TC56 NFL MONTHLY MOCK & COLLEGE FOOTBALL POSITION RANKINGS: 2.0

TC56 NFL MONTHLY MOCK DRAFT TOP 10

Current top 10 after week 8

  1. New York Jets – QB – Trevor Lawrence – Clemson
  • The rumblings that Lawrence will not play for the Jets are a little premature. He never stated he wouldn’t play for anybody and neither Lawrence nor his coach can afford to have a return for his senior year. His stock is already at its peak and top prospect DJ Uiagalelei will not wait another year to start at Clemson. The Jets should have a new coach and a lot of draft picks coming up. Mekhi Becton is a player at left tackle, they will have cap room, and draft picks. All these factors, with the addition of Lawrence, the Jets could accelerate the rebuild. That being said it’s still the Jets(oh the pain as WFAN Joe Benigo would say).

2. New York Giants – QB – Justin Fields – Georgia

  • Daniel Jones continues to be a feast or famine player. Unfortunately, during the famine he is giving too many potatoes to the other team. Fields has looked outstanding in his first 2 games this season. He is incredibly accurate, extremely mobile, and has big time arm strength. He only has 7 incomplete passes this season so far. The difference between him and Lawrence is minimal. Both New York teams can’t go wrong with either guy.

3. Jacksonville Jaguars – OT – Penei Sewell – Oregon

  • I think you have to take the best player available here. Both quarterbacks are off the board and the other quarterbacks are too unknown to take in this high of a spot. The pick is between Rousseau and Sewell. If the Jaguars believe in Gardner Minshew then you have to protect him. Sewell is an athletic left tackle who fits the modern offensive lineman against all these athletic pass rushers.

4. Miami Dolphins – DE – Greg Rousseau

  • Rousseau is a uber athletic edge player who can be a real difference maker defensively. He can fit into any system as a defensive end or an outside linebacker. Miami is building a good young team and just needs play makers on both sides of the ball. The Dolphins own two 1st round picks and could afford to take best player available here.

5. Dallas Cowboys – CB – Patrick Surtain II – Alabama

  • Surtain is the best corner in this draft. His length and physicality is a defensive coordinators dream. Dallas drafted his Alabama teammate last year Trevan Diggs who is having a good rookie season. This pair could not only solidify the secondary but also help the pass rush.

6. Atlanta Falcons – DE – Carlos Basham Jr.  – Wake Forest

  • Atlanta is in a strange spot here. They are very talented team but the chemistry is not there and this group seems snake bitten since the Super Bowl debacle. They will most likely have a new coach and need to rebuild. Basham would be a great addition to the Falcons 4-3 defense. His size, strength, and versatility.

7. Washington – OT – Samuel Cosmi – Texas

  • Washington needs to solidify their offensive line. Losing tackle Trent Williams this season leaves a void. Cosmi is an athletic tackle who can step in and be an anchor for their offensive line. Washington has some talent but quarterback position is up in the air, so protecting that guy is imperative.

8. Los Angeles Chargers – WR – Rondale Moore – Perdue

  • To go along with the play maker theme Rondale Moore fits that moniker. Moore is a do everything player that is a dynamic runner, returner, and pass catcher. Fans might have forgot about him since he hasn’t played in a year and a half but scouts haven’t forgot. Herbert would elevate Moore’s game and make the Chargers offense even more dynamic. With both top tackles gone at this point, Moore is the best player available

9. New England Patriots – QB – Zach Wilson – BYU

  • Zach Wilson has shot up draft boards with his impressive performance this season. Bill Belichick has definitely watched Wilson play and was even on the broadcast when BYU played at Navy. Wilson is mobile and accurate. The Patriots need a signal caller with the future of Newton up in the air. This could be the year the Pats finally go with a first round quarterback.

