 - 8 - 26 - 3.71- 1.5 - 0.5 - 13 - 1 - 2
Jordan Poyer CB Oregon State Sr 5-11 190 - 7 - 18 - 9 - 27 - 3.86 - 3.0 - 1.0 - 4 - 1 - 5
*Xavier Rhodes CB Florida State rJr 6-1 215 - 9 - 20 - 5 - 25 - 2.78 - 1.0 - 0 - 6 - 0 - 2
*Nickell Robey CB USC Jr 5-08 172 - 8 - 22 - 9 - 31 - 3.88 - 0 - 0 - 3 - 1 - 1
*Logan Ryan CB Rutgers rJr 6-0 190 - 8 - 35 - 18 - 53 - 6.63 - 3.0 - 0 - 10 - 0 - 3
Branden Smith CB Georgia Sr 5-11 182 - 8 - 12 - 4 - 16 - 2.00 - 0 - 0 - 5 - 0 - 0
Rod Sweeting CB Georgia Tech Sr 5-11 184 - 8 - 28 - 10 - 38 - 4.75 - 4.0 - 1.0 - 4 - 0 - 0
Desmond Trufant CB Washington Sr 6-0 185 - 8 - 21 - 8 - 29 - 3.63 - 4.5 - 1.0 - 4 - 0 - 1
Melvin White CB La. - Lafayette rSr 6-1 191 - 7 - 23 - 7 - 30 - 4.29 - 3.0 - 0 - 3 - 1 - 0
Blidi Wrej - Wilson CB Connecticut rSr 6-1 190 - 7 - 16 - 12 - 28 - 4.00 - 0 - 0 - 4 - 0 - 0
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Safeties
Player Pos School Class Ht Wt - G - Solo - Assisted - Total - Total/G - TFL - Sacks - PBU - FF - INT
*C.J. Barnett FS Ohio State rJr 6-0 202 - 6 - 23 - 11 - 34 - 5.67 - 2.0 - 0 - 6 - 0 - 1
Brandan Bishop FS NC State Sr 6-2 205 - 8 - 48 - 20 - 68 - 8.50 - 2.0 - 0 - 4 - 2 - 1
yJohn Boyett FS Oregon rSr 5-10 205 **injured out for the year
xxMalcolm Bronson FS McNeese State Sr 5-11 192 - 2 - 9 - 0 - 9 - 4.50 - 0 - 0 - 2 - 0 - 0
Rashard Hall FS Clemson rSr 6-1 210 - 8 - 25 - 17 - 42 - 5.25 - 2.5 - 0 - 1 - 1 - 3
Jarred Holley FS Pittsburgh rSr 5-10 190 - 8 - 28 - 23 - 51 - 6.38 - 1.0 - 0 - 3 - 0 - 1
*Tony Jefferson FS Oklahoma Jr 5-10 200 - 7 - 41 - 18 - 59 - 8.43 - 2.0 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 1
Keelan Johnson FS Arizona State rSr 6-0 202 - 8 - 40 - 14 - 54 - 6.75 - 1.0 - 0 - 5 - 0 - 1
Dexter McCoil FS Tulsa Sr 6-3 222 - 8 - 39 - 13 - 52 - 6.50 - 1.5 - 0 - 5 - 1 - 2
T.J. McDonald FS USC Sr 6-2 205 - 8 - 34 - 30 - 64 - 8.00 - 4.5 - 0 - 2 - 0 - 1
Bacarri Rambo FS Georgia rSr 6-0 210 - 4 - 17 - 13 - 30 - 7.50 - 1.0 - 1.0 - 0 - 0 - 1
*Eric Reid FS LSU Jr 6-2 208 - 8 - 21 - 29 - 50 - 6.25 - 1.0 - 0 - 4 - 0 - 2
Daimion Stafford FS Nebraska Sr 6-1 205 - 8 - 31 - 22 - 53 - 6.63 - 1.5 - 1.0 - 5 - 1 - 1
D.J. Swearinger FS South Carolina Sr 5-11 210 - 8 - 29 - 11 - 40 - 5.00 - 0.5 - 0 - 5 - 0 - 1
Duke Williams FS Nevada Sr 6-1 200 - 9 - 46 - 27 - 73 - 8.11 - 4.0 - 0 - 8 - 2 - 0

