TWSN College Football Week Five Scouting Watchlist

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TWSN College Football Week Five Scouting Watchlist

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TWSN College Football Week Five Scouting Watchlist

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Drew Sanders, Linebacker, Arkansas (vs Alabama, October 1, 3:30 p.m.)

Drew Sanders found himself buried on an Alabama depth chart, which led to him transferring to Arkansas prior to the 2022 season. That decision has paid off. Sanders is a leader on that Arkansas defense, as he currently has a team high 5.5 sacks to go with 31 tackles, two defended passes, and two forced fumbles. His range is extremely great and allows him to cover from sideline-to-sideline or track down running backs. When he is in position to make a tackle, he does so with an immense amount of physicality, leaving no room for the ball carrier to potentially break a tackle. Sanders has flashed so far and still has plenty of upside to be unlocked. That upside will need to be on full display as he will be a crucial player in potentially helping Arkansas upset his former team, Alabama. (Marissa Myers)

Davis Brin, Quarterback, Tulsa (vs. Cincinnati, October 1, 7:00 p.m.)

Davis Brin is having a sensational season for Tulsa, he’s currently tossed for 1,318 yards, 12 touchdowns, and only one interception. He ranks fourth in yards and seventh in touchdown passes across the entire FBS. After a game against Ole Miss that saw him struggle only completing 54% of his attempts for 113 yards and a touchdown, he gets a rebound game against a strong Cincinnati secondary. The Bearcats are only allowing 183 passing yards per game, and this is truly a test for Brin to show if his Ole Miss game was a fluke or if he simply can’t handle good defensive backs. Brin is rising up boards quickly, and a dominant upset performance versus Cincinnati will only make him climb more. (Tristen Kuhn)

Blake Corum, Running Back, Michigan (vs Iowa, October 1, 12:00 p.m.)

The Michigan Wolverines narrowly defeated the Maryland Terrapins last week and now travel to face the Iowa Hawkeyes in what could be another trap game. They will need their star running back Blake Corum to out duel one of the best defenses in college football. That is no easy task, as Iowa has allowed the sixth least rushing yards per game nationwide. The Hawkeyes’ dominant defense is led by preseason All-American linebacker Jack Campbell. Corum has already rushed for an FBS-leading nine touchdowns. He is a compact runner at 5’8, 210 pounds, but possesses a game-breaking burst. His long speed and elite agility allow him to take any run to the house. His running style and build are very reminiscent of Aaron Jones in the NFL. Corum still needs to prove himself as a pass catcher and blocker in order to stand out in a loaded running back class. This week presents an opportunity to perform against a top defense with many scouts watching. (Andrew Little)

 

Tyree Wilson, EDGE, Texas Tech (vs. Kansas State, October 1, 12:00 p.m.)

Tyree Wilson is an edge player with tremendous size. At 6’6, 257 pounds, he has the versatility to play multiple positions on the defensive line. Against the run, he can use his strength and length to effectively set the edge. He can line up on the interior and be productive against the run as well. He is strong and quick off the ball, usually resulting in disruption and penetration. As a pass rusher, he has three sacks on the season, including two against top 25 N.C. State. This is an area for improvement for Wilson. He doesn’t have a wide array of moves just yet. With good NFL coaching, Wilson could really blossom into a good player in both run defense and pass rush. He will have a good test this week against Kansas State and that rushing attack with Deuce Vaughn and Adrian Martinez. (Gavin Downard)

 

Myles Murphy, EDGE, Clemson (vs. No. 10 North Carolina State, October 1, 7:30 p.m.)

Big time players make themselves known in big time games. For potential top-10 pick Myles Murphy and the No. 5 Clemson Tigers, this week’s matchup against North Carolina State is not just a matchup of two of the ACC’s best. It is a crucial resume builder in Clemson’s quest to get into the College Football Playoff. Murphy is the best EDGE in this class not named Will Anderson in my eyes. At 6’4, 275 pounds, Murphy has the ideal build for a 4-3 defensive end and has wreaked havoc on opposing offensive lines thus far in his career. With his build and pass-rushing repertoire that is much more refined than elite college prospects, I consider this game a chance for Murphy to make a statement and solidify his status near the top of draft boards. (Shaun Chornobroff)

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