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Quarterbacks

QB Watch List (no particular order)

Tua Tagovailoa [QB; Alabama]*
Justin Herbert [QB; Oregon]
Jake Fromm [QB; Georgia]*
KJ Costello [QB; Stanford]*
Jordan Love [QB: Utah State]*
Nate Stanley [QB; Iowa]
D'Eriq King [QB; Houston]
Bryce Perkins [QB; Virginia]
Jacob Eason [QB; Washington]*
Shea Patterson [QB; Michigan]
Cole McDonald [QB; Hawai'i]*
Sam Ehlinger [QB; Texas]*
Steven Montez [QB; Colorado]
Riley Neal [QB; Vanderbilt]
Jake Bentley [QB; South Carolina]
Kellen Mond [QB; Texas A&M]*
Brian Lewerke [QB; Michigan State]
Joe Burrow [QB; LSU]*
Mason Fine [QB; North Texas]
James Morgan [QB; FAU]
Case Cookus [QB; Northern Arizona]
Jacob Knipp [QB; Northern Colorado]
Ian Brook [QB; Notre Dame]*
Jalen Hurts [QB/RB; Oklahoma]
Blake Barnett [QB; South Florida]

Early Thoughts: After last year's QB class, this is going to look like the QB class to end all QB classes.  While Kyler Murray and Dwayne Haskins both had appealing qualities in favor of both of them, they both pale in comparison to the top two guys who should be Tua Tagovailoa and Justin Herbert.  There were real discussions that had Justin Herbert declared last year that he'd be the #1 overall pick, but instead he returned to Oregon for his senior year.  He received mix reviews for that decision, and I will never fault a player for a player returning to college or even declaring early.  That being said, from a pure football perspective I believe he might regret if we don't see a big bounce back year from him.  He needs to revert back to his sophomore year production but on a bigger scale, otherwise Tua Tagovailoa is going to run away with the top QB slot.  Herbert's junior year was a bit of a mixed bag, but the talent is there.  As for Tua Tagovailoa, what hasn't been said about him?  He's been a stud since he entered the starting lineup.  He's the early favorite for the #1 overall pick at this point.  Behind those two, you have have Jake Fromm who is the early favorite to be the 3rd QB off the board but could easily be in the mix for #1 overall as well.  Then you get into a mix of other guys who have some upside in Jordan Love, KJ Costello, and Jacob Eason who might be better served returning for a senior year in a less stacked QB class.  Of the rest of the seniors, Steven Montez out of Colorado is one of the guys I'm really intrigued by.  The tools are there, but I want to see the jump of going from a good QB to a great QB.

 

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Running Backs

RB Watchlist (in no particular order)

Travis Etienne [RB; Clemson]*
Jonathan Taylor [RB; Wisconsin]*
D'Andre Swift [RB; Georgia]*
Eno Benjamin [RB; Arizona State]*
Ke'Shawn Vaughn [RB; Vanderbilt]
Cam Akers [RB; Florida State]
A.J. Dillon [RB; Boston College]
J.K. Dobbins [RB; Ohio State]*
Trey Sermon [RB; Oklahoma]
Najee Harris [RB; Alabama]
Zack Moss [RB; Utah]
Kylin Hill [RB; Mississippi State]*
Chuba Hubbard [RB; Oklahoma State]
Joshua Kelley [RB; UCLA]
Anthony McFarland Jr. [RB; Maryland]
Salvon Ahmed [RB; Washington]
Stephen Carr [RB; Southern California]
Trey Ragas [RB; Louisiana-Lafayette]
Ty Chandler [RB; Tennessee]
Patrick Taylor [RB; Memphis]
Clyde Edwards-Helaire [RB; LSU]
Reggie Corbin [RB; Illinois]
Lamichal Perine [RB; Florida]
Larry Roundtree [RB; Missouri]
Scottie Phillips [RB; Ole Miss]
A.J. Dillon [RB; Boston College]

Early Thoughts: After last year's brutal RB class, this year's class might be a breath of fresh air for those who want to see the NFL revert back to a more balanced offense.  Right now, I've got DeAndre Swift and Travis Etienne vying for the top RB in this year's class and they both come with significantly less questions than my top ranked RB last year in Josh Jacobs.  After those two, you have a slew of RBs who are going to find themselves a long career in the NFL.  Jonathan Taylor has been incredibly productive at Wisconsin, but I'm not a a big believer that hat his success in college will carry over to the NFL.  J.K. Dobbins hasn't really taken like most thought he would be.  Guys like Trey Sermon should find themselves solid careers.  Overall, it's a much better class than a year ago, which I don't think is a high bar to clear.
 

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And we're open for discussion.  Any players we should be talking about now?  Let me know in the comments.

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9 hours ago, CWood21 said:

QB Watch List (no particular order)

Tua Tagovailoa [QB; Alabama]*
Justin Herbert [QB; Oregon]
Jake Fromm [QB; Georgia]*
KJ Costello [QB; Stanford]*
Jordan Love [QB: Utah State]*
Nate Stanley [QB; Iowa]
D'Eriq King [QB; Houston]
Bryce Perkins [QB; Virginia]
Jacob Eason [QB; Washington]*
Shea Patterson [QB; Michigan]
Cole McDonald [QB; Hawai'i]*
Sam Ehlinger [QB; Texas]*
Steven Montez [QB; Colorado]
Riley Neal [QB; Vanderbilt]
Jake Bentley [QB; South Carolina]
Kellen Mond [QB; Texas A&M]*
Brian Lewerke [QB; Michigan State]
Joe Burrow [QB; LSU]*
Mason Fine [QB; North Texas]
James Morgan [QB; FAU]
Case Cookus [QB; Northern Arizona]
Jacob Knipp [QB; Northern Colorado]
Ian Brook [QB; Notre Dame]*
Jalen Hurts [QB/RB; Oklahoma]
Blake Barnett [QB; South Florida]

Early Thoughts: After last year's QB class, this is going to look like the QB class to end all QB classes.  While Kyler Murray and Dwayne Haskins both had appealing qualities in favor of both of them, they both pale in comparison to the top two guys who should be Tua Tagovailoa and Justin Herbert.  There were real discussions that had Justin Herbert declared last year that he'd be the #1 overall pick, but instead he returned to Oregon for his senior year.  He received mix reviews for that decision, and I will never fault a player for a player returning to college or even declaring early.  That being said, from a pure football perspective I believe he might regret if we don't see a big bounce back year from him.  He needs to revert back to his sophomore year production but on a bigger scale, otherwise Tua Tagovailoa is going to run away with the top QB slot.  Herbert's junior year was a bit of a mixed bag, but the talent is there.  As for Tua Tagovailoa, what hasn't been said about him?  He's been a stud since he entered the starting lineup.  He's the early favorite for the #1 overall pick at this point.  Behind those two, you have have Jake Fromm who is the early favorite to be the 3rd QB off the board but could easily be in the mix for #1 overall as well.  Then you get into a mix of other guys who have some upside in Jordan Love, KJ Costello, and Jacob Eason who might be better served returning for a senior year in a less stacked QB class.  Of the rest of the seniors, Steven Montez out of Colorado is one of the guys I'm really intrigued by.  The tools are there, but I want to see the jump of going from a good QB to a great QB.

My early QB thoughts, and watch list.  Any guys I'm missing?

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