10. Minnesota Vikings – LB – Micah Parsons – Penn State

  • The Vikings may have wanted to go quarterback here. Lawrence, Fields, and Wilson all gone at this point and Cousins still under a huge contract. Parsons is the best player available. Like Moore, fans haven’t seen Parsons play in almost a year. He is still the best defensive player in this draft and would a great addition to the Vikings defense as an outside or middle linebacker.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL POSITIONAL RANKINGS:

Currently through November 6th

Quarterback:

Trevor Lawrence – 6’6” 220 – Clemson – Junior – Rating (4.50)

Season stats: 6 Games / 1833 passing yards / 17 Touchdown passes/ 70.7% Completion / 4 rushing touchdowns

  • Lawrence is out with Covid-19. He missed last week and the Tigers narrowly defeated Boston College. Disappointingly, Lawrence will miss the Notre Dame game. His status stands pat as far as the number 1 pick goes.

Justin Fields – 6’3” 223 – Ohio State – Junior – Rating (3.92) ↑ (4.25)

Season stats: 2 Games / 594 passing yards / 6 Touchdown passes/ 87.3% Completion / 1 rushing touchdown

  • Well we really couldn’t ask for a better two game start for Fields. He has thrown only 7 incomplete passes and 0 interceptions. Fields has a talented receiving core and spreads the ball around to all of them. Fields is going to be a front runner for the Heisman Trophy at this rate.

Trey Lance – 6’3” 224 – North Dakota State – Junior – Rating (3.81)

Season Stats: 1 Game / 143 yards passing / 143 yards rushing / 4 Total Touchdowns

  • Lance got his one showcase game against Central Florida. His arm strength and mobility was undeniable however, he struggled with accuracy especially on the deep and intimidate routes.

Zach Wilson – 6’3” 210 – BYU – Junior – Rating (3.85)

Season Stats: 8 Game / 2511 yards passing / 158 yards rushing / 21 touchdowns passes / 8 rushing touchdowns.

  • Wilson has been the rising star of this year’s college football season. His production is undeniable, his accuracy is outstanding, he is mobile, and his team is 7-0. He checks almost all the boxes for an excellent NFL prospect. With Joe Burrow being able to have one huge season and sky rocket himself to the top  of the draft the question is could Wilson do the same? Wilson arm strength is average but then again so was Burrows. Hopefully they can stay undefeated and throw a wrench into the playoff situation.

Sam Ehlinger – 6’3” 230 – Texas  – Senior – Rating (3.50)

Season Stats: 6 Games / 1650 passing yards / 20 Touchdown passes / 60.3% Completion / 7 rushing touchdowns

Running backs:

Travis Etienne – 5’10” 210 – Clemson – Senior – Rating (3.75) ↑(4.00)

Season Stats: 7 Games / 606 rushing yards / 434 receiving yards / 11 touchdowns

  • Etienne is an excellent all-purpose back and has continued that early in the season. He is the team’s leading rushing and second leading receiver. Lawrence was out against Boston College so the Tigers relied heavily on Etienne. The senior tailback went over 20 carries for the first time this year and 220 all-purpose yards (84 rushing & 140 receiving) and 2 touchdowns. He will have to answer the bell again against Notre Dame with Lawrence missing the second game in a row.

Najee Harris – 6’2” 230 – Alabama – Senior – Rating (3.64) ↑ (3.75)

Season Stats: 6 Games / 714 yards / 14 touchdowns

  • Harris has been an absolute workhorse for the Crimson Tide. He went over 20 carries in every game in the last month. He had a big game against Georgia (31-152-1) in important SEC match up. He will be relied on down the stretch to provide stability to an offense that lost Jaylan Waddle for the season.

Chuba Hubbard – 6’1” 207 – Oklahoma State – Junior – Rating (3.50)

Season Stats: 5 games / 550 rushing yards / 5 rushing touchdowns

  • Hubbard is still one dimensional but has been productive in the running game. I still want to see more from his pass protection and catches out of the backfield.

