National championship semi-finals

December 27, 2018

It is also no surprise that the dual between top-ranked Alabama and #4 Georgia will have – by far – the best array of likely prospects for the 2019 draft. Indeed, Alabama itself has as many as 4 top 15 prospects for the upcoming draft. Redshirt sophomore DT Quinnen Williams (#92, 6-3, 295) for example is the fastest rising player in the entire draft and could even ultimately be a serious challenger to be the #1 pick overall when all is said and down. Meanwhile, junior LT Jonah Williams (#73, 6-5, 300) is the consensus top offensive line prospect for this year’s draft with top 5-10 potential. Two more juniors – DT Raekwon Davis (#99, 6-6, 320) and FS Deionte Thompson – are considered to be top 10-15 candidates, while MLB Mack Wilson (#30, 6-2, 240), another junior, has late first or early second round potential.

At the same time, the Tide also features a number of quality second-day prospects including seniors like RB Damien Harris (#28, 5-10, 215), who could be the first back off the board this coming April, C/G Ross Pierschbacher (#71, 6-3, 310), OG Lester Cotton (#66, 6-3, 320), OLB Christian Miller (#47, 6-3, 245) and DE Isaiah Buggs (#49, 6-4, 285), along with juniors such as OLB Anfernee Jennings (#33, 6-3, 265), rising TE Irv Smith (#82, 6-4, 245) and RT Matt Womack (#77, 6-5, 325).

the Sooners are off to the conference title game with their CFL playoff hopes still very much alive, although they likely will need some help along the way, in particular a loss by Michigan. This game also features two of the likely Heisman Trophy finalists in star QBs Kyler Murray (#1, 5-10, 195, JR) of Oklahoma and WVU’s Will Grier (#7, 6-2, 215, SR). Murray appears more likely to be headed to MLB once his college football days are down, but Grier will be one of the first QBs off the board this coming April, although pro scouts appear to be divided on his final grade with some loving his remarkable productivity with others not sold on the fact that he lacks prototype size and arm strength. Both QBs work with outstanding receivers in speedy Marquise Brown (#5, 5-11, 165, JR), one of the fastest players in this year’s draft, and David Sills (#13, 6-3, 205, SR)  and Gary Jennings (#12, 6-0, 210, JR). Meanwhile, keep an eye on West Virginia LT Yodny Cajuste (#55, 6-4, 315, SR), a solid mid-round prospect, along with OU offensive linemen LT Bobby Evans (#71, 6-5, 305, JR), RT Cody Ford (#74, 6-4, 340, JR) and OGs Dru Samia (#75, 6-4, 305, SR) and Ben Powers (#72, 6-3, 315, SR).