*Greg Robinson SOPH OT Auburn: Noticed him in this game, going to have to watch him more closely but shows some really elite level athletic ability and power run blocking. Something rarely seen with offensive tackles, will watch real close how he does in the championship game.
*Cassanova McKinzy SOPH LB Auburn: What a beast at linebacker, got to display his tackling ability against the run and did a great job. Very athletic linebacker, good strength and strong at the point of attack, very talented football player.
*Joey Bosa FR DE Ohio State: What a monster defensive end, strong at the point of attack, huge kid and only a freshman. Should be an absolute star in the future for Ohio State, big time player.
*Kenny Anunike SR DE Duke: Wow what a player, talk about a sleeper prospect. Quick off the ball, gives great effort push in the pocket. Could be a wonderful 2nd-4th round pick potentially. Really interesting prospect, no wonder Duke has been good this year with the players they have on defense.
*Darqueze Dennard SR CB Michigan State: Moved himself into being the 1st CB taken? I think so, kid is a star in coverage, has been good for some time and is extremely consistent at the corner spot and had a great game being challenged quite often.
*Bryan Stork SR C Florida State: Extremely strong at the point of attack, a good sized center, decent athlete, tough and could compete for the first center taken in the up coming draft.
*Jeff Heuerman JR TE Ohio State: Noticed him a little last year, really good athlete and is a huge player. If he comes back for his senior season he could be a monster for them at tight end.
*DeVon Edwards FR CB Duke: Where did Duke get these guys, he is one of many good FR and SOPH defensive backs for them. Shows good toughness, little guy but is quick and tackles extremely well for his size, love the fight in him but is going to have to learn he cannot knock everyone out.
*Nate Andrews FR S Florida State: Interesting player along with many Florida State defenders. Will see if he is moved to safety in the future or if he plays that small linebacker role for them. Nice prospect and shows great intelligence on the field.
*Charles Tapper SOPH DE OU: Had a big time game for him and was a huge reason they won that ball game. Made a few big plays, was quick off the edge and has a good combination of some size and speed at defensive end.
*Desmond Roland JR RB Ok State: Where was this all season, big tall kid, runs hard and showed some real big time playmaking ability. If he comes back for his senior season he could have a monster year for Oklahoma State.
Others who impressed:
Calvin Pryor JR SS Louisville
Sterling Shepard SOPH WR OU
Jalen Sanders SR WR OU
Bryon Fields FR CB Duke
Breon Borders FR CB Duke
Laken Tomlinson JR OG Duke
Jamison Crowder JR WR Duke
Max McCaffrey SOPH WR Duke
Dwayne Norman SOPH S Duke
Kelby Brown JR LB Duke
Ronald Darby SOPH CB Florida State
Donovan Clark SOPH OT Michigan State
Jameis Winston: That was an odd game for him. The announcers touched on it more than once and anyone watching the game noticed, he was just off. And it showed really in the after the game interview when he just walked away after that one question. Clearly something about the week got to him emotionally and you could notice it. He did not seem as calm, cool or happy as he usually does. There was a ton of talking and arguing on the Florida State sideline from the coaches and players. Could be just them all wanting to win that badly and feeling a little pressure early on, who knows. Still amazing prospect but was interesting watching how Winston played after such an emotional week for him, seems like some of the ACC awards and Heisman hype kind of got to him a little, expecting almost too much of himself.
Still the kid is a great leader and you can tell, amazing prospect and will most likely be the #1 pick in 2015. Spoke of him on the first page of this thread after his first game, and he has totally lived up to it.
Duke: Where did they get all these defensive guys, it seemed like they had three nice looking freshman corners and a few sophomore defensive backs. And the supposed stars on the defense Cash and Cockrell did not do as much in the game but are great players, did not see Cash on the field a lot but still he was an All ACC selection. Totally are a must watch again, wow shocking they have so many good defensive players. Time to pay attention and take notice I guess.