Week 8 of the college football season was crazy. Down goes Ohio State vs. Purdue? What the hell was that? This week’s focus was the NC State vs. Clemson. 2019 NFL Draft updates are back! I took the last three weeks off from these updates because playoff baseball is just too much to keep up with. There is just too much on TV. The Red Sox always come first.
Here we go. Who stood out for better or worse in the NC State – Clemson game?
NC State vs. Clemson
Only one game on tap for this week. I’m riding a high from this Red Sox postseason run so I wanted to give people another chance. I’m usually not this nice but I’m feeling nice. Enter Ryan Finley. I have been told by idiotic Draft experts that Ryan Finley is a first round quarterback. I’ve seen him in the past and that’s not what I saw. Let’s break down my thought process coming into the game.
A: First round, elite starting caliber, quarterbacks do not attend the University of Boise State.
B: First round, elite starting caliber quarterbacks do not get forced to transfer from Boise State. If you can’t start at Boise State, there’s a problem. Finley essentially lost his job after suffering a season-ending injury in 2015 and was not going to open up as the starter in 2016. If you can’t beat out Brett Rypien, again, there’s a problem.
C: Finley was arrested at Boise State for underage drinking. I don’t care that he was drinking in college. It was that he was stupid enough to get caught.
D: I have been googling his age for an hour now and I can’t find anything. He committed to Boise in 2012. By the time the 2019/2020 season started, I’m guessing he will be 25 or 26? I really don’t know. Either way, he’s old. Another terrible sign.
E: If you’re a game manager in college, then you have no chance in the NFL. 17 touchdowns and 6 picks as a double red-shirt Junior in 13 games doesn’t cut it.
But again, I’m feeling nice. Go prove me wrong Ryan Finley. Here’s your chance. At Clemson, on the road, against what might be the best defensive line in the country. You don’t even have to win. Just make some big plays. Just make it competitive.
Do you know what happened? Everything that I thought was going to happen. Ryan Finley sucks. There is no other way to put it. Trevor Lawrence made him look like a fool and he’s 800 years younger. Embarrassing.
How can you be 6-foot-5 and have a water pistol for an arm? That is pathetic. Can he throw the ball longer than 10 yards? I seriously don’t know. 21/34, 156 yards, and two picks. What is there to like? Zero mobility, water pistol arm, no poise, zero leadership, moppy loser.
But I’m still riding high so I’ll end the article on a good note. Clemson’s defensive line is the real deal. Clellin Ferrell, Dexter Lawrence, Christian Wilkins, and Austin Bryant. All of them very good. Don’t overthink it.