OLB/DE Josh Allen, Kentucky
There's another Josh Allen in the country that's actually rising up boards not slipping down them. Allen's thin but has a great frame and athleticism. He's shown leverage at the poa, burst and range. He's natural playing in space or at the los.
He showed up in the Wildcats win vs Tenn Saturday with 7 tackles, a tfl and half a sack. Here he beats Drew Coleman on 3rd down. The only knock Ive seen is that he appears gassed after 3 or 4 consecutive plays and can't run anymore. I'm figuring that's a conditioning thing rather than a lack of speed.
WR Darrell Stewart Jr, Michigan St
The trio of spartan WRs, FR Cody White, JR Felton Davis and RSoph Stewart are shining this season. But I like Stewart the best of the group. He came up big in the 2nd half vs Northwestern with 8 catches. In the loss he went 11 - 98 and 27yds on 2 carries.
He started out the year as a standout returner but has made impressive strides as a WR. He's a yac threat with good length and size and he's showing the ability to win at the catch point in traffic.
CB Holton Hill, Texas
Hill's had a breakout year for the resurgent Longhorn defense. A week after shutting down Oklahoma St's James Washington, he turned in a workman like game vs Baylor with 6 tackles and a pd. Hill has prototype size and athleticism and tackles like a strong safety. If he continues to play at this level and declares he'll be a coveted guy in April.
QB Ryan Finley, N.C. State
The stats don't show it but I thought Finley had an impressive game in the loss to Notre Dame. He threw a number of strikes under pressure and showed grit. Finley's a high floor guy without much excitement in his game, but his toughness and poise are showing up. He's got some pocket mobility, accuracy and decision making that compensate for his weak arm.