Greetings 49er Faithful, and welcome to Conference Championship weekend! We are back with our breakdown of college football's Week 14 action. Each week throughout the college season we will break down a few college football games providing highlights and profiles of a few notable draft-eligible prospects you should pay attention to. This will help people build a list of names to know when we get into the offseason. The three college football conference championship games we will highlight today are No. 10 Oklahoma State vs. No. 9 Oklahoma match-up, No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 15 Florida match-up, and No. 3 Clemson vs. No. 23 Virginia Tech match-up. So, sit back, put your scouting hat on, and let's get things started with Week 14.
* = indicates junior status
** = indicates redshirt sophomore status
+ = injury status
No. 10 Oklahoma State Cowboys at No. 9 Oklahoma Sooners
Time: 9:30 AM PST
Live Stream: FOX Sports Go
*QB Mason Rudolph, No. 2, 6'5" - 235 lbs., 4.77 40 - (2nd)
RB Chris Carson, No. 32, 6'1" - 215 lbs., 4.52 40 - (7th-UDFA)
RB Barry Sanders, No. 26, 5'10" - 198 lbs., 4.54 40 - (UDFA)
*WR James Washington, No. 28, 6'0" - 205 lbs., 4.56 40 - (3rd-4th)
+WR Marcell Ateman, No. 3, 6'4" - 215 lbs., 4.57 40 - (UDFA) Out for the year foot injury. WR Jhajuan Seales, No. 81, 6'0" - 205 lbs., 4.53 40 - (7th-UDFA)
TE Blake Jarwin, No. 47, 6'5" - 248 lbs., 4.76 40 - (5th)
OT Victor Salako, No. 77, 6'6" - 335 lbs., 5.45 40 - (6th)
C/OG Michael Wilson, No. 74, 6'6" - 305 lbs., 5.29 40 - (UDFA)
OLB Jordan Burton, No. 20, 6'3" - 215 lbs., 4.70 40 - (7th-UDFA)
CB Ashton Lampkin, No. 6, 6'0" - 190 lbs., 4.49 40 - (4th)
CB Lenzy Pipkins, No. 1, 6'0" - 201 lbs., 4.58 40 - (UDFA)
FS Jordan Sterns, No. 13, 6'0" - 200 lbs., 4.55 40 - (6th)
K Ben Grogan, No. 19, 6'1" - 190 lbs., 4.83 40 - (UDFA)
*QB Mason Rudolph, No. 2, possesses the ideal size for the quarterback position as a pocket passer with a large frame and a big-arm easily capable of making throws all over the field. Never afraid to take shots down field, Rudolph shows good ball placement, nice air under the ball, and delivers a very catchable ball with nice velocity and touch. Has a long throwing motion and a tendency to hold on to the ball too much. A bit stiff in the pocket.
*WR James Washington, No. 28, is a smooth playmaker on the field with a great ability to utilize suddenness, excellent technique (nice hands and feet) to break in and out of his cuts and separate from defenders. Displays solid size and strength counteracting at the line of scrimmage when pressed. Possesses excellent ball skills and eye-hand coordination with reliable soft hands consistently making impressive catches all over the field. Shows a great ability to take a short pass and create big yards after the catch.
TE Blake Jarwin, No. 47, is an athletic pass catching tight end with a great combination of size, speed, and athleticism. The former high school basketball, baseball, and track athlete displays sound fluidity and agility in his game. The Cowboy-Back in Oklahoma State's offense, Jarwin displays his natural athletic gifts as a hybrid fullback/tight end lining up inline, detached, in the backfield, and out wide. Shows good explosion off the line, nice suddenness in and out of his breaks, great strong hands (extends arms to make the catch), and excellent ball skills. Needs to work on route running (has a tendency to round off his routes). The former walk-on displays a great ability to block end of line at the point of attack in a three-point stance, the agility to reach the next level and block in space with a sound base, platform, and the ability to swing his hips blocking in space whether end of line, detached, or coming downhill from the backfield. In pass protection, the former high school offensive tackle displays a solid base, platform, and hand positioning is sound, as well as displaying the ability to slide laterally with good balance. Needs to gain functional strength for the next level.
*Baker Mayfield, No. 6, 6'1" - 212 lbs., 4.74 40 - (7th)
**RB Joe Mixon, No. 25, 6'1" - 226 lbs., 4.52 40 - (2nd) Off field issues
*RB Samaje Perine, No. 32, 5'10" - 235 lbs., 4.57 40 - (2nd)
WR Dede Westbrook, No. 11, 6'0" - 176 lbs., 4.39 40 - (1st-2nd)
WR Geno Lewis, No. 5, 6'1" - 205 lbs., 4.48 40 - (UDFA)
+DE Matt Dimon, No. 94, 6'2" - 275 lbs., 4.97 40 - (UDFA) Out for year Achilles injury.
+*DT Charles Walker, No. 97, 6'2" - 304 lbs., 4.97 40 - (3rd) concussion concerns and quit the team to focus on entering the NFL Draft.
ILB Jordan Evans, No. 26, 6'2" - 235 lbs., 4.82 40 - (7th-UDFA)
CB Dakota Austin, No. 27, 5'10" - 170 lbs., 4.47 40 - (UDFA)
FS Ahmad Thomas, No. 13, 6'0" - 215 lbs., 4.60 40 - (4th)
WR Dede Westbrook, No. 11, is an explosive fluid athletic talent with superior foot speed, excellent agility, elite speed, and plays bigger (physicality and toughness) than his size (6'0" - 176 lbs.) indicates. The wiry framed JUCO transfer has lit up Oklahoma's receiving game displaying his innate ability to be a playmaker and home run threat at any level of the field. Westbrook displays eye-popping burst and acceleration off the line, tremendous ability to break in and out of his cuts separating from defenders with outstanding suddenness, smoothly running precise and crisp routes (his double moves are a thing of beauty), and breakaway speed. Showcases superb burst and elite speed (eats up ground like a road runner) to take the top off coverages. Has the ability to take short passes and explode after the catch making big gains taking advantage of his elusiveness, balance, athleticism, impressive physicality, and elite speed. A threat in all three levels of the field, Westbrook attacks the ball extending to make the catch with very strong reliable hands, terrific ball skills, and plays with the aggressiveness and grit to win in every situation he faces. Displays great effort blocking down the field, but will need to gain functional strength at the next level. Durability is a concern with the thin build. Brings value in the return game.
*RB Samaje Perine, No. 32, displays solid vision and balance making consecutive moves in a short area getting low and through the cracks with impressive pad-level hitting the hole angrily with amazing physicality pin-balling and rumbling through tackles. A very powerful man, Perine benched 225 pounds 100 times in one session (10 sets of 10 in about a half an hour); moreover, according to Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops, Perine can broad jump more than 10 feet and runs the 40-yard dash in the 4.5 range. If you are looking for power and strength, then Perine is your man.
+*DT Charles Walker, No. 97, is a high-motor tenacious athlete with tremendous power and quickness to his game. Walker is a very strong and agile long-armed defender with great size, length, power, instincts, agility, quickness, speed, and athleticism. A stout run stuffer, Walker showcases excellent power winning against front-side blocks at the point of attack showing the capability of handling two-gaps with tremendous strength and leverage. He is solid at collapsing the pocket, has sound awareness to stop ball carriers next to him utilizing good hand technique (great power in hands) stacking and shedding, and plays with good leverage and power with a high-motor chasing down ball carriers (great burst and impressive closing speed). Walker has quick feet with balance to navigate through the trash and the natural athletic ability (fluid lateral movement) to defend superbly against back-side blocks. Shows excellent burst and quickness penetrating through gaps and being a consistent disruptive force in the backfield. Medical concerns with concussions, as well as leaving the team after latest concussion to focus on entering the NFL Draft. Quitting the team will need to be addressed.
