Some say it's too early to overreact to college football's week 1 in the books.....nonsense!
From the scouting perspective there were a number of breakout performances week 1 that are worthy of book marking.
J.J. Arcega Whiteside, WR, Stanford
Whiteside kept it rolling from last season and offered up his trademark dominating 50/50 ballskills to almost singlehandedly pull Stanford away from SDST. He finished with 6 - 226 and 3TDs. Whiteside reminds me of a slower Mike Evans. If he continues at this pace for 2 seasons straight he'll become a coveted guy in April.
Jordan Love, QB, Utah St
Love was arguably the best player on the field vs Michigan St week 1 and very nearly pulled out the upset before a phenomenal freak play from standout LB Joe Bache. The RS Soph showed poise, a strong arm and accuracy out of the Aggies speed spread. He finished 29-44 for 319yd and rushed for a TD.
Rondale Moore, WR, Purdue
I generally stick to draft elligle guys in this thread but Moore's breakout deserves mention. The true freshman amassed 313 total yds and was a threat as a WR, RB and returner.
Juwan Washington, RB, San Diego St
Everyone tuned into this game to check out Bryce Love but Washington nearly stole the show. Continuing SDST's run of stat breaking RBs, Washington showed tremendous burst and vision en route to 158yds on 24 carries. Compact with balance, Washington is going to be a monster this year.
Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio St
RS Soph Haskins debut was much anticipated and carrying a considerable amount of pressure with everything swirling around the program. He managed to outdue expectations. He looked like a leveled up Cardale Jones and finished 22-30 for 313yds and 5 TDs. His accuracy and poise were eye popping.
Artavis Pierce, RB, Oregon St
While the Beavers were getting overwhelmed by OSU, their RB was cutting up one of the best defenses in the FBS. Pierce showed impressive speed and contact balance vs OSU, gashing them continually. He racked up 168yds and 2 TDs on just 11 carries. He added 3 catches for 41yds. Safe bet that he'll see a lot more touches moving forward.
Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn
Brown had an eye popping week 1 where he looked like a top 5 pick. His length and size make him a prototypical interior player with the ability to stout up, penetrate and chase. The question is can he sustain that level of play.
Gerald Willis, DT, Miami
I thought Willis did a credible Nick Fairley impersonation week 1. He was too much to handle inside and consistently did whatever he wanted. If he maintains, that's a 1st round talent.