2018 NFL Draft Rumors

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Stay up to date on all of the top College Football prospects during the 2017 season. 

 Mississippi State Bulldogs: Quarterback Nick Fitzgerald rising up draft boards | September 19th, 2017

  • Draft Analyst Troy Pauline in his Risers & Sliders weekly article has Bulldogs quarterback Nick Fitzgerald as a riser. “His ability to run with the ball is proof of the athleticism possessed by the big-armed signal caller and Fitzgerald is watching his draft stock take off.” Nick Fitzgerald is continuing to have a spectacular season as he is coming off another solid game this past Saturday against LSU which saw him pass for 180 yards, rush for 85 yards and have 4 total touchdowns (2 passing/2rushing). Nick Fitzgerald in three games this season has passed for 543 yards, 7 touchdowns and 1 interception. Nick Fitzgerald will look to continue to up his stock and his solid season this Saturday in the battle of the Bulldogs as they meet Georgia on the road.

 San Diego State Aztecs: Rashaad Penny rising up draft boards with three strong games | September 18th, 2017

  • In his weekly Risers & Sliders article on DraftAnalyst.com, Troy Pauline states that San Diego State running back Rashaad Penny could slide into a second-round draft. Rashaad Penny has had a very productive three-game stretch to start the year. In three games, Rashaad Penny has totaled 588 rushing yards and 4 rushing touchdowns while posting 69 receiving yards and 1 touchdown. Rashaad Penny has really taken over as a focal piece in the Aztecs backfield and can transition that role with the right team at the next level in the NFL.

 Georgia Bulldogs: Daniel Jeremiah compares Georgia running back Nick Chubb to Jordan Howard | September 8th, 2017

  • In the latest article posted on NFL.com’s College Football 24-7, Daniel Jeremiah compared Georgia running back Nick Chubb to Jordan Howard. In the article Daniel Jeremiah says “I came away impressed with Chubb’s power and balance. He’s at his best working between the tackles and grinding out tough yards.” and would continue to say “He doesn’t quite have the burst or top speed he possessed as a younger player, but he did flash some elusiveness in space. He reminds me a little bit of the Bears’ Jordan Howard.” 

 USC Trojans: Quarterback Sam Darnold being compared to Andrew Luck by David Shaw | August 22nd, 2017

  • In an interview with ESPN.com, Stanford Cardinal head coach David Shaw compared top 2018 NFL Draft pick Sam Darnold to Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew LuckHe’s the best college quarterback I’ve seen at anticipating since Andrew Luck,” Coach Shaw says, he would continue by saying “When you evaluate quarterbacks who can play at the next level, you’re looking for guys who can see a play before it happens and get the ball out of their hands quick. He’s the best I’ve seen in years.”  Sam Darnold, a red-shirt sophomore, is projected to go 1st overall in most sites mock drafts. We will see once the season progresses if he will maintain his draft status.