Future Stars: The Best Draft Prospects To Discover – Week 0

Future Stars: The Best Draft Prospects To Discover – Week 0
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It doesn’t feel like long since the end of the College Football season, but FUTURE STARS returns!

Future Stars brings you the 2022 NFL Draft Prospects you should keep your eye on each and every week across the televised games in the UK, throughout the college season and into next year’s Draft.

The lead up to the 2022 NFL Draft will see us produce more college and NFL Draft coverage than ever before! You will get your fix of our Future Stars every Saturday – Including week 0!

Week 0 is the annual curtain raiser for the college football season and will see 2 games televised in the UK over on BT Sport.

On current scheduling you can join Hawaii @ UCLA in progress from the Rose Bowl Stadium at 10:00 PM GMT on BT Sport 3. BT Sport 3 will also televise the HBCU Showcase game from Atlanta where Alcorn St take on NC Central from midnight.

Of course keep an eye on your TV guide for any scheduling changes!

Here are your Future Stars in week 0!

FUTURE STARS

SEAN RHYAN – OT – UCLA

Sean Rhyan, UCLA, Offensive Tackle
Image Credit: 247sports

Sean Rhyan is a player who has been talked about a lot in draft circles. It is easy to see why. 

Rhyan is a powerful offensive tackle who has great balance and strength to be successful at the position. He also combines good movement skills with the ability to move at pace vertically and laterally. Rhyan’s footwork is always active and his strong center of gravity means rarely does his opponent escape him.

Saying that Rhyan is still developing. Although he shows good speed he isn’t always the quickest out of the snap, especially on passing downs. Also Rhyan isn’t the biggest of tackles and his lack of size can sometimes mean he lacks some leverage and can get beat most notably on his inside.

Sean Rhyan is such an exciting prospect and with a big season he could solidify himself towards the top of the 2022 offensive tackle draft class. 

JUWAN TAYLOR – DB – ALCORN STATE

Juwan Taylor is an interesting player entering the 2022 NFL Draft cycle. Having had decent production in previous years, he could be a player who could really progress this season.

Taylor has good speed and offers a lot of versatility. He is capable of stopping the run, but really comes to life on passing downs. Taylor plays with really nice awareness and has solid instincts. 

Despite the mental positives, Taylor isn’t an overly athletic defensive back and may lack some of the traits to get him noticed. 

Taylor comes with possibility though. He has potential to make an NFL roster come 2022 if he can continue to show his good mental processing and work ethic.

GREG DULCICH – TE – UCLA

UCLA TE Greg Dulcich has teammates singing his praises – Daily News
Image Credit:Los Angeles Daily News

In a tight end class which could be wide open, Greg Dulcich could really make a name for himself in 2021. 

A solid all rounder there is a lot that Dulcich does well. As a receiver, Dulcich has the speed to be successful, he is an excellent route runner and has really solid hands. Dulcich’s blocking is reasonable and he really is an all rounder.

Dulcich had a solid year in 2020 producing over 500 yards and 5 touchdowns on just 26 catches! That was enough to be the most receiving yards by any UCLA player and it has lead to him being an early favourite for the John Mackey Award.

With another season playing with QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson, Dulcich could have a partnership which will see him put up solid production in 2021.

ISAIAH TOTTEN – RB – NC CENTRAL

Named 3 times as an ALL-MEAC player, Isaiah Totten has shown why he has been talked about as a potential draft pick for NCCU. 

The NC Central running back has carried the offence rushing for over 2000 yards and 15 touchdowns and is the focus of the NCCU attack.

A speedy running back, Totten is currently ranked 7th all time on the Eagles’ rushing list. He should top that list with just over another 800 yards. Totten will be looking to move up that list this season and will be looking to grab national attention in the HBCU showcase.

CORTEZ DAVIS – CB – HAWAII 

Flowery Branch grad Cortez Davis feeling right at home with University of  Hawaii football team - Gainesville Times
Image Credit: Gainsville TImes

You could argue that Cortez Davis is the top corner in the Mountain West Conference. After initial scouting he was one of only a handful of players who was able to cope with Romeo Doubs; the star receiver from Nevada. 

Davis is a strong, tough corner who plays with physicality. He is a player who performs best in man coverage but is more than capable playing press or zone. Davis is a smooth athlete with fluid movement skills. According to PFF, Davis had the lowest target rate of any corner in the Mountain West last season at only 11%! Plus, he allowed only 6 first downs all year! 

Despite this there are of course some aspects of Davis’s game which need improvement. He can be sloppy as a tackle and does lack some ball skills. There are times where there is a play to be made, but his hands are not as consistent or strong as you would like. 

Cortez Davis has some really nice qualities and he is another player currently on the fringes of the 2022 NFL Draft. With another top year 

Which Future Stars will you have your eye on this week? Let us know over on Twitter @NinetynineYards and @Owain_Jones_ 

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