Jahleel Addae SS Central Michigan rSr 5-11 200 - 8 - 23 - 25 - 48 - 6.00 - 3.5 - 1.5 - 4 - 0 - 2
*Matt Elam SS Florida Jr 5-10 206 - 8 - 29 - 12 - 41 - 5.13 - 4.0 - 1.0 - 3 - 1 - 2
Jordan Kovacs SS Michigan rSr 5-11 202 - 8 - 28 - 15 - 43 - 5.38 - 2.0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 1
Robert Lester SS Alabama Sr 6-2 210 - 8 - 9 - 12 - 21 - 2.63 - 2.5 - 1.5 - 3 - 0 - 3
Rontez Miles SS California (PA) Sr 6-0 206 - 4 - 18 - 16 - 34 - 8.5 - 1.5 - 1.0 - 2 - 1 - 0
Zeke Motta SS Notre Dame Sr 6-2 215 - 8 - 19 - 23 - 42 - 5.25 - 1.0 - 0 - 2 - 0 - 0
xx*Hakeem Smith SS Louisville rJr 6-1 185 - 8 - 26 - 17 - 43 - 5.38 - 2.0 - 0 - 2 - 1 - 0
Shamarko Thomas SS Syracuse Sr 5-10 210 - 8 - 35 - 17 - 52 - 6.50 - 3.0 - 1.0 - 0 - 2 - 2
Kenny Vaccaro SS Texas Sr 6-1 215 - 8 - 34 - 27 - 61 - 7.63 - 3.5 - 0 - 2 - 1 - 2
Prentiss Waggner SS Tennessee rSr 6-2 187 - 8 - 16 - 9 - 25 - 3.13 - 0.5 - 0 - 4 - 1 - 1
Shawn Williams SS Georgia Sr 6-1 218 - 8 - 34 - 23 - 57 - 7.13 - 4.0 - 0 - 3 - 0 - 0

Looking ahead to games this week I am going to move to the Sun Belt & Mountain West conference.


Middle Tennessee @ Western Kentucky

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Quanterus Smith DE Western Kentucky rSr 6-5 248
Jack Doyle TE Western Kentucky Sr 6-6 253
Adam Smith OG Western Kentucky rSr 6-5 325

Troy @ Tennessee
Bryan Willis CB Troy rSr 5-10 185
Brynden Trawick SS Troy rSr 6-2 221
Shawn Southward RB Troy Sr 5-09 192
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*Justin Hunter WR Tennessee Jr 6-4 200
*Tyler Bray QB Tennessee Jr 6-5 215
Dallas Thomas OT Tennessee rSr 6-5 310
*Cordarrelle Patterson WR Tennessee Jr 6-3 205
Mychal Rivera TE Tennessee rSr 6-3 245
Prentiss Waggner SS Tennessee rSr 6-2 184
Marsalis Teague CB Tennessee Sr 5-11 184
Herman Lathers OLB Tennessee rSr 6-0 230

Florida International @ South Alabama
Tourek Williams DE Florida International Sr 6-3 262
Jonathan Cyprien SS Florida International Sr 6-0 210
Wayne Times WR Florida International Sr 5-11 190
Caylin Hauptmann OT Florida International Sr 6-4 312
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B.J. Scott FS South Alabama Sr 5-11 205
Jake Johnson ILB South Alabama Sr 6-1 240

Florida Atlantic @ Navy
Graham Wilbert QB Florida Atlantic rSr 6-5 225

Louisiana-Lafayette @ Louisiana-Monroe
Melvin White CB La.-Lafayette rSr 6-1 191
Javone Lawson WR La.-Lafayette Sr 6-0 185
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Keavon Milton TE Louisiana-Monroe rSr 6-4 290

