Future Stars: The Best NFL Draft Prospects to Discover – Week 7

Future Stars: The Best NFL Draft Prospects to Discover – Week 7
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Back again for week 7, there are plenty of Future Stars on offer in college football this week.

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.

After some surprising results last week, there are some really intriguing matchups this weekend. You can see some of them as part of a 6 game slate of games available to UK viewers across the BT Sport channels.

17:00AUBURN at ARKANSASBT SPORT ESPN
17:15FLORIDA at LSUBT SPORT 2
20:30KENTUCKY at GEORGIABT SPORT ESPN
00:00TCU at OKLAHOMABT SPORT ESPN
00:00ALABAMA at MISSISSIPPI STBT SPORT 3
03:00ARIZONA ST at UTAHBT SPORT 3
All times in GMT

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

Here are your Future Stars in week 7!

FUTURE STARS

JORDAN DAVIS – DT – GEORGIA

Jordan Davis - Future Stars
Image Credit – Times Free Press

Jordan Davis has had an extremely promising season so far. He was ranked as the 2nd best defensive tackle in preseason and he has done a lot to, not only secure that position, but push Demarvin Leal for the top spot.

Davis is a man mover. He is able to push pockets and he is extremely good at limiting space and causing pressure. Davis is a true nose tackle who has disruptive hands and can drive players back on passing downs. 

He can lack a little explosiveness at times. He isn’t that true ‘athlete’ at the position, but it doesn’t matter. It’s Davis’s natural ability to be a troublemaker that causes him to be such a handful. 

Davis is rocketing up draft boards and is making a case to be picked in the first couple of rounds in next year’s NFL Draft.

NIK BONITTO – OLB – OKLAHOMA

Nik Bonitto is another player we were high on in preseason and he is living up to the hype.

As an outside linebacker, Bonitto is extremely versatile. He is a twitchy athlete rushing the passer off the edge, but he does offer a lot in coverage also. 

Bonitto is an active playmaker who has mesmerising footwork and punchy hands. When he is rushing the passer he can win in a multiple of different ways. Bonitto has acceleration, agility and athleticism. He really is a dynamic rusher. 

Then in coverage Bonitto can change direction on a dime. He has first class awareness and decision making especially in short yardage and when pursuiting runners out of the backfield. 

Whether you want to label Bonitto as an Edge or a linebacker, he can do it all. Bonitto is a dynamic playmaker who will only be talked about more heading towards the 2022 NFL Draft.

JAMESON WILLIAMS – WR – ALABAMA

Jameson Williams - Future Stars
Image Credit – Gary Cosby – USA TODAY Sports

Going into the season the Alabama receiver getting all the attention was John Metchie. Maybe we got the wrong guy! The narrative has now changed and Jameson Williams is getting some serious love in the NFL Draft community. 

Williams transferred from Ohio State to Alabama over the summer, which has proved a masterstroke for the future NFL star. A quick separator and yards after the catch machine, Williams has a lot of skills that will transition well to the NFL. 

Williams now has 7 touchdowns on the season and had a huge game in ‘Bama’s loss to Texas A&M. 10 catches, 146 yards and 2 touchdowns is not a bad day at the office. 

A deep threat who has smooth and savy route running skills, Williams has the makings of a top prospect. His electric speed makes him difficult to bring down. 

You won’t see many players have the confidence to transfer to Alabama, but Jameson Williams backed himself and he is looking like a top pick come April. 

DARE ROSENTHAL – OT – KENTUCKY

Kentucky have been one of the feel good stories of the season so far. The offensive line has been stellar and tackle, Darian Kinnard, has been central to it. But, all the talk about Kinnard has meant LSU transfer Dare Rosenthal has gone under the radar. 

Rosenthal is a power generator who has an exceptional anchor. He is explosive off his base and has great release from his lower half. So far Rosenthal has shown good athleticism through his movement skills and agility. 

With springy and active hands Rosenthal has been solid for the Wildcats in 2021, proving to be a corner stone for the Kentucky offensive line. Rosenthal is super raw having started out as a defensive tackle. He was ranked as the #24 ranked tackle coming out of high school before transitioning to left tackle in his freshman year at LSU.

In preseason his season looks certain to be derailed by off the field issues. Missing several games after disciplinary action. With those off field issues Rosenthal will need someone to take a chance. But, as a developmental prospect, Dare Rosenthal has shown great promise.

ROGER MCCREARY – CB – AUBURN

How Roger McCreary went from 3-star recruit to Auburn's No. 1 cornerback
Image Credit – Montgomery Advertiser

Roger McCreary is on the cusp of entering the discussion for one of the top cornerbacks in the 2022 draft class. But, he has some stiff competition to overcome. 

This cornerback class is good and entering into the top 5 discussion is a difficult thing to achieve. With Stingley, Gardner, Elam etc. the group has top class players and plenty of depth.

Up steps McCreary though. He has shown he has the ball skills to make it in the NFL. He also has good movement skills and quick footwork. McCreary is a loose athlete who is effective in most aspects of the game.

With this smoothness doesn’t come a lack of physicality. He is able to stay with receivers in routes and can make plays on the ball at the catch point. 

McCreary is rising up everyone’s draft boards and could continue throughout this season. If McCreary is looking to prove himself, a solid game against a top receiver prospect in Treylon Burks would certainly help his cause. 

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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