In the week which saw the first set of College Football Playoff rankings, there are even more Future Stars to watch in week 10.
Future Stars brings you the 2022 NFL Draft Prospects you should keep your eye on every week in the UK televised games, throughout the college season and into next year’s Draft.
There are 6 games available to watch on TV in the UK.
|16:00||WAKE FOREST at NORTH CAROLINA||BT SPORT ESPN|
|19:30||NAVY at NOTRE DAME||SKY SPORTS NFL|
|19:30||MICHIGAN STATE at PURDUE||BT SPORT ESPN|
|23:00||LSU at ALABAMA||BT SPORT 2|
|23:00||OREGON at WASHINGTON||BT SPORT ESPN|
|02:00||USC at ARIZONA STATE||BT SPORT 2|
Of course keep an eye on your TV guide for any scheduling changes!
Here are your Future Stars in week 10!
DAVID BELL – WR – PURDUE
Coming off a career game against Iowa, David Bell is a player who is rising up the wide receiver rankings.
A prospect who combines speed, agility and strength, Bell is brilliant at the catch point and when working through traffic. He has the potential to be a threat wherever he is lined up – whether working the outisde or operating from the slot. Bell is productive in contested catch situations and if left 1 on 1 has the ability to destroy defenders.
David Bell carries his explosiveness through the catch and has superb ball security and control through contact.
A receiver who has the ability to do the spectacular, David Bell is certainly a player to watch out for between now and the end of the season. Sat just outside our top 5 rankings in preseason, David Bell is doing everything he can to put himself in the conversation.
CADE OTTON – TE – WASHINGTON
Cade Otton entered 2021 with high expectations as one of the top draft eligible tight ends. But, with just 20 receptions for 194 yards and 1 touchdown, he has not been able to produce in the ways many expected.
Otton is an all rounder of a tight end. He is tough and physical, both as a blocker and at the catch point. He has shown he can win in multiple different ways and with good athleticism, there are not too many holes in his game.
The problem for Otton has been that he has not progressed in 2021. Washington have been a bad team so far in a year Otton was meant to take a step towards the top of the tight end class.
For Otton it is a matter of, if it is going to happen, it needs to happen now. A difficult game against top 4 opposition is the perfect time to kick start his season.
CHRISTIAN HARRIS – LB – ALABAMA
Christian Harris is a superb athlete who has yet to put his stamp on the 2021 season.
Harris entered the 2021 season as our top linebacker. Betting on his athleticism to take him to the next level. While his play has not been bad in 2021, he certainly hasn’t taken the next step that we were expecting.
A smooth, quick runner, Harris is a player who will test exceptionally well. As a pure athlete, Harris is able to cover receivers, tight ends and running backs and he has the play speed and strength to move with them. He plays with aggression and acceleration and has brilliant agility to chance down runners.
His role as leader is also undervalued. While Tennessee transfer Henry To’oTo’o has taken over some of the play calling and stolen some of Harris’s thunder, Harris remains a leader in the second level pointing out coverages and getting the defence in line.
Harris is from Baton Rouge in Louisiana and so taking on LSU is a rivalry game for him. The games are running out for Harris to show NFL scouts the impact he can have on a game and LSU is as good a game as any!
TRAVIS DYE – RB – OREGON
With Ducks feature back CJ Verdell out for the season, Travis Dye has taken over the lead role and has thrived so far.
Dye is a super physical running back. He is a player who has a high motor and a never say die attitude. He gives everything on every down and runs tough and without fear. While being undersized he is able to control his body with short, shifty movements. Able to find running lane and hit them, Dye is another player who has risen up boards in 2021
With 609 yards and 10 touchdowns on the year, Dye has averaged over 5.5 yards per carry and is one of the reasons Oregon are currently ranked top 4 by the College Football Playoff Committee. If they are to stay there, Travis Dye is going to have to continue to be dynamic through the rest of the season.
JAQUARII ROBERSON – WR – WAKE FOREST
In a frankly unbelievable, unbeaten season, Wake Forest have surprised everyone to be ranked as a top 10 team in the nation. One of those players who has risen to the challenge is wide receiver Jaquarii Roberson.
Proven to be a deep threat machine for the Demon Deacons in 2021, Roberson is climbing draft boards everywhere. With ideal size, Roberson is able to climb the ladder and go up and collect the ball. His size and length make him difficult to cover and he has caused major problems for defences in the ACC this season. With 43 receptions, 737 yards and 6 touchdowns and also averaging over 17 yards per reception, Roberson has been able to show his ability to make big plays.
A projected UDFA in the summer, Roberson has more than worked his name into draftable discussion and although is likely to be a day 3 prospect, he has made himself some money in 2021.
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