Arkansas State @ North Texas
Don Jones SS Arkansas State rSr 6-0 208
Ryan Aplin QB Arkansas State rSr 6-0 205
Josh Jarboe WR Arkansas State rSr 6-2 215

Air Force @ Army

New Mexico @ UNLV
Lucas Reed TE New Mexico rSr 6-5 250

Colorado State @ Wyoming
Joe Caprioglio OT Colorado State rSr 6-5 315
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Nick Carlson C Wyoming rSr 6-3 292
Kyle Magnuson OT Wyoming rSr 6-6 304
Luke Ruff SS Wyoming Sr 5-11 200
Chris McNeill WR Wyoming Sr 6-1 180

Hawaii @ Fresno State
Haku Correa DT Hawaii rSr 6-1 305
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Phillip Thomas SS Fresno State rSr 6-1 215
Robbie Rouse RB Fresno State Sr 5-07 190
Travis Brown OLB Fresno State Sr 6-1 236

San Diego State @ #19 Boise State
Leon McFadden CB San Diego State Sr 5-10 190
Ryan Katz QB San Diego State rSr 6-1 210
Walter Kazee RB San Diego State Sr 5-09 190
Brice Butler WR San Diego State rSr 6-3 205
Nik Embernate OG San Diego State rSr 6-4 300
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Jamar Taylor CB Boise State rSr 5-11 198
D.J. Harper RB Boise State rSr 5-09 205
Jerrell Gavins CB Boise State rSr 5-08 170
Mitch Burroughs WR Boise State rSr 5-09 195
J.C. Percy OLB Boise State rSr 6-0 225
Dan Paul FB Boise State rSr 6-0 265
Joe Kellogg OG Boise State rSr 6-2 305

Other obviously more interesting games ...

No. 16 Texas A&M at No. 15 Mississippi State
*Luke Joeckel OT Texas A&M Jr 6-6 310
*Damontre Moore DE Texas A&M Jr 6-4 250
*Jake Matthews OT Texas A&M Jr 6-5 305
Sean Porter OLB Texas A&M Sr 6-2 230
Christine Michael RB Texas A&M Sr 5-11 220
Ryan Swope WR Texas A&M rSr 6-0 206
Dustin Harris CB Texas A&M Sr 6-0 175
Patrick Lewis C Texas A&M Sr 6-2 312
Uzoma Nwachukwu WR Texas A&M Sr 6-0 195
Ryan Epperson P Texas A&M Sr 6-2 195
Spencer Nealy DT Texas A&M Sr 6-5 277
Steven Jenkins OLB Texas A&M Sr 6-2 220
Michael Lamothe TE Texas A&M Sr 6-3 235
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Johnthan Banks CB Mississippi State Sr 6-1 185
*Gabe Jackson OG Mississippi State rJr 6-4 320
Josh Boyd DT Mississippi State Sr 6-3 300
Cameron Lawrence OLB Mississippi State Sr 6-2 230
Corey Broomfield CB Mississippi State rSr 5-10 180
Marcus Green FB Mississippi State rSr 6-1 240
Chad Bumphis WR Mississippi State Sr 5-10 200
Tobias Smith OG Mississippi State rSr 6-3 305

No. 23 Texas at No. 18 Texas Tech
Alex Okafor DE Texas Sr 6-5 265
*Jackson Jeffcoat DE Texas Jr 6-5 245
Kenny Vaccaro FS Texas Sr 6-1 218
*Carrington Byndom CB Texas Jr 6-0 180
Marquise Goodwin WR Texas Sr 5-09 180
D.J. Monroe WR Texas rSr 5-09 175
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Seth Doege QB Texas Tech rSr 6-1 200
Cody Davis SS Texas Tech rSr 6-2 204
LaAdrian Waddle OT Texas Tech Sr 6-6 330
Eric Stephens Jr. RB Texas Tech Sr 5-08 202
Alex Torres WR Texas Tech rSr 6-1 202
Darrin Moore WR Texas Tech rSr 6-4 216
Tyson Williams WR Texas Tech rSr 5-11 210

