It's only been one week of college football, so lets not overreact too much here – especially if you watched Virginia Tech's Logan Thomas look pretty ordinary Monday night. But if we're going to put up a stock up report, a stock down one has to follow.
Many are knocking Michigan's Denard Robinson, but lets just be frank and admit he shouldn't be evaluated as a quarterback prospect. On Saturday, it looked like Robinson was trying to be Robert Griffin III, especially early in the game. Robinson just doesn't have the accuracy to complete moderately difficult throws. But his position is an unknown, so don't expect him to make either stock up or stock down list anytime soon.
Instead, here are three players who left me wondering in college football's first week:
Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama
A couple of years from now, I'll probably be overstating the greatness of Alabama's T.J. Yeldon as a prospect. Just a freshman, the 6-foot-2, 215-pounder has a great burst and his strength will only get better. That's an immediate problem for Lacy. Of Alabama's three running backs, Lacy was the least impressive. Lacy had just nine carries for 35 yards on Saturday, which isn't a good sign. Lacy's not in the same class as Trent Richardson or Mark Ingram, and could quickly be surpassed by Yeldon.
Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan
Lewan's stock may not be sliding just yet, but some red flags were raised against Alabama. On Saturday, three penalties were called against Lewan and he also suffered a fourth quarter right leg injury. It will be worth following this season whether or not Lewan is a magnet for flags. Also pay attention to his footwork. Head coach Brady Hoke said that Lewan was "fine," but will see if this hampers his pass protection in the new few games. Finally, Lewan's hand technique left some questions. He wasn't consistently extending his arms out, which let defenders into his frame. That negates his natural size advantage, sort of like Brock Osweiler dropping his release point last season.
Landry Jones, QB, Oklahoma
This is not going to be a season-long witch hunt against Landry Jones. But when his play is only marginal, it's worth noting. Against UTEP, he was 22 of 36 for 222 yards and two touchdowns. The numbers were good enough and Oklahoma won. But Jones showed the same faulty traits he did last season. A lot of his completions came on screens, swings and check downs. When there was pressure, Jones was dancing all around the pocket. Unless he progresses in the coming weeks, it will behoove Jones to work closely with a quarterback guru in the offseason.
Watch Jones' game here and let me know what you think: