We all know of a handful of current collegiate QB's that could one day make a big splash in the NFL, including fantasy football, of course. But who will be the next Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, etc.?
Baker Mayfield with OU certainly seems a likely candidate. However, although we will have to wait a while, I am predicting that USC freshman QB Sam Darnold could well be one of the NFL's greats.....if he can stay healthy, of course.
Not a USC fan, but had a chance to see him a few times this year....and he is as close to a natural as I have ever witnessed. Prototypical size, poised, high football IQ, accurate, with great escapability. He has IT. Under the bright lights of the Rose Bowl, against a legit Penn State Defense, he went for 450+ yards and 5 TD's......and made it look easy He was unflappable. Ice water in his veins.Just another day at the office.
Store that name away in your your medulla oblongata, fellers. I'm calling it early. ....really early.
Held out of practice again today (Thursday). Tomorrow will tell the tale, but owners need to have another option available,
Tyler Eifert (back) remained sidelined on Thursday.
Advice: Eifert's status is clear as mud ahead of Saturday night's game against the Texans. Considering his injury history, fantasy owners should be preparing to be without Eifert for finals week. Hopefully his availability is clear by Saturday morning.
As you probably know, both Fournette (LSU) and McCaffrey (Stanford) have opted to skip their bowl games to "focus on the upcoming draft".....i.e. prevent any potential injury that might jeopardize their NFL future.
Most are calling this a smart business move. I call it low character and quitting on your team/coach/fans. Yes, it is only the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl and Sun Bowl, but it is the pinnacle of your season, and these are guys with whom you have shared blood, sweat, and tears, relying on one another as a team. Anyone who has played serious team sports understands.
I, of course, understand it......but don't approve of it. What say ye?