No. 4 Oregon at No. 17 USC
Dion Jordan DE Oregon rSr 6-6 243
Kenjon Barner RB Oregon rSr 5-11 192
Kiko Alonso ILB Oregon rSr 6-3 242
Jackson Rice P Oregon rSr 6-3 218
John Boyett FS Oregon rSr 5-10 205
Kyle Long OT Oregon Sr 6-7 312
Nick Cody OG Oregon rSr 6-5 310
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Matt Barkley QB Southern California Sr 6-2 230
*Robert Woods WR Southern California Jr 6-1 190
T.J. McDonald FS Southern California Sr 6-2 205
*Nickell Robey CB Southern California Jr 5-08 168
Khaled Holmes C Southern California rSr 6-3 305
*Silas Redd RB Southern California Jr 5-10 200
Wes Horton DE Southern California rSr 6-5 255
Curtis McNeal RB Southern California rSr 5-07 190
Jawanza Starling SS Southern California Sr 6-1 200
Brian Baucham CB Southern California rSr 5-10 170

No. 1 Alabama at No. 5 LSU
*Dee Milliner CB Alabama Jr 6-1 198
Chance Warmack OG Alabama Sr 6-2 322
*C.J. Mosley OLB Alabama Jr 6-2 232
Barrett Jones OG Alabama rSr 6-4 305
Jesse Williams DT Alabama Sr 6-3 320
*D.J. Fluker OT Alabama rJr 6-6 335
*Eddie Lacy RB Alabama rJr 5-10 220
Robert Lester SS Alabama Sr 6-2 212
Nico Johnson ILB Alabama Sr 6-2 245
Michael Williams TE Alabama rSr 6-5 272
Quinton Dial DE Alabama Sr 6-5 304
Damion Square DE Alabama rSr 6-3 286
Carson Tinker LS Alabama Sr 6-1 224
Kelly Johnson FB Alabama Sr 6-2 230
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*Barkevious Mingo OLB LSU rJr 6-4 240
*Sam Montgomery DE LSU rJr 6-5 260
*Eric Reid FS LSU Jr 6-2 212
*Kevin Minter ILB LSU rJr 6-1 245
Russell Shepard WR LSU Sr 6-0 195
Alex Hurst OT LSU rSr 6-6 332
Lavar Edwards DE LSU rSr 6-4 258
Josh Downs DT LSU Sr 6-1 288
P.J. Lonergan C LSU rSr 6-3 305
Chancey Aghayere DE LSU rSr 6-4 265
Drew Alleman K LSU Sr 5-11 185
Josh Dworaczyk OG LSU rSr 6-5 302
Chase Clement TE LSU rSr 6-5 265

No. 24 Oklahoma State at No. 2 Kansas State
*Justin Gilbert CB Oklahoma State Jr 6-0 195
*Joseph Randle RB Oklahoma State Jr 6-0 200
Quinn Sharp P Oklahoma State rSr 6-1 205
Brodrick Brown CB Oklahoma State rSr 5-08 185
Lane Taylor OG Oklahoma State rSr 6-2 328
Tracy Moore WR Oklahoma State Sr 6-1 215
Nigel Nicholas DE Oklahoma State rSr 6-3 272
Kye Staley FB Oklahoma State Sr 5-10 236
Andrae May CB Oklahoma State Sr 5-11 195
Jonathan Rush OG Oklahoma State rSr 6-4 305
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Arthur Brown OLB Kansas State rSr 6-1 228
Chris Harper WR Kansas State rSr 6-1 228
Nigel Malone CB Kansas State Sr 5-10 185
Collin Klein QB Kansas State rSr 6-5 226
Braden Wilson FB Kansas State rSr 6-3 254
Meshak Williams DE Kansas State Sr 6-2 245
Travis Tannahill TE Kansas State Sr 6-3 253


Which games will you be watching and which players do you think would be great Vikings?

Here is my weekly mock. The Vikings had a tough home loss this week which exposed some obvious holes in this team. The big debate has been about Ponder as it should be but there is really nothing that can be done besides riding out the situation. I think that there are some other areas that are just as troubling. The offensive guard situation is not where you would want it to be when you consider how much money they are paying Adrian Peterson. I mean why not have an outstanding line in front of him in order for him to gain over 2,000 yards rushing? It kind of speaks to what KJ has been talking about in regards to what the Vikings acheived in free agency. At the end of the day they did not do much at all. A Carl Nicks or Ben Grubbs would have been an outstanding addition. Moving forward I do not see Charlie Johnson as a reliable above average offensive guard. I think he is at best average and even that level is not consistent. Fusco is a work in progress and they are trying to work in Schwartz more and more because of Fusco's struggles which are understandable.

The wide receiver situation would be pitiful if not for Percy. It really is sad that the team could not add anyone decent. Simpson is just a guy. He did not do much in Cincy playing opposite AJ Green. Come on man. Who could ask for a better opposite WR? You have to succeed in that situation. I have hope for him as he does seem to have some game. But the rest of the WRs are not too good and that is why many fans were excited about Greg Childs. I hope he can come back but it is not something I would put money on. There were some WRs that signed elsewhere that seem to be contributing like Mario Manningham & Jacoby Jones. The ones we have are just not that good.

The defensive tackle situation is KWill and then some other guys basically. I had feared this scenario and now it is upon us. Defensive tackle has always been one of my favorite positions. I guess growin up watching Alan Page, Carl Eller, Jim Marshall, and that other guy (Larsen) kind of spoiled me but it did give me some perspective of the kind of disruption a dominant defensive line can create for even the best of offenses.

Linebacker is another spot that could use an upgrade. Actually they could be looking for two linebackers next year if they are not happy with Brinkley and Erin H. And why should they be really?

Now we are 5-3 which is still a good first half of the season which not many predicted. But they are trending downward and are entering the real meat and potatoes of the schedule. It is going to get really tough from here on out.

The Vikings are a playoff team right now so I am going to go with #21 this week in my mock.

21. Jesse Williams DT Alabama Sr 6-3 320

I like Williams a lot. He does not have the stats of a Sheldon Richardson or Kawaan Short but he is a load. I think he is exactly what the Vikings need to prevent teams from running up the middle. The other guys may be better in terms of sacks but I want to get that run stopper first. The Vikings have some DT who are pass rush type in Ballard and Guion. I think they need a run stuffing type. Here is what cbssports.com says about him on their big board ...

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/story/20769819/big-board-time-for-prospects-to-translate-talent-into-production

31. Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama: With only 13 tackles so far this season, this native Australian has hardly provided an all-world performance thus far, statistically speaking. The 6-3, 320-pounder possesses phenomenal strength, even for Alabama (and Australia) standards. Capable of lining up inside at nose guard or moving outside as a five-technique defensive end, he's earning much more attention from NFL scouts than the national media.

51. Quinton Patton WR Louisiana Tech rSr 6-2 195
I like Patton a lot. Here is what it says about him on nfldraftscout.com ...
http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=111172&draftyear=2013&genpos=WR

