College football week 8 open thread

Watching a game or a particular prospect today? Let us know about it. You may be pleased to know Chris Steuber is reporting that Seattle has representation at the Rutgers/Temple game today. It seems pretty safe to say they’ll be keeping tabs on brilliant wide receiver Brandon Coleman.


  1. MJ

    So I hate the idea of a RT in round 1, but Jake Matthews looks outstanding. Against LSU, he looks so athletic and is actually playing RT, but looks like he’d be able to play LT in a pinch (added bonus).

    That said, they need a weapon and more emphasis on the passing game. Getting sick of watching utter neglect in that phase (play call, pilosophy, draft investment). Needs to change. We can still be a run first team, who can chuck it when we want. Sign me up for that kid Coleman out of Rutgers.

  2. Kenny Sloth

    WOOH! Seahawks probably have Coleman on their radar now!~! Probably. What’s most impressive about him is his double move. It’s sooo f*****g vicious.

  3. Justin M

    I said it at the beginning of the year and I will say it again. Terrance Williams from Baylor is the target that I am watching closely each week. I think he will be a late Rd1 pick and a good fit for the Seahawks. Look him up he is big, fights for the ball, uses his frame to shield defenders, and could be a #1 receiver or a Td maker (as Pete Carroll refers them to).
    Also, Stanford TE’s could be an intriguing target. (I said Te’s because I get confused which one is which but they are both good).

  4. Seth

    Hey Rob, Mike Mayock was gushing over Ziggy Ansah as a fast riser and one scouts were all over. Does he fit in as a possible Leo replacement for Chris Clemons?

    • MJ

      Much more of a traditional DE, but a freak athlete. Just scratching surface.

    • JC

      I caught the BYU game last week (can’t remember against who) and the announcers were gush over him. I guess he played OLB last year before moving to end this season. Perhaps due to his size he’s better suited to end, but I’m curious if he the skill set to be a backer. Kind of like Marhias Kiwanuka.

    • Rob Staton

      I’m putting tape on the blog today.

  5. Peyton

    Tavon Austin looks like a good player, very explosive with a 100 yard punt return today. If not for his lack of height I think he would be a top 15-20 pick. Also, Arthur Brown looks very good. He’s very fast and maybe a round 2 pick to replace Leroy Hill at the Will.

  6. Jlkresse7

    What are your thoughts on Jordan Reed from Florida in the later rounds?

  7. Barry

    Hey Rob, I’m also interested if you have any tape on the A&M game yesterday. The two tackles Luke Joeckel and the Mathews(JR class) boy are getting a lot of love. Any thoughts on them as well?

    • Rob Staton

      I like both as right tackles. I have the tape and will watch it later today.

    • Attyla the Hawk

      Either of those would make excellent day 2 picks. Possibly rd 3.

  8. SES

    Been around football for years; playing, coaching, scouting…
    A few years ago I mentioned that Lofa & Marcus were the two most overrated players on D and that Hill was the best LB when he was on the field. Time proved that to be a fairly correct assessment.
    For the last two years I feel the same way about Earl Thomas. I don’t doubt his abilities but I see an undersized athlete throwing his body around recklessly. Many times it appears the head is down, eyes are closed and rarely seems to wrap up on tackles, taking shots instead.
    I value your analysis, and would appreciate your feedback on this as he is held in such high regard.

    • Rob Staton

      SES – I tend to agree with you. It won’t be a popular view, but Thomas hasn’t taken the steps I think we expected from year one. He’s still a good safety, but perhaps not quite as good as some people have been saying eg One of the best in the NFL.

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