My top 4 of that list is Edwards, Wheaton, Carroll, and Brown. Hoping for one of them to be the lead RB in the class.
I don't think they really needed 2 RBs in the class, so I'm fine with no Gibbs. Not really sure what Magwood is going to bring to the table. Usually DB is not a good place to reach. There are exceptions, but more often than not, the elite guys are up there because the skills are so specific and rely so much on pure athleticism.
I don't think they did take him. My understanding is that he sent his LOI but Georgia declined to submit it.
There offense was pretty terrible this year and lose everyone except for 1 OL and Pickens. Now they have been recruiting great, so they should have some guys step up, but I can see the pessimism. And, one place that they have not been recruiting well is QB. Not sure Newman is the elite guy that you need now.
Really, that's what Clemson has been based on for Dabo's whole time there. Elite QB, strong DL and skill guys and that's basically all you need. Georgia is going to need to be more like Saban's Bama teams, without the coaching.
I'm not particularly high on either team next year. PSU's strength is going to be running the ball, since their WRs are average and they have a good stable of RBs. Michigan's interior DL is not good and the lack of recruiting there is mind-boggling. I think PSU has better talent than Michigan overall, but Clifford is mediocre and it's in Ann Arbor. No idea what to expect from McCaffrey or Milton. I'd give Michigan the edge early, but I'm still struggling to see how they will run or stop the run next year.
Clemson owes all its success to two generational QBs in Watson and Lawrence. Both set all kinds of records in Georgia and Watson is already showing NFL success.
He recruited the 2018 guys as well (Banks, Brown, Johnson).
I mentioned this in the last post. OSU is pretty stacked at DE. There's about 3 more guys besides the ones you mentioned (Potter, Stover, Williams). He's also pretty similar in size to Browning, so they could always use him as an extra rush end as well.
That was more than hand fighting. He fully extended his arm and clearly pushed the defender away to make space. If that's not OPI, then you can't really ever call it.
Yeah, WDE is definitely a position I think they need to look hard at in 2021 cycle. If Smith can stay healthy, he's that guy. JJB with another year of development should also improve. Stover is a wild card here. Potentially Browning could play that role as well. He's almost the same size as the Temple DE.
That would be interesting. Bringing in another defensive end when they have Cooper, Friday, Harrison, Smith, JJB, Potter, Alex Williams, and Stover there already seems like overkill. Could see some attrition here especially since Cowan and Hamilton would also be coming in with the potential to play a SDE position.
They don't play in the regular season, so it would have to be in the ACC title game.
Newman is too high. I'd put Howell and Morgan both above him. Rattler will probably be on this list by the end of the year. I'm also surprised that Slovis or JT Daniels from USC didn't make it. Or Book from Notre Dame.
The fact that no one else has been rumored at this point says everything. Obviously a guy still coaching in the NFL is the pick.
Paris looked like the best of them. Stroud and Simon also looked good. Wypler needs to spend time in the weight room and a bad snap led to a TD return. But, didn't look too bad overall. Didn't see much of Kourt or Fryar.
Scott had a couple of early drops and then didn't see much of the ball after that. Ransom got beat for a TD.
He's got a long way to go given how much Banks and Brown played this year. One of the big concerns with Johnson was that a lot of schools saw him as a safety, but he wanted to play CB. OSU said he would get that shot. Whether he can play it well is another story. So far, he has not looked good, but maybe it does click for him. Banks is going to be a stud in my opinion.
He's looked really good today. Tough for OL in this game. He'll compete for playing time next year
I haven't seen Georgia get outbid yet
Zero chance Johnson passes Banks and Brown. Banks in particular is a pretty crazy athlete and was a huge favorite of Coombs, who recruited him. He's going to start.
To me, the issue with targeting is that the penalty (thrown out and miss the rest of the game or the first half of the following one) is way too strong for the subjective nature of the call. Make it a 25 yard penalty if you need to, but to throw a player completely out is way too much influence over the game.