10/16/12 - 10-15-12 NFL DRAFT SCOUT RISER: WR QUINTON PATTON, LOUISIANA TECH...In a senior class without a clear-cut No. 1 wide receiver prospect, Quinton Patton is making a strong case to be ranked above Baylor’s Terrance Williams, Marshall’s Aaron Dobson and other highly-touted senior wideouts. Although it was somewhat overlooked because his performance came in thrilling loss that didn’t end until early 1:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, Patton had a career-game against Texas A&M on Saturday night. He finished with 21 catches for 233 yards (11.1 average) and four touchdowns, all career-bests. Listed at 6-2 and 205 pounds, Patton lacks imposing size, but he uses his length well and has deceiving strength to make plays after first contact. He has a great feel in coverage, both before the catch to gain some separation and after the reception to create with the ball in his hands. Patton has quick feet, vision and acceleration to elude defenders and weave through the secondary. He tracks the ball extremely well with very good balance and coordination, quickly turning upfield in the same motion as the catch. Patton won’t test off the charts and plays for a team that doesn’t produce a lot of NFL talent, but he’s a top-100 prospect and rising. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

83. Jamie Collins OLB Southern Mississippi Sr 6-3 240
Collins is a versatile player who could be very good in coverage. Here is his bio ..

http://www.southernmiss.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/collins_jamie00.html

2011 (Jr.): Converted to his third position in as many years as the Bandit end in the 4-2-5 defense ... Had his best statistical season with 98 tackles (58 solo, 40 assisted) ... Led the team in tackles for loss with 19.5, ranking him No. 10 nationally, and was second on the squad with 6.5 sacks ... Returned his lone interception of the season 97 yards, a then-school record, at East Carolina (11/5) ... Broke up eight passes and forced one fumble ... Had a season-high 11 tackles at Navy (10/8) ... Started all 13 games ...

111. Marcus Davis WR Virginia Tech rSr 6-4 232 * from Lions
Another player I like with tremendous size and speed. I imagine that he will go earlier than this especially if runs under 4.4 at that size. I may have to pick him in the second round. But that would be based off potential. Patton is producing.

http://www.nyjetsdraft.com/2012/10/2013-nfl-draft-scouting-report-marcus-davis-wr-virginia-tech/

115. Jamar Taylor CB Boise State rSr 5-11 198
Taylor has very good size especially weighing close to 200 pounds. He could run in the high 4.4s which would be pretty good.

http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=84591&draftyear=2013&genpos=CB

10/22/12 - Boise State's dominant defense set the tone again, leading the Broncos to another easy victory. Senior cornerbacks Jamar Taylor and Jerrell Gavins shut down the Rebels' corps of fast, young receivers, accounted for two turnovers and teamed up on a second quarter touchdown that helped put the game out of reach before halftime in a 32-7 rout of UNLV on Saturday night. With Boise State leading 18-0 minutes before the half, Taylor chased down receiver Marcus Sullivan in the middle of the field and stripped the ball. Gavins, trailing behind, scooped up the loose ball and ran untouched 16 yards into the end zone. Minutes before, Gavins squelched the Rebels' best scoring chance with an over-the-shoulder interception in the end zone, and Taylor had a sack to go with his career-high nine tackles to help lead the Broncos to their sixth straight win since losing the opener at Michigan State. "They're very important to this team. They have that senior leadership, and they have that senior mentality," said Boise State coach Chris Petersen. "When those two guys are playing at a high level, I think the rest of the guys feed off them. They're really important out there." They sure were Saturday. The ability of Taylor and Gavins to lock down on Rebel receivers enabled the front four -- minus sack leader Demarcus Lawrence -- to put relentless pressure on UNLV's redshirt freshman quarterback Nick Sherry. - AP Sports

147. Kenjon Barner RB Oregon rSr 5-11 192
http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1724984/kenjon-barner

173. Brian Winters OT Kent State Sr 6-5 310 * from Titans
Winters is solid and KSU is playing good this year. The Vikings need to add at least one tackle.

179. Phillip Thomas SS Fresno State rSr 6-1 215
http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=72093&draftyear=2013&genpos=SS

211. Keith Pough OLB Howard rSr 6-2 235
http://nfldraftzone.com/draft-news/diamond-in-the-rough-keith-pough-olb-howard-university/

UDFA
Brandan Bishop FS North Carolina State Sr 6-2 205
Etienne Sabino OLB Ohio State rSr 6-3 238
Nick Becton OT Virginia Tech rSr 6-6 318
Mark Jackson OT Glenville State rSr 6-5 332
Brandon McGee CB Miami (Fla.) Sr 6-0 197
Sean Renfree QB Duke rSr 6-4 225
Manase Foketi OT West Texas A&M rSr 6-5 320
Demetrius Hartsfield OLB Maryland rSr 6-2 240
Greg Reid CB Valdosta State Sr 5-08 186
Marquise Goodwin WR Texas Sr 5-09 180
David Bass DE Missouri Western State Sr 6-3 262
Rontez Miles SS California (PA) Sr 6-0 206
Baker Steinkuhler DT Nebraska rSr 6-5 290
Chris Jones DT Bowling Green Sr 6-1 292
Dexter McCoil FS Tulsa Sr 6-3 222


I know that I did not add any offensive linemen until late. But I think the team will probably pass on interior line help this year. We have a lot of holes to fill and cannot do it all at once. I think that when you look at the depth chart you will see that we are very young on the offensive line and we have some players with good size.

Matt Kalil - 6'7" 306 Age 23
Charlie Johnson - 6'4" 305 Age 28
John Sullivan - 6'4" 301 Age 27
Brandon Fusco - 6'4" 306 Age 22
Phil Loadholt - 6'8" 343 Age 26
Geoff Schwartz - 6'6" 331 Age 26
Joe Berger - 6'5" 315 Age 30
Mark Asper - 6'6" 321 Age 26
Demarcus Love - 6'4" 315 Age 22
Troy Kropog - 6'6" 308 Age 26
Kevin Murphy - 6'7" 295 Age 22
Tyler Holmes - 6'5" 308 Age 24

I think Spielman is going to stick with the current group and give them a chance to gel. Asper and Schwartz could replace Johnson and Fusco. Fusco is good to have though. They need a backup for Sullivan.

I also would pick up Brandon Washington OG 6’2.7" 320 from the Rams practice squad and let Joe Berger go. I do not think Berger is bad but since he is already 30 and will be 31 next May, replacing him with a player of Washington’s ability could be a good thing for the offensive line (particularly the guards). Washington was supposedly a 3rd round talent but did not get drafted until the 6th round. Most think he came out too early and needed to mature a little. But he is very talented and also played left tackle for Miami. Not great but he did it which increases his value.
http://www.nfldraftgeek.com/brandonwashington.html
http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/college_player_scouting_report.html&player=50395
http://www.sidelinescouting.com/rankings/2012/og/brandon-washington/
http://www.thehuddlereport.com/Free/archive/Player.Profiles/2012.Profiles/Brandon.Washington.htm

Washington sounds like the kind of player that Davidson can groom into being a pretty good guard. I like Washington's potential and I think he could add some power to the line. But he may be too short for Spielman's taste.

I think adding the wide receivers will only help the depth. I figure Jenkins and Aromatherapy are gone. I think Childs will not make it back all the way and may need an additional season to fully recover. Plus we do not know what he can do at all. Burton could be gone as well. Simpson may or may not be back. Maybe he goes elsewhere if he gets a better offer? Right now I am not sure what they should offer him.

It is clear that we need to add some LBs. Hopefully next year Audie Cole will be ready but as a 7th round draft pick that could be a long shot. Most 7th round draft picks are though. I think they will keep him no matter what happens. They are still developing him and while he is not getting playing time he is getting NFL coaching.

I always think they should add players to the secondary. Hopefully Cook is back and Robinson will have a lot of experience under his belt. I think next year could be the last year for Winfield. It would be if I was in charge. He has been fantastic but sooner or later the wheels are going to go. I think he struggles in pass coverage now as it is. So we need to continue to add secondary help.

Well there it is. I hope that you can watch your team(s) and provide some feedback on players you think that can make it in the NFL

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