NFL Draft 2016

Top prospects

The NFL Draft 2016 will not only be tense for the teams making the decision, but also for those young collegiate players that have waited for this moment their whole lives. The work that they’ve put in to impress scouts throughout the year in hopes that someone noticed their potential. The hype generated by those players can sometime outweigh the needs of the team, which makes it difficult to know exactly what’s going to happen. One’s thing for sure, there will be 253 players who will see their dream of entering in the NFL come true. Here are 10 highly touted prospects that are sure to have their name shouted out on stage during the Draft beginning Thursday April 28th at 8PM.

Laremy Tunsil, OT – Ole Miss

A three-year starter at left tackle, Tunsil was a much ballyhooed recruit and immediately lived up to the hype at Ole Miss, allowing only one sack as a true freshman starter in the SEC.

Jalen Ramsey, FS – Florida St.

It’s rare to see defensive backs mentioned as worthy of the No. 1 overall selection in the NFL Draft, but Ramsey deserves it with his natural playmaking skills. He can play cornerback (inside or outside), but his best NFL fit is in a nickel or safety role.

Joey Bosa, DE – Ohio St.

Bosa racked up 26 sacks and 51 tackles for loss in three seasons with the Buckeyes. An All-America and first team All-Big Ten player in 2015, he was constantly double-teamed while being held to only 5.0 sacks. But he remained an impact player with 16.0 tackles for loss while consistently freeing teammates to make plays.

Myles Jack, OLB – UCLA

Jack was an All-America candidate before suffering a torn meniscus during practice last September. He underwent surgery and ultimately decided to withdraw from school and focus on his preparation for the 2016 NFL Draft by rehabbing in the Phoenix area.

Jared Goff, QB – California

A Marin Catholic and North Coast (Calif.) Section legend, Goff, a four-star recruit, was handed the keys to Cal’s future almost immediately after signing with the team, Goff steadily impressed over his first seasons before emerging as arguably the best quarterback prospect in the nation in 2015.

DeForest Buckner, DE – Oregon

Oregon’s defense struggled in 2015, but that was no fault of Buckner’s. He decided to return for his senior season and continued to stand out, starting all 13 games and finishing with 10.5 sacks, 17.0 tackles for loss and 83 total tackles despite facing a steady stream of double- and triple-teams.

Carson Wentz, QB – North Dakota St.

A two-year starter who went 20-3 for the Bison, Wentz thrived in North Dakota State’s wide-open offense, taking snaps from under center and shotgun with several pro-style reads, including left-to-right and high-to-low progressions. Although he didn’t consistently face top competition at the FCS level, Wentz performed well in high pressure situations, including the 2014 and 2015 FCS national championship games.

Ezekiel Elliott, RB – Ohio St.

Elliott gained legendary status in the state of Ohio with his performance down the stretch in 2014, recording back-to-back-to-back 200-yard rushing performances in the Big Ten Championship Game vs. Wisconsin (220 yards), Sugar Bowl vs. Alabama (230) and National Championship game vs. Oregon (246). He earned offensive MVP honors in the final two games and finished the 2014 season with 1,878 rushing yards, the second-most in school history, adding 18 touchdowns.

Darron Lee, OLB – Ohio St.

A two-year starter in Ohio State’s versatile 4-3 base defense, Lee was a 195-pound quarterback in high school and although the Buckeyes coaches weren’t sure where he would play, they knew he could play.

Shaq Lawson, DT – Clemson

Lawson entered the 2015 season with more buzz than production, but officially broke out as a junior with an FBS-leading 24.5 tackles for loss and 12.5 sacks and now projects as a top 20 pick.

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College Football Week 8 Thursday Night Fantasy Picks 10-22-2015

Temple Owls versus East Carolina Pirates College Football Real Money Fantasy Picks 10-22-2015

 

A nice matchup from Thursday night is set as the East Carolina Pirates will face the Temple Owls on Thursday night. Fantasy college football draft GM’s can tune in from East Carolina at 7PM Eastern Time on ESPN2 TV to follow the results of their roster picks.

Temple is a perfect 6-0 on the year as they enter this Thursday night game. They have a notable win against Penn St and home and a road win at Cincinnati. The Owls have been an outstanding defensive team as they limit opponents to just 14.7 points per game.

East Carolina is 4-3 on the year. They have won three of their past four games including a 30-17 victory at home to Tulsa last week. The Pirates defense did give up 463 yards but they were outstanding on third down as the Golden Hurricane was 5 of 19.

Temple Owls RB:

Jahad Thomas

The Owls junior running back has 145 carries for 756 yards with ten touchdowns. He had a big game last Saturday at home to Central Florida where he rushed 31 times for 199 yards with three touchdowns for 6.4 yards per carry. Thomas ran for 193 yards at Cincinnati with nearly 7 ½ yards per run average.

East Carolina Pirates QB:

Blake Kemp

Kemp has completed 71% of his passes this season for 1556 yards with ten touchdowns and six picks. Two weeks ago at BYU, Kemp had 371 yards passing as he hit on 78% of his tosses with two touchdowns.

College Football Fantasy League Picks

QB: Blake Kemp (East Carolina)

RB: Jahad Thomas (Temple)

California Golden Bears versus UCLA Bruins College Football DFS Fantasy Picks 10-22-2015

A PAC 12 conference meeting is scheduled as the UCLA Bruins will host the California Golden Bears. College football draft managers can tune to ESPN TV at 9PM Eastern Time on Thursday night October 22nd to follow the results of their roster picks.

