Greetings 49er Faithful! We are back with our breakdown of college football's Week 4 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 games we will highlight today are No. 12 Georgia vs. No. 23 Ole Miss match-up, No. 19 Florida vs. No. 14 Tennessee match-up, and No. 17 Arkansas vs. No. 10 Texas A&M match-up. So, sit back, put your scouting hat on, and let's get things started with Week 4.
No. 12 Georgia Bulldogs at No. 23 Ole Miss Rebels
Time: 9:00 AM PST
Live Stream: Watch ESPN
It's SEC day! The Georgia Bulldogs come into Vaught-Hemingway Stadium looking to improve upon their 3-0 record. The Ole Miss Rebels limp into the game at 1-2, but considering both losses were against top-ranked teams (Alabama and Florida State), the Rebels appear to be a lot better than their record indicates. After squandering big leads in both games against Alabama and Florida State, the key for the Rebels is finding a way to finish the game. After winning the last 10 meetings in a row against Ole Miss, Georgia's key to the game is to find a resurgence in their running game.
Georgia has several draft-eligible players to keep an eye on: *RB Nick Chubb, No. 27; OG Greg Pyke, No. 73; C Brandon Kublanow, No. 54; *OLB Davin Bellamy, No. 17; and *FS Dominick Sanders, No. 24.
*RB Nick Chubb, No. 27, displays an amazing combination of strength, explosion, vision, patience, and suddenness. He makes cuts on a dime and has one of the best "feel" instincts in the game. It's like he has a spidey sense anticipating contact and superb quickness and power breaking tackles always falling forward and running to day light. With is health appearing to be nearing 100%, Chubb could make it interesting battling it out as one of the top running backs in this years' draft class.
OG Greg Pyke, No. 73, is starting the 2016 season as the Bulldogs right tackle. The former right guard is a powerful, technically sound, offensive lineman with great lateral movement and impressive quickness (feet) for his size (6'6" - 325 lbs.). Pyke displays tremendous power from a solid base, exceptional hand usage with quickness and power at the point of attack, and a mauler in the running game. An athletic powerful guard prospect that is still improving his already impressive game. Brings versatility to his game playing both guard and tackle.
* = indicates junior status
QB Greyson Lambert, No. 11, 6'4" - 220 lbs., 4.98 40 - (UDFA)
*RB Nick Chubb, No. 27, 5'10" - 220 lbs., 4.54 40 - (1st)
WR Reggie Davis, No. 81, 6'0" - 170 lbs., 4.49 40 - (UDFA)
OG Greg Pyke, No. 73, 6'6" - 325 lbs., 5.27 40 - (5th)
C Brandon Kublanow, No. 54, 6'2" - 288 lbs., 5.33 40 - (7th)
*OLB Davin Bellamy, No. 17, 6'5" - 242 lbs., 4.79 40 - (4th)
ILB Tim Kimbrough, No. 42, 6'0" - 226 lbs., 4.76 40 - (UDFA)
*FS Dominick Sanders, No. 24, 6'0" - 190 lbs., 4.54 40 - (6th)
FS Maurice Smith, No. 21, 6'0" - 195 lbs., 4.54 40 - (UDFA)
SS Quincy Mauger, No. 20, 6'0" - 202 lbs., 4.58 40 - (UDFA)
Ole Miss has several draft-eligible prospects to keep an eye on: QB Chad Kelly, No. 10; *WR Damore'ea Stringfellow, No. 3; WR Quincy Adeboyejo, No. 8; TE Evan Engram, No. 17; DE Fadol Brown, No. 6; DT D.J. Jones, No. 93; *OLB Marquis Haynes, No. 10; and SS Tony Conner, No. 12.
QB Chad Kelly, No. 10, has a rocket of an arm capable of making throws all over the field, an aggressive attacking mentality, and shows toughness and strength in the pocket. His reckless style of play at times does not help his accuracy. A very confident Kelly will definitely need to overcome plenty of red flags from his past, including maturity and coach-ability issues.
*WR Damore'ea Stringfellow, No. 3, a redshirt junior, replaces former Rebel's star, Laquon Treadwell, as the number one wide receiver threat for Ole Miss. Stringfellow, a size and strength receiver, displays decent speed, solid ball skills, high-points balls with nice body control, wins contested catches, and is physical and tough to bring down.
