2020 NFL Draft
Alabama running back Najee Harris was the bigger winner in Week 3. Is Harris solidifying his first round status in the 2020 NFL Draft? (Mickey Welsh / For The Eagle)

Another week down in the college football season. That means we have another update on the 2020 NFL Draft? This week we have a bunch of games on tap. They include Maryland at Temple, Alabama at South Carolina, and Florida at Kentucky. Let’s get right into it. Which players stood out for better or worse as we look at the 2020 NFL Draft?

Maryland AT Temple

Maryland

The Maryland offense came into this game on fire. The Terps came into this week after putting up 142 points in their first two games. It was time for me to check them out. Well, it couldn’t have gone worse. The Maryland offense was stuck in the mud. 17 points on Temple isn’t good enough. Maryland lost by 3.

Really only one guy stood out to me. I think Anthony McFarland is good. He’s the only weapon worthy of NFL hype. McFarland finished this game with 26 carries, 132 yards, and a score. McFarland is just super explosive. His first step is FAST. The impressive thing about McFarland is that for a back under 200 pounds, he is tough to bring down. The Maryland back has no issue running between the tackles. McFarland also averaged 7.9 yards per carry in 2018. I’m in on the guy. It’s insane how deep this upcoming running back class is going to be.

Temple

Temple has some sleepers to keep an eye on. This is a program that has gotten NFL guys in the past. Two guys jumped out at me in this game. Isaiah Wright looks like a deep threat guy. That’s becoming increasingly important in the NFL. Wright has some good speed. Check out him win this deep ball. Why can’t he be Robby Anderson? Let’s not count it out.

88 flashed all day. That man happens to be Ifeanyi Maijeh was a killer. He dominated the line of scrimmage and put heat on Josh Jackson from the interior on every snap. I don’t know a ton about him. He’s listed at 270 but played defensive tackle? Let’s see how that translates. This clip below gives you a sample of what every snap was like on Saturday.

Alabama AT South Carolina

Alabama

We know how ridiculous Alabama is. Tua Tagovailoa went 28-36, 444 yards, and 5 touchdowns. We get it. He’s awesome. Alabama has 4 legit NFL wide receivers. We get it. They’re awesome. Nobody won more than Najee Harris. Alabama running backs have been hit and miss in the NFL. Harris looks like the most talented.

7 carries for 36 yards is no big deal. Harris was a game changer in the passing game with 5 catches, 87 yards, and 2 touchdowns. That’s not really something Bama backs have provided in the past. This one play says it all. Harris is impossible to tackle and just a straight monster.

I don’t know how you separate the running backs at this point. There’s 800 of them that belong in the first round. That’s coming from a guy that doesn’t believe in taking them in the first round. Swift, Dobbins, Akers, Harris, Etienne, Taylor, Benjamin, etc, etc, etc. It’s insane.

South Carolina

Keep an eye on some receivers here. South Carolina actually looks like they have a real quarterback. It’s allowing Shi Smith and Bryan Edwards to succeed. Both guys combined for 169 yards and a score. Something to monitor moving forward.

Florida AT Kentucky

Florida

Felipe Franks saved the Florida season getting hurt. Franks is done for the season dislocating his ankle. Kyle Trask came into the game and Florida reeled off 19 points in the 4th to win the game. That doesn’t happen with Franks. He’s not a legit prospect.

The Florida defense is the story here. David Reese recorded 16 tackles. The guy seemed like he made every big play. I’m curious to see how fast he is. Reese looks like a legit prospect. I didn’t notice him in the Miami game but this Kentucky game he flashed.

The Florida edge rushers are the story. Florida recorded 16 sacks against Miami in the opener. This game, Florida got 1. ONE. Both Jabari Zuniga and Jonathan Greenard were ineffective for most of the game. The worst part is that the only sack was a total miscommunication. Nobody even blocked Greenard. He’s the question. Is the Kentucky offensive line good or are the Florida edge guys not as great as I thought they were?

Kentucky

I’m in on Kash Daniel. I don’t know if he’s even good. Daniel looks nasty and plays with energy. Seems like a leader. Daniel recorded 10 tackles, 1 for loss, and a pass deflection. Let’s keep an eye on this guy. He’s nuts but I like him.

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