We’re now four weeks into the College Football season and things are still going smoothly. The NFL has been hit with positive COVID tests this past week, but the CFB world seems to be operating a bit better. Sure, there are games that have been cancelled due to too many positive tests from a program (Notre Dame, Houston), but honestly, things are better than I expected without a hard bubble like the NBA provided.
This past weekend offered up multiple games that ended in chaos, in a good way. Texas fumbled the win away to TCU at the one-yard line; Oklahoma was upset for the second consecutive week, this time at the hands of Iowa State; Georgia surprisingly pummeled Auburn; Arkansas silenced Mississippi State’s Air Raid; and Tulsa snapped UCF’s 4-year long home win streak.
Aside from the games, and as usual, many potential 2021 NFL Draft prospects dominated on the football field on Saturday. Here are some honorable mentions that I’ve noted in previous articles that had great games this weekend: Jaylen Waddle caught 5 passes for 142 yards and 1 touchdown while showing blazing speed; Travis Etienne had 14 carries for 73 yards and 1 touchdown while displaying his elite tackle breaking abilities; Kyle Trask dominated another SEC defense to the tune of 268 yards and 4 touchdowns; and Trask’s teammate Kyle Pitts caught 4 passes for 57 yards and added 2 more touchdowns to his season total that now stands at 6.
Top Performances in Week 4:
Kadarius Toney, WR, Florida
Sticking to Florida for now, Trask’s top receiver, Toney, had a great game last week and another outstanding game this week. He finished the game with 6 catches for 86 yards and 1 touchdown, but that touchdown was possibly the highlight of the whole game. Toney sled down the middle of the field, creating instant separation, caught the ball at about the 50, and proceeded to split the defense, literally running right through 5 defenders for the score. Toney now has 11 catches for 145 yards and 2 touchdowns on the season. He’s a good route runner with plus speed and the agility to operate in space with the ball. He’s still sitting outside of my top 100 at this point, but he’s a guy that you must keep an eye on this season.
Joseph Ossai, EDGE, Texas
Despite the loss and the 33 points the Longhorns defense gave up, Ossai was all over the field and dominated the TCU offensive line. He finished the game with 11 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, and 1 sack. Before this season, Ossai was an OLB at Texas and didn’t rush the passer very often. Making the switch this season to a pure edge rusher, has certainly put his abilities in display. If Ossai’s production continues throughout the season, I think we can see him make the jump to a first-round prospect.
Reggie Roberson, WR, SMU
Roberson went down towards the end of the 3rd quarter with a non-contact knee injury, so the hope obviously is that it isn’t something long term. Before he went out though, Roberson caught caught 5 passes for 243 yards and 2 touchdowns, in less than 3 quarters! As his numbers indicate, Roberson has unique abilities after the catch. He can turn a 5 yard slant into a 75 yard touchdown. Whether he comes back from his injury this season or not, I like Roberson as a mid Day Two draft pick that ends up having a phenomenal rookie season and we realize he should’ve been drafted higher.
Tyson Campbell, CB, Georgia
Welcome to my favorite draft prospects list for this year, Tyson Campbell. As soon as I turned on his tape this summer, I just really liked the feel of his game. He’s a big corner with long arms who contains the speed to stay sticky even with the fastest of receivers. He put his best abilities on display in Georgia’s win over Auburn this past Saturday. He finished the game with 3 tackles and 1 pass break-up, but he simply blanketed Auburn’s receivers all game. His long arms have proven to be to much for quarterbacks and receivers to handle so far in his college career, as I can’t see that changing at the next level. I currently have Campbell ranked 40th overall on my Big Board, but I think we’ll see him work his way into the first round come April.
Tylan Wallace, WR, Oklahoma State
Oklahoma State has a huge game on Saturday after edging out wins against Tulsa and West Virginia. Wallace was a huge part of the victory, catching 9 passes for 148 yards and 2 touchdowns. He is electric after the catch, finding the open space and exploding past defenders. He can also be tough to bring down, despite his smaller frame (6’0”, 190). He divided to go back to Oklahoma State for his senior season, and its vertically paying off so far. Wallace is one of the best senior receivers in the country, and currently a mid Day Two pick with a high ceiling.