Kenneth Gainwell – 5’11” 191 – Memphis  – Senior – Rating (3.32)

  • Gainwell opted out of the 2020 season to prep for the draft.

CJ Verdell – 5’9” 210 – Oregon – Junior – Rating (3.18)

  • PAC 12 and Oregon season starts 11/7 vs. Stanford

Wide Receivers:

Rondale Moore – 5’9” 180 – Perdue – Junior – Rating (3.85)

  • Moore opted out of the 2020 season to prepare for the NFL Draft.

Devonta Smith – 6’1” 175 – Alabama  – Senior – Rating (3.64) ↑(3.85)

Season stats: 5 games / 56 receptions / 759 yards / 8 touchdowns (9 total)

  • After a slow start Smith has gotten back to his explosive big play receiver form. Smith has really stepped up since the Waddle injury. He has double digit catches in 3 of his last 4 games and scored 4 touchdowns in last week’s game against Mississippi State.

JaMarr Chase – 6’1” 200 – LSU – Junior – Rating (3.57)

  • Chase opted out of the 2020 season to prepare for the NFL Draft. Despite the opt out I believe the success of former teammate Justin Jefferson in the NFL and a good combine in February should be enough for Chase to move up draft boards.

Jaylen Waddle – 5’10” 182 – Alabama – Junior – Rating (3.75) ↓(3.50)

Season stats: 5 games / 25 receptions / 557 yards / 4 touchdowns

  • Waddle was having a huge season and moving up on draft boards. Unfortunately, he fractured his ankle and will miss the rest of the season. Hopefully he can make a full recovery and get back to full speed.  

Rashod Bateman – 6’2” 210 – Minnesota – Junior – Rating (3.57)↓

Season stats: 2 games / 14 receptions / 163 yards / 0 touchdowns

  • We didn’t see the explosiveness in his first two game of the season. He really needs to show he can stretch the field to move up the draft boards.

Offensive Line:

Penei Sewell– 6’6” 330 – Oregon – Junior – Rating (3.85)

  • Sewell opted out of the 2021 season to prepare for the 2021 NFL Draft

Samuel Cosmi – 6’7” 305 – Texas – Junior – Rating (3.71)

Cosmi #52 Left Tackle

6 games as the starting left tackle

  • Texas is averaging 44 points a game, 165 rushing yards, and 284 passing yards. They have given up just 12 sacks.

Walker Little – 6’7” 320 – Stanford – Senior – Rating (3.35)

  • Little opted out of the 2021 season to prepare for the 2021 NFL Draft

Creed Humphrey – 6’5” 307– Oklahoma – Junior – Rating (3.71)

6 games starting at center for the Oklahoma Sooners

  • The Sooners struggled with a 1-2 start and Humphrey as their only returning offensive lineman. However, they have righted the ship and gotten to 4-2 with the offense averaging 43 points a game.

Trey Smith – 6’6” 335 – Tennessee – Senior – Rating (3.64)

6 games starting at left guard for the Tennessee Volunteers

Tight End:

Kyle Pitts – 6’5” 239 – Florida – Junior – Rating (3.42)(3.85)

Season stats: 4 games / 22 receptions / 355 yards / 7 touchdowns

  • Pitts production has slowed a bit but he is still very much a coveted prospect with his size and skill. Florida has been set back with Covid issue of late.

Pat Freiermuth – 6’5” 256 – Penn State – Junior – Rating (3.57)

Season stats: 2 games / 10 receptions / 106 yards / 1 touchdown

  • Penn State season has just started and they have struggled. One thing that would fix that is to get Freiermuth more involved. He had only 3 catches against Ohio State.

Brevin Jordan – 6’3” 245 – Miami – Junior – Rating (3.50)

Season stats: 4 games / 18 receptions / 243 yards / 3 touchdowns

James Mitchell – 6’3” 252 – Virginia Tech – Junior – Rating (3.40)

Season stats: 6 games / 18 receptions / 311 yards / 4 touchdowns

  • Mitchell’s game against North Carolina open some eyes. Mitchell scored two touchdowns (1 rushing & 1 receiving) and showed good speed and hands on his way to his first 100 yard receiving game.

