Welcome to the latest look into whats new over at Mocking the Drafts Prospect Film Library. We have been behind a bit due to work and the like, but we recently uploaded three games from the first week with many of the top prospects for the upcoming draft. Our newest game films are Notre Dame vs South Florida, Boise State vs Georgia, and Oregon vs LSU. You can also still access all our film from last year on the front page where we have film on just about every prospect. And if there is someone you can't find, leave a request on the front page.
Lets take a look at LSU vs Oregon:
The key to this game (other than the turnovers) is the LSU offensive and defensive lines outlasting the Oregon lines. Both teams have trouble sustaining drives through most of the first half, but the LSU running game wore down the young athletes on Oregon's D and controlled the clock and the game. On offense, Oregon's offensive line often uses the defenders motion to help run them out of the play, but couldn't consistently match the strength of the LSU D line and over the course of the game, the Oregon running game was stuffed up when it mattered. This forced Duck's QB Darron Thomas to throw 54 times, something he hadn't done before. LSU is able to man up against the inexperienced wide receivers and forces a lot of passes to the running backs out of the back field and screens.
Prospects to Keep an Eye On:
LSU: Tyrann Mathieu #7 Soph. CB, Morris Claiborne #17 Jr. CB, Barkevious Mingo #49 Soph. DE, Spencer Ware #11 Soph. RB, Michael Ford #42 Soph. RB, Rueben Randle #2 Jr WR, Deangelo Peterson #19 Senior TE, Odell Beckham Jr. #33 Fr. WR
Boise State vs Georgia:
Its pretty obvious that this is an early season game due to the sloppiness and general lack of consistency. However, Boise State is able to settle down and put drives together. Georgia relied on big plays to get into the end zone and never got any consistency from the the QB or receivers. The Bulldogs have plenty of athletes, but they had mental lapses with dropped/inaccurate passes. Boise didn't have near the athletes, but they came more prepared and ready to execute. I wonder how much longer that coaching staff with get to stay together because they should be getting offers from bigger conferences.
Prospects to keep an eye on:
Georgia: Aaron Murray #11 Soph. QB, Isaiah Crowell #1 Fr. RB, Cordy Glenn #71 Sr. OT, Ben Jones #60 Sr OC, Orson Charles #7 Jr TE, Malcolm Mitchell #26 Fr WR, Brandon Boykin #2 Sr CB, Bacarri Rambo #18 Jr FS, Jarvis Jones #29 Soph OLB
South Florida vs Notre Dame
The Fightin' Irish just couldn't help shooting themselves in the foot. Five turnovers in all, three in the South Florida redzone and two in their own. Outside of those turnovers, they moved the ball up and down the field. Notre Dame has been able to put it together in recent games and you can see flashes of it with Michael Floyd and Cierre Wood. South Florida's defense has athletes and draftable talent, but they offered little resistance between the 20's, but they took advantage of mistakes and contributed points. The Bulls had their own issues on offense, but the Irish D held up well and in the end the biggest difference in the game was the strip fumble return for a touchdown on the very first drive of the game.
Prospects to Keep and Eye On:
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