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Build The Team: CFB Standouts Week 14

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Will a fast-rising QB be in the Skins future? Another top OG prospect an underrated local CB and other standouts from week 14

Missouri v Arkansas Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images

Offense

Tre’Quan Smith, WR
School: UCF | Conference: AAC
College Experience: Junior | Age: 20?
Height / Weight: 6-1 / 205 lbs

As you might be able to tell from the score in the first tweet UCF vs. Memphis was an offensive slaughter for both teams. On UCF’s side, Tre’Quan Smith had a lot to do with that production. Smith hauled in 6 catches for 161 yards and 2 scores to help UCF beat Memphis in the AAC Championship game. Smith is no stranger to that kind of production as he has had huge games this year against Cincinnati, SMU, and Connecticut. Smith is a bit of a burner with his long strides and a heck of a receiver. He reminds me a bit of a certain young Redskin WR who has a knack for acrobatic catches. Smith is smooth in his movements and comes up with big plays as he is a natural catcher with + athleticism. I have no idea if he’s going to come out this year but I wouldn't be surprised if he was a huge riser during the draft process. Smith has 54 catches for 1,082 yards and 13 TDs on the season.

Isaiah Wynn, OT/OG
School: Georgia | Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior | Age: 21?
Height / Weight: 6-2 / 302 lbs

Wynn has been a solid and at times dominant O-lineman for the Dawgs this season. Wynn excels as a run blocker and has opened up huge holes and sealed edges for Sony Michel and Nick Chubb all season long. He plays with great leverage and footwork which gives him great control at the point of attack. He isn’t as refined in pass protection but he is solid in that area. I’d rank him along with the top guards mentioned in these articles already. I really think the Redskins should invest once again in a starter quality guard (I feel I’ve said this for like 3 years in a row) in the draft this year to replace Shawn Lauvao whose departure I hope is imminent.

Drew Lock, QB
School: Missouri | Conference: SEC
College Experience: Junior | Age: 21
Height / Weight: 6-4 / 225 lbs

Lock is the hottest name in college football right now at QB. Lock who was rarely mentioned as part of ‘year of the QB’ class has quietly broken records in the SEC and has placed in the top 10 statistically in most categories. I’ll leave the detail of my personal preference's at the QB position for another article but I would take Lock over at least 3 top QB names you’ve heard of this season. The Mizzou line has kept him very clean this season and has only allowed 12 sacks this season but Lock is good under pressure and truly can make all the throws on the field. I don’t feel like I’m exaggerating when I also say that I would be money on him having the biggest arm out of all the QB prospects this year. Take a look at the clips below a 50-60 yard pass is effortless to him and he’s pretty accurate with them too. If you haven’t seen him yet this year Missouri plays Texas later this month in a bowl game. Lock has 3,695 yards passing, 43 TDs, 12 INTs, and a 58.2 completion percentage on the year.

Defense

Isaiah Oliver, CB
School: Colorado | Conference: PAC 12
College Experience: Junior | Age: 20?
Height / Weight: 6-1 / 195 lbs

I’ve been following Oliver for most of the season to see how he faired against the passing attacks in the PAC 12. He’s pretty good. He missed a couple of games in late October / early November. Your favorite draft pundit Mel Kiper has ranked Oliver the top CB prospect in this year's draft. Oliver is a talent and has the speed, length, vision, and coverage skills to run with just about anyone. He is a true cover corner that is not afraid to give his man space and wait for the play to develop before he uses his skills to swoop in and make a play on the ball. What he lacks is tackling production and physicality at the LOS. We’ll see how that works out for him soon enough. Oliver has 26 tackles, 11 passes defended, and 2 INTs on the season.

Ja'Von Rolland-Jones, EDGE
School: Arkansas State | Conference: Sun Belt
College Experience: Senior | Age: 23
Height / Weight: 6-2 / 244 lbs

Rolland-Jones is your small school wild dog pass rusher in this draft class though you can make an argument UTSA’s Marcus Davenport is right there with him. Rolland Jones has crushed his level of competition since he stepped foot on the field for Arkansas State. His career numbers (4 years) for an EDGE are quite impressive coming in at 174 tackles (62.5 for loss), 44 sacks (which ties Terrell Suggs record), 1 INT, 3 passes defended, and 10 FF. It’s hard to say what Rolland-Jones’ weakness are because he has hardly ever been stopped in the Sun Belt. He bends the edge and wins with both quickness and power and a relentless defender in pursuit. He knows how to finish his tackles and often makes a move to try and trip the ball at the end of the play. At the moment the Skins are stacked at EDGE but Rolland-Jones should be a fun player to watch throughout this process. On the year he has 51 tackles (18.5 for loss), 13 sacks, 1 pass defended, and 3 FF.

Greg Stroman, CB
School: Virginia Tech | Conference: ACC
College Experience: Senior | Age: 21
Height / Weight: 6-0 / 181 lbs

Stroman will be one of the top Seniors at the position in this draft class. He like Oliver above is a solid coverage corner but lacks the consistent physicality and production on that front you may want to see. Stroman has been one of the best player’s in Virginia Tech secondary and is a good athlete too boot. He plays well in space and has good closing speed and instincts that put him in right place at the right time. Stroman has 17 tackles, 4 INTs (1 for a TD), and 11 passes defended. I hope he is invited to the Senior Bowl so I can see more of him outside of the ACC.