Without Alabama, Ohio State, Clemson, Texas A&M, and Georgia, it was a bit of a disappointing week in college football. But it was still college football!
We still had programs like Florida, Miami, Notre Dame, Wisconsin, and Oregon to carry things. However, between the lack of top programs and season opt outs, we had a lack of top prospects hit the field this week.
We should be getting back Alabama, Ohio State, Clemson, etc next week in a slate that has some very good games. I may also be dropping a new Big Board and Mock Draft soon, so keep your eye out for that.
Week 10 Prospect Highlights:
Jaelan Phillips, EDGE, Miami
I’ve been a big fan of Phillips’ edge running mate in Miami in Quincy Roche, but Phillips has been on fire this season. On Saturday, he had 2.5 sacks, 4.5 tackles for loss, and 8 tackles. Aside from those stats, Phillips draws so much attention that he opens things up for other pass rushers and run stoppers on Miami. He still feels quite raw, and therefore I think his ceiling is very high. Phillips has become one of my favorite developmental prospects in this draft, and I believe he’ll be drafted between 30-50, but could turn out to be one of the best of this draft class.
Matt Corral, QB, Ole Miss
Ole Miss is electric right now behind the arm of Matt Corral. He has been on fire the last two weeks, with this past Saturday completing 28 of 32 passes for 513 yards and 4 touchdowns. Combing the last two games, Corral has competed 59 of 66 passes for 925 yards, 10 touchdowns, and zero interceptions. Those numbers are simply outstanding. But beyond those numbers, Corral has the traits to push him higher in the draft. He has a very strong arm, good mobility, and he sees the field very well. The pace he’s been on these past two games is insane, but if he continues to show his traits off while putting up good numbers, Corral could see himself as a Day Two pick come April.
Elijah Moore, WR, Ole Miss
The biggest beneficiary to Corral’s big season, Moore is currently on a record-setting pace. He had 13 receptions for 235 yards and 2 touchdowns on Saturday against South Carolina (and against a secondary that has two potential first round cornerbacks in this draft class). For the season, he has also accumulated 14 receptions for 238 yards and 3 touchdowns against Vanderbilt last week. Plus, Moore had 10 receptions for 227 yards against Florida earlier this season. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: this wide receiver class is ridiculous. It is very hard to sift your way up the receiver rankings. With that being said, Moore has certainly worked himself into nothing lower than the second round come April.
Myjai Sanders, EDGE, Cincinnati
Sanders should’ve made my list last week, but better late than never. We went into this college football season with a rather disappointing outlook on this edge draft class. But guys like Sanders have turned my pessimism into optimism. Sanders is a true speed rusher, with an insanely quick first step and high burst. He rounds the corner very well, eliminating wasted steps and space. Sanders is currently an early third round prospect, but he can move up towards the top of the second round after this season and when we see his Combine times.
Kadarius Toney, WR, Florida
No program features more prospects that are highlighted multiple times in my weekly articles like Florida. Kyle Trask is still on fire, which means Toney is still operating with very high production. His numbers are crazy, but I want to focus on his abilities this week. He’s such a smooth route runner, but it’s what he does with the ball in his hands that is even better. Toney has 31 forced missed tackles since week 1 of 2019, which is absolutely insane for a wide receiver. The NFL is transitioning into an era of either speed receivers or after the catch receivers. Toney has the potential to be one of the best after the catch receivers once he hits the league.