Ryan Tannehill (QB, Texas A&M) met Robert Griffin III (QB, Baylor) in a game seemingly played without either defense taking the field. Tannehill won the day (55-28) with six touchdown passes and an interception, to go along with 415 yards passing (25/37). Griffin went 28/40 for 430 yards three touchdowns and a pick.
Kirk Cousins (QB, Michigan State) hasn’t done a great deal this year to boost his fading stock, but he recorded a 28-14 win against previously unbeaten Michigan with two touchdowns and 120 yards passing in difficult conditions. I have the tape of this game and will review it later in the week.
I’ve been promoting Dwight Jones (WR, UNC) as the best receiver in the class of 2012 and he again flashed consistency with nine catches for 82 yards against Miami. He scored a touchdown – his 8th of the season – in what was actually his worst statistical performance of the season. He has 687 total receiving yards in seven games, but he couldn’t prevent a 30-24 defeat today. Jones is the complete package at the receiver position and with his new found consistency should be a high draft pick.
Alshon Jeffery (WR, South Carolina) isn’t as hot right now – largely due to an inconsistent QB situation for the Gamecocks. He had just 24 yards today from five catches but did score a touchdown. I’ve maintained a late first round or early second round grade for Jeffery.
Austin Davis (QB, Southern Miss) is another player we’ve been pushing on this blog. He didn’t play today because of a bye week, but it’s worth noting that #12 Georgia Tech lost on the road to Virginia today 24-21. One of Davis’ best performances this season for the Golden Eagles came in leading his team to a victory away to the Cavaliers.
Davis defeated Navy comfortably last week, today they faced off against Rutgers in a tighter 21-20 defeat. Mohamed Sanu recorded ten catches for exactly 100 yards and his big season continues. He’s a sure-fire first round talent in my eyes. He also ran the ball twice for 11 yards, something that can be used more heavily at the next level.