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2022 NFL Draft Stock Report: Week 4

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We finally had our Isaiah Spiller game. Check out the rest of the 2022 NFL Draft stock report notes from Week 4 of the college football season. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) (Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

2022 NFL Draft Stock Report: Week 4

It’s never too late to start talking about the 2022 NFL Draft! I’ve already made a bold claim about it earlier in the week… SHHHH. This week the slate of games we’re covering includes Notre Dame vs. Wisconsin, LSU vs. Mississippi State, Texas A&M vs. Arkansas, Clemson vs. NC State, Rutgers vs. Michigan. Enjoy the slate this week as we gear up on more information heading into the 2022 NFL Draft!

Notre Dame vs. Wisconsin

Jack Coan revenge game? Notre Dame beat the brakes off Wisconsin but Coan left the game with an injury. Do I think he’s a real NFL quarterback? No, but he’s a much better thrower of the football than Ian Book and he got drafted. Anything is possible I guess. Notre Dame put the game away after Coan left the game.

I thought this was a big running back comparison game. Neither had much going and it’s not even worth going over the box scores because both were running into brick walls. I do have to give the edge to Chez Mellusi over Kyren Williams in this one. Mellusi just looks like he has more wiggle and bounce to him. I honestly thought Williams was much better than Notre Dame running backs in the past but it doesn’t appear that way. Williams had a bad fumble in this one which is a concern because he just had one against Toledo. What does Williams do very well beyond pass protect? I don’t know.

The only thing I really wanted to see was Kyle Hamilton make a big play. That didn’t really happen. The hype is there but I’m not counting my chickens yet. I need to see it myself.

LSU vs. Mississippi State

I honestly don’t have much here. The only guy I really like on LSU’s offense isn’t draft eligible. Derek Stingley Jr. just didn’t play. Mississippi State is a really bad football team. Tyrion Davis-Price looks slow, upright, and not explosive. I really don’t have much.

Side Note: This needs to be said. There were too many good 3:30 games. I was flipping back and forth like a maniac. There will be briefs notes from each of the next three.

Texas A&M vs. Arkansas

Texas A&M lost but Isaiah Spiller sure as hell did not. Spiller was listed as my RB1 for the 2022 NFL Draft and this week was a great example of why. 12 carries for 95 yards and a score. Spiller did have a 67 yard house call but he was electric beyond that one run.

The Aggies back thrived at creating extra yardage constantly in this game. Designed run to the left, Spiller spots it right away, changes course with three cuts in between turning a four-yard loss into a six-yard gain. Spiller is a taller back but has no issues being shifty and his vision is downright sick. Has enough wheels to score on big runs too.

Maybe the most encouraging development has been Spiller’s work in the passing game. Can’t complain with a five catch day when you have a guy like Ainais Smith on the roster.


I know the quarterback play here was brutal with Texas A&M but we gotta stop with the Jalen Wydermyer thing. Do his numbers look better without Zach Calzada? Sure, but every game the broadcasters act like this dude is a sure fire first round pick. What has anybody seen to warrant that? One catch for 18 yards. I need more even with bad QB play.

I don’t want to go super overboard on KJ Jefferson. I’m not sure he’s draftable yet. What I do know is he’s a hell of a lot better than Feleipe Franks. Now, the minute Jefferson got hurt and couldn’t really run anymore, he became less effective. I don’t want to use the Cam Newton comparison because; A – he’s smaller and B – he’s not nearly as good. You do see some flashes there. Throws a lot better than I gave him credit for and maybe is a real enough quarterback that Arkansas wins more games than they should.

Really good days from Trelon Smith and Treylon Burks. Two important questions got answered.

Is Smith really more than a scatback in the NFL? He just might be. We saw some trucking ability in this one which matters. 17 carries for 82 yards against a really good front is a big step in the right direction.

How fast is Burks? I know he can make contested catches and has a big body. Does it matter if he can’t run? Well, how’s an 85 yard bomb in your face, Trey? Burks was awesome making big time catches showing elite body control. More importantly, I’m a fan of Myles Jones. Burks burned him bad on this go route. Stock way up.

Clemson vs. NC State

Clemson is broken but I’m not sure Justyn Ross is anymore. The Tigers may have lost and Ross probably could have made one or two more plays to swing the tide. Eight receptions for 77 yards and two touchdowns for Ross in this one. Keep in mind, Clemson was super conservative and Ross was basically the only guy that even caught the ball. I’m not sure how back Ross is but the man is playing good football again.

Andrew Booth Jr. got burned on two touchdowns. If you contrast him with what Derion Kendrick gave the team, it’s two different guys. I think Booth is more physical and put together but he can’t cover nearly as well. Be careful about what you’re asking this Clemson corner to do.

Rutgers vs. Michigan

Not much here. Michigan ran the football a ton with mediocre backs. Rutgers is way improved but they’re still lacking high end NFL guys. Those horses are coming the way Schiano is building this program. I just know that Aiden Hutchinson looks big, different, and something to feast your eyes on. That’s all I got but he’s something.


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