Future Stars: The Best NFL Draft Prospects To Discover – Week 3

Future Stars: The Best NFL Draft Prospects To Discover – Week 3
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Future Stars has featured some really exciting 2022 NFL Draft prospects. Heading into week 3, this week’s Future Stars is no different. 

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.

Between both BT Sport and Sky Sports there are 7 games in total to sit back and enjoy in week 3!

17:00MICHIGAN STATE at MIAMIBT SPORT ESPN
19:30PURDUE at NOTRE DAMESKY SPORTS NFL
20:30GEORGIA TECH at CLEMSONBT SPORT ESPN
20:30ALABAMA at FLORIDABT SPORT 2
00:00AUBURN at PENN STATEBT SPORT ESPN
00:00SOUTH CAROLINA at GEORGIABT SPORT 2
03:15ARIZONA STATE at BYUBT SPORT 2
All times local to UK & Ireland (GMT)

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

Here are your Future Stars in week 3!

FUTURE STARS

ZION NELSON – OT – MIAMI

Zion Nelson, Miami, Offensive Tackle - Future Stars
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This Miami team may not have stood out so far in 2021, but they do have some legitimate 2022 draft prospects. The best of those is OT Zion Nelson.

Nelson is a player who has great size, length and athleticism. He can generate really good power out of his stance and can get to the second level easily. His strength can be over powering, as he pushes defenders around for fun.

Although Nelson has the intangibles, he could still work on creating a better anchor. He has the strength, but setting a strong base will stop him from being put in the ground by power rushers. 

Nelson was rated by us as a top 5 tackle in the 2022 Draft class heading into the season. There is stiff competition and he will need to improve if he is to keep his place.

JORDAN BATTLE – S – ALABAMA

‘Bama have NFL quality littered throughout their team. On the defensive side of the ball, Battle is one of the most exciting playmakers available to Nick Saban.

Jordan Battle is a super hard hitter and a skillful tackler. He wraps players up and his opposition rarely escapes once his hands are on them. Battle shows good instinct in the field. Matched with his speed and strength, he has the recipe to be a quality starter in the NFL. 

The only issue that comes up in Battle’s game is that his aggressive style of play can sometimes mean he lacks some patience and vision. It means he can become more refined in coverage and improve his anticipation and play recognition.

Jordan Battle is among the names touted at the top of this class. It is unlikely anyone will catch Kyle Hamilton as the top safety, but Battle could make a case to be a high draft pick come the 2022 NFL Draft.

JAHAN DOTSON – WR – PENN STATE

Jahan Dotson - Future Stars
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In a 2022 NFL Draft receiving class which lacks the top end talent of recent years, Jahan Dotson is being spoken about as a player who will be converted by NFL teams.

Although having excellent production for Penn State on the perimeter, We project Dotson to work best from the inside moving into the NFL. From the slot he will be able to get involved with some creative routes and his clean hands will makes plays over the middle easy. Dotson also has a fluid transition from catcher to runner and will offer yards after catch ability.

Dotson is on the smaller side and so may struggle against bigger NFL corners. He isn’t overly dynamic as a playmaker and his limitations in size and strength is why we project him as an inside receiver. 

There is no doubt Dotson has talent and will be able to make plays once he gets to the next level. He will be a great moveable chess piece for an offensive coordinator to scheme up. Watch out for Dotson as a possible day 2 prospect.

DOHNOVAN WEST – IOL – ARIZONA STATE

The interior offensive line group is one of the deepest positional groups in the 2022 NFL Draft. Dohnovan West is one of those names who can make a push this season.

West is a fantastic athlete. He can push and pull in space and plays both the run and passing game really well. His speed to move laterally and vertically is impressive. West has good upper and lower body strength where he can set his anchor, but also has punchy hands. 

The athletic lineman may be scheme dependent at the next level though. Due to his athletic profile and movement skills he will likely fit best into a wide zone scheme where he could really excel. West could also add weight to his frame, making that anchor stronger. Currently a guard, he could even translate to center with some development.

West is a strong and consistent players who possesses a lot of upside. Currently a later round pick. West will be looking to move up draft boards before the season is out. 

KINGSLEY ENAGBARE – DE – SOUTH CAROLINA

Kingsley Enagbare, South Carolina, Edge
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South Carolina have one of the top defences in college football and defensive end Kingsley Enagbare is at the heart of it. 

Enagbare plays football in a violent and aggressive way. His toughness and physicality means he can cause destruction across the line of scrimmage. The versatile playmaker has good short area quickness and power, but he really shows up as a run blocker. 

The main concern with Enagbare will be his durability. He has already had to have hip surgery once in his career and although his play suggests everything is fine, NFL teams will of course be worried about it. Enagbare also doesn’t have the same production as some in the Edge class. But, with the way he plays, you need to scout the player, not the box score. 

However, Enagbare has improved his production in 2021. He is currently in the round 1 discussion and a big game against a tough opponent in Georgia, will only bolster his stock. 

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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