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Build The Team: CFB Standouts Week 1

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Cadillactica takes a look at two standout players this week that could be on the Redskins radar.

Texas A&M v UCLA Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

Offense

Josh Rosen, QB
School: UCLA | Conference: PAC 12
College Experience: Junior | Age: 20
Height / Weight: 6-4 / 220 lbs

Alabama v. Florida State may have been slated for prime time but there was no game more exciting this week than UCLA v. Texas A&M. Josh Rosen deserves the offensive spotlight here because he came out of the gate week one and showed us just how good he could be. Sure, Rosen is already regarded as a first round pick but he does not come without criticisms, namely, his consistency and accuracy. This game was far from perfect, in fact, Rosen was pretty bad for 3 quarters going 14 for 31 for 174 yards before the 4th quarter, but he and the UCLA offense came alive when it mattered in the fourth. Down 44 to 10 Rosen led an improbable comeback. He was great and he was lucky but he showed us how he can lead a team and persevere in tough situations. He finished the game 35 for 59 with 491 yards and 4 touchdowns and a passer rating of just over 151. Check out some highlights and buzz on him below.

Was Josh Rosen Good or Lucky? - CBS

Josh Rosen Rotoworld Recap

Great LA Times Article on the game

Bruins Nation Breakdown of the comeback

Defense

Josey Jewell, ILB
School: Iowa | Conference: BIG 10
College Experience: Senior | Age: 22
Height / Weight: 6-2 / 236 lbs

There are going to be three or four other middle linebackers you’ll hear about this season as potential NFL starters but none of them quite had the path of Josey Jewell to get where they are now. Jewell was a two-star prospect and almost went to a division III school before ending up at Iowa. Look at him now, he’s Bednarik and Walter Camp Defensive player of the week. Iowa took on Wyoming this week and faced a potential first round QB by the name of Josh Allen. The Iowa defense led by Jewell had other ideas and Allen’s stock took a big hit for the time being. Jewell was involved and relentless all game long, he rushed the passer, sacked the passer, stuck with receivers in coverage and plugged gaps in the run game. He finished the game with 14 tackles (7 solo, 7 assisted), 2.5 for loss, 2 sacks, and a pass defended. Keep an eye on him all season, Tony Pauline loves this kid and compares him to Kiko Alonso. See Josh Allen highlight below aka Iowa / Josey Jewell Highlights (#43)

A lot to like in Jewell Fueled Win

Josey Jewell Rotoworld Recap