TE Evan Engram, No. 17, is extremely athletic and explosive, and is typically lined up all over the place (split out wide, slot, in-line, H-back) in the Rebels offense, which makes him a great candidate as a move tight end at the next level. The hybrid tight end showcases tremendous burst off the line of scrimmage, fluidity in route running, quickness in-and-out of breaks, amazing ball skills, impressive hands, explosiveness after the catch, and a nightmare match-up for any line backer. His blocking skills are not too shabby either with good positioning and hand technique and tenacity to finish keeping his feet moving.
*OLB Marquis Haynes, No. 10, is an explosive pass rusher off the edge with excellent speed, athleticism, and flexibility. Shows fluidity and is smooth in his movements possessing great quickness, balance, and closing burst. Will turn the corner with impressive bend and quickness, and continuously keeps his feet moving. Will need to bulk up and improve functional strength (liability against the run).
SS Tony Conner, No. 12, looks to improve his prospects after enduring an injury plagued 2015 season with a knee injury (torn meniscus during Week 3). The standout senior displays a tremendous physical game (one of the hardest hitters in football) with impressive versatility. Conner is aggressive in run support easily able to step in as a linebacker, blitz off the edge with great quickness, and solid ball skills and fluidity in coverage. His versatility will be coveted at the next level and could play a similar role as Jaquiski Tartt.
QB Chad Kelly, No. 10, 6'2" - 224 lbs., 4.76 40 - (2nd)
RB Akeem Judd, No. 21, 5'11 - 228 lbs., 4.62 40 - (UDFA)
*WR Damore'ea Stringfellow, No. 3, 6'2" - 212 lbs., 4.58 40 - (3rd)
WR Quincy Adeboyejo, No. 8, 6'3" - 195 lbs., 4.48 40 - (7th-UDFA)
TE Evan Engram, No. 17, 6'3" - 227 lbs., 4.64 40 - (2nd)
C Robert Conyers, No. 75, 6'5" - 298 lbs., 5.10 40 - (UDFA)
DE Fadol Brown, No. 6, 6'4" - 273 lbs., 4.93 40 - (7th-UDFA)
DT D.J. Jones, No. 93, 6'0" - 321 lbs., 5.08 40 - (6th)
*OLB Marquis Haynes, No. 10, 6'3" - 222 lbs., 4.67 40 - (2nd-3rd)
ILB Rommel Mageo, No. 46, 6'1" - 232 lbs., 4.78 40 - (UDFA)
CB Tony Bridges, No. 1, 6'0" - 185 lbs., 4.53 40 - (UDFA)
SS Tony Conner, No. 12, 6'0" - 225 lbs., 4.60 40 - (5th)
LS Will Few, No. 53, 6'3" - 242 lbs., 4.87 40 - (UDFA)
No. 19 Florida Gators at No. 14 Tennessee Volunteers
Time: 12:30 PM PST
Live Stream: CBS Sports Live Video
Continuing on our SEC escapade, our next match-up should be a great one with the Florida Gators visiting the Tennessee Volunteers. Both teams come into the match-up undefeated at 3-0, but the Gators will be looking for their 12th win in a row against the Volunteers.
Florida has several draft-eligible prospects to keep an eye on: DE Bryan Cox, No. 94; *DT Caleb Brantley, No. 57; OLB Jared Davis, No. 40; *CB Jalen 'Teez' Tabor, No. 31; and FS Marcus Maye, No. 20.
*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.
*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.
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 - (1st-2nd)
DT Joey Ivie, No. 91, 6'3" - 290 lbs., 5.05 40 - (UFA)
OLB Jared Davis, No. 40, 6'1" - 240 lbs., 4.78 40 - (2nd)
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)
FS Marcus Maye, No. 20, 5'11" - 210 lbs., 4.54 40 - (2nd-3rd)
Tennessee has several draft-eligible prospects to keep an eye on: QB Joshua Dobbs, No. 11; *RB Jalen Hurd, No. 1; *DE Derek Barnett, No. 9; OLB Jalen Reeves-Maybin, No. 21; and CB Cameron Sutton, No. 23.
