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Build The Team: CFB Standouts Week 13

A couple of receiving options that may fit with the Skins, another prolific RB, an EDGE defender coming off an insane game, a dynamic CB, and other standouts from week 13

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Jordan Lasley, WR
School: UCLA | Conference: PAC 12
College Experience: Junior | Age: 20?
Height / Weight: 6-1 / 205 lbs

Jordan Lasley has been on a tear the past few weeks for UCLA but none were more prolific than this past Saturday’s outing against Cal. Lasley got the best of the Cal defenders and put up one of his career-best performances which featured 12 catches for 227 yards and 1 TD. This week's past performance highlights Lasley’s emergence the past few weeks (10/204/3 vs. USC and 7/164/1 TD against AZ ST). Lasley is a smooth operator that primarily works the boundary and stretches the field but is also used on crossing routes underneath as well. He's made a series of impressive catches this season. Lasley’s stellar production comes in spite of a 3 game suspension he served for undisclosed reasons this year. Through 8 games played Lasley has 61 catches for 1136 yards and 8 TDs. Lasley has yet to announce his intentions for pro play (it’s still a bit early tbh) but if Rosen declares I can see Lasley moving on as well.

Logan Woodside, QB
School: Toledo | Conference: Mid American
College Experience: Senior | Age: 22
Height / Weight: 6-2 / 210 lbs

Logan Woodside is an interesting name that will likely receive a lot of interest from teams looking for a QB later in the draft. Woodside’s name got mentioned a lot last year as Toledo has great success with him and Kareem Hunt and Michael Roberts. Woodside put up career numbers as a junior and though his numbers aren't as prolific this year he has still faired well against tougher competition which has included Miami and this past week Western Michigan. Woodside has good arm strength and decent accuracy operating out of Toledo’s spread offense but there are still big questions about how his skills will translate to a much higher level of competition in the NFL. We should find out a lot more about him once the Senior Bowl rolls around. On the year Woodside has 3,451 passing yards, 24 TDs, 3 INTs and a 65.2 completion percentage.

Myles Gaskin, RB
School: Washington | Conference: PAC 12
College Experience: Junior | Age: 20
Height / Weight: 5-10 / 203 lbs

I swear every week I look at the potential of this 2018 RB class and I am blown away. A lot of it will come down to who actually declares of course since a lot of the top talent are juniors but Myles Gaskin out of Washington is yet another name to remember. Gaskin won the job from now Detroit Lion Dwyane Washington in his freshman year and has been a consistent performer ever since. Gaskin has had at least 1,300 rushing yards in his first two seasons and figure to pass that mark again as he currently has 1,282. Gaskin has many tools. He’s explosive, he has another gear, he has an array of elusive moves, and he shows patience behind the line of scrimmage when blocks are developing. This past week he absolutely destroyed Washington State. If a good chunk of these guys (including Gaskin or not) declare it's going to be really fun ranking them - there is a flavor for nearly every type of running style in this draft (potentially). On the year Gaskin has 1,282 yards on 208 carries (6.2 average) 19 TDs and 18 receptions for 228 yards and 3 TDs.

Trey Quinn, WR
School: SMU | Conference: AAC
College Experience: rJr | Age: 21?
Height / Weight: 6-0 / 202 lbs

In all honesty, the SMU receivers have been feasting this year with a much improved Ben Hicks under center. The SMU offense features three potential NFL talents in Courtland Sutton, Trey Quinn, and James Proche. I wrote a little about James Proche a few weeks ago but Trey Quinn a transfer from LSU leads the Mustang receivers in receiving yards. Quinn made the right decision transferring from LSU which has a near non-existent passing game at times. He made he way over to Texas this year and hasn't looked back. Quinn is a dangerous possession type receiver that can do a lot of damage after the catch. He can stretch the field, work underneath, and go across the middle and be effective. He’s also hauled in several impressive catches this season. Quinn reminds me of that Crowder/Kupp type of receiver that can flourish in a West Coast offense if you get the ball in their hands and let them do the work. On the year Quinn has 106 catches for 1,191 yards and 12 TDs.


Mat Boesen, EDGE
School: TCU | Conference: BIG 12
College Experience: Senior | Age: 21?
Height / Weight: 6-4 / 235 lbs

Mat Boesen and Ben Banogu are TCU’s best defenders by far. I wrote about Banogu earlier on in the year. Boesen had his coming out party this past weekend and it should garner national attention. Where or not the final count is 5.5 or 6 sacks it doesn't make much difference - Boesen put on an absolute show against Baylor. Boesen was a force off the edge and embarrassed Baylor’s left tackle all day long. Boesen has a good get off and I really hope we get to see him in action in the Senior Bowl as well as get some recorded test numbers in there. His style of play reminds me of a mix between Kyler Fackrell and De'Vondre Campbell - he gets good burst off the edge and can close the pocket but more times than not needs to win with his athleticism rather with strength or power. Boesen should be an exciting player to watch during the process and I’m eager to see how he improves.

Sam Hubbard, EDGE
School: Ohio State | Conference: BIG 10
College Experience: Junior | Age: 20?
Height / Weight: 6-5 / 265 lbs

Hubbard is one of the better-known names when talking EDGE/4-3 DE prospects in this upcoming draft. Hubbard had gotten off to a bit of a slow start this season but has put it together again this past weekend in the rivalry matchup against Michigan. Hubbard got after John O’Korn and contributed to a miserable day for the QB. I think Hubbards best fit is a 4-3 base rush end but he is a bit dynamic. Ohio State uses him and Nick Bosa at times at middle linebacker on blitzing stunts. I’d like to see him at the combine in position drills to see how he looks in space - to my knowledge he has not dropped back very much at Ohio State. On the year Hubbard has 31 tackles (7.5 for loss), 5 sacks, and 1 FF.

Alec James, DL
School: Wisconsin | Conference: BIG 10
College Experience: Senior | Age: 22?
Height / Weight: 6-3 / 272 lbs

James is another key piece on Wisconsin’s ferocious front 7. James typically plays defensive end but also rushes inside as well. James excels at working inside through the gaps rather than trying to push outside. He can quickly create interior pressure if he has a good jump off the snap and has good position with his hands. I’d like to see him develop better pass rush moves if that's going to be his forte but he looks like he can be a solid player in the right defense. This past weekend the Wisconsin defense as a whole smothered the Minnesota Golden Gophers. On the year James has 42 tackles (7.5 for loss), 5.5 sacks, 2 passes defended, and one fumble recovery.

Mike Hughes, CB
School: UCF | Conference: AAC
College Experience: rJr | Age: 21?
Height / Weight: 5-11 / 185 lbs

If you didn’t catch the UCF vs USF matchup this weekend its work watching the highlights for. Both teams racked up a slew of production on offense and only a kick 6 from Mike Hughes decided it before overtime. Hughes is much more than a return threat, however. He is a legit CB prospect and has been a key on the UCF defense which has allowed that team to remain undefeated so far this year. Hughes has exceptional speed and can stick with just about any receiver going stride for stride. He puts himself in great position on plays to break up passes and/or come down with them. Hughes transferred from North Carolina after the 2015 season and it appears joining the Knights was the right decision. On the year Hughes has 38 tackles, 4 INTs (1 for a TD), 11 passes defended, and 1 FF.