California is entering play after a bye week. The club is 5-1 and was defeated at Utah on October 10th by the score of 30-24. It was amazing that the Golden Bears were within one score of Utah as their starting quarterback Jared Goff threw five interceptions and Cal had a -3 turnover margin. The Cal defense did a good job on third down as Utah converted just 4 of 17. The Golden Bears now is 56th in scoring defense by allowing 24.5 points per game. This has been a huge improvement over the past few seasons as the Golden Bears were trending near the bottom of college football in the major defensive categories.

UCLA will enter play on a two game losing streak. They have defended poorly in a 38-22 home defeat to Arizona St and a 56-35 defeat last week to the Stanford Cardinal. The Bruins have had trouble defending the run by giving up 215 yards per game ranking 114th in the nation. The Bruins are 4-2 and with two losses their chances for a playoff spot are very slim. Plus the Bruins are 1-2 in the PAC 12 and Utah sits at 3-0. UCLA because they lost the tiebreaker to the Utes must have to make up three games in the standings to overtake Utah for the PAC 12 south title which is a scenario that is now unrealistic.

UCLA Bruins WR:

Jordan Payton

The UCLA senior wide out leads the team with 31 catches for 486 yards with four touchdowns. He has seen significant action in all four years at the school. In the loss to Stanford Payton caught six balls for 94 yards and a touchdown with 15.7 yards per catch average.

California Golden Bears QB:

Jared Goff

Goff is a junior and has started in all three years with the program. In 2015 the Golden Bears signal caller is hitting on 66.7% of his throws for 1970 yards with 17 touchdowns and 9 picks. He has thrown for over 300 yards in five of his six games. California is not just an all throw and no run team. They run the football very well which supports Goff’s weapons in the passing game.

College Football Best Fantasy League Picks

QB: Jared Goff (California)

WR: Jordan Payton (UCLA)

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California Golden Bears versus Utah Utes

College Football Fantasy Picks 10-10-2015

It will be a battle between undefeated teams in the PAC 12 as the Utah Utes will be home to the California Golden Bears. College football fantasy draft GMs can tune to ESPN on Saturday October 10th at 10PM Eastern Time to track the results of their fantasy rosters.

California Golden Bears are a 5-0 team. A check of their schedule and they have gone on the road and registered victories at Texas and Washington. The win against the Huskies looks good after Washington defeated USC on Thursday night. Cal had a pretty bad defense last year and some have to be concerned about the 44 points they allowed to an offensively challenged Texas Longhorns team in week three. Good thing Cal put up 45 in that game. Last week they hosted Washington St and won 34-28. California was able to force 4 turnovers by Washington St for the win. This game is a big deal for Utah as ESPN Gameday is on site to broadcast their pregame show festivities and it has fired up an already loud fan base.

The Utah Utes are 4-0 and will come off a bye week on Saturday. Two weeks ago the Utes traveled to Oregon and came away with a dominating 62-20 road victory. The Utes were up 27-13 at the half and held the Ducks to just seven second half points while putting up 35 on Oregon. Utah had a +3 turnover margin in the victory and ran for 273 yards for 6 ½ yards per carry.

California Golden Bears QB:

Jared Goff

The junior quarterback has started all three years at the school. In 2015 Goff has completed 70% of his throws for 1630 yards with 15 touchdowns and four picks. In the win against Washington St Goff hit on 33 of 45 throws for 390 yards with four touchdowns and one pick. He has thrown for no less than 300 yards and three touchdowns in four of his five games.

California Golden Bears RB:

Khalfani Muhammad

The running back has also seen significant action in all three years at the school. Muhammad has 39 carries for 350 yards and a touchdown. He is averaging 9 yards per carry on the year.

Vic Enwere

Just a sophomore, Enwere has 54 carries on the season for 257 yards and five touchdowns. He ran five times last week against the Cougars for 48 yards averaging 9 ½ yards per carry.

California Golden Bears WR:

Kenny Lawler

Lawler leads the Golden Bears with 27 catches for 399 yards and eight touchdowns. He had six catches for 105 yards last week with two touchdowns. He also caught two touchdown passes in a week three win at Texas.

Bryce Treggs

The senior wide out has caught 17 passes for 272 yards with two touchdowns. Against Washington St, Treggs had four catches go for 65 yards and a touchdown. He is averaging 16 yards per catch on the season.

Utah Utes QB:

Travis Wilson

The Ute senior quarterback has completed 68% of his passes for 513 yards with four touchdowns and one pick. In week four at Oregon Wilson threw for 227 yards and four touchdowns. He is a threat to run the football with six carries for 100 yards and a touchdown at Oregon.

Utah Utes RB:

Devontae Booker

Booker has been a workhorse in 2015. He already has 106 carries on the year and has rushed for 443 yards and four touchdowns. The Utes senior running back has caught 15 passes out of the backfield for 149 yards. He has had no fewer than 22 rushing attempts in any one game.

Utah Utes WR:

Britain Covey

A freshman is leading the Utah Utes receiving corps with 17 grabs for 182 yards and two touchdowns. In the Oregon game Covey caught two passes for 55 yards with two touchdowns.

Kenneth Scott

Scott has caught 12 passes for Utah in 2015 for 124 yards and a touchdown. The senior wide out had a season high eight catches at Oregon that went for 75 yards with a touchdown.

College Football Real Money Fantasy League Picks

QB: Travis Wilson (Utah)

RB: Devontae Booker (Utah), Khalfani Muhammad (California)

WR: Britain Covey (Utah), Kenny Lawler (California)

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