The second week of the college football season has concluded, and some bigger name senior prospects stood out. Here some players who helped their 2013 NFL Draft stock. Who were you impressed by this weekend? Let us know in the comments.
Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia
Jones was a force rushing the pass rusher in the first half. In the second, the Georgia coaches used him more conservatively. It looked bad initially with Georgia being burned on a 69-yard touchdown pass with Jones spying Missouri quarterback James Franklin. But midway through the fourth quarter, Jones was dropped into coverage and he intercepted Franklin's pass. Georgia scored on the next play to go up 34-20.
Robert Woods, WR, USC
Although Woods has been overshadowed by sophomore Marqise Lee, he stood out on Saturday. Woods had two touchdown catches on Saturday and helped set up two more scores during Southern Cal's win over Syracuse. Showed some of his speed on a 76-yard run in the third quarter and an impressive punt return. He also displayed toughness, doing it all with a sore shoulder.
Johnthan Banks, CB, Mississippi State
In what could be a break out game for Mississippi State, Banks was a star of the Bulldogs' win over Auburn. The senior had two interceptions and six tackles, and helped shut down Auburn's speedy Emory Blake. Banks now has 14 career interceptions, the most among any active FBS player.
C.J. Barnett, CB, Ohio State
Coming into the season, Barnett was a hard prospect to figure out. He has safety size at 6'1, 202 pounds but is playing cornerback for Ohio State this season. Against Central Florida, Barnett looked smooth in his drops, looked to have good speed and his instincts will improve as the season progresses.
Will Ebner, MLB, Missouri
He may never be a high-round pick, but Ebner was good against Georgia. He wasn't biting on play fakes and reading run plays nicely. Even after being questionable to play leading up to the game, Ebner totaled nine tackles and a tackle for loss.
Marlon Brown, WR, Georgia
Along with tight end Michael Bennett, Brown has become quarterback Aaron Murray's go-to wide receiver. Brown doesn't have blazing speed, but he's big at a listed 6-foot-5, 216 pounds. He knows how to subtly create space to give Murray a window to place the ball in. Brown has underwhelmed to this point in his Georgia career. But after a day of four catches for 121 yards and two touchdowns, the senior is one to monitor going forward.