*DE Derek Barnett, No. 9, is an extremely disruptive player excelling as a pash rusher with a motor running hot and is relentless in pursuit with a nose for the quarterback. Barnett provides a solid combination of size, strength, agility, balance, and athleticism. Displays decent burst off the edge with excellent bend and dipping of the shoulder flattening out with nice balance and body control.
CB Cameron Sutton, No. 23, brings decent size to the position with great length and range. The former high school baseball and basketball athlete displays fluidity to his game with solid ball skills, sound awareness, adept at playing with his back against the quarterback, shows patience in coverage, and great in press coverage (can jam with the best). He is a willing and aggressive tackler; however, his tackling skills need improvement. Sutton also brings value in the return game. MEDICAL UPDATE: Sutton suffered a fractured right ankle during the game on 9/17/16 and will be out for an "extended period of time". #BaalkeDelight
QB Joshua Dobbs, No. 11, 6'3" - 208 lbs., 4.67 40 - (7th-UDFA)
*RB Jalen Hurd, No. 1, 6'3" - 230 lbs., 4.57 40 - (3rd)
OG/C Dylan Wiesman, No. 71, 6'3" - 304 lbs., 5.35 40 - (UDFA)
*DE Derek Barnett, No. 9, 6'3" - 257 lbs., 4.76 40 - (1st-2nd)
DE Corey Vereen, No. 50, 6'2" - 249 lbs., 4.84 40 - (UDFA)
DT Danny O'Brien, No. 95, 6'2" - 301 lbs., 5.18 40 - (UDFA)
OLB Jalen Reeves-Maybin, No. 21, 6'0" - 225 lbs., 4.72 40 - (4th)
CB Cameron Sutton, No. 23, 5'11" - 186 lbs., 4.50 40 - (2nd)
CB Malik Foreman, No. 13, 5'10" - 178 lbs., 4.52 40 - (UDFA)
No. 17 Arkansas Razorbacks at No. 10 Texas A&M Aggies
Time: 6:00 PM PST
Live Stream: Watch ESPN
The nightcap SEC match-up showcases two undefeated teams looking to hand the other their first loss of the season. The Arkansas Razorbacks will be looking to grind it out with long sustained drives to keep Texas A&M's offense on the sidelines. The Aggies are banking on their aggressive and stout defense to shut down and limit any offensive threat the Razorbacks will try and impose. The highlighted match-up between Arkansas' left tackle Dan Skipper vs. Texas A&M's defensive end Myles Garrett should be a great one (one of the nation's largest tackles vs. the nation's best defensive player). With four of the last six games between these two teams decided by a touchdown or less, we could be in a treat for an awesome game.
Arkansas has several draft-eligible prospects to keep an eye on: WR Keon Hatcher, No. 4; TE Jeremy Sprinkle, No. 83; OT Dan Skipper, No. 70; DE Deatrich Wise Jr., No. 48; and DT Jeremiah Ledbetter, No. 55.
TE Jeremy Sprinkle, No. 83, possesses an excellent combination of size, length, strength, speed, and athleticism. The former high school basketball and baseball athlete displays an impressive suddenness to his game with the ability to separate and get away from man coverage with deceptive speed. Tremendous length and a very large catching radius, Sprinkle extends his hands away from his body and makes the grab with reliable hands. An excellent run and pass blocker, Sprinkle shows 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 or detached. In pass protection, Sprinkle's base, platform, and hand positioning is sound, as well as displaying the ability to slide laterally with good balance.
OT Dan Skipper, No. 70, is a mountain of a man standing 6'10" at 319 pounds with a bully-type nastiness to his game. With a crazy wingspan comparable to that of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Skipper is a powerful offensive tackle with a toughness and tenacious mentality, finishing blocks (sometimes one-handed) all the way to the whistle as a dominant run blocker. Skipper bestows good athleticism and impressive fluidity for a man his size showing the athletic ability to slide laterally and adjust to movement. As a large imposing figure blotting out the sun, Skipper creates a daunting obstacle for defenders to find a way to get by him. Has the versatility to play both tackle positions.
