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Josh Rosen (UCLA)
Stock: Just Dandy
Moves have been made. Rosen looked ever so comfortable as the Bruins eased by Oregon at the Rose Bowl. Yeah, I know he only completed 58% of is passes, but the man got the, all important, W. It’s all about the next game for the Bruins as they are at Washington this weekend. Do you want to see Rosen against an elite defense? Me too, so be sure to tune into this game. If Rosen is able to lead the Bruins to a win, that will do a lot for NFL team’s confidence in him for this year’s draft.
Baker Mayfield (Oklahoma)
Stock: Boomer Sooner
Well, Mayfield took care of business against Kansas State, but this game was close folks. A troubling sign for the Sooners is their last 2 games have been decided by a total of 12 points. However, the good sign is, Mayfield has been ballin in both those wins and has continued to lead the Sooners into the meat of their Big 12 schedule. The Sooners are entering a stretch where they play Oklahoma State, TCU, and West Virginia in a five-week span. This will make or break their season. For Mayfield, this could make or break his Heisman case. Stay tuned guys and gals.
Josh Allen (Wyoming)
For the fourth (!) time this season, Josh Allen was held under 200 yards passing. He also got beat by a good (not great) Boise team. He’s struggling with the pressure of being considered a top quarterback prospect in this year’s draft. Wyoming isn’t what you would consider a “football factory” by any means, but there comes a time when the great players elevate their teams to heights that would not have been possible without them (RGIII at Baylor). This is Allen’s time to show that he can salvage a season and get Wyoming to a bowl game. C’mon man!
Sam Darnold (USC)
Stock: Roller Coaster
The roller coaster ride of a season for the Trojans continues as they were blown out by a surprisingly good Notre Dame team. The fact is, Darnold didn’t play that bad, 71% completion and 2 touchdown passes. Once again, we see USC come into a season with so much hype and fail to live up to it. Darnold has had a turnover plagued season thus far, but has shown NFL scouts that he has the talent to be a very high pick. Will he come out after this year? Or will he try for one more run at glory in 2018?
Lamar Jackson (Louisville)
Stock: Seminole Stew
Once again, Jackson carved up the Florida State defense with 2 total touchdowns and over 330 yards of total offense. This wasn’t like what he did last year, but he did get the victory for the second year in a row. My man is doing all that he can really. The rest of the Louisville roster isn’t picking up the slack. You may ask what I think of Jackson as an NFL prospect, I will tell you I don’t think he can be an NFL quarterback, even with the improvements he’s made. I do think a position change is needed and he will be successful as a receiver. So there you have it.
Jalen Hurts (Alabama)
Stock: Steady Eddy
Exactly. Steady. That’s what Alabama needs. The Tide doesn’t need this man to go off every game. They just need him to work the offense down the field and let the running game do what it does. I’ve been impressed with the way that Hurts has led Alabama up to this point.The Tide are undefeated and only a select few teams can say that. A home game vs LSU awaits. Forget the Tiger’s record because these games are always close. I am waiting to see how Hurts does against a ranked team and Saturday will provide a lot of answers.
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