College Week 12 Standouts


OT Kolton Miller, UCLA

Reports before the USC vs UCLA game suggested Miller would leave early and enter the draft. Based on his performance that seems like a wise move. I've been a little late to the party on Miller but I was greatly impressed with him this game and this season.

He fires out of his stance with good speed and leverage. He's quick into the 2nd level, on pulls and can find a moving target. Terrific feet in his pass set and stays balanced. Like most young OL, strength is going to be his initial weakness coming out; especially out of UCLA. But he looks like the best overall OT to me in a weak year.

QB Kurt Benkert, Virginia

Unheralded senior prospect Benkert put on a performance vs Miami, nearly pulling out the upset with 384yds on 75.7% , 4 Tds and 1 costly pick six. But he was consistently accurate and clutch, with solid footwork and poise and he firmly put himself on the map as a guy to look out for this draft year.

CB Joshua Jackson, Iowa

Jackson has had a meteoric rise this season and really exploded nationally last week with his two pick sixes. He's a long guy, physical in coverage, with impressive click and close and exceptional ball skills. He's a finesse tackler and will give up space to quickness underneath, but he's emerged as the most productive college CB this year.

Last week Iowa faced a tough Purdue team with an emerging QB in RSSoph Sindelar. Iowa coaches, after getting torched by the combo of Sindelar to senior Mahoungou, switched Jackson onto the senior WR and he promptly shut him down. A move that likely came too late as the damage had already been done.

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