RB Kody Walker, No. 24, 6'1" - 251 lbs., 4.76 40 - (UDFA)
WR Keon Hatcher, No. 4, 6'1" - 218 lbs., 4.47 40 - (7th)
WR Dominique Reed, No. 3, 6'2" - 175 lbs., 4.49 40 - (UDFA)
WR Drew Morgan, No. 80, 6'0" - 195 lbs., 4.57 40 - (UDFA)
TE Jeremy Sprinkle, No. 83, 6'6" - 255 lbs., 4.76 40 - (4th)
OT Dan Skipper, No. 70, 6'10" - 319 lbs., 5.43 40 - (5th)
DE Deatrich Wise Jr., No. 48, 6'5" - 280 lbs., 4.84 40 - (5th)
DE JaMichael Winston, No. 6, 6'3" - 262 lbs., 4.87 40 - (UDFA)
DT Jeremiah Ledbetter, No. 55, 6'3" - 276 lbs., 4.84 40 - (7th)
DT Taiwan Johnson, No. 94, 6'2" - 287 lbs., 4.97 40 - (UDFA)
OLB Josh Williams, No. 21, 6'1" - 241 lbs., 4.59 40 - (UDFA)
ILB Brook Ellis, No. 51, 6'2" - 248 lbs., 4.87 40 - (UDFA)
CB D.J. Dean, No. 2, 5'11" - 195 lbs., 4.56 40 - (UDFA)
CB Jared Collins, No. 29, 5'11" - 172 lbs., 4.49 40 - (UDFA)
Texas A&M has several draft-eligible prospects to keep an eye on: *WR Speedy Noil, No. 2; WR Josh Reynolds, No. 11; *WR Ricky Seals-Jones, No. 9; OT Avery Gennesy, No. 65; *DE Myles Garrett, No. 15; DE Daeshon Hall, No. 10; OLB Shaan Washington, No. 33; and SS Justin Evans, No. 14.
*WR Ricky Seals-Jones, No. 9, is a physically dominant player utilizing his impressive Calvin Johnson-like size, tremendous length, impressive speed, and outstanding catch radius plucking balls away from his body with strong hands, and is a mismatch nightmare for defenders. Displays a great ability blocking in the perimeter, and utilizes his body to post up against defenders. Needs more consistency in his game (too many drops), but flashes of his dominance is eye-opening.
*DE Myles Garrett, No. 15, is the top prospect in this years' draft class. Garrett brings a perfect blend of size, length, fluidity, speed, instincts, agility, power, and athleticism. A true disruptive force, Garrett lead the SEC in sacks, tackles for loss, and forced fumbles in 2015. An outstanding pass rusher both off the edge and inside (shows great awareness in stunts), Garrett is explosive (terrific first-step) with excellent flexibility, elite quickness, burst, and acceleration with insane closing speed. He plays with excellent leverage and balance, adept at holding the point of attack and releasing with amazing change of direction skills, agility, foot quickness, and power. Displays a variety of pass rush moves and is skilled converting speed into power. Has a motor that always runs hot. Shows a high football IQ with physical traits and superior athleticism to be a dominant playmaker at the next level.
QB Trevor Knight, No. 8, 6'0" - 215 lbs., 4.76 40 - (UDFA)
*WR Speedy Noil, No. 2, 5'11" - 192 lbs., 4.36 40 - (4th)
WR Josh Reynolds, No. 11, 6'3" - 190 lbs., 4.52 40 - (4th-5th)
*WR Ricky Seals-Jones, No. 9, 6'5" - 240 lbs., 4.59 40 - (4th)
OT Avery Gennesy, No. 65, 6'5" - 310 lbs., 5.08 40 - (4th)
*DE Myles Garrett, No. 15, 6'5" - 270 lbs., 4.57 40 - (1st)
DE Daeshon Hall, No. 10, 6'5" - 260 lbs., 4.78 40 - (3rd-4th)
DT Hardreck Walker, No. 98, 6'2" - 290 lbs., 5.08 40 - (UDFA)
OLB Shaan Washington, No. 33, 6'3" - 235 lbs., 4.82 40 - (7th)
SS Justin Evans, No. 14, 6'0" - 195 lbs., 4.52 40 - (4th)