Kylen Granson – 6’3” 235 – SMU – Senior – Rating (3.35)

Season stats: 7 games / 24 receptions / 336 yards / 2 touchdowns

Defensive Line:

Carlos Basham – 6’5” 285 – Wake Forest – Senior – Rating (3.92)

Season Stats: 5 games / 26 tackles / 4 tackles for a loss/ 5 sacks / 4 forced fumbles

Greg Rousseau – 6’7” 253 – Miami – Red Shirt Sophomore – Rating (3.85)

  • Rousseau Opted out of the 2021 season to prepare for the 2021 NFL Draft

Patrick Jones II – 6’5” 260 – Pittsburg – Senior – Rating (3.71) ↑ (3.85)

Season stats: 7 games / 27 tackles / 9 tackle for a loss / 7 sacks

  • Despite Pittsburgh having a rough 4 game losing streak Jones hasn’t stopped being productive. He has shown power along with his speed in both his pass rush and block destruction abilities. Being an edge rusher like Jones has high value in NFL locker rooms.

Quincy Roche – 6’3” 245 – Miami/Temple – Senior – Rating (3.71)

Season stats: 7 games / 31 tackles / 10 tackle for a loss / 2.5 sacks

Marvin Wilson – 6’5” 305– Florida State – Senior – Rating (3.71)

Season stats: 5 Games / 17 tackles / 2 tackle of a loss / 1 sack

Linebackers:

Micah Parsons – 6’3” 244 – Penn State – Junior – Rating (3.92)

  • Parsons opted out of the 2021 season to prepare for the 2021 NFL Draft

Joseph Ossai – 6’4” 245 – Texas – Senior – Rating (3.50) ↑(3.75)

Season stats: 6 games / 46 tackles / 12 tackle for a loss / 4.5 sack / 3 forced fumbles

Ossai #46 OLB
  • Ossai had been having a solid year and then Oklahoma State came to town. The senior captain went off last Saturday with 12 tackles, 6 tackles for a loss, and 3 sacks. His last sack was the game winner in overtime. Ossai also recovered a fumble and cause a fumble on his other sack.  Ossai can be a 4-3 defense end or a stand up outside linebacker. This versitiliy will have NFL defensive coordinators salivating.

Nick Bolton – 6’0” 232 – Missouri – Junior – Rating (3.64)

Season stats: 5 games / 53 tackles / 3.5 tackle for a loss / 1 fumbles recovery

Dylan Moses – 6’3” 235 – Alabama – Junior – Rating (3.50)

Season stats: 6 games / 46 tackles / 5 tackle for a loss / 1 interception

Jabril Cox – 6’4” 231 – North Dakota State / LSU – Senior – Rating (3.50)

Season stats: 31 tackles / 4.5 tackle for a loss / 1 sack / 1 interception – 14 yard return – 1 touchdown

Defensive Backs:

Patrick Surtain Jr. – 6’2” 203 – Alabama – Junior – Rating (3.92)

Season stats: 6 games / 21 tackles / 1 interception -25 yards – 1 touchdown / 2 pass breakup

Javon Holland – 6’1” 200 – Oregon – Junior – Rating (3.92)

  • Holland Opted out of the 2021 season to prepare for the NFL Draft

Paris Ford – 6’0” 190 –Pittsburgh – Junior – Rating (3.85)

Season stats: 7 games / 41 tackles /3 tackle for a loss / 3 interceptions

  • Ford was having a solid season but has decided to opt out of the rest of the 2020 season.

Richard LeCounte – 5’11” 190 – Georgia – Senior – Rating (3.64)

Season stats: 5 games / 26 tackles / 3 interceptions / 4 pass break up / 1 Fumble Recovery

  • LeCounte was injured in a motorcycle accident and will be out indefinitely.

