College Football Saturday: Open thread

Some early notes…

— UCLA running back Paul Perkins was banged up but still excelled early in a win over Colorado. He had 12 rushes for 118 yards and five catches for 49 yards. He added two touchdowns. He’s one to monitor — very fluid and athletic as a runner with great vision. Finds a crease and explodes. Doesn’t go down after contact. Very impressive one-cut runner.

— Alex Collins of Arkansas is having a big day against UT Martin. With a full quarter still to play he has 173 yards on just 16 carries with FIVE touchdowns.

— USC won at California with Jared Goff having another mixed day. He threw two touchdowns and two interceptions. Goff also had 272 yards completing 23/31.

— Jacoby Brissett is a player we focused on in the summer. He’s having a good performance against Clemson. He’s had a slightly erratic season with up and down games. He’ll make a nice quarterback project for someone at the next level.

— Ole Miss receiver Laquon Treadwell continues to put up big numbers. In a victory against Auburn he had seven catches, 114 yards and a touchdown snagged in tight coverage.

If you’re watching a game or a prospect — tell us about it in the comments section.


  1. SeattleUp

    Hi Rob,
    Following the Clemson v NC state game and I was wondering if you have watched much of Mackensie Alexander. He seems like a corner who would fit really well in Seattle, plays press man coverage well and has a real confidence about him.

    Thinking we could get him in the 3rd possibly?

    Currently hoping our draft ends up something like:
    1. Treadwell
    2. Shon Coleman
    3. M. Alexander
    4. M.Tuerk


    • bigDhawk

      I we get Treadwell AND Coleman with our first two picks we will win the draft.

      • nichansen01

        Coleman and Treadwell is unfortunately impossible.

  2. Volume12

    Very impressed by Paul Perkins of late. He’s got a ‘Seahawky’ personality.

    Alex Collins is a flat-out stud.

    Tre’ Madden flashed, and we still got Devontae Booker and CJ Prosise still to come.

    And for next year Oklahoma’s RBs Samaje Perine and Joe Mixon run like grown men. Fun to watch.

    Nice day for RBs and to watch more of the mid and late rounders.

    • Volume12

      Houston RB Kenneth Farrow is a nice looking back too.

      They also have some intriguing guys in the secondary.

  3. bigDhawk

    Here’s a random name to stash in the database for a couple drafts down the road…

    SMU RS-FR Courtland Sutton

    He’s a big, thick-looking 6-4/215 with room to pack even more bulk on that freshman frame. Today vs Tulsa he he’s gone 7/151 and 2 TDs, completely upstaging big Tulsa SR WR Keyarris Garrett, whom we discussed last week.

    • Volume12

      Ha! Glad you mentioned him. I noticed this guy a couple or few weeks ago when he dominated against Houston CB William Jackson who is highly thought, and Sutton took dude to work!

  4. Volume12

    How about this Praise Martin-Oguike, Temple DE? Good looking speed rusher.

    Their CB Tavon Young has caught my eye too.

  5. bigDhawk

    I’m watching ND LT Ronnie Stanley close right now. Any other LTs playing at the moment we should be aware of?

    • Volume12

      Keep an eye on Stanford LT Kyle Murphy. He’s another one of these 2nd tier RT prospects we’ve all been discussing.

      Not a LT, but Stanford LG Josh Garnett is a stud and PFF’s top ranked guard. Looking forward to seeing if he could play RT too. Same size as Britt, Bowie, McQuistan, and ‘big Carp.’ Was a standout amongst the local group in HS at the Nike SPARQ summitt.

    • bigDhawk

      Just as I say this, Temple RS-SR DT Hershey Walton, 6-4, 314 takes one arm and knocks Stanley three yards backward on his keister. So I guess I’m watching Walton close now, too.

      • Volume12

        Good eye. Their speed rusher is very SPARQY looking.

        • Volume12

          Cal WR Bryce Treggs’ dad was a Seahawk?

          He’s a gritty little receiver. Good run blocker, deeo threat, great route runner. Doesn’t have great size, but a well-rounded receiver that also capitalizes his opportunities.

  6. Volume12

    Got my eye on ND DT Isaac Rochell-6’4, 285-290 lbs. He’s the real stud on this D-line, I’ve come to realize.

  7. CharlieTheUnicorn

    I’ve been watching some of the Notre Dame game….. DT/DE Sheldon Day has been very disruptive. I could see him finding a home in Seattle for a 2016 2nd round pick perhaps.

  8. CHawk Talker Eric

    Just tuned into Stanford v Wazzu and Dahl gave up back-to-back sacks on their first possession.

    • sdcoug

      Thought one was Eklund, but the entire cougs O was out of sync the first several drives

  9. CHawk Talker Eric

    I’ll say this about ND:

    Neither Kizer nor Prosise were starters to start the season, and but for injury, neither would have.

    The two most important offensive positions manned by two guys who weren’t even on the radar earlier this season. And they’re winning games against good competition.

    Two other things:

    1. Will Fuller is very intriguing.

    2. That was a beautiful INT by KeiVarae Russell to close out Temple.

    • Volume12

      All of ND’s WRs block very well.

      • Volume12

        CHAWK, about the Paul Perkins weight thing. Watching some of his tape from this year and the game today, he looks bigger than last year. His thighs are huge! And his arms have more muscle too it seems.

        He’d be really good in that Turbin or Freddy Jackson role. Tough, tough runner with great hands.

        • CHawk Talker Eric

          I posted a follow up to that in the Thursday Notes thread.

          • CHawk Talker Eric

            I like Perkins. He’s in my top 4 or 5. A smart runner with surprising quickness. Good hands, gets in sync with Rosen easily. Running behind a less than stellar OL.

            He just looks a bit slight to my eye. Can he be a feature back in the NFL, or is he a RBBC type?

            I wish I could’ve watched the game today (but the one tomorrow is more important).

            • Volume12

              Got cha.

    • Michael(CLT)

      Temple is an intriguing team. Loved their DB, WR, and QB play. Was impressed by Temple… Never thought I would say that.

  10. Volume12

    Udub LB Travis Feeney is a stud. Amazing length.

    • Volume12

      Udub RB Dwane Washington is interesting as well. Here’s his spring testing numbers:

      4.42 40
      36.0 vert
      6.49 3 cone
      10’9 broad jump

      6’1, 225 lbs., has some TJ Yeldon to his game.

  11. red

    Was watching Auburn vs Ole Miss. Auburn WR Ricardo Louis stood out hard to judge WR on Auburn with the horrible QB play. NFL Draft Scout has him 6’2 215 4.45 forty.

  12. CharlieTheUnicorn

    Latest news out of Seahawk camp is that Paul Richardson looks good returning to practice this week and is looking as fast as ever. Maybe Seattle should just make an all under 6′ skill package.. call it the mighty mights or something.

  13. no frickin clue

    Rob, take a look at the LT on Indiana, Jason Spriggs. Possible Okung replacement?

    • Rob Staton

      Seen him & like him. Certainly one to monitor.

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