By Grégory Richard — October 27, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.
Hendon Hooker, promised first-round draft status?
The second half of the NFL season is starting, and the first conclusions are obvious: should we prepare for the playoffs or next year? Six months away from the 2023 NFL Draft, Touchdown Actu offers you a squad review, with the five best prospects in each offensive position at the moment T. The ranking of defensive positions is scheduled for this Friday, same time.
(* junior, ** sophomore)
1. Bryce Young* (Alabama)
2. CJ Stroud* (Ohio State)
3. Hendon Hooker (Tennessee)
4. Grayson McCall* (Coastal Carolina)
5. Will Rogers* (Mississippi State)
Other main players mentioned: Sam Hartman * (Wake Forest), Anthony Richardson ** (Florida).
If Hendon Hooker is currently on a meteoric rise, having overthrown the defense of Alabama, and brought down the Crimson Tide, it is still difficult to imagine the first two of this unbolted ranking. CJ Stroud remains in charge of what is arguably the best offense in the country, and Bryce Young has come back well from a shoulder injury with the ability to score in any circumstance. Behind, the debate is wider, and in the eyes of the editorial staff, Will Levis (Kentucky) has clearly paid dearly for his bad decisions in recent weeks. This benefits the “machine gunner” Will Rogers and the emblem of the insolent formation of Coastal Carolina, Grayson McCall. Do not forget about the debate a Sam Hartman capable of dynamiting the defenses in the verticality and an Anthony Richardson still draft on certain sequences, but also capable of developing via brilliant actions and an explosive mobility.
1. Bijan Robinson* (Texas)
2. Jahmyr Gibbs* (Alabama)
3. Blake Corum* (Michigan)
4. Sean Tucker** (Syracuse)
5. Zach Evans* (Ole Miss)
Other players mentioned: Devon Achane * (Texas A&M), Chase Brown * (Illinois).
The question deserves to be asked every season. And this season, barring incident, there should be at least one running back drafted in the first round in April. Already a star when he arrived in Austin, Bijan Robinson confirmed that he had everything from a complete profile, with an extraordinary liveliness, and supports which are just as much. Behind him, Jahmyr Gibbs was a home run machine to facilitate success for the Tide. The third man leaves more room for debate, between the powerful Sean Tucker, of Syracuse, and the will-o’-the-wisp Blake Corum, of Michigan, both symbols of the offensive renewal of their program since last year.
1. Jordan Addison* (USC)
2. Jaxson Smith-Njigba* (Ohio State)
3. Quentin Johnston* (TCU)
4. AT Perry* (Wake Forest)
5. Kayshon Boutte* (LSU)
Other players mentioned: Josh Downs * (North Carolina), Zay Flowers (Boston College).
Between the inconstancy of Kayshon Boutte and the injury worries of Jaxson Smith-Njigba, very little seen on the pitch since the start of the season, Jordan Addison has confirmed that he is undoubtedly the most reliable target of the next vintage. , especially since its drop rate is more than respectable. Beyond the USC nugget, it’s two colossal athletics who have scored points in recent weeks, between a Quentin Johnston clutch for a still undefeated TCU roster and an AT Perry capable of dropping anyone on the deep game .
1. Michael Mayer* (Notre Dame)
2. Dalton Kincaid (Utah)
3. Jaheim Bell* (South Carolina)
4. Sam LaPorta (Iowa)
5. Tucker Kraft* (South Dakota State)
Other players mentioned: Darnell Washington * (Georgia), Brenton Strange * (Penn State).
Only one tight end currently seems promised in the first round, and this is not usurped, as Michael Mayer has carried Notre Dame’s attack at arm’s length since the start of this 2022 campaign. field, with a Dalton Kincaid who knew how to turn into a good aerial target in Utah and a real safety valve Sam LaPorta in an abominable attack in Iowa. A physical phenomenon, Jaheim Bell struggles to settle in the hierarchy but will be a project followed for sure. As well as Tucker Kraft, new wonder of South Dakota State, the same university which, for example, released Dallas Goedert a few seasons ago …
1. Peter Skoronski* (Northwestern)
2. Paris Johnson* (Ohio State)
3. Broderick Jones** (Georgia)
4. Jaelyn Duncan (Maryland)
5. Olu Fashanu ** (Penn State)
Other players mentioned: Blake Freeland * (BYU), Jordan McFadden (Clemson).
After Rashawn Slater, Northwestern is set to provide a highly polished new left tackle for the major league. The Wildcat has still not conceded a single sack this year and is as good on the pro pass as on the ground game. Former star high school recruits Paris Johnson (Ohio State) and Broderick Jones (Georgia) finally have enough playing time to demonstrate all their qualities in programs with ruthless competition. Already the most talented profile on the Penn State line, sophomore Olu Fashanu should certainly continue to climb the boards.
GUARDS / CENTERS
1. Jon Michael Schmitz (Minnesota)
2. Cooper Beebe* (Kansas State)
3. O’Cyrus Torrence* (Florida)
4. Sedrick Van Pran** (Georgia)
5. Zak Zinter* (Michigan)
Other players mentioned: Andrew Vorhees (USC), Ricky Stromberg (Arkansas), Layden Robinson * (Texas A&M).
If any teams want to do day two business and develop their ground game, this class should allow them to do that. Minnesota and Kansas State are teams whose ability to race is no longer to be demonstrated, and Jon Michael Schmitz (center) and Cooper Beebe (guard) are the main instigators. Behind, the beautiful baby O’Cyrus Torrence (guard) confirmed his good performances in recent years in Louisiana, following coach Billy Napier to Florida and adding a dose of aggression to the Gators offensive line.