Shaun Wade – 6’1” 195 – Ohio State – Junior – Rating (3.64)

Season stats: 2 games / 4 tackles / 1 pass break up

  • Wade struggled against Penn States wide outs in the Buckeyes win last Saturday night. The schedule is favorable and should show Wade starting to make some plays.

DRAFT SLEEPERS:

QB – Skylar Thompson – 6’2” 223 – Kansas State  – Senior – Rating (3.50)

Season stats: 3 games / 626 yards passing / 38 yards rushing / 7 total touchdowns

  • Thompson will be out for the season with a shoulder injury.

RB – Jaret Patterson– 5’9” 195 – Buffalo  – RS Sophomore – Rating (3.14)

  • Patterson opted out of the 2020 season to prepare for the 2021 draft

WR – Jonathan Adams Jr. – 6’3” 220 – Arkansas State  –Senior – Rating (3.50)

Season stats: 7 games / 52 receptions / 737 yards / 8 touchdowns

  • Adams has been ultra-productive all season. He is very close to breaking into the top 5 prospects here. A lot of the top receivers are on the smaller side and Adams is not only a big receiver but knows how to use his body to his advantage.

TE – Tony Poljan – 6’7” 250 – Central Michigan/Virginia – Junior – Rating (3.14)

Season stats: 6 games / 24 receptions / 205 yards / 4 touchdowns

OT – Drew Himmelman – 6’10” 315 – Illinois State – Senior – Rating (3.35)

  • Conference moved their season to the spring

DE – DeAngelo Malone  – 6’4” 230 – Western Kentucky – Senior – Rating (3.50)

Season stats: 7 games / 43 tackles / 6.5 tackle for a loss / 2 sacks / 1 forced fumble

Chazz Suratt – 6’2” 225 – North Carolina – Senior – Rating (3.35)

Season stats: 6 games / 42 tackles / 4.5 tackle for a loss / 4 sacks / 1 interception

Suratt # 21 OLB
  • Suratt speed and athleticism are enticing to general managers. He had an impressive performance against rival NC State with 8 tackles, 1 sack, and an interception.

Shaun Jolly – 5’9” 180 – Appalachian State – Junior – Rating (3.50)

Season stats: 4 games / 24 tackles / 3 pass breakup / 1 forced fumble

FRESHMAN FUTURES:

QB: Jeff Sims – 6’3” 215 – Georgia Tech

Season stats: 7 games / 1346 yards / 8 touchdown passes / 10 interceptions / 277 yards rushing / 4 touchdowns

RB: Ulysses Bentley IV – 5’10” 184 – SMU

Season stats: 7 games / 695 rushing yards / 10 rushing touchdowns / 6.0 yard per carry

WR: Julian Fleming – 6’2” 200 – Ohio State

Season stats: 1 games / 1 receptions / 13 yards / 0 touchdowns

  • Fleming is in a talented and crowded receiving core.

TE: Michael Mayer – 6’5” 235 – Notre Dame

Season stats: 6 games / 15 receptions / 168 yards / 2 touchdowns

  • Will “Baby Gronk” have an impact tonight against Clemson?

DL: Myles Murphy – 6’5” 265 – Clemson

Season stats: 7 games / 24 tackles / 6.5 tackle for a loss / 3.5 sacks / 2 forced fumbles

  • Constantly reloading Clemson has found another star. See you in the top 10 of the 2023 draft.

LB: Justin Flowe – 6’2” 225 – Oregon

  • I cannot wait to see him play against Stanford tonight.

DB: Key Lawrence – 6’2” 202 – Tennessee

Season stats: 7 games / 2 total tackles

Out of the top 56:

5th ranked TE – Charlie Kolar – Iowa State – Junior

4TH Ranked QB – Jaime Newman – Georgia – Senior  

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