Sometimes it’s just not fair. It’s not fair that some kids are built like offensive tackle Calvin Ashley while others have to scrape for every extra inch to measure up to compete at the highest levels of football.
If there is a scouting dictionary locked away somewhere in a football library, the Auburn commitment’s picture is what would be next to the definition of an offensive tackle. This kid could walk into the NFL combine next week and not look out of place with the the guys who are about to start making a living playing the game. He has some way to go to get to be one of those guys to be ready for a jump to the league, but his genetic gifts should help him get there in a few years.
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Mississippi never gets a ton of credit for the talent that comes out of the state every year, but once again there is some high level talent that can be difference makers at the college level. Included in that group this year are two big time wide receivers, Dekaylin Metcalf and A.J. Brown.
Like Metcalf, Brown is a big target on the outside. He is built like a linebacker and is going to be a difficult player for any defensive back to tackle after he gets the ball in his hands.
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Jeffery Simmons is what the SEC is all about and he doesn’t even play in the SEC yet. He will, though, and he will make an impact.
He is a big, fast, and violent football player that has the chance to be an all-conference player at Ole Miss, Mississippi State, LSU, Alabama, or Auburn. Bigger, faster, stronger is what the conference is all about and they’ll be adding another prospect who epitomizes that next fall.
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Versatility is something that is often said about offensive linemen, but any offensive lineman that can be described that way brings a ton of value to a college football program.
That’s exactly how I would describe Landon Dickerson. He is a swing candidate on the offensive line that could actually project to play all five position on the offensive line at the next level.
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Justin Madubuike is listed as a defensive end just about everywhere. And he probably would be one at the next level if he were playing at a college this fall.
He’s not, though. He’s only going to be a senior in high school this season and even if he kicks outside to play this season (he lined up inside as a junior), I think he is likely to grow into an interior player and a very good one at that.
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On the first day of The Opening, I saw Kyle Davis and I thought he was a linebacker. I did a double take when I checked the roster and realized that it was a him and he was a receiver.
Davis looks like Tarzan and plays like Tarzan’s older brother. He dominated The Opening and was named the MVP of it for a reason. All it did was back up what was already there on film. He’s the best receiver in the nation.
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True free safety prospects are hard to find in recruiting. That’s what makes Nigel Warrior such a special prospect. The Peachtree Ridge (Georgia) product shows the skills to be an excellent center fielder and that’s why he such a high priority recruit for the top programs in the SEC and other national powers.
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Thank goodness that Google remembers previous searches because remembering how to properly spell the name Elysee Mbem-Bosse is not an easy task. It’s about as easy as a fullback trying to run iso at Mbem-Bosse. (It’s difficult.)
Mbem-Bosse is a throwback, physical inside linebacker that plays downhill. He has the tools to be an outstanding run defender at the next level.
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I watched Marquez Callaway‘s junior film and I was a little underwhelmed to be perfectly honest. He certainly looked like a very good prospect, but I was hoping for a bit more.
His sophomore film is a different story. He made a ton of plays and part of the reason was the position he primarily played that season. He is an athlete to projects well to multiple positions, but one in particular really stands out for him to have the highest ceiling.
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Scheme fit is a constant point of emphasis to me when it comes to evaluating recruits. One prospect may be an All-American caliber of player in one scheme and he may be someone who isn’t suited to start in another.
JoeJuan Williams is someone who can fit in multiple schemes, but at different positions. He can play corner, but likely only in a defense that asks him to play a lot of press. He could be free safety in one that doesn’t. He’ll find the right fit for him and he has the potential to be a great player in the secondary for some lucky college football program.
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