Week 2 of the College season is upon us and we continue our weekly series ‘Ones to Watch’ looking at who you should be keeping an eye on in the weekly college games.
Week 2 sees two live games televised in the UK. Those are Georgia Tech at Florida State (21:00 UK time) and Clemson at Wake Forest (00:30). You can watch both in the UK on BT Sport ESPN.
These are your ‘Ones to Watch’ in week 2.
ONES TO WATCH
Trevor Lawrence – QB – Clemson
Let’s start with the obvious choice because all eyes will be on Trevor Lawrence. He is definitely the one to watch and the headline act in week 2.
Lawrence enters the 2020 season as the overwhelming favourite for the number 1 overall pick. He has been labelled the best quarterback prospect since Andrew Luck entered in 2012.
Lawrence could quite easily have chosen to opt out of the 2020 season. No ones draft stock has more to risk. Lawrence has been tipped as a future #1 pick since he left high school and him playing in 2020 only reasserts his desire and commitment no only to football, but to also be a leader for his teammates.
If you don’t know Trevor Lawrence’s game; he is a field general of a quarterback and a talent that doesn’t come around too often. Some scouts would like to see him put on a bit of weight. But most won’t argue that he has all you want from a quarterback prospect.
If scouts were being picky, they may want to see a more expanded playbook as Clemson play a lot of 1 read options. But this is the same offensive scheme as previous Clemson QB Deshaun Watson. It hasn’t worked out too badly for him.
Trevor Lawrence seemingly has nothing to prove when it comes to the 2020 season. The week 2 game against Wake Forest will be a pure watch when it comes to enjoying the best college football has to offer.
Tamorrion Terry – WR – Florida State
People need to take notice of Scary Terry. Currently projected as a day 2 pick, you can expect Terry to rise up draft boards. Terry’s projection varies between scouts but with a good season he could find himself edging towards the top 5 wideouts taken in 2021.
Terry is the definition of an upside pick and has all the potential to be a WR1 in the NFL. He is a big receiver at 6’4” and 203 lbs, and it is expected he will weigh in closer to 220lbs! For a man of his size he has ridiculous run after the catch ability and it is freaky how elusive he can be for his stature.
He constantly wins at the catch point and will prove to be a treat all over the field. His production can’t be questioned either as he became the first FSU wide receiver to reach 1000 yards since Kelvin Benjamin in 2014. All with questionable talent around him.
Scary Terry will be looking to clean up his route running and will be hoping to extend the different routes he runs. When watching tape on Terry, this summer, we picked up on some easy drops and he could play more physically against aggressive defensive backs. If the rumours are right and Terry weighs in at 220 lbs, then this wont be an issue.
Tamorrion Terry has a high ceiling with untapped potential. He needs to make sure he can show up in the 2020 season with the 2021 wide receiver class promising to be even better than that in this year’s NFL Draft. He is the player we will be keeping a closest eye on.
Carlos Basham JR – DE – Wake Forest
Basham is a flashy player and can play on either end of the line of scrimmage. He is seen by most scouts as being a first round pick. Basham benefits from playing one of the most important positions in football and his ability to get after the quarterback means he sits amongst the top to prospects in this year’s class.
His size alone makes him stand out 6’5” and is weighing in at 275 lbs, he is a huge specimen. It is also expected he has put on another 10lbs over the summer. Despite this, it’s his athletic skills that makes him stand out. Basham is a bendy edge rusher and has explosiveness you just don’t see in players his size.
Basham will feel he has it all to prove against Clemson. His tape against Clemson last season was one of his worst. So he will be motivated to prove he can perform against the best and answer any questions critics may have.
Clemson have draft prospects across the offensive line themselves, most notably Jackson Carman. How Basham performs against Clemson could define his draft projection.
Marvin Wilson – DT – Florida State
Some were surprised when Wilson did not declare for the 2020 draft. He wasn’t the nailed on first rounder then that most see him as now.
Wilson is the star of what is a pretty decent FSU defence. The Seminoles could have multiple defensive players drafted over the first couple of days in the 2021 draft. Whether it’s Hamsah Nasirildeen or Asante Samuel Jr and a couple of defensive ends in Joshua Kaindoh and Janarius Robinson looking to improve their draft stock.
A physical run-stuffer up the middle he is a menace in the trenches. Wilson has freaky physical attributes and pairs then with athleticism. He will be keen to prove he has a quicker turn of pace and has more burst off the line of scrimmage.
There are no questions about Wilson’s ability to stop the run but he needs to show a more consistent pass rush to be taken above positional rival Christian Barmore in next year’s draft.
Wilson projects as having a long effective career in the NFL.
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