As you know from last year Steve and I like to put up a weekly post each Friday to point out a couple of college games that may be helpful for Redskins fans to keep an eye on. College Football kicked off each night and we have two games this weekend that will be chocked full of prospects who could help out the Redskins in 2013 and beyond.
#24 Boise State at #13 Michigan State: 8/31 (tonight) at 8 pm on ESPN (by Steve)
Score prediction: Michigan State 27 Boise State 17.
#8 Michigan vs #2 Alabama (Dallas, TX): 9/1 at 8 pm on ABC (by Parks)
Alabama: The Tide lost plenty of their defensive talent from a year ago, but they are once again among the top teams in the country. Bama still has a ton of talent on both sides of the ball and their offensive line may be the nation's best.
Robert Lester, S: Lester may be the second best safety in the draft this year behind USC's T.J. McDonald. He possesses more physical talent then teammate and Top 10 pick in 2012 Mark Barron, in my opinion. Lester could be the gem of the second round or a guy that shoots up draft boards, much like Barron. Early 2nd rounder
DeMarcus Milliner, CB: Milliner is a big physical corner who the Redskins could look to in 2013. Lets be honest here, we have no idea where the Redskins secondary will be a year from now. The 6'1 corner actually came to Alabama to possibly play both sides of the ball, so its rare you'll find such a big corner with the receiving skills Milliner possesses. 2nd Round
C.J. Moseley, ILB: Remember when I said Alabama lost most of their defensive talent from a year? Well they simply reload. The Skins are going to need to replace London Fletcher sooner or later and prospect like Moseley could be just the guy. 2nd Round
Michigan: Fresh off a Sugar Bowl victory (pipe down Tech fans!) the Wolverines are ready to march to the top of the national picture. It won't be easy as Brady Hoke's squad has one of the nation's toughest schedules in 2012, which starts with this week's showdown.
Taylor Lewan, OT: God knows the Redskins need an offensive tackle and Taylor Lewan may be a guy that's hanging around if he decides to leave school after this season. Recently, Mel Kiper Jr. remarked on Lewan as a draft prospect:
"They have been raving about him for a couple years now, and every time I talk to Michigan -- he’s 6-7, 310 pounds; think about what Jake Long did coming out of that program. Could he be the next Jake Long? Maybe. He’s a guy, when you start talking about the (2013) draft, you’ve got to start thinking about Lewan. He’s got a high grade. He’s one of my five-star guys. I would definitely keep an eye on him."
Upgrade? Absolutely. Lewan will challenge to be a high first rounder, but for now he's slated in the early 2nd Round.
Prediction: Alabama 26, Michigan 18