No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide at No. 15 Florida Gators
Time: 1:00 PM PST
Live Stream: CBS Sports Live Video
FB/DE Dakota Ball, No. 44, 6'3" - 268 lbs., 5.26 40 - (UDFA)
*WR ArDarius Stewart, No. 13, 6'1" - 204 lbs., 4.58 40 - (2nd)
WR Gehrig Dieter, No. 14, 6'3" - 207 lbs., 4.62 40 - (7th-UDFA)
TE O.J. Howard, No. 88, 6'6" - 251 lbs., 4.57 40 - (1st)
*OT Cam Robinson, No. 74, 6'6" - 310 lbs., 5.28 40 - (1st)
+OG Alphonse Taylor, No. 50, 6'5" - 345 lbs., 5.63 40 - (UDFA) out indefinitely unknown reason possibly concussion. Off-season DUI arrest in 2016.
OG Korren Kirven, No. 78, 6'4" - 311 lbs., 5.23 40 - (UDFA)
DE Jonathan Allen, No. 93, 6'3" - 291 lbs., 4.85 40 - (1st)
DT Dalvin Tomlinson, No. 54, 6'3" - 307 lbs., 5.14 40 - (7th)
OLB Tim Williams, No. 56, 6'4" - 252 lbs., 4.76 40 - (1st)
OLB Ryan Anderson, No. 22, 6'2" - 253 lbs., 4.77 40 - (1st)
ILB Reuben Foster, No. 10, 6'1" - 236 lbs., 4.72 40 - (1st)
**CB Marlon Humphrey, No. 26, 6'1" - 198 lbs., 4.49 40 - (1st)
+SS Eddie Jackson, No. 4, 6'0" - 194 lbs., 4.53 40 - (3rd) Out for the year broken leg.
K Adam Griffith, No. 99, 5'10" - 192 lbs., 4.87 40 - (7th-UDFA)
LS Cole Mazza, No. 55, 6'2" - 235 lbs., 4.93 40 - (UDFA)
TE O.J. Howard, No. 88, is a mismatch in the middle of the field and on the perimeter displaying an impressive combination of size (6'6" - 251 lbs.), speed, explosion, athleticism, and strength (benches 405 pounds and squats 500 pounds). A dangerous receiving weapon in the middle of the field, Howard can easily take advantage of defenses with his 4.57 speed up the seam, the suddenness to separate and get away from man coverage taking advantage of his impressive length and athleticism, finds holes in zone and squares up presenting a large target and catching radius for the quarterback, and extends hands away from the body to make the catch. Along with good catching and great YAC ability, his blocking has been steadily improving as well, where he shows an excellent base, platform, and hand positioning blocking inline, and athletic ability with agility to swing his hips blocking in space when detached.
DE Jonathan Allen, No. 93, showcases amazing athleticism and power with impressive quickness and technique wreaking havoc in backfields as an upfield disrupter with a quick first step. Allen displays superb burst and explosion off the line of scrimmage, quick, heavy, and violent punch at the point of attack, sound leverage utilizing great length, excels at converting speed to power, and the versatility to be disruptive from the inside and off the edge. Displays the power and strength to play front-side blocks at the point of attack utilizing sound technique with heavy hands to stack and shed and hit with explosion. Shows the agility and closing speed to defend back-side blocks with the terrific athletic ability and flexibility maneuvering through the trash. An interior pass rush threat (sound pass rush moves) with tremendous athletic ability for a man his size, and the explosive power to be stout at the point of attack clogging lanes and the quickness and agility to penetrate bursting through gaps. Displays the versatility to line up all over the defensive line.
OLB Tim Williams, No. 56, is an athletically gifted prospect with an explosive skill-set NFL teams desire with their pass rush specialists. The high-motored playmaker showcases superb athleticism, burst, speed, and bend off the edge playing with quickness and terrific suddenness covering a lot of area on the field. Displays good technique (relies a lot on athleticism alone), excellent burst and closing speed, amazing first-step off the line, exceptional balance, fair hands with great pop (violent hard punch) at the point of attack, quick to transition into pass rush moves, impressive change of direction skills, fair at stacking and shedding, and fair against the run. He also possesses great balance and body control, where coming out of the arc from his bend he is able to adjust with ease flattening and taking advantage of his length and athleticism. A fluid athlete with sound awareness, great agility stunting or twisting exploding with closing speed attacking the ball carrier hitting with explosion. Will need to show functional strength and improvement in the run game (inconsistent shedding from blockers). Arrested for carrying a pistol without a permit on 9/29/16. Marijuana was also allegedly found in the car during the rest; however, it did not belong to Williams thus resulting in no drug charges being filed. Apparently, driver of the vehicle (not Williams) took ownership of the marijuana and stated he was holding it for a friend named Brandon Chicken.
ILB Reuben Foster, No. 10, is a superb downhill plugger type of linebacker with a terrific combination of athleticism, size, physicality, range, speed, toughness, and strength. Foster is a fierce and terrific tackler with quality bulk-ability easily taking on bigger blockers at the point of attack winning with proper leverage separating with violent and powerful hands stacking and shedding, impressive sideline-to-sideline capabilities (superb range), and very skilled coming off the edge. A tremendously smart player with a high football IQ, Foster showcases excellent instincts and speed easily reading run keys and has the play speed (straight-line speed with a burst) to track down the football with impressive closing speed. Shows quality ability to play in coverage as well with sound awareness and balance. Moreover, he brings value on special teams where he's a strong tackler hitting with immense explosion. Foster is the best pure inside linebacker in the draft class and is a more athletic version to former Crimson Tide teammate, Reggie Ragland.
QB Austin Appleby, No. 12, 6'4" - 235 lbs., 5.06 40 - (UDFA)
WR Ahmad Fulwood, No. 5, 6'3" - 211 lbs., 4.57 40 - (UDFA)
DE Bryan Cox, No. 94, 6'3" - 260 lbs., 4.77 40 - (3rd-4th)
*DT Caleb Brantley, No. 57, 6'2" - 300 lbs., 5.05 40 - (2nd-3rd)
DT Joey Ivie, No. 91, 6'3" - 301 lbs., 5.05 40 - (7th-UFA)
OLB Jared Davis, No. 40, 6'1" - 240 lbs., 4.78 40 - (3rd)
OLB Daniel McMillan, No. 13, 6'1" - 227 lbs., 4.73 40 - (UDFA)
*CB Jalen 'Teez' Tabor, No. 31, 6'0" - 201 lbs., 4.50 40 - (1st)
*CB Quincy Wilson, No. 6, 6'1" - 213 lbs., 4.54 40 - (1st)
+FS Marcus Maye, No. 20, 5'11" - 210 lbs., 4.54 40 - (3rd) Out for the year broken left arm.
*DT Caleb Brantley, No. 57, showcases great strength at the point of attack (commands double teams) with impressive quickness and agility to penetrate through defenders on the inside. Brantley has a solid combination of size, strength, bulk, athleticism, and foot speed with excellent burst firing off the line of scrimmage, good lower power to bull rush opponents, and superb balance and agility to penetrate through gaps utilizing impressive spin and swim moves. Displays the ability to play front-side blocks at the point of attack and the athletic ability to defend against back-side blocks with a good motor chasing down the ball carrier.
OLB/ILB Jared Davis, No. 40, is an explosive athlete with excellent range, great speed, quickness, agility, balance, flexibility, change of direction skills (very fluid), strength, and burst. Showcases impressive sideline-to-sideline ability covering a lot of ground with excellent speed, agility, quickness, and physicality, Davis is good as a run and chase linebacker with solid explosion and great tackling. He displays excellent instincts and speed easily reading run keys and has the play speed (straight-line speed with a burst) to track down the football with impressive closing speed. Davis is a fierce and great tackler hitting with explosion, and he shows solid skills taking on blockers at the point of attack winning with proper leverage separating with violent and powerful hands stacking and shedding, as well as being an outstanding blitzer attacking inside gaps. Davis plays with a physical presence and aggressive style (sometimes gets the best of him in over-pursuit), good in coverage showing sound awareness and instincts, and great burst with closing speed. Projects as a 4-3 OLB, or an ILB in a 3-4.
*CB Jalen 'Teez' Tabor, No. 31, is an amazing athlete on the field showcasing tremendous quickness, burst, speed, balance, excellent instincts, length, ball skills, and athleticism. His foot speed, quickness, and impressive hip fluidity is top notch. Tabor is an explosive athlete with playmaking abilities, shows solid man to man coverage, excels in zone coverage with outstanding instincts and awareness breaking on balls with terrific explosion. Does a decent job in run support, but can improve in this area (has troubles coming off blocks). Shows versatility to play all over the backend and brings value on special teams.
*CB Quincy Wilson, No. 6, is a big (6'1" - 213 lbs.) and physical corner with next level ball skills that are impressive. Wilson displays an excellent combination of size, length, strength, speed, physicality, and athleticism. He is an extremely physical defender bringing toughness and aggressiveness in run support and is an excellent tackler. Wilson's size and fluidity makes him a great match-up in coverage, where he can utilize his length and aggressiveness in press (bully at the point of attack), and solid instincts and awareness with a great burst in zone, the elite ball skills, and a nose for gaining big yards after the interception.
No. 3 Clemson Tigers at No. 23 Virginia Tech Hokies
Time: 5:00 PM PST
Live Stream: Watch ESPN
*QB Deshaun Watson, No. 4, 6'2" - 210 lbs., 4.64 40 - (1st)
*RB Wayne Gallman, No. 9, 6'1" - 215 lbs., 4.54 40 - (4th)
*WR Mike Williams, No. 7, 6'3" - 220 lbs., 4.50 40 - (1st)
*WR Artavis Scott, No. 3, 5'11" - 190 lbs., 4.49 40 - (4th-5th)
TE Jordan Leggett, No. 16, 6'5" - 255 lbs., 4.73 40 - (2nd)
C Jay Guillermo, No. 57, 6'2" - 325 lbs., 5.34 40 - (7th-UDFA)
DT Carlos Watkins, No. 94, 6'3" - 300 lbs., 5.06 40 - (2nd)
ILB Ben Boulware, No. 10, 6'0" - 240 lbs., 4.84 40 - (6th)
CB Cordrea Tankersley, No. 25, 6'0" - 195 lbs., 4.48 40 - (1st-2nd)
SS Jadar Johnson, No. 18, 6'0" - 205 lbs., 4.57 40 - (6th)
P Andy Teasdall, No. 32, 5'11" - 190 lbs., 4.90 40 - (UDFA)
*QB Deshaun Watson, No. 4, is arguably one of the top quarterback prospects in this years' draft class (not a very strong class). Although he's had a slow start in the 2016 season, Watson is a dynamic playmaker displaying terrific arm strength (can make throws all over the field with a quick delivery), excellent touch, top-notch athleticism with impressive footwork, superb football IQ with sound poise in the pocket (and outside of the pocket), excellent awareness, and solid accuracy (needs more consistency on downfield accuracy). On the run, Watson is fluid in motion with excellent vision, suddenness, speed, and is a chore to bring down with his strength and elusiveness. A true dual-threat athletic quarterback, Watson is a mature person with tremendous leadership skills and will be a great franchise quarterback at the next level. Tore his ACL in 2014, so durability will need to be monitored.
*RB Wayne Gallman, No. 9, is a physical running back with a complete game. Although he lacks elite explosion, Gallman displays quick feet (quick first step) always in motion, nice speed (impressive stop and start speed), and excellent vision with a great skill in making decisive cuts finding small holes and quickly slides his way through defenses with authority. He shows good balance running inside with the ability to make consecutive moves in a short area, and stays low (has a tendency to run upright) hitting the hole with power behind his pads. Gallman also shows skills as a solid pass catcher with soft reliable hands and extends to make the catch. One of the nation's top blockers in the backfield, Gallman is excellent in pass protection and run blocking bringing his aggressive physical play in all aspects of his game. An underrated three-down back that will find success at the next level.
*WR Mike Williams, No. 7, is a big-play target with a superb combination of size, length, deep speed, smoothness, and athleticism. He is extremely talented with great length, ball skills, body control, and speed (he gets to top speed very fast), but he also displays a suddenness to his game quickly getting in and out of his breaks with explosion and fighting for the ball utilizing his massive length to pluck balls away from his frame. A true knockout home run vertical threat with solid hands. My top and favorite wide receiver prospect in this years' draft class.
TE Jordan Leggett, No. 16, is a mismatch in the middle of the field and on the perimeter displaying an impressive combination of size (6'5" - 255 lbs.), speed, explosion, athleticism, and strength. A dangerous receiving weapon in the middle of the field, Leggett can easily take advantage of defenses with his speed up the seem running away from linebackers, and the length and size to be a difficult match-up for defensive backs. A solid underneath weapon, Leggett quickly finds holes in defenses and is a reliable pass catcher with strong hangs. He shows a great ability to block end of line at the point of attack in a three point stance using solid hand technique and leverage. Leggett shows the agility to reach the next level and block in space with a sound base, platform, and the ability to swing his hips blocking in space whether end of line or detached. Will need to improve functional strength the next level.
DT Carlos Watkins, No. 94, is a very strong long-armed natural athlete with great size, length, raw power, instincts, and athleticism. A stout run stuffer, Watkins showcases excellent power continuously winning against front-side blocks at the point of attack easily capable of handling two-gaps with tremendous strength and leverage (inconsistent with leverage, but dominates when utilizes it). Watkins is solid at collapsing the pocket (consistently pushes blockers into the backfield), has sound awareness to stop ball carriers next to him utilizing solid hand technique (great power in hands) stacking and shedding, and a tenacious mentality to win at the point of attack. Shows decent feet to navigate through trash and working against back-side blocks. Watkins is a powerful anchor with NFL level strength to take on blockers freeing up linebackers keeping them clean. Medical is a concern after missing most of the 2013 season after a horrific fatal automobile accident, where he was severely injured (trapped in the vehicle for two hours with back, hip, and leg injuries) and had a lengthy rehabilitation period.
FB Sam Rogers, No. 45, 5'10" - 230 lbs., 4.80 40 - (7th)
*WR Isaiah Ford, No. 1, 6'2" - 195 lbs., 4.49 40 - (2nd)
*TE Bucky Hodges, No. 7, 6'7" - 245 lbs., 4.78 40 - (1st-2nd)
OT Jonathan McLaughlin, No. 71, 6'5" - 294 lbs., 5.28 40 - (7th-UDFA)
OG Augie Conte, No. 72, 6'6" - 305 lbs., 5.24 40 - (UDFA)
DE Ken Ekanem, No. 4, 6'3" - 260 lbs., 4.82 40 - (7th)
DT Woody Baron, No. 60, 6'2" - 280 lbs., 4.97 40 - (7th-UDFA)
DT Nigel Williams, No. 8, 6'2" - 297 lbs., 5.04 40 - (7th-UDFA)
FS Chuck Clark, No. 19, 6'0" - 205 lbs., 4.57 40 - (6th)
*WR Isaiah Ford, No. 1, is an explosive vertical threat prospect with the knack for taking the top off coverages. The former high school basketball star athlete (averaged 37 points per game as a senior) utilizes his impressive speed (runs fast in pads), size, length, agility, quickness, body control, and solid route running skills to gain separation with great suddenness exploding out of his breaks and bursts with acceleration making huge plays. Has a tendency to be a body catcher, but displays solid reliable hands and great awareness. Moreover, Ford does a solid job blocking in the running game.
*TE Bucky Hodges, No. 7, is a tremendous size (6'7"), speed, and strength prospect with excellent athleticism and is essentially a large playmaking wide receiver on the field. Hodges is a nightmare match-up in the middle of the field taking advantage of his strength, agility, speed, and athleticism, and on the perimeter out jumping corners with his amazing size (huge catching radius) and physicality. A work in progress as a route runner (still raw), Hodges shows great burst off the line of scrimmage, nice speed, explosion, and the suddenness to separate from defenders. Utilizing his great catching radius, Hodges attacks the football with excellent leaping ability (an ideal Redzone target) elevating to make the tough catch. Has build-up speed that can pose a vertical threat in the middle of the field. More adept in playing in the middle than on the outside, but shows the ability to win with great body control, ball skills, and strong hands (extends arms to make the catch). A fluid athlete, Hodges displays inconsistency in the blocking game with fair blocking skills (inline), but shows solid effort. He also showcases the athletic ability to flip his hips blocking in space and staying in front of defenders when detached. Will need to continue